Molecular and Clinical Diabetology
To define and classify diabetes according to the underlying pathophysiological mechanism
To know and understand the acute and chronic diabetes complications, discussing its diagnosis and follow-up
To understand and discuss the mechanisms of action of pharmacological and non-pharmacological therapies (diet and physical activity) and integrate them within the knowledge of the physiological changes into the existing therapies recommendations
To know the characteristics of the model of chronic disease (diabetes)
Know how to collect clinical history of people with diabetes, evaluate the presence of late complications and discuss the therapeutic options
To know to negotiate a treatment plan with the person with diabetes
To discuss models of organization of health care in diabetes and understand the importance of an integrated multidisciplinary approach and the different roles of the other professionals and carers in the process of care of people with diabetes
know the current lines of ongoing translational research in diabetes
Prof. Doutor João Raposo
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Textbook of Diabetes, Richard IG Holt , Clive Cockram , Allan Flyvbjerg , Barry J. Goldstein , Wiley-Blackwell, 2010
Diabet Med 2010 Aug, 27 (8): 879-81 First diabetes prevalence study in Portugal: PREVADIAB study. Gardete-Correia L , Boavida JM , Raposo JF , AC Mesquita , Fona C , Carvalho R , Massano-Cardoso S
STANDARDS OF MEDICAL CARE IN DIABETES2020, American Diabetes Association
Micro-site da Direção Geral da Saúde do Programa Nacional para a Diabetes: https://www.dgs.pt/programa-nacional-para-a-diabetes.aspx
Teaching is conducted in b-learning.
Theoretical content will be available through asynchronous e-learning process with discussion fora.
Practical classes will be split in observation of different individual consultations in adults and paediatric diabetology environment.
Each student will have to follow one person with diabetes, building a clinical story, analyzing its clinical situation and promoting compensation and adherence to therapy.
The aspects of communication and exchange of experiences among the clinic staff and the research team will be valued.
The assessment of this course will be carried out continuously and will take into account - continuous assessment of students (25% of total assessment presence, punctuality, participation in class and presentation of clinical history) and a final presentation of a group work (75% of total assessment). Students will work in groups of 4 to prepare a final thematic presentation based on a clinical case.
Classification and diagnosis of diabetes
Diabetes and Public Health
Incidence and Prevalence of Diabetes in the world and Portugal
Levels of Prevention in Diabetes. Screening
National Program for Diabetes
Organization of Health Care in Diabetes
Molecular mechanisms of diabetes and its integration with clinical diabetes
Diabetes and macro/micro vascular disease
Prevention and Control of Diabetes and its molecular basis:
Nutrition in Diabetes
Pharmacological therapeutic approaches
Therapeutic Education in Diabetes
The person with chronic disease: physician / patient relationship
Education: group vs individual consultations
Pedagogical tools. New technologies and diabetes
Programs where the course is taught: