Internal Medicine


The objectives of the UC of Internal Medicine:

  Collection and medical history record;

  Examination of achievement goal;

  Correct interpretation of the results from the clinical history and physical examination;

  Proper management of complementary diagnostics, including laboratory;

  Identification of the principles of clinical decision making;

  Communication with patients and their families, as well as other professionals involved in patient care;

  Development of understanding of what it means to be a doctor, identity and professional responsibility, values and attitudes that physicians should cultivate.


Note: See additional information on page 8

General characterization





Responsible teacher

Prof. Doutor António Sousa Guerreiro


Weekly - Available soon

Total - Available soon

Teaching language





·         Ducla Soares J. L. Semiologia Médica (2ª Edição). Princípios, Métodos e Interpretação. Lidel. Lisboa 2017

·         Harrison`s Principles of Internal Medicine 19th Edition

Teaching method

The course is divided into two initial weeks of theoretical classes and twelve weeks following with problem cases and other approaches and hospital experience. The lectures will be taught with the help of computer support methods. The problem cases will be taught with the aid of media. In teaching hospital will be performed at the bedside and includes visits to the infirmary.

Evaluation method

At the end of the course a written exam will be done. This exam will consist of a multiple choice test and includes questions of all matter taught in theoretical classes, problem cases and the hospital experiences. There will also be continuous assessment based on logbook at the hospital.

For the realization of the theory test is required the presence of the student in at least 2/3 of the hospital experience. This rule does not apply to students with special statutes.

The marks obtained in the written test is 60% of the final score (continuous evaluation - 40%).


Nota: see additional information on page 8 e 9

Subject matter

  Theoretical classes

  Lessons based on problem cases and other approaches

  Hospital Experiences

Supervision of the activities carried out in the areas of internment and consultations of the units / services where the practical teaching of the UC takes place. If possible, follow up of activities developed in internal/external urgency by the faculty.
Training of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Procedures (observation)

  Practical Class Basic Life Support + External Automatic Defibrillation


Note: See additional information on page 8


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