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Student-Selected Elements III

Code 15139
Year 5
Semester A1
ECTS Credits 3
Workload E(10H)/OT(10H)/S(15H)
Scientific area CIÊNCIAS MÉDICAS
Entry requirements without pre-requisites
Learning outcomes The UC Elements of Student Choice integrates the Oncology Course, Palliative Medicine Course, and Optional Courses.
The learning objectives of this Course Unit are:
1. Allow students to further their training in areas of student interest. Although these areas are partially covered in different clinical blocks, the courses allow for a deeper knowledge of each area and to obtain an integrated view of what was previously learned in the blocks.
2. Demonstrate reasoning ability based on acquired knowledge and its relationship with the clinic in a holistic approach.
3. Develop the ability to work as a team in solving problems and acquiring knowledge as well as the creative and critical capacity for clinical activity and clinical research.
Syllabus Oncology Course: Approach from the preventive, epidemiological, diagnostic and therapeutic point of view of cancer. Cancer of unknown origin. Gastrointestinal neoplasms. Hematologic Cancer: Leukemias and Lymphomas, Multiple Myeloma. Breast Cancer. Gynecological cancers. Hepatobiliary cancer, thyroid cancer. Cutaneous malignant melanoma and other skin neoplasms. Head and neck neoplasms. Lung cancer. Nephro-urological tumors. Sarcomas. Pediatric Oncology.
Palliative Medicine Course: Organization of Palliative Care (CP) services. Basic principles of communication with the patient and family, principles of symptom control. Early palliative care. Teamwork in Palliative Care. Support for family and grief. Gastrointestinal symptoms in palliative care. Emergencies in Palliative Care.
Optional courses: contents to be defined in each academic year.
Main Bibliography Harrison principles of internal medicine. 20th ed (2018)
Each topic chosen by students will have a specific bibliography provided by the advisor.
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria The teaching/learning activities in this curricular unit take place on a theoretical and practical basis, which may include analysis of clinical cases, seminars and workshops. The assessment is carried out through a test and may also include the completion of written work or medical history. The specific evaluation criteria for the Curricular Unit are subject to approval by the Course Committee and Pedagogical Council at the beginning of the academic year.
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2022-01-14

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