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Postgraduate Courses

Curso Básico de Instrutores em Simulação Clínica

Basic Course for Instructors
on Clinical Simulation

The Basic Course for Instructors on Clinical Simulation is a respond to the need of training of instructors for the development of classes and courses on simulation, providing them with the appropriate tools that are adapted to the needs of the Portuguese simulation centres.

Under the responsibility of Carla Sá Couto, director of the Biomedical Simulation Centre of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto (FMUP) and researcher of CINTESIS, this Continuing Education Unit allows to recognise and apply different tools used in biomedical simulation, design simulation courses and apply basic debriefing techniques.

Institution: Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto (FMUP)

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Specialization course
in human dissection

The Specialization course in human dissection aims to revisit and/or broaden the knowledge on the anatomy of the different parts of the human body, learn or improve cadaveric dissection techniques for identification, isolation and preservation of the anatomic structures, and establish correlations between the morphology and the function and between the morphology and imaging-based aspects.

This course is designed for resident medical doctors and surgical and medical specialists, as well as professionals of other health areas and is under the responsibility of Dulce Madeira, Professor of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto and researcher of the research group Charter – Challenges and Strategies in Health Research of CINTESIS.

Institution: Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto (FMUP)

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Basic Course
in Clinical Research

The Basic Course in Clinical Research (CuBIC, by its acronym in Portuguese) was conceived by the Department of Community Medicine, Health Information and Decision (MEDCIDS) of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto (FMUP) with the objective of contributing to the excellency in research of Medicine students, resident doctors, medical specialists, and other health professionals.

Designed to teach the basics of Research Methodology and Biostatistics, this course fills the loophole in continuing education resulting from the growing interest in the development of clinical research projects.

Part of the teaching staff of the course are collaborators and members of MEDICDS and CINTESIS. The scientific coordination is under the responsibility of João Fonseca, researcher of CINTESIS, and of Altamiro da Costa Pereira, director of the Department and coordinator the R&D Unit.

Institution: Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto (FMUP)

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Advanced Postgraduation Course in Clinical and Health Services Research

The Advanced Postgraduation Course in Clinical and Health Services Research (CEAICSS in Portuguese) aims to provide the students with the knowledge, skills, and competences that allow them to conceive and develop significant clinical research works in this field, according to the highest quality standards, and disseminate the results of such works through appropriate means.

Luís Azevedo, professor of the Department of Community Medicine, Health Information and Decision (MEDCIDS) of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto (FMUP) and researcher of CINTESIS, is responsible for this course. Several other researchers of CINTESIS are also part of the teaching body.

Institution: Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto (FMUP)

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Systematic Reviews and Meta-analysis in Family Medicine

In the context of continuing education, the course Systematic Reviews and Meta-analysis in Family Medicine of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto(FMUP) aims at training family doctors to carry out accurate and autonomous research, following the protocol of the Cochrane Systematic Reviews.

Under the responsibility of Carlos Martins, researcher of CINTESIS, this course shows the increasing importance of knowing the techniques of systematic review and meta-analysis for the orientation of clinical practice.

Institution: Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto (FMUP)

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Disseção Anatómica do encéfalo humano e neuroanatomia

Human Brain Dissection and Neuroanatomy

Addressed towards medical doctors, dentists, pharmacists, psychologists, and in general to professionals of the Health Sciences field, the Course in Human Brain Dissection and Neuroanatomy of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto (FMUP) aims to broaden the knowledge of surface anatomy of different regions of the brain, its internal organization and basic functions.

This continuing education unit, directed by the CINTESIS researcher Susana Silva, allows the students to improve dissection techniques, understand the tridimensional organization of the brain and correlate morphology, function and imaging-based aspects.

Institution: Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto (FMUP)

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Informar Ciência & Saúde

To inform about Science
& Health

Addressed towards journalists, journalism students and communication professionals, the course To inform about Science & Health is part of the Postgraduate training activities of the Department of Community Medicine, Health Information and Decision (MEDCIDS) of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto (FMUP), supported by CINTESIS.

Carlos Martins, professor and researcher of CINTESIS, is responsible for this course that was launched for the first time in 2017. The objective is to improve the skills of the Media professionals regarding Science, Medicine and Health, by interpreting clinical research results, identifying pseudoscience and recognizing information biases.

Institution: Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto (FMUP)

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Curso de atualização em Coluna Vertebral

Update Course
in Vertebral Column

Directed to intern medical doctor, surgical and medical specialists, namely orthopaedists and Neurosurgeons, the Update Course in Vertebral Column of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto(FMUP) aims to promote and broaden theoretical and practical knowledge acquisition about the anatomy of the vertebral column and the techniques for the surgical approach to each of its regions.

Under the coordination of Dulce Madeira, researcher of the research group Charter – Challenges and Strategies in Health Research of CINTESIS, this continuing education course includes theoretical pre-lectures on surface, macroscopy, imaging, and functional anatomy, as well as a practical component during which different techniques of surgical approaches are performed in corpses under the supervision of tutors.

Institution: Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto (FMUP)

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Evidence Based
Preventive Medicine

Directed to medical students, the Evidence Based Preventive Medicine course of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto (FMUP) aims to provide the students with the knowledge and skills to identify effective preventive activities according to scientific evidence, and recognise pseudoscience, information bias and potential harms of prevention in the context of clinical practice.

