CLM860 - Hospital management and quality assurance/ Elective - 1 credit

Summary: The course aims to provide the understanding of the concept of quality and its importance in enabling the survival of hospital systems. Also, it aims to enable students to understand the basic tools of quality management and to know the methodology of hospital accreditation and quality management in the hospital area.

Coordinator: Prof. Renato Camargos Couto

CLM863 - Critical analysis and presentation of scientific research results/ Required - 2 credits

Summary: The course is based on the seminar presentation of research projects by the students that are in work finishing process or by researchers and/or professors of UFMG and other Higher Education Institutes. After presenting the seminars, there is a discussion about the technical-scientific basis that guided the development, involving aspects of its objectives, methodology and results obtained, which are discussed between the lecturer and the students enrolled in the course, so that they can develop and / or enhance their technical and scientific knowledge about various topics involving the Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine area. This course will allow the students to use the resources and / or approaches presented in the seminars for the development of their own projects, allowing them, along with their advisors, to make any necessary modifications that may improve the quality of their dissertation or thesis.

Coordinators: Prof. Eduardo Antonio Ferraz Coelho and Prof. Vandack Alencar Nobre Junior

CLM864 - Seminars in Hospital Infections/ Elective - 2 credits

Summary: The course aims to discuss the main issues of the epidemiology and control of hospital infections, with emphasis on the development of operational markers and new research projects, according to regional needs and priorities.

Coordinator: Prof. Enio Pietra Roberto Pedroso

CLM874 - Seminars in Bioethics/ Elective - 3 credits

Summary: The course is divided in topics: 1. Introduction to bioethics: Ethics in human relationships. 2. Ethics versus science: The ethics of teaching and the teaching of ethics. 3. Ethics and the rights of users (Consumer Protection Code) 4. Volunteer rights and the discussion of vulnerability. 5. The work relations and the doctor/patient interaction: The ethical professional codes. 6. Ethics in students, professors and staff relationships. 7. Ethics in Research I: history, declarations, guidelines, resolutions, commissions and committees. 8. Ethics in Research II: peculiarities of the various areas of knowledge. The foundations of autonomy and free informed consent. 9. Ethics in Research III: the preparation of a research project involving humans as volunteers. 10. Ethics in Research IV: volunteer rights, obligations of the researcher, institution and sponsor.

Coordinator: Prof. Dirceu Bartolomeu Greco

CLM878 - Special Topics in Health Sciences: Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine I/ Elective - 1 credit

Summary: Variable

CLM879 - Special Topics in Health Sciences: Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine II: “Pharmacotherapy of infectious diseases”. Elective - 2 credits

Summary: The discipline aims to addresses concepts in pharmacotherapy, such as pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and therapeutic classification of anti-infective drugs. More specifically, the following themes will be discussed: applied pharmacology in infectious diseases, regimen, adverse drug reactions (ADR) and major drug interactions. An update in the information in the field of Pharmacotherapy will occurrs, to review and extend pharmacological concepts to postgraduate students in the area of Health Sciences. Topics related to pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, ADR and drug interactions will be also presented, focusing on the main infectious diseases and other aspects to add knowledge to the students, aiming to give an update and training in Pharmacotherapy and in the critical view on pharmacological therapy.

Coordinators: Profa. Maria Auxiliadora Parreiras Martins e Dra. Luisa Helena Perin de Melo.


CLM880 - Special Topics in Health Sciences: Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine III/ Elective - 3 credits

Summary: The course presents the fundaments of the main laboratory techniques employed for the diagnosis of infectious and parasitic diseases. The immunological reactions used in the diagnosis of parasitic diseases, with training in sample collection, preservation and processing of materials for the immunological diagnosis and pre-analytical and post-analytical interferences are also presented. The antigen preparation and development of major immunological reactions used in the diagnosis of infectious and parasitic diseases, such as Montenegro test, indirect immunofluorescence reaction, ELISA and Western blot test, as well as fundamentals of conventional and Real-time PCR and their applications in molecular diagnostics, are addressed. Also, the use of flow cytometry technique for immunophenotyping and its applications in the ex vivo and in vitro context of diagnosis is discussed in this course.

Coordinators: Prof. Daniel Menezes Souza and Prof. Mariana Costa Duarte.

CLM881 - Bases of Scientific Education/ Elective- 6 credits

Summary: The course aims to provide an environment of reflection and critical analysis about the various aspects of scientific writing, publication and analysis of scientific articles, research methodology, evaluation of projects and of dissertations and theses presentations. Through the seminars, the objective is the integration, the critical and analytical development of participants, the internal evaluation of the post-graduation and the reflection about the academic life and about the role of the professor / researcher.

