Subject: Pathology I: Medical Affections

Scientific Area:



40 Hours

Number of ECTS:




Overall objectives:

1 - 1. To know the main physiopathological changes of the medical scope that affect human health, including the defense mechanisms in response to the organic injury.
2 - 2. Understand the human immune response.


1 - The health-disease binomial in the adult and in the geronte: prevention and risk factors; biology of aging and geriatric aspects.
2 - Classification of diseases
3 - Mechanisms of Cell Reaction, Injury and Adaptation
4 - Systemic pathology: clinical semiology, diagnostic and therapeutic means:
4.1 - Respiratory system
4.2 - Cardiovascular system
4.3 - Digestive System, Liver, Bile Duct and Pancreas
4.4 - Endocrine and Metabolic System
4.5 - Nervous system
4.6 - Musculoskeletal system
4.7 - Integumentary system
4.8 - Genital and Reproductive Systems
4.9 - Kidneys and urinary tract
4.10 - Blood and reticuloendothelial and immune systems
5 - Changes in the regulatory system: pathophysiology of fever; anorexia nervosa and obesity; principles of endocrinology and neuroendocrinology; pathology of the thyroid gland; pathology of the adrenal glands; pancreatic islet cell tumors
6 - Pathological process: acute intoxications; pathophysiology of cancer; first aid.


Pinto, Anabela Mota , 2007 , Fisiopatologia. fundamentos e aplicações , Lisboa.Lidel
Fauci. A S. e outros , 2010 , Harrison. manual de medicina. trad. Maria Augusta Drago , McGraw-Hill Medical
Goroll, Allan H.; May, Lawrence A.; Mulley, Albert G. , 1997 , Cuidados primários em medicina. , McGraw-Hill Portugal
Shaffler,A., & Mench,N. , 2004 , Medicina Interna e cuidados de Enfermagem , Lusociência.
Ducla Soares J.L. , 2017 , Semiologia Médica - Princípios, Métodos e Interpretação. (2ºed.) , Lidel
Robbins & Cotran , 2010 , Patologia. Bases patológicas das doenças. , Saunders Elsevier.

Assesssment methods and criteria:

Classification Type: Quantitativa (0-20)

Evaluation Methodology:
Being a theoretical discipline, the methodology although essentially expositive allows the discussion and dialogue in the approach of the different subjects under study. It should be emphasized that the exercise of the Nursing profession, in its aspects of autonomy and interdependence, needs to know and implement therapeutic actions within the physiopathological processes of the medical forum. Thus, this course develops contents that allow the student to understand the main changes in the biological functions of the individual that need medical treatment, as well as different possibilities of prevention, diagnosis and therapeutics.