Medical and Surgical Specialties II


Teaching will be oriented towards maximal exposure and contact with the clinical reality, the student being a part of the clinical team.

Each specialty has defined learning objectives, described in the syllabus, and specific teaching services, selected by their ability to provide  the defined competencies and skills.

The LogBooks are to be used as a guide and reminder of the learning objectives and will serve to register contacts and skills acquired during the practical rotations. This LogBooK  is a very important learning tool and will serve as the basis for the final practical evaluation.

It should be emphasised that, in every hospital and practical speciality rotations available, the students must seek to acquire as much competencies, skills and contacts as possible,  as well as training professional attitudes. These contacts and acquired competencies should be registered in the logbooks. The local speciality coordinators will ensure the student distribution and will centralise, with the support of each service’s teaching staff, the practical evaluation.

Formal  lectures on main subjects will take place.

Multidisciplinarity and interactivity between specialties and with the students will be the most significant objectives in the lectures.

General characterization





Responsible teacher

Professor Doutor José Fragata


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Bibliography is presented by speciality

Teaching method

Clinical rotations are organized in two 10 week periods, each with a 5 week division between tutors A and B. This subdivision aims to maximize the opportunities for clinical exposure and to avoid time and place dispersion.

This curricular unit will be taught by multi specialty in-hospital rotations, in 10 week semesters. These hospital rotations are subdivided in A and B Tutor groups. Each of the groups (with 43 to 46 students each) will rotate every 5 weeks.

Within each group, the students will rotate between specialties and hospitals as described in the maps below. Mandatory rotations are: Internal Medicine, General Surgery, Thoracic surgery,  Vascular Surgery, Urology, Anesthesiology and Ear Nose & Throat (ENT). Students will choose an optional  specialty: Cardiac or Orofacial Surgery.

During the practical rotation, students must acquire the theoretical basis of the specialty and more in depth theoretical knowledge about the clinical cases and pathologies they encounter. The practical rotation will thus serve as a basis and stimulus for the theoretical knowledge.

SIGNING IN: Daily presence sheets for signature exist in the secretary offices from 8,15h to 10,00h. All students must sign in in time, before practical work begins at 8,30h. Failure to do will be considered as absence, and will only be annulled by a written statement confirming presence in the rotation, written by the tutor.

Individual LogBooks must be downloaded from the Moodle platform and duly filled. The LogBook activities will be evaluated as part of the practical evaluation by the teachers in each rotation.

Evaluation method

Final evaluation will be carried out, according to the general principles defined by Nova MS, through a multiple choice written examination and by the practical evaluation done in every stage as registered in the LogbooK. Final classification will be a weighted average between the exam and practical evaluation classifications.

The student’s Final score will be attributed as a weighted average between the classifications obtained in the written (60%)  and practical (40%) examinations.

Subject matter

Syllabus are presented by speciality


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