Principles of Medicine and Healthcare Systems

Mestrado em Informática na Saúde (pós-laboral), Publication in the Diário da República - Despacho 23/08/2011

6 ECTS; 1º Ano, 1º Semestre, 32,0 T + 16,0 TP + 12,0 OT



The course Fundamentals of Medicine and Health Systems aims to:
1 - Give students the fundamentals of medicine and the provision of health care practiced today;
2 - Teach the different existing health systems sub-systems, their types, organizational models, ways of working and interaction.

General concepts of health;
Introduction to Human Anatomy & Physiology;
Diagnosis and treatment;
Clinical Semiology;
Medical Guidelines;
Supplementary diagnostic;
Urgency episodes, inpatient, consultation and day hospital;
Public health;
Hospitals, health centers and regional institutions;
National health system, private sector and the health sub-systems;
Professional and patients organizations

Evaluation Methodology
The evaluation method consists of making a written test, with a weight of 60% of final grade, and an individual work, with a weight of 40% of final grade. The student will have approval for the course if he gets an average of the two assessment components greater than or equal to 9.5.

(2011). Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine. (Vol. 1). (pp. 1---). New York: McGraw.Hill

Method of interaction
The teaching method consists in oral presentation of the syllabus provided (lectures) and the presentation and discussion of topics related to them (theoretical and practical classes) and is also provided tutorial orientation sessions that allow the student to have of a personalized education. It shall be used too an e-learning platform, managed by the Polytechnic Institute of Tomar, as a tool for disseminating information, answering questions, posting handouts, exercise sheets and other study materials.

Software used in class