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PhD thesis project

Code: PDCCV13_5     Acronym: PDCCV13_5

Classification Keyword
OFICIAL Medicine

Instance: 2015/2016 - 2S 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 13 Ciências Cardiovasculares_13 1 - 9 40,5 243

Teaching Staff - Responsibilities

Teacher Responsibility
Joaquim Adelino Correia Ferreira Leite Moreira

Teaching language

Suitable for English-speaking students


The curricular unit aims student works more independently and allows to guide the student in his process of research and data analysis and project planning.

Learning outcomes and competences

We expect students to be able to undertake and conclude a research project, justifying its academic relevance
based on the critical review of the literature. So, students are expect to demonstrate broadbased
knowledge of the fundamentals acquired through coursework , as well as developing skills inherent in the development of a research project, such as library research, interpreting data, synthesis, research management and planning, and scientific communication.

Working method



Student should discuss with the supervisor and cosupervisor
(if applicable):
1. The formal requisites applied to a dissertation;
2. The structure of a dissertation;
3. Define research issue and objectives;
4. The process of selection of the experimental strategy/methodology;
5. THe time planning of a dissertation;
6. The selection of the bibliography.

Mandatory literature

Supino, P. G., & Borer, J. S.; Principles of research methodology: A guide for clinical investigators., Springer Science & Business Media., 2012

Comments from the literature

The bibliography is specific to each thesis project and should include the main studies that characterise the state of the art in the research field.

Teaching methods and learning activities

The assessment of students of this course shall consider his/her performance in the regular meetings of the
course as well as the quality of the outputs delivered during the course, in particular the final report on the
Thesis Project.

Evaluation Type

Distributed evaluation without final exam

Assessment Components

Designation Weight (%)
Trabalho escrito 100,00
Total: 100,00

Calculation formula of final grade

The evaluation is done through analysis of the project delivered in writing by students.
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