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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
2. Definition of medical generalism
3. Core competencies and central characteristics of General and Family Medicine;
4. Evolution and development of General and Family Medicine
5. Reforms in Primary Health Care
6. Primary Healthcare: from Alma-Ata to Astana
7. Organization of Primary Health Care
8. From the Doctor-Patient Relationship to Teamwork
9. Consultation in General and Family Medicine
10. Clinical Communication
11. Patient-Centered Clinical Method
12. Patient Training
13. Phases of the Clinical Interview
14. Preventive Approach in Primary Health Care
15. Health Education
16. Levels of Prevention
17. National Child and Youth Health, Sexual and Reproductive Health Programs
18. National Program for Oncological Diseases
19. Family Concept
20. Family Assessment in General and Family Medicine
21. Family assessment instruments in General and Family Medicine
22. Clinical Records in General and 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: 2023-11-13

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