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General Pathology

Code 12516
Year 3
Semester S1
ECTS Credits 6
Workload TP(60H)
Scientific area Biomedical Sciences
Entry requirements N/A
Learning outcomes The learning objectives are:
a) to acquire fundamental principles on general pathology, systemic disease, organ-specific disease with systemic repercussion and the way such diseases may affect the visual system.

At the end of the curricular unit, the student should be able to:
- Describe and apply concepts of anatomy, physiology and pathology
- Identify most common diseases that affect the various structures of the visual system
- Explain the way each disease may influence the visual system.
- Interrelate different general diseases and their influence upon the visual system, by applying concepts of anatomy, pathophysioloy and pathology.
Syllabus 1) General concepts of pathology, health and disease;
2) Inflammation, repair and tumors;
3) Immune system, infections and immunodeficiencies;
4) Blood and haematological diseases;
5) Cardiovascukar system and diseases;
6) Respiratory system and diseases;
7) Renal system and diseases;
8) Endocrine and metabolic systems and diseases;
9) Gastrointestinal and hepatic systems and diseases;
10) Osteoarticular systems, rheumatic diseases and vasculitis;
11) Nervous system and neurological diseases.
Main Bibliography 1) Sérgio JS, Coutinho I, Marques S. “Fundamentos de Patologia para Técnicos de Saúde” (2ª Edição; 2008); Lusociência; ISBN: 9789728383282

2) Articles to be analysed and discussed in classes.
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria Teaching methodologies: talks; analysis of clinical cases; interactive classes; flipped classroom

Assessment criteria:
The final classification of the teaching-learning period (CEA) is based on the following formula:

Final mark (CEA) = Theoretical Assessment (AT) x 0.6 + Continuous Assessment (PA=participation in classes x 0.5 + API=presentation of a ersearch project proposal x 0.5) x 0.4

In the case of worker-students:
Final mark (CEA) = Theoretical Assessment (AT) x 0.6 + API x 0.4

AT is based upon the mean of the marks obtained in each intermediate test - (T1 + T2)/2; if a student must sit the final exam, AT corresponds to the mark obtained at such exam, but such mark is always fed into the formula for calculating the final mark.
In order to avoid having to sit the final exam, a student must have a CEA equal to or above 9.5 points.
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2020-01-16

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