Medical and Surgical Specialties I


1. EMC1 students must receive information in terms of Internal Medicine and the specialties included this year that allow them:
2. To diagnose, treat and follow the progression of the more frequent Internal Medicine and specialty medical conditions not requiring the use of specific techniques of those specialties;
3. To recognize conditions that due to the need of diagnosis techniques and/or more specific therapies, should be timely referred to Specialties;
4. To diagnose emergency situations and to know how to initiate the more indicated therapeutic measures;
5. To be familiar, even briefly, with the more rare conditions.

General characterization





Responsible teacher

Professor Doutor Jaime da Cunha Branco


Weekly - Available soon

Total - Available soon

Teaching language





 Harrison’s – Principles of Internal Medicine, Braunwald E, et al, McGraw-Hill, 2005
 Bates’ Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking, Ed Lynn S. Bickley, Lippincott. 2004
 Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases, Mandell, et al, Wiley Medical Publication
 Campbell's Operative Orthopaedics. S. Terry Canale, James H. Beaty, Willis C. Campbell
 Rockwood and Green`s Fractures in Adults. Robert W. Bucholz, James D. Heckman
 Pediatric Orthopaedics Mihran O. Tachdjian
 Turek´s Orthopaedics – Principles and their application. Stuart L. Weinstein, Joseph A. Buckwalter
 Rang`s Children Fractures. Dennis R. Wenger, Maya E. Pring, Mercer Rang

Teaching method

Teaching will consist of theoretical and practical classes and practical internship training.
36 Theoretical Classes. The practical classes will be held from 08.30 AM to 1 PM, Monday to Friday, for 10 weeks.
Internal Medicine: 4 weeks
Infectious Diseases: 2 weeks
Neurology: 2 weeks
Orthopedics / Rheumatology: 2 weeks
Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine: only theoretical classes
Initiating students to ward practice;
Promoting outpatients follow-up;
Tutored frequency of internal and/or external emergency services (whenever possible); day hospital.

Evaluation method

The students final evaluation includes a continuous evaluation and theoretical evaluation, both with the same weight and qualifiers.
Continuous assessment based on the ability to discuss medical histories, performing the examination maneuvers goal, execution and interpretation of additional tests, teamwork, training and other activities of attendance.
Evaluation Theory is a multiple-choice test.

Subject matter

Clinical decision and diagnostic errors
Cardiovascular diseases
Metabolic diseases
Fever and infections
Blood Diseases
Respiratory diseases
Kidney diseases
Autoimune diseases
Sroke and coma
Anti-Infection Microbial virulence & Host Defenses
Malaria /Diseases Importing
Emerging diseases
Viral hepatitis
Rickettsioses, Q fever and leptospirosis
NCS Infection
Neurological examination
Cognitive complaints
Syncope and Epilepsy
State Confusion
D. Movement
Focal signs in Young Adult
General principles of PMR
Physical agents
Technical aids in rehabilitation.
Immobilisation syndrome.
Frailty syndrome.
Children's orthopedics
Congenital deformities
Osteoarticular infections
Bone tumors
Adult Orthopedics
Clinical history, objective examination and Investigations in Rheumatology
Osteo-Metabolic Diseases, Osteoarthritis and microcrystalline diseases.
Systemic and Inflammatory Rheumatic Diseases Syndromes
Musculoskeletal Diffuse and Regional syndromes
Back Pain


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