|Responsible unit:||Physiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery Department|
|Course/CS Responsible:||Doctoral Programm in Cardiovascular Sciences|
|Acronym||No. of Students||Study Plan||Curricular Years||Credits UCN||Credits ECTS||Contact hours||Total Time|
|Carmen Dulce da Silveira Brás Silva Ribeiro|
|Pedro Manuel Von Hafe da Cunha Perez||0,43|
|Carmen Dulce da Silveira Brás Silva Ribeiro||0,18|
|Davide Maurício Costa Carvalho||0,14|
|Pedro Manuel Von Hafe da Cunha Perez||0,28|
|Carmen Dulce da Silveira Brás Silva Ribeiro||0,56|
Learning outcomes of this CU is:
1.Understanding the concept of risk and cardiovascular risk factors.2.Acquisition of knowledge in the field of food/nutrition and its association to the etiology, prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease.
1.Definition of risk and risk factor for disease. Risk factors and markers of cardiovascular risk.
2.Development of atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis and inflammation.
3.Primary and secondary dyslipidemia. Intervention studies.
4.Arterial hypertension. Epidemiological importance. Hypertension as a risk for atherosclerosis. Pathogenic mechanisms.
5.Disturbance of glucose metabolism. Insulin resistance. Glucose intolerance, abnormal fasting glucose, diabetes mellitus.Diabetes as a cardiovascular risk factor.
6.The metabolic syndrome as a risk factor aggregation syndrome.Characterization and critical discussion of the concept. Components of the metabolic syndrome. Sequential relations.7.Nutritional status and cardiovascular disease
Scientific articles selected by teachers.
(Eg: Martin, S. S., Sperling, L. S., Blaha, M. J., Wilson, P. W., Gluckman, T. J., Blumenthal, R. S., & Stone, N. J. (2015). Clinician-Patient Risk Discussion for Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease Prevention: Importance to Implementation of the 2013 ACC/AHA Guidelines. Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 65(13), 1361-1368) ;
The teaching methodologies will be based on theoretical classes (10,5 hours) and theoretical-practical classes (3 hours).