Clinical Pathology and Pharmacology I is a
compulsory 6 ECTS subject that is taught during a quarter in the second year of
the Degree of Physiotherapy. This subject falls within the module
"Clinical Pathology and Pharmacology " which has a total of 12 ECTS.
The overall objective of the subject is, on one hand, that students acquire solid general knowledge of the disease process (etiology, pathogenesis, semiotics and finally pathophysiology), and on the other hand, that the student has a first contact with major diseases focusing in the respiratory system physiopathology, their specific clinical manifestations and the complementary tests that can be performed for their diagnosis. In addition, students should learn about general concepts and principles of pharmacology. This knowledge, along with the other contents of the degree, will enable the student to get a good overview of the general pathology and medical pharmacology and their clinical application.
The basic competences of the subject are:
• CB1: Students must have demonstrated knowledge and understanding in a field of study that starts from the basis learned in general secondary education, and is typically at a level which, although it is supported by advanced textbooks, includes also some aspects that imply knowledge of the forefront of their field of study.
• CB2: Students must be able to apply their knowledge to their work or vocation in a professional manner and have competences that cab be demonstrated through devising and sustaining arguments and solving problems within their field of study.
• CB3: Students must have the ability to gather and interpret relevant data (usually within their field of study) to make judgments that include an analysis of relevant social, scientific or ethical topics.
• CB4: Students must be able to communicate information, ideas, problems and solutions to both specialist and non-specialist audiences.
• CB5: Students must have developed those skills needed to undertake further studies with a high degree of autonomy.
On completing this subject, the student will be able to:
• CE 120: Know and understand the pathophysiology of different diseases, developing the ability to relate the different studied processes to each other.
• CE 121: Recognize diseases of different organs and systems, with special emphasis on those most related to the practice of physiotherapy.
• CE 122: At the end of the study module, the student should know the terminology that will enable him to communicate with the rest of the medical staff, as well as be able to understand the various documents that constitute a medical record.
• CE 123: Learn to consider the patient as a whole, know how to detect the warning signs that suggest that a consultation to other health professionals may be needed.
• CE 124: Learn the specific characteristics of disease in the elderly.
• CE 125: Know the general pharmacological bases.
• CE 126: Identify the drug treatment group of the most frequently employed drugs in physiotherapy.
General Competences(UEM cross-disciplinary competences):
The following competences will be developed and assessed in this subject:
• CT1: Decision making.
• CT3: Organization and planning ability.
• CT9: Ethical commitment
• CT18: Creativity.
• CT20: Initiative and entrepreneurship.
- Basics of health and disease.
-General Pathophysiology and Clinical Semiology.
-Clinical manifestations, diagnosis and treatment of diseases of different organ systems. Important geriatric syndromes
-Basic concepts of pharmacology.
-Pharmacology of other organ systems
• MASTER CLASSES
• CASE STUDY AND DISCUSSION
• PRACTICAL EXERCISES
1. Objective tests 50-70%
2. Portfolio Learning 30-50%