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Master Dissertation Project

Code: MFC29     Acronym: Dissertação

Classification Keyword
OFICIAL Medicine

Instance: 2015/2016 - 2S Ícone do Moodle

Active? Yes
Responsible unit: Physiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery Department
Course/CS Responsible: Master Degree Course in Cardiovascular Pathophysiology

Cycles of Study/Courses

Acronym No. of Students Study Plan Curricular Years Credits UCN Credits ECTS Contact hours Total Time
MFC 8 Mestrado em Fisiopatologia Cardiovascular_2013 1 - 3 27 81

Teaching Staff - Responsibilities

Teacher Responsibility
Joaquim Adelino Correia Ferreira Leite Moreira

Teaching language

Suitable for English-speaking students


Undertake and conclude a research project, justifying its academic relevance
based on the critical review of the literature.

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

Additional bibliography will be stated in accordance with stateoftheart
of each specific case.

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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