Focused on quaternary prevention, especially in the context of primary health care, this course is part of the education programmes developed by the Department of Community Medicine, Health Information and Decision (MEDCIDS in Portuguese) of FMUP and it is coordinated by the CINTESIS researcher Carlos Martins.

Institution: Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto (FMUP)

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Medical Parasitology Training Course

The Medical Parasitology Training Course aims at updating knowledge and improving the skills in this field, namely in regards to the most important pathogenic parasites for humans, associated clinical syndromes, diagnosis strategies, and especially laboratorial diagnosis and approach to treatment.

The faculty member responsible for this continuing education unit is Cidália Pina Vaz, researcher of CINTESIS and professor of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto (FMUP).

Institution: Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto (FMUP)

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Breast Imaging Course

The Breast Imaging Course is a continuing education unit of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto (FMUP) developed to train students and radiology, medical imaging and radiotherapy technicians, among other health professionals, in the field of breast anatomy and in the procedures to follow when performing, reading and interpreting a mammography.

Taught in an e-learning environment using active learning methods and supported by the Project based learning, this course is under the responsibility of Pedro Rodrigues, professor of the Department of Community Medicine, Health Information and Decision (MEDCIDS in Portuguese) of FMUP and researcher of CINTESIS.

Institution: Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto (FMUP)

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Intervention studies: Clinical Trials

The Intervention studies: Clinical Trials course of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto (FMUP) aims at preparing the students in the design, execution, and interpretation of results of therapeutic or preventive interventions studies.

This continuing education unit is directed by Altamiro da Costa Pereira, director of the Department of Community Medicine, Health Information and Decision (MEDCIDS in Portuguese) of FMUP and coordinator of CINTESIS, and it is a response to the increasing demand of skills in the field of Technology Assessment, and of Clinical Research and Health Services, essential for greater effectiveness, efficiency and safety of interventions in the context of clinical practice.

Institution: Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto (FMUP)

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Preventative Medicine in Primary Health Care: Cardiovascular Risk Assessment

The Preventative Medicine in Primary Health Care: Cardiovascular Risk Assessment course is addressed towards graduates in Medicina, and it aims at updating the knowledge in the field of cardiovascular prevention, and training cardiovascular risk assessment and the strategies to follow in order to increase patients’ compliance to treatment in this area.

Paulo Santos, researcher of CINTESIS, is the professor responsible for this continuing education unit that is integrated in the Department of Community Medicine, Health Information and Decision (MEDCIDS in Portuguese) of FMUP.

Institution: Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto (FMUP)

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Summer School

The Summer School is an annual initiative that was first launched in 2005. Currently, the event is organised by the Department of Community Medicine, Health Information and Decision of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto (MEDCIDS-FMUP), with the support of CINTESIS.

During several weeks, the Summer School imparts several courses directed to health professionals, researchers and students of different areas of knowledge, such as Medicine, Health Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics, among others. The objective is to provide the participants with basic knowledge on Clinical Research and Health Services, Biostatistics and Medical Informatics.

Several researchers of CINTESIS lecture on this Summer School joined by renowned international specialists, all under the responsibility of Altamiro da Costa Pereira, coordinator of that R&D Unit.

Institution: Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto (FMUP)

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Specialization Course in Health Informatics

Develop deeper Health Informatics knowledge and better skills, allowing for its proper application to a great diversity of organizations, such as hospitals, clinics or software companies, among others: these are some of the main objectives of the Specialization Course in Health Informatics of FMUP, directed to health professionals, engineers and all of those who want to enhance their skills in the field.

The professor responsible for this course is Pedro Rodrigues, Principal Investigator of the Thematic Line 3 – Health Data and Decision Sciences & Information Technologies, of CINTESIS.

Institution: Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto (FMUP)

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Language Impairment in Children

The Course in Language Impairment in Children, directed by Marisa Lobo Lousada, researcher of CINTESIS, has been imparted at the School of Health Sciences of the University of Aveiro (UA) since the academic year 2016/2017. The course aims to provide advanced training in speech therapy and language impairment, and it is essentially addressed towards professional of this fields.

Institution: University of Aveiro (UA)

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Specialization in Mental Health Nursing and Psychiatry

The Specialization Course in Mental Health Nursing and Psychiatry is taught at the Nursing School of Porto (ESEP in Portuguese) under the coordination of Wilson Abreu, researcher of CINTESIS. The course aims to train nurses in this field of specialization, which plays an important role in the support provided to health teams and in the assistance to the patients, their family and the community.

Institution: Nursing School of Porto

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Specialization in Child Health and Paediatric Nursing

Margarida Reis Santos, professor and researcher of CINTESIS, is the coordinator of the Specialization course in Child Health and Paediatric Nursing (CPLEESIP by its acronym in Portuguese) taught at the Nursing School of Porto (ESEP in Portuguese). The objective is to enable the nurses to deliver specialized health care, including the approach to more complex issues related to nursing services delivered to children/teenagers and their family.

Institution: Nursing School of Porto

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Specialization Course in Medical-Surgical Nursing

The Specialization Course in Medical-Surgical of the Nursing School of Porto (ESEP) aims to endow nurses with the tools needed to take care of a critically ill person, an elderly and/or someone with a chronic disease, dependent or nearing the end of life. The course is coordinated by Célia Santos, Specialist in Medical-Surgical Nursing and researcher at CINTESIS, and it contributes to the potentiation of skills to manage vulnerable cases, to the production of scientific knowledge and to decision making based in the best evidence available.

Institution: Nursing School of Porto

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