Curse code:9494209

Jorge Celso Dias Correia Da Fonseca

Learning outcomes of the curricular unit:

The aim of this curricular unit is the acquisition of fundamental concepts regarding:

  • The basic mechanisms of cell and tissue damage.
  • The pathophysiological of human systems and organs.

Students will learn to:

  • Use a clinical terminology shared with other health professionals.
  • Debate the human disorders with other students and with other health professionals.
  • Understand the clinical features according to pathophysiology changes.
  • Understand laboratory data and other exams according to pathophysiology changes.
  1. Basic terminology and concepts on pathophysiology.
  2. Cell and tissue damage. Cell damage, adaptation and death.
  3. Pathophysiology of cardiovascular disorders.
  4. Disorders of the arteries: hypertension and atherosclerosis.
  5. Pathophysiology of the Respiratory System.
  6. Pathophysiology of the renal disorders. Fluid and electrolyte disturbances. Acidosis and alkalosis.
  7. Mineral metabolism and metabolic bone disorders.
  8. Pathophysiology of the liver, biliary tract and exocrine pancreas disorders.
  9. Pathophysiology of the Nervous System disorders.
Suggested Bibliography:
  • McPhee SJ, Lingappa, VR, Ganong WF (2005) Pathophysiology of Disease. An Introduction to Clinical Medicine. 5th ed., McGraw-Hill, New York, EUA. ISBN-10: 007144159X.
  • Stevens A, Lowe J (2000) Pathology. Mosby-Year Book, 2nd ed., ISBN-10: 0723431604. 
    [Stevens A, Lowe J. (2004) Patologia. Editora Manole, Tamboré, Brasil. ISBN-85-204-1267-X.]


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