Curricular Unit:Code:
Pathology III1025PAT3
2UndergraduatePhysiotherapy7 ects
Learning Period:Language of Instruction:Total Hours:
Winter SemesterPortuguese91
Learning Outcomes of the Curricular Unit:
- Contribute to global education focused in a holistic comprehension of ill people
- Analyze the applicability of knowledge to specific situations
- Stimulate skills for investigation and teamwork
O1 - Acquire basic knowledge of Neurology and learn some tests of neurological examination
O2 - Recognize and interpret the semiotic changes
O3 - Acquire general knowledge about neurological diseases
04 – Increase knowledge in anatomophysiopatology of the musculoskeletal system
05 – Acquire general knowledge about rheumatic diseases
06 – Provide the foundation for rehabilitation of the pelvic floor to treat and prevent urinary incontinence
07 – Increase basic knowledge in anatomophysiology of the osteoarticular systems applied to Orto-Traumatology
08 – Acquire general knowledge about orthopedic pathologies
CP 1. Anatomy and physiology of the nervous system; neurological syndromes and diseases
CP 2. Cerebrovascular diseases
CP 3. Inflammatory/demyelinating diseases
CP4. Neurodegenerative diseases
CP5. Spinal cord diseases
CP 6. Neuromuscular diseases
CP 7. Classification of rheumatic diseases. Rheumatoid arthritis
CP 8. Seronegative arthropathies
CP 9. Osteoporosis; osteoarthrosis
CP 10. Connective tissue disorders
CP 11. Arthropathies with microcristals, infectious and reactives
CP 12. Chronic pain syndromes. Fibromyalgia
CP 13. Anatomy and physiology of the pelvic floor and perineum
CP 14. Disfunctions of pelvic floor. Urinary incontinence
CP 15. Pregnancy and delivery
CP 16. Orthopedic and traumatic pathology of the spine
CP 17. Upper limb trauma
CP 18. Orthopedic pathology of the upper limb
CP 19. Lower limb trauma
CP 20. Orthopedic pathology of the lower limb
Demonstration of the Syllabus Coherence with the Curricular Unit's Objectives:
The syllabus (CP) were delineated by learning objectives (O) of the 4 modules that compose the unit, in order that the students the acquire knowledge on diseases, limitations and dependence that can result from them , and develop the skills of future physiotherapists in establishing individualized plans for each patient, viewed as a whole, integrated into multidisciplinary teams. In this way:
CP1 - O1 e O2
CP2, CP3, CP4, CP5, CP6 – O3
CP7 - O4
CP8, CP9, CP10, CP11, CP12 – O5
CP13, CP14, CP15 – O6
CP16, CP17, CP18, CP19, CP20 – O7 e O8
Teaching Methodologies (Including Evaluation):
Expository and participatory methodology with varied iconography: slides, neuroimaging, videos, photos, case studies, literature analysis, orthopedic surgeries. In each module the evaluation is continuous, with one written test quoted 0-20, the classification may be weighted by attendance, participation and attitude in class. The final evaluation of UC requires a positive weighted average of 4 modules equal to 10 with minimum requirement of partial notes 10 in at least 3 modules; it can be accepted a minimum negative classification of 8 in one module, since the final weighting is 10. The weighting results from the weekly workload: Neurology (38%), Orthopedics (38%), Rheumatology (14%) and Genito-Urinary and Obstetrics (10%). The students not achieving the result above will be subjected to final examination, including program of each module, except if a negative score is obtained in 1 or 2 modules, which case they will be assessed by exam only in those modules.
Demonstration of the Coherence between the Teaching Methodologies and the Learning Outcomes:
INGLÊS The theoretical-practical classes, characterized by expository methodologies but also the development of more dynamic participatory approach, facilitate the acquisition and the relationship of concepts, as well as the applicability of knowledge within the ambit of physiotherapist performance, particularly in terms of identification, assessment and intervention, promoting the development of skills related to the construction of an adequate and structured reasoning, linked to professional practice. Thus, it is considered that the broad nature of the adopted teaching methodologies, using the presentation, analysis and discussion of issues in the classroom, observation of complementary diagnostic procedures, observation of surgeries, discussion of clinical cases and guidance on critical thinking and research and reading specific literature, is in line with the learning of general practical aspects of the main diseases of different organ systems and is consistent with the objectives set for this course.
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Lecturer (* Responsible):
Cátia Rasteiro (
Daniela Mendes (
Duarte Alegre (
Maria José Sá (