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Cardiovascular disease and kidney

Code: PDCCV_31     Acronym: PDCCV_31

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 3 Ciências Cardiovasculares_13 1 - 1 4,5 27

Teaching Staff - Responsibilities

Teacher Responsibility
Manuel Jesus Falcão Pestana Vasconcelos

Teaching - Hours

Theoretical classes: 0,14
Theoretical and practical : 0,11
Seminar: 0,07
Type Teacher Classes Hour
Theoretical classes Totals 1 0,14
Manuel Jesus Falcão Pestana Vasconcelos 0,07
João Miguel Machado Dória Frazão 0,07
Theoretical and practical Totals 1 0,11
Manuel Jesus Falcão Pestana Vasconcelos 0,06
João Miguel Machado Dória Frazão 0,05
Seminar Totals 1 0,07
Carla Alexandra Ribeiro dos Santos Araújo 0,07

Teaching language

Suitable for English-speaking students


Know the risk factors, traditional and non-traditional, to justify the increased cardiovascular risk in chronic kidney disease and the pathophysiology of the most frequent events and complications in this patient population.

Learning outcomes and competences

Students are expected to:

  1. Analyze the mechanisms implied in the augmented cardiovascular risk seen in patients with chronic renal disease;
  2. Comprehend the Pathophysiology of hypertension associated with the chronic renal disease (including renovascular hypertension);
  3. Understand the importance of mineral metabolism disturbances for bone disease and cardiovascular risk.

Working method



Chronic renal disease cardiovascular consequences

Renovascular hypertension and ischemic nephropathy

Minerals physiology disturbance and cardiovascular disease

Mandatory literature

Brenner & Rector. ; The Kidney. , Saunders, 2012

Comments from the literature

Scientific articles indexed in PubMed on the specific topics that will be taught to be selected according to the interest shown by students on different themes.

Teaching methods and learning activities

Thoretical classes (2 hours), theoretical-practical classes (2.5 hours) and seminars (1 hour).

Evaluation Type

Distributed evaluation with final exam

Assessment Components

Designation Weight (%)
Exame 50,00
Participação presencial 25,00
Trabalho escrito 25,00
Total: 100,00

Calculation formula of final grade

Weighted arithmetic average grade (25% for assiduity, 50% for the final test and 25% for an investigation proposal)

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