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Morfofisiologia Cardiovascular - nível II

Code: PDCCV13_1     Acronym: PDCCV13_1

Classification Keyword
OFICIAL Medicine

Instance: 2015/2016 - 1S Ícone do Moodle

Active? Yes
Responsible unit: Physiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery Department
Course/CS Responsible: Doctoral Programm in Cardiovascular Sciences

Cycles of Study/Courses

Acronym No. of Students Study Plan Curricular Years Credits UCN Credits ECTS Contact hours Total Time
PDCCV 3 Ciências Cardiovasculares_13 1 - 3 13,5 81

Teaching Staff - Responsibilities

Teacher Responsibility
Paulo Manuel Barreiros de Castro Chaves

Teaching language

Suitable for English-speaking students


Transmit a detailed knowledge on the morphophysiology of the cardiovascular system, as well as some physiopathological principles.

Learning outcomes and competences

Students are expected to:

1) Acquire knowledge in applied cardiac anatomy and in advanced cardiovascular physiology concepts, from smooth and cardiac muscle physiology, through vascular and cardiac function regulation, and to integrated physiology concepts in special pathophysiological contexts;

2) Have a good knowledge of cardiovascular physiology and to be able to make a correct integration of its different domains;

3) Be able to apply the normal physiology concepts to pathophysiological contexts.

Working method



1) Macroscopic and microscopic anatomy of the cardiovascular system.

2) Cardiac muscle.

3) Smooth muscle.

4) Ventricular function: systolic and diastolic function and dysfunction.

5) Electrophysiology.

6) Coronary circulation and oxygen supply. Muscle energetics. Cardiac metabolism.

7) Circulation. Blood pressure regulation and peripheral circulation.

8) Cardiovascular system pathophysiology.

Mandatory literature

Katz, A. M. ; Physiology of the Heart. , Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2010
Fuster, V., Walsh, R., Harrington R. ; Hurst's the Heart, 13th Edition. , McGrawHill, 2013
Mann, D. L., Zipes, D. P., Libby, P., & Bonow, R. O. ; Braunwald's heart disease: a textbook of cardiovascular medicine, Elsevier Health Sciences, 2014
Boron, F., Boulpaep, E.L.; Medical Physiology, 2e Updated Edition, Elsevier , 2011

Teaching methods and learning activities

In order to accomplish the proposed objectives the students must attend theoretical lectures (10 hours), tutorials (2 hours) and seminars (1,5 hours). The first type are exposited lectures, and include 2 hours for the examinations, and the other two are intended to foster discussion and physiopathological integration of the concepts.

Evaluation Type

Evaluation with final exam

Assessment Components

Designation Weight (%)
Exame 100,00
Total: 100,00

Eligibility for exams

To be evaluated in the exam the student have to be present at least 80% of presencial participation on sessions.

Calculation formula of final grade

Evaluation with final exam.
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