Molecular Bases of Disease


To acquire knowledge and skills about the biochemical mechanisms underlying human disease.

-       To understand metabolic processes and associated pathologies.

-       To be able to relate biochemical mechanisms with associated pathologies

-       To acquire knowledge and skills on a seminar context and to be able to develop critical analysis, using the scientific literature.

-      To be able to search and critically interpret the literature.

General characterization





Responsible teacher

Ligia Raquel Mendonça Faria Marques Saraiva Teixeira, Paula Alexandra Quintela Videira


Weekly - 5

Total - 70

Teaching language



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- Robbins Basic Pathology, 10th Edition, 2018, by Vinay Kumar, MBBS, MD, FRCPath, Abul K. Abbas, MBBS and Jon Aster, MD. ISBN: 9780323353175


 -Essential Concepts in Molecular Pathology. (2010) William B. Coleman and Gregory J. Tsongalis (Eds), Academic Press.

-Molecular Basis of Health and Disease (2011) Undurti N. Das, Springer.

Teaching method

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Evaluation method

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Subject matter

- Molecular aspects underlying several diseases. t includes injury and cellular homeostasis, genetic deficits, changes in metabolism, inflammation and infection, cancer and aging. Seminars on various diseases: metabolic, immune, cardiovascular, infectious, rare diseases, cancer and aging.

- Current therapies and methodologies in the context of understanding of human diseases.

Lectures can be given in Portuguese or English.


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