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Clinical Practice

Code 13869
Year 6
Semester A1
ECTS Credits 48
Workload E(620H)/OT(100H)
Scientific area Ciências Médicas-Clinica
Entry requirements Those defined for academic year transition
Mode of delivery Face-to-face
Work placements Faculty, Hospitals and Health Centres
Learning outcomes Expose students to current clinical situations in the context of health services: hospitals and health centers, applying and developping communication competencies Develop practical, critical thinking and decision making skills. Apply research methodologies • evaluate the clinical situations, request additional tests, making differential diagnosis and negotiate a treatment plan • provide immediate care for medical emergencies, including first aid and resuscitation • communicate and interact effectively • demonstrate knowledge of the fundamental concepts of disease prevention and health promotion • apply ethical and legal principles in medical practice • Consider the psychological and social aspects of the disease • use information and information technology effectively in a medical context • apply scientific principles, methods and knowledge for medical practice and health research
Syllabus • Identify and characterize the key problems in the area of ??Public Health • Recognize and establish priorities for the health needs of the individual, group, community and recognize their determinants. • Understand the main features and characteristics of a normal individual and what the main objectives of monitoring health throughout life. • Identify emerging and urgent clinical situations and manage them adequately particularly in trauma and cardiac arrest. • Demonstrate clinical skills to identify and address the most prevalent diseases in different age groups • Demonstrate scientific reasoning in decision making during medical practice. • Dealing with clinical records and communication.
Main Bibliography Ivor, B., Griggs, R., Wing, E., & Fitz, J. (2015) Andreoli and Carpenter’s Cecil Essentials of Medicine. Elsevier Health Sciences. ISBN: 978 -1437718997. Kasper, D., Fauci, A., Hauser, S., Longo, D., Jameson, J., & Los- calzo, J. (2015). Harrison’s principles of internal medicine, 19e. ISBN: 13: 978 -0071802154.
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria As the main objective is to allow students to live in a real clinical settings, their integration in health care departments, having an expected 1:1 tutor ratio is regarded as particularly relevant in this Hippocratic phase of learning. They will be involved in departments that have the most prevalent clinical cases interesting a general practitioner, and so they progressively adapt to a real setting. In addition, students have other activities that valorize their curricula and personal knowledge (Portfolio) as well as other activities aiming at upgrading their skills, as a advanced life support course, or one other on good practice in therapy. Although knowledge development is strategically based on the reference textbook of medicine, practical performances are not forgotten, and are even evaluated through mini-clinical exams.
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2022-06-21

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