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Code: MMOM13_9     Acronym: MMOM13_9

Classification Keyword
OFICIAL Medical and Molecular Oncology

Instance: 2021/2022 - SP (of 13-09-2021 to 15-07-2022) Ícone do Moodle

Active? Yes
Responsible unit: Surgery and Physiology Department
Course/CS Responsible: Molecular Medicine and Oncology

Cycles of Study/Courses

Acronym No. of Students Study Plan Curricular Years Credits UCN Credits ECTS Contact hours Total Time
MMOM 2 Plano Oficial do ano letivo 2018 1 - 3 21 81

Teaching Staff - Responsibilities

Teacher Responsibility
Carmen Dulce da Silveira Brás Silva Ribeiro
Joaquim Adelino Correia Ferreira Leite Moreira

Teaching language

Suitable for English-speaking students


To generate an environment for knowledge acquisition and discussion in emerging areas of heart failure.

Learning outcomes and competences

The application of the objectives will result in the acquisition of knowledge: (i) in the pathophysiology of heart failure, particularly the underlying molecular mechanisms; and (ii) in the therapeutic implications of knowing such molecular pathways.

Working method



  1. Pathophysiology of heart failure

  2. Role of microRNAs in the pathophysiology of heart failure

  3. Natriuretic peptide role in the pathophysiology of heart failure.

  4. Obesity and cachexia in heart filure progression.

  5. Endothelial dysfunction in heart failure.

  6. Infammatory mechanisms in heart failure progression

  7. pathophysiology of right heart failure - molecular mechanisms.

  8. Pulmonary hypertension - molecular mechanisms.

  9. Isquemic cardiomyopathy - molecular mechanisms.

  10. Renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system in heart failure.

Mandatory literature

Katz, A. M., & Konstam, M. A. ; Heart failure: pathophysiology, molecular biology, and clinical management. , 2012. ISBN: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Comments from the literature

Additional, appropriate, bibliographic references will be provided.

Teaching methods and learning activities

Theoretical, tutorial orientation and seminars.

Evaluation Type

Evaluation with final exam

Assessment Components

Designation Weight (%)
Exame 100,00
Total: 100,00

Amount of time allocated to each course unit

Designation Time (hours)
Estudo autónomo 58,00
Frequência das aulas 23,00
Total: 81,00

Eligibility for exams

Attendance of at least 75% of all classes.

Calculation formula of final grade

Calculation of final grade: final exam classification.
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