NOVA Medical School | Faculdade de Ciências Médicas

Respiratory Advanced Topics




Cardiopneumology teaching area of ESSCVP



Teacher in charge

Maria Cristina de Brito Eusébio Bárbara Prista Caetano

Teaching language

Portuguese / English


It is intended for students to acquire deep theoretical knowledge in the main areas of respiratory disease, from the diagnostic and therapeutic perspective.


Mandatory in areas of specialization of sleep and Physiology Studies and studies of respiratory function and facultative in the area of specialization of Post Market Surveillance.

Subject matter

- Advances in the diagnostic of obstructive airway disease;

- Advances in the therapeutic of obstructive airway disease: new drugs, therapeutic of intervention, volume reduction surgery and lung transplant;

- Advances in the diagnostic of restrictive disease;

- Advances in the diagnostic of restrictive disease: new drugs, therapeutic of intervention, volume reduction surgery and lung transplant;

- Biological markers of smoking

- Advances in non-invasive ventilation;

- Telemonitoring of respiratory diseases;

- Pneumology intervention


Harrison’s - Principles of Internal Medicine 17ª ed.


Comprehensive Respiratory Medicine. Richard K Albert, Stephen G Spiro, James R Jett. Mosby. 2nd Edition


Fishman`s - Pulmonary Diseases and Disorders 4th ed. 2008


Tratado de Pneumologia. MJ Marques Gomes e R Sotto-Mayor. 2003.


Sociedade Portuguesa de Pneumologia

European Respiratory Society

British Thoracic Society

American Thoracic Society


American College of Chest Physicians

Asma brônquica


Teaching method

The teaching methodology is based on theoretical classes, with concepts, definitions and techniques, always involving effective and attractive audiovisual technologies and in theoretical-practical classes, in which the subjects will be contextualized in real and practical examples, to present in an interactive manner and inviting students to actively participated, encouraging a critical discussion.

The theoretical-practical classes will include a fieldtrip to a Pneumology Service in a Teaching Hospital with several Units, namely, Elective Ventilation Unit, Pneumology Day Hospital, and Pulmonary Respiratory Invasive Techniques Unit.

Evaluation method

The evaluation will have a practical component, which will include parameters as attendance, participation in classes and hospital environment, and a theoretical component – one multiple choice test.