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Chronic Diseases

Code: MSP12_19     Acronym: MSP12_19

Classification Keyword
OFICIAL Epidemiology

Instance: 2015/2016 - 2S Ícone do Moodle

Active? Yes
Responsible unit: Clinical Epidemiology, Predictive Medicine and Public Health Department
Course/CS Responsible: Master Degree Course in Public Health

Cycles of Study/Courses

Acronym No. of Students Study Plan Curricular Years Credits UCN Credits ECTS Contact hours Total Time
MSP 13 Master Degree Public Health - Official Plan12 1 - 3 27 81

Teaching - Hours

Theoretical classes: 1,92
Type Teacher Classes Hour
Theoretical classes Totals 1 1,92
Bárbara Neves Peleteiro 0,43
Ana Azevedo Cardoso de Oliveira 0,28
Ana Cristina Correia dos Santos 0,43
Fabio Miguel Azevedo Araujo 0,36
Raquel Lucas Calado Ferreira 0,14

Teaching language



To know the burden and secular trends of the most frequent chronic diseases and of their main determinants in human populations.

Lectures by specialists in topics related to the epidemiology of different groups of highly-frequent chronic diseases (cancer, cardiovascular diseases, respiratory diseases, rheumatic diseases and diabetes) will allow students to know the specificities of each nosological group and the corresponding implications in the study of the burden of disease in the population. A lecture by primary care professionals will show the provider’s perspective of the management of chronic disease.

Learning outcomes and competences

To understand the characteristics of chronic diseases that account for their high frequency and disability.

To distinguish the specificities of different groups of chronic diseases.

To apply an epidemiological reasoning to the discussion of preventive strategies for chronic diseases.

Working method



Chronic diseases. Mortality, morbidity and prevention.

Epidemiology of musculoskeletal conditions.

Epidemiology of respiratory diseases.

Cancer epidemiology.

Epidemiology of cardiovascular diseases.

Death and dying from chronic disease.

Chronic disease management in primary care.

Group presentations on preventive strategies for chronic diseases.

Mandatory literature

Patrick L. Remington, Ross C. Brownson, and Mark V. Wegne; Chronic Disease Epidemiology and Control Third Edition

Teaching methods and learning activities

Lectures and group work
Evaluation: distributed without final exam – presentation and debate and final written assignment

Evaluation Type

Distributed evaluation without final exam

Assessment Components

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

Eligibility for exams

Attendance of at least 75% of all classes.

Calculation formula of final grade

(written assignment mark + oral presentation mark)/2
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