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General Practice I

Code 15100
Year 2
Semester A1
ECTS Credits 10
Workload OT(56H)/S(4H)
Scientific area Community Health
Entry requirements There is not.
Learning outcomes At the end of this course, the student must be able to: characterize General and Family Medicine (FGM); describe the discipline of General and Family Medicine and the core competencies of the Family Doctor; characterize Primary Health Care; describe the evolution of Primary Health Care in Portugal; describe the organization and functioning of the Health Center Groups; describe the functioning of the Functional Units of the Health Center Groupings (ACeS) and the activities developed within its scope of intervention; describe the methodology of the General and Family Medicine consultation and the importance of communication in the clinical context; describe the referral process between levels of health care; describe prevention and health promotion programs; describe family dynamics and the importance of family and community in the health/disease relationship.
Syllabus 1. The general practitioner, definition of medical generalism and the need for a specialized general practitioner; 2. Core competences and central characteristics of General and Family Medicine; 3. Evolution and development of General and Family Medicine, reforms in Primary Health Care; 4. Organization of Primary Health Care; 5. Consultation in General and Family Medicine; 6. Clinical Communication; 7. Patient Training; 8. From the Doctor-Patient Relationship to Teamwork; 9. Preventive Approach in Primary Health Care; 10. Dimensions of Health Promotion; 12. Levels of prevention; 13. National Child and Youth Health, Sexual and Reproductive Health Programs; 14. National Program for Oncological Diseases; 15. Family Approach in General Family Medicine.
Main Bibliography Paulo Santos, Luiz Santiago e Alberto Hespanhol (coord). Medicina Geral e Familiar. Coimbra:Almedina, 2021.
Lúcio Meneses de Almeida. From primordial prevention to quaternary prevention. Portuguese Journal of Public Health, 2005: 91-96.
José Mendes Nunes. Communication in Clinical Context. Chapters 4 and 5: 47-97.
Luís Rebelo (coordin). The Family in General and Family Medicine. Concepts and Practices. Coimbra: Almedina, 2018.
Applicable norms of the General Directorate of Health.
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria The teaching/learning activities take place through tutoring in groups of 20-25 students led by a teacher, who are introduced by participating in a previous seminar. Pedagogical methodologies have an interactive character in which the tutor guides students in the search for relevant information to obtain the results. Whenever appropriate, this approach is complemented, in the period dedicated to students' self-learning, by programmed online activities, using e-content, videoconferences or forums. Quantitative assessment is carried out by multiple choice tests. The qualitative assessment of behaviors and attitudes is carried out throughout the course. Students who do not achieve the objectives are evaluated in a final exam on the contents of the Curricular Unit.
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2022-01-14

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