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Pulmonary hypertension

Code: PDCCV_29     Acronym: PDCCV_29

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 2 Ciências Cardiovasculares_13 1 - 2 6,5 54

Teaching Staff - Responsibilities

Teacher Responsibility
Tiago Alexandre Henriques Coelho

Teaching - Hours

Theoretical classes: 0,18
Laboratory Practice: 0,18
Tutorial Supervision: 0,11
Type Teacher Classes Hour
Theoretical classes Totals 1 0,18
Carmen Dulce da Silveira Brás Silva Ribeiro 0,07
Tiago Alexandre Henriques Coelho 0,11
Laboratory Practice Totals 1 0,18
Carmen Dulce da Silveira Brás Silva Ribeiro 0,07
Tiago Alexandre Henriques Coelho 0,11
Tutorial Supervision Totals 1 0,11
Tiago Alexandre Henriques Coelho 0,06
Carmen Dulce da Silveira Brás Silva Ribeiro 0,05

Teaching language

Suitable for English-speaking students


Obtain knowledge of cellular and molecular mechanisms and of experimental models of the disease.

Learning outcomes and competences

The students are expect to:

- Become familiar with the pathophysiology and therapy of pulmonary hypertension;

- Develop scientific reasoning required in the development of experimental protocols;

- Increase the capacity for synthesis in the writing of a research project.

Working method



Classification and Epidemiology; Risk Factors; Genetics of Pulmonary Hypertension; Celular pathobiology; Molecular biopathology; Experimental Models; Diagnosis and Hemodynamics; Therapy.

Mandatory literature

McLaughlin VV, Shah SJ, Souza R, Humbert M. ; Management of pulmonary arterial hypertension. , J Am Coll Cardiol.; 65:1976-97, 2015
Nogueira-Ferreira R, Ferreira R, Henriques-Coelho T. ; Cellular interplay in pulmonary arterial hypertension: implications for new therapies., Biochim Biophys Acta.;1843:885-93, 2014
Kumar R, Landzberg M, Machado RF, Olschewski H, Robbins IM, Souza R. ; Updated clinical classification of pulmonary hypertension. , J Am Coll Cardiol.;62:D34-41, 2013
Lourenço AP, Fontoura D, Henriques-Coelho T, Leite-Moreira AF. ; Current pathophysiological concepts and management of pulmonary hypertension. , Int J Cardiol.;155:350-61. , 2012

Teaching methods and learning activities

Teaching methodologies: theoretical classes, laboratorial work and tutorial orientation.

Evaluation Type

Evaluation with final exam

Assessment Components

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

Calculation formula of final grade

Elaboration of a research project in the pulmonary hypertension topic (100%).
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