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Cardiovascular epidemiology

Code: PDCCV_20     Acronym: PDCCV_20

Keywords
Classification Keyword
OFICIAL Public Health

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 2 Ciências Cardiovasculares_13 1 - 4 18,5 108

Teaching Staff - Responsibilities

Teacher Responsibility
Ana Azevedo Cardoso de Oliveira

Teaching - Hours

Theoretical classes: 0,64
Theoretical and practical : 0,25
Others: 0,43
Type Teacher Classes Hour
Theoretical classes Totals 1 0,64
Ana Azevedo Cardoso de Oliveira 0,64
Theoretical and practical Totals 1 0,25
Ana Azevedo Cardoso de Oliveira 0,25
Others Totals 1 0,43
Ana Azevedo Cardoso de Oliveira 0,43

Teaching language

Suitable for English-speaking students

Objectives

Students will be asked to critically appraise the causes of certain patterns of disease distribution in populations, as well as to assess the effect of certain health policies/interventions.

Learning outcomes and competences

Students are expected to know and be able to apply concepts and specificities of cardiovascular epidemiology,
including its frequency and determinants; to use that knowledge to appreciate public health policies.

Working method

Presencial

Program

The contribution of epidemiology to understand cardiovascular disease.
Frequency of cardiovascular disease (coronary artery disease, cerebrovascular diseases, hypertension, heart
failure).
Regional variation in cardiovascular mortality.
Main risk factors.
Prevention strategies: individual and population.

Mandatory literature

Jones & Bartlett Publishers.; Epidemiology and prevention of cardiovascular diseases: a global challenge., Labarthe, D. R., 2010

Comments from the literature

This reference book will be complemented by recent original research articles whose discussion warrants the application of acquired knowledge and competencies

Teaching methods and learning activities

Lectures and TP.

Evaluation Type

Distributed evaluation without final exam

Assessment Components

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

Calculation formula of final grade

Supervised work on existing databases. Evaluation by individual exercise (problems/essay).
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