Molecular Mechanisms of Disease
The lectures are descriptive and students have to understand and debate the molecular mechanisms underlying each subject. In the practical classes the students will perform two tasks; individually they developed a brief monograph on a mechanism of disease and in groups they explore one molecular mechanism of a disease, resulting in a small scientific project proposal. At the end of the semester each group will orally present their project. We pretend that students apply the knowledge acquired during the course. They should also acquire criticism and discussion skills and gain the know-how to look for relevant scientific literature.
This teaching unit will allow the students to acquire several skills like: expertise in molecular mechanisms associated with more frequent chronic diseases and translation to clinical practice; acquire the capacity of analyse and orally present of scientific subjects and use the appropriate English language.
Prof. Doutor Miguel Seabra
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Robbins and Cotran. Pathologic basis of disease. 9th edition, Elsevier
Jeannette Naish and Denise Syndercombe Court. Medical sciences. 2nd edition Elsevier
Neville Woolf. Cell, Tissue and disease: the basis of pathology. 3th edition W. B. Saunders.
Adam MP, Ardinger HH, et al., editors. GeneReviews® [Internet]. Seattle (WA): University of Washington, Seattle; 1993-2015. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK1337/
Mendelsohn, Gray, Howley, Israel and Thompsom. The Molecular Basis of Cancer. 4th Edition. Elsevier, saunders.
The evaluation of this curricular unit is continuous and does not have a final exam
Final score and relative weigh of the 3 components
The assessment is quantitative from 0 to 20 values. With a score above 9,5valors the student is approved, and below that value fail it.
The student must have a minimum score of 9,5 values in each assessment component.
Relative weight of each assessment component for the students
Individual Monograph 35%
Continuous assessment 15%
Regular assessment II 50%
Students that have the conditions necessary to have access to the supplementary exam these is an oral exam.
Students that are in other conditions like
Aging and diseases associated
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