Internal Medicine


The objectives of the UC of Internal Medicine:
 Collecting and recording medical history (L3);
 Performing complete physical examination (L3);
 Correct interpretation of the results from the clinical history and physical examination (L3);
 Elaboration and discussion of diagnostic hypotheses (L2)
 Proper management of complementary diagnostics, including laboratory (L2);
 Identification of the principles of clinical decision making (L2);
 Communication with patients and their families, as well as other professionals involved in patient care (L2);
 Development of understanding of what it means to be a doctor, identity and professional responsibility, values and attitudes that physicians should cultivate (L2).

General characterization





Responsible teacher

Prof. Doutor Pedro Póvoa


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Teaching language





• Ducla Soares J. L. Semiologia Médica (2ª Edição). Princípios, Métodos e Interpretação. Lidel. Lisboa 2017
• Harrison`s Principles of Internal Medicine 19th Edition
• Hutchison's Clinical Methods: An Integrated Approach to Clinical Practice 23rd Ed
• Clinical Examination Skills in the Adult Critically Ill Patient 1st ed
• Kumar and Clark's Clinical Medicine 9th ed
• Goldman & Cecil Medicine (Cecil Textbook of Medicine) 26th ed
• Oxford Textbook Medicine 6th ed
• Oxford handbook of clinical medicine 10th ed
• The Massachusetts General Hospital Handbook of Internal Medicine 7th ed

Teaching method

The course is divided into two initial weeks of theoretical classes and next twelve weeks with clinical problem cases and other approaches and hospital experience. The lectures will be taught with the help of computer support methods. The problem cases will be taught with the aid of media. In teaching hospital will be performed at the bedside and includes visits to the infirmary.
In addition, students have to work on a topic previously distributed and throughout the semester, under the guidance of the Assistant, they will make a summary and presentation during a mini congress at the end of the semester.
At the end of the course a written exam will be done. This exam will consist of a multiple-choice test and includes questions of all matter taught in theoretical classes, problem cases and the hospital experiences. There will also be continuous assessment based on logbook at the hospital.

Evaluation method

For the realization of the theory test is required the presence of the student in at least 2/3 of the hospital experience and carrying out a narrative review. This rule does not apply to students with special statutes.
The classification obtained in the theoretical exam represents 50% of the final grade (the remaining 50% are from the practical assessment with a component of continuous assessment and presentation of the work).

Subject matter

 Theoretical classes
 Lessons based on problem cases and other approaches
 Hospital Experiences
Supervision of the activities carried out in the areas of internment and consultations of the units / services where the practical teaching of the UC takes place. It is recommended to follow the activities developed in the emergency department / in rapid response teams by the faculty.
Training of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Procedures (observation)
Practical Class Basic Life Support + External Automatic Defibrillation
 Perform and present a narrative review


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