Medical and Surgical Specialties III


Advanced knowledge in gastroenterology, nephrology, haematology, dermatology, endocrinology, oncology, ophthalmology, Intensive Care, including diagnosis and treatment, both in theory and practice; observation of transplant programmes.
Expertise for autonomous clinical interview and observation, diagnosis, and treatment options for prevalent diseases, particularly those with higher severity or requiring rapid intervention in the above mentioned clinical areas.
Identification of emergency situations requiring referral for intensive care or fast track reference: Coronary, Cerebro Vascular, Trauma, Sepsis

General characterization





Responsible teacher

Prof. Doutor Fernando Nolasco


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Teaching language





•Harrison`s – Principles of Internal Medicine 19th edition. 2015;
•Oxford desk Reference. Critical Care. Cald Warderman, Neil Sony, Andrew Rhodes, eds. 3rd edition Oxford Desk Reference. (2015);
•Surgical Intensiv Care Medicine. John M. O’Donnell, Flávio Nacul, eds. Third edition; Greenspan´s Basic and Clinical Endocrinology, 9th Edition, McGraw-Hill, 2011;
•DJ Gawkroger - Dermatology – an illustrated colour text. 4th edition (2008), Elsevier; J Bolognia – Dermatology 3th edition (2012), Elsevier;
•Sleisenger and Fordtran’s Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease 10th edition 2015; Gastrenterologia Fundamental, Edições Lidel, 1º edição, 2013;
•Manual de Terapêutica Médica, capítulo VII-Gastrenterologia, 2ª edição, 2010;
•OFTALMOLOGIA CLINICA– Jack J. Kanski – edição – DOYMA;
•OFTALMOSCOPIA – Luís Gonçalves;
•OPHTHOBOOK.COM - (acesso on-line gratuito)

Teaching method

Total of 28 large group teaching classes, and about 30 small group classes; ward teaching including direct daily observation of in-patients, and attendance to the various clinical activities (meetings, discussions) in the Unit. Public presentation of clinical cases, and critical discussion.

Evaluation method

 Formal practical assessment of the work and involvement in the daily ward duties and clinical presentations. Formal written exam (100 multiple choice questions). The practical assessment represents 60% of the final classification and written exam 40%. Minimal classification is mandatory in all areas and assessments.

Subject matter

Theory: Selected integrated themes, essential for building key concepts Practice:
1.Exposure to key clinical contents in gastroenterology, nephrology, haematology, dermatology, endocrinology, oncology, ophthalmology, Intensive Care, transplantation
2.Differential and treatment options in the above areas
3.Ward teaching, ICU and Emergency
4.Enhance communication skills
5.Enhance ability for exposition of complex clinical entities, and therapeutic options.
6.Ability to select appropriate clinical exams
7.Skills in end of life situations and family contact
8.Comprehensive and integrated understanding of “being a Doctor”


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