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The most prevalent nosological entities in clinical practice affecting the cardiovascular system, analyzing their incidence, etiology, pathophysiology, structural lesions, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, prognosis, and medical or surgical treatment.
Competencies and learning outcomes
- Understand and recognize the effects, mechanisms, and manifestations of disease on the structure and function of the human body.
- Understand and recognize causative agents and risk factors that determine health status and disease development.
- Comprehend and recognize the effects of growth, development, and aging on the individual and his/her social environment.
- Understand the basics of action, indications, and efficacy of therapeutic interventions based on available scientific evidence.
- Acquire and develop a medical history that contains all the relevant information.
- Perform a physical examination and mental health assessment.
- Be capable of formulating an initial diagnosis and establishing a rational diagnostic strategy.
- Recognize and deal with immediate life-threatening situations and those others requiring immediate attention.
- Establish the diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment, applying principles based on the best information available and under conditions of clinical safety.
- Indicate the most appropriate therapy for the most prevalent acute and chronic processes, as well as for patients in terminal stages.
- Raise and propose appropriate preventive measures for each clinical situation.
- Acquire appropriate clinical experience in hospitals, clinics, and other health care institutions, under supervision, as well as basic knowledge of patient-centered health management and the appropriate use of tests, medications, and other health system resources.
- Listen attentively, obtaining and synthesizing information relevant to the problems affecting the patient, understanding the content of this information.
- Write case histories and other medical records that are comprehensible to third parties.
- Knowledge of the principles of telemedicine.
- Knowledge and use of the principles of medicine based on the (best) evidence.
- Recognize, diagnose, and guide management of the principal cardiocirculatory pathologies.
- Assess the risk/benefit ratio of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.
- Understand the indications of biochemical, hematological, immunological, microbiological, anatomopathological, and imaging tests.
- Know the principal indications for electrophysiological techniques (ECG, EEG, EMG, and others).
- Know how to use drugs appropriately.
Objectives (Learning outcomes)
- 01Acquire basic knowledge about the clinical, diagnostic accuracy and effectiveness of treatments of major medical and surgical diseases of the cardiovascular system, as well as on the prognosis and prevention of these diseases.
- 02Exercise clinical reasoning to properly analyze clinical cases of these diseases and raise the most likely diagnoses with the proper and efficient use of the different technical diagnose-therapeutic for their exercise as a competent general practitioner.
- 03Learn basic attitudes and skills by participating in the activities and tasks that practitioners specialists in cardiology, Cardiovascular Surgery and Angiology and Vascular Surgery, developed in the different health care areas.
Association between objectives and units
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- Schwartz, Seymour I. 1928- / Brunicardi, F. Charles. "Principios de cirugía". México [etc.] McGraw-Hill cop. 2006.
Methodology and grading
- Case studies: Learning through the analysis of actual or simulated cases in order to interpret and resolve them by employing various alternative solution procedures.
- Cooperative learning: Develop active learning through cooperative working strategies among students and promote shared responsibility to reach group goals.
- Learning agreement: Develop active learning through an agreement between the teacher and the student containing commitments for what will be learned, how monitoring will take place for that learning, the set period of time, and the evaluation criteria.
- Lecture: Pass on knowledge and activate cognitive processes in students, encouraging their participation.
- Solving exercises and problems: Exercise, test, and apply previous knowledge through routine repetition.
- The final mark is obtained according to the following percentages:
1. Test exam. approx 60 questions of one valid answer with penalty of errors, of which approx. 50% will have a profile of clinical case. Do not provide except changes exposed in advance other than the type TEST questions during the current academic year (june or september). December will be theoretical research or clinical cases with 5 questions about the agenda of the subject.
The assessment of the theoretical knowledge score between 0 and 10 points. It suposes the 90%. The score less than 5 points in this section shall suspend all the subject.
This score will be reserved for a maximum period of 1 year, if you have not approved the evaluation of practices.
Site of assessment: Faculty of Medicine. Campus of San Juan de Alicante.
Content evaluation: issues that are exposed in the content section
2. evaluation of the practices. Obtaining at least 50% of the previously chosen activities. Failed the practical part leads to fail all the subject.
The evaluation of the practices will score between 0 and 1 point. It means 10% of the final grade. Less than 0.5 score points in this section shall suspend all the subject.
Site of assessment: hospital where has been made practical credits.
Content assessment: clinical reasoning, skills, and attitudes that are in relation with the activities and tasks that physicians perform in the areas of: to) scans and external consultations; Hemodynamics and arrhythmias; (c) hospitalization; (d) operating room.
The score obtained in the practical part will be valid indefinitely.
The student must maintain in his charge sheet signed by guardians of practices assessment and deliver it in the call corresponding to which arises during the year who carried out the practices. It will be conveniently announced in notice board and blog of the subject.