Coordinator: Prof. Manoel Otávio da Costa Rocha

CLM882 - Special Didactics and Pedagogy of Higher Education/ Elective - 4 credits

Summary: The course seeks to bring an understanding of the theoretical and practical activities involving the participation of students in the preparation of seminars and group discussions on topics related to education, higher education and didactic activity in health area. Specifically, the presentation and discussion of the fundamentals of teaching and pedagogy in higher education, with an emphasis on the formation of professionals in the health area, the planning of teaching, the problem-based learning, the distance teaching, the assessment of teaching / learning process, ethics in teaching and research, legislation applied on higher education, the history of university education in Brazil and the teaching in post graduate school, are themes of this course.

Coordinator: Prof. Manoel Otávio da Costa Rocha

PAR931 - Epidemiology of Infectious and Parasitic Diseases/ Elective - 4 credits

Summary: This course presents the general concepts of epidemiology: distribution, dynamics, transmission and pathogenesis. The epidemics research and epidemiological surveillance, the morbidity and mortality studies, the validation of diagnostic tests, the validity and accuracy of clinical trials as well as systematic and random errors, are discussed in this course. Other topics are: Observational studies (cross-sectional, case-control and cohort) with conceptual model, sampling, measures of association, advantages and limitations; Therapy and intervention studies (clinical trials) with conceptual model, sampling, measures of association, advantages and limitations; and Prognostic studies with conceptual model, advantages and limitations, relative risks and epidemiological inferences.

Coordinator: Prof. Mariangela Carneiro

CAE819 - Methodology of Scientific Research II/ Elective - 2 credits

Summary: This course intends to address aspects of the organization and writing of theses based on empirical observations and presents fundamental techniques in text construction. Some of the topics presented are: The literature review and its contextualization discovering the hypothesis to be worked; the construction of the hypothesis and the explicitation of the variables involved; the reading and results interpretation; scientific explanations from statistical inferences.

Coordinator: Prof. Luiz Alberto de Oliveira Gonçalves

CAE838 - Methodology of Scientific Research I/ Elective - 3 credits

Summary: The course aims to evaluate the construction of the research working hypothesis, and the identification and categorization of the variables involved. The biomedical research with animal models and the clinical cases, as well as the research on rare syndromes, are discussed. The construction of protocols for the collection of observations, the methodological development of the research project and the construction of scientific knowledge are also presented. Formulation of research problems, hypothesis construction, variable analysis, method identification, methodological design, analysis plan preparation and development of research protocols and reports are addressed in this course content.

Coordinator: Prof. Luiz Alberto de Oliveira Gonçalves

CLM866 - Delineation in Scientific Research I/ Elective - 4 credits

Summary: The course deals with the basic concepts in biostatistics and clinical research, as well as with the preparation of research protocols, databases management and basic statistical analysis.

Coordinator: Prof. Maria do Carmo Pereira Nunes

CLM867 - Delineation in Scientific Research II/ Elective - 4 credits

Summary: Operationalization of concepts of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, through monitoring of students dissertation and/or thesis projects.

Coordinator: Prof. Antonio Luiz Pinho Ribeiro

EST814 - Principles of Biostatistics/ Elective - 4 credits

Summary: Descriptive statistics: probability elements. Statistical Inference: confidence interval and hypothesis tests. Classical statistical tests: Chi-square, “t” for one and two samples, simple linear regression and correlation, analysis of variance (ANOVA).

Coordinator: Professors indicated by the Institute of Exact Sciences (ICEX)/UFMG

FAE914 –Higher Education Didactics/ Elective - 4 credits

Summary: The course aims to contribute to the understanding of the remarkable pedagogical doctrines to rethink the didactics and practice in the university context. University pedagogy: teaching and its relationships (content/form, professor/student, research/education /society, teaching techniques / technological innovations). Planning and evaluation of teaching: innovative projects of educational practices in different fields of higher education.

Coordinator: Professors indicated by the Education Faculty (FAE)/UFMG

MPS871 - Epidemiological investigation Methods: Critical reading of scientific articles/ Elective - 4 credits

Summary: The course intends to stimulate critical analysis of medical literature, as well as the principles and epidemiological techniques applied in the approach of clinical problems.

Coordinator: Prof. Eliane Dias Macedo Gontijo

PAR929 - Epidemiologic Methods/ Elective - 5 credits

Summary: The discipline looks for the understanding of the conceptual and methodological bases in the development of epidemiological studies: ecological, sectional, case-control and cohort trial. Planning, sampling, data collection, analysis, addictions, confusion, effect modification, adjustment and results interpretation.

Coordinator: Prof. Mariangela Carneiro

PED819 - Methodology and Informatics in Medical Research/ Elective - 3 credits

Summary: The course aims to provide advice to the students, from the planning phase of their project until the final analysis of the collected data. The content is divided in 3 modules: Module 1: Individualized assistance to research works. Module 2: Computer training on research; Module 3: Theoretical discussions.

Coordinator: Prof. Cláudia Regina Lindgren Alves