ICBAS was created in 1975 to materialize a model of integrated medical education in an open perspective of knowledge from various fields of life and health sciences. Conceived by its founders, Professors Corino de Andrade and Nuno Grande, this model was inspired in the thinking and action of ICBAS’ patron, Professor Abel Salazar. The iconic phrase he used: “A doctor who only knows medicine, not even knows medicine” became the school's motto and shaped students and teachers who developed their academic activity there.
The integration of the University Hospital Center of Porto in this project, as a nuclear institution in the participation of clinical training, closed the indispensable circle for the medical education and allowed to establish partnerships with other health units, both in Primary Health Care and Hospitals.
Currently, the ICBAS’ Integrated Master of Medicine is evolving with the introduction of a new curriculum, which combines a robust core with an optional curriculum, thus creating a model in which each student becomes co-responsible for his study plan. We consider that this new curriculum will be differentiator and will be an asset to our medical students, future doctors of the 21st century. The student's framing in our training model goes far beyond activity in a central and university hospital and coexists with realities of hospitals with less technical differentiation, general and family medicine units, public health and basic, continuous and palliative care units. Our intention is to contribute to a comprehensive training in the various frameworks of medical practice and to prepare our students for the new challenges future doctors will face.
Since we have a modern and well-equipped Simulation Center, students have early access to models and scenarios that will enable them to train, practice and differentiate themselves in gestures or attitudes, which will allow them to acquire adequate performance and clinical practice in more advanced stages, without having to disturb patients' tranquility.
The development of scientific research is also encouraged, which has been a reality, substantiated by the publication of articles in journals or other scientific publications, with students as co-authors. These conditions favor the interest of young masters in medicine in the development of research projects.
We also want our students to feel good about the space they attend by providing adequate, comfortable and well-equipped facilities. One of our main concerns regarding the huge housing shortage for displaced and economically fragile students has been overcome by a recent agreement with Santa Casa da Misericórdia do Porto which immediately made available rooms for ICBAS students with these needs.
We are preparing the doctors of the new millennium. We count on everyone to materialize this ambitious project.
Professor Caldas Afonso
|Language of instruction 1||Level||Mandatory||Language of instruction||Level||Mandatory|
|Medicine I (4th year)||Composed by several modules, which students can perform individually: Cardiology, Pneumology, Dermatology, Nephrology, Gastroenterology and Hematology|
|Medicine II (5th year)||Composed by several modules, which students can perform individually: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Clinical Immunology, Oncology and Infectious Diseases|
|Surgery II (5th year)||
Composed by several modules, however the students can only perform individually : General Surgery, and UrologyRegarding the other themes of this course (Plastic Surgery, Vascular Surgery and Anesthesiology), they cannot be attended separately. In this cases, we recommend the students to attend these areas resourcing to the optional courses (Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Angiology and Vascular Surgery and Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine I or II).
One semester: the students may choose 1 OPTAnnual period: the students may choose 2 OPTs
Composed two modules, which students can perform individually: Neurology and Neurosurgery
The disciplines of 4th and 5th year could be frequented during the 1st or 2nd semester (with the exception of some optionals with part I and II), based on the maximum number of credits for this purpose (42 ECTS / semester and 75 ECTS / year). These years also present a particularity called "PRIMERS", which corresponds to the first two weeks of each semester, during which the students attend only theoretical classes of all courses they are enrolled. The practical classes will only begin after this period.
|COURSE UNIT / AREAS||ECTS||WEEKS||CONTACT HOURS (PRATICAL)||TOTAL HOURS
(PRATICAL + FINAL EXAM = TOTAL EFFORT)
|GENERAL AND FAMILIAR MEDICINE II
|MEDICINE OF CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS II||9||6||97||243|
In case of interest, as the number of places for each class is reduced and needs to be managed, the student must send a request in advance (firstname.lastname@example.org) even before completing the online application, with the following data: