Elective Subject for Cardiovascular Sciences

Topics in Nutrition and Cardiometabolic Diseases

The main objective of this subject is to present and discuss concepts, current issues, divergences and provide advanced teaching in relation to nutritional and food behavior aspects that contribute to induction, prevention and treatment of cardiometabolic diseases, as well as health promotion through food. It contributes to the clarification of studies in the area of Food and Nutrition from basic research to clinical practice. For this, throughout the course classes will be taught, articles related to subjects of the subject debated, and directed studies will be conducted.


Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Systematic reviews and meta-analyses are designed to collect all empirical evidence available, in accordance with certain eligibility criteria and systematic methods to reduce bias, to summarize the evidence in health, and thus influence the implementation of the best evidence-based conducts. The importance of these studies is due to the fact that clinicians, researchers, users, and health managers are often flooded with information daily, making it difficult to interpret and correctly incorporate these findings into clinical practice.

Practical exercises regarding the elaboration of meta-analyses in health problems will be performed with the use of Comprehensive Meta-Analysis software (Biostat, NJ, USA, version 2.0, Windows, 2017).


Multiprofessional Research on Heart Failure, Circulatory Care Therapies and Cardiac Transplantation

To provide master students with the theoretical foundations, methods and techniques of knowledge in the Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantation Research Line in a multidisciplinary approach aimed at expanding innovations in the area of cardiology sciences.


Clinical Research in Cardiology

It foments the discussion on topics of research in the area of Cardiovascular Sciences.


Introduction to Operational Research

It aims to develop the critical view regarding Operational Research tools as well as its use as support for decision making in several problems in the health area.



Seminar on Innovation and Technology in Health

Study of molecular analