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Placenta, cordão umbilical e líquido amniótico

Code: MFET_14     Acronym: PCULA

Classification Keyword
CNAEF Medicine

Instance: 2020/2021 - A (of 25-09-2020 to 18-06-2021) Ícone do Moodle

Active? Yes
Responsible unit: Departamento de Ginecologia-Obstetrícia e Pediatria
Course/CS Responsible: Fetal Medicine

Cycles of Study/Courses

Acronym No. of Students Study Plan Curricular Years Credits UCN Credits ECTS Contact hours Total Time
MFET 20 Plano de Estudos Oficial 1 - 1 8 27

Teaching - Hours

Theoretical and practical : 0,29
Type Teacher Classes Hour
Theoretical and practical Totals 1 0,286
Susana Maria Melo Pereira Guimaraes 0,052
Inês Cristina Ferreira Martins Sarmento Gonçalves 0,052
Elisa Oliveira Braga Keating 0,052
Carla Maria de Almeida Ramalho 0,13

Teaching language

Obs.: Português


To reach knowledge of embryology and fetal physiology.
To reach knowledge of fetal pathologies (pathology, incidence, risk factors, associated anomalies) in order to improve their diagnostic capacity.
To reach competences, clinical and nonclinical, that enable the orientation and manangemen of fetal pathologies.

Learning outcomes and competences

- To know physiology of the placenta and amniotic fluid 

- T know the main anomalies of placenta, umbilical cord and amniotic fluid

- Be able to manage in cases of placenta, umbilical cord and amniotic fluid abnormalities

Working method



Placental development and physiology

Mechanism of transport of nutrients, toxics and drugs


Ultrasound evaluation of the placenta

Fetoplacental hemodynamics

Pathology of the placenta (mesenchymal dysplasia, chronic intervilositis, massive fibrin deposition)

Tumors of the placenta (chorangioma)


Umbilical cord anomalies

Single umbilical artery

Amniotic fluid physiology



Mandatory literature

Norton MD, Mary E; Callen's Ultrasonography in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Elsvier, 2016. ISBN: 978-0323328340
Rober Resnik, Charles Lockwood, Thomas Moore, Michael F Greene, Joshua Copel, Robert M Silver; Creasy and Resnik's Maternal-Fetal Medicine: Principles and Practice, Saunders, 2018. ISBN: 978-0323479103
Diana W. Bianchi , Timothy M. Crombleholm, Mary E. D'Alton, Fergal Malon; Fetology: Diagnosis and Management of the Fetal Patient , McGraw-Hill Education, 2010. ISBN: 978-0071442015
TW Sadler ; Langman's Medical Embryology, LWW, 2018. ISBN: 978-1496383907
Peter Turnpenny, Sian Ellard ; Emery's Elements of Medical Genetics, Elsevier, 2017. ISBN: 978-0702066856

Teaching methods and learning activities

Theoretical exposition
Presentation and discussion of clinical cases
Personal work - theoretical study, case preparation

Evaluation Type

Distributed evaluation with final exam

Assessment Components

Designation Weight (%)
Participação presencial 20,00
Teste 80,00
Total: 100,00

Amount of time allocated to each course unit

Designation Time (hours)
Estudo autónomo 77,00
Frequência das aulas 23,00
Total: 100,00

Eligibility for exams

Participation in class

Calculation formula of final grade

20% presential + 80% test
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