Preparation to Clinical Pratice


- Integrative knowledge of the Medical Course
- At the end of the course, the students should be able to create, at a clinical situation, appropriate diagnostic hypothesis, taking into account not only clinical data, but also epidemiology, should have the ability to prescribe the adequate complementary tests, and then evaluate the results of these tests to arrive to a final diagnosis, and finally, they should propose a therapy and establish the prognosis of the situation.

General characterization





Responsible teacher

Prof. Doutor Roberto Palma dos Reis


Weekly - Available soon

Total - Available soon

Teaching language





Harrison´s Principles of Internal Medicine, 19ª Ed

Teaching method

- Lectures and practical lessons, 2 hours and 30 minutes long, including at least three speakers of different specialties, around a clinical situation.

Evaluation method

- Evaluation: A final test, with multiple choice assessment, corresponding to 80% of the final grade. The attendance and participation in lectures and practical sessions will worth 20 % of the final grade.
It is desirable that all students will participate in the sessions. The presence and participation in the sessions will be valued in the final grade.

Subject matter

chest pain (Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Pneumology)
syncope (Cardiology / Neurology / Internal Medicine)
fatigue (Hematology / Pulmonary Medicine / Cardiology / Gynecology and Obstetrics)
edema of the lower limbs (Cardiology / Gastroenterology / Nephrology)
lose weight (Internal Medicine / Gastroenterology / Psychiatry)
acute abdominal pain (Surgery / Gastroenterology / Internal Medicine / Gynecology & Obstetrics)
fever (Family Medicine / Internal Medicine / Hematology / Gynecology and Obstetrics)


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