Subject: Pathology II - Surgical Affections

Scientific Area:



32 Hours

Number of ECTS:




Overall objectives:

1 - To know the main pathophysiological changes of the surgical scope that affect human health, including the defense mechanisms in response to the organic injury.
2 - To know the main complications related to the surgical intervention.


1 - History of surgery; outpatient surgery; healing processes of surgical wounds and associated factors; complications in surgery; surgery and hematology; cosmetic and restorative surgery; burns; the transplants.
2 - General principles of anesthesia.
3 - General Principles of oncologic surgery.
4 - Surgical specificities.
4.1. - Abdominal surgery: abdominal pain; acute abdomen; appendicitis; pancreatitis; intestinal occlusion; hernias; proctology and stomata.
4.2. - Gynecological surgery.
4.3. - Digestive tract surgery: esophagogastric, colo-rectal, biliary and pancreatic.
4.4. - Urological surgery.
4.5. - Breast surgery.
4.6. - Ophthalmologic and otorhinolaryngological surgery.
4.7. - Vascular surgery and diabetic foot.
4.8. - Thyroid surgery.
5 - Trauma: general principles and types of thoracic trauma; abdominal; orthopedic, vertebro-medullary and cranio-encephalic.


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Henriques, J.; Pereira, C.A. , 2006 , Cirurgia: Patologia e Clínica. , McGraw-Hill.
Sabiston, David C. , 1999 , Tratado de Cirurgia: as bases fisiopatologicas da prática cirúrgica moderna. 15ªed. , Guanabara-Koogan.
Robbins & Cotran , 2010 , Patologia. Bases patológicas das doenças. , Saunders Elsevier.
Pinto, Anabela Mota , 2013 , Fisiopatologia. Fundamentos e Aplicações.. , Lidel.
Schwartz, S. I.M , 2003 , Princípios de Cirurgia. 7ªed. 2 vols , Revinter

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. Thus, the oral presentation of the teacher will be made to introduce the themes (exhibition), using the deductive methodology; discussion and dialogue using the inductive methodology. Evaluation Methodology: In this context, for evaluation RAAAUMa model A will be used. It is expected, in the normal evaluation period, two components: two written tests, each contributing 50% to the classification of this unit. The minimum passing grade in each element is 9.5 points. If it is lower, the student can recover at the time of appeal. In times of resource improvement and special, proceed as follows: for the resource each of the components, or both, can be recovered; for improvement, the evaluation will focus on the whole matter. Classification Type: Quantitative (0-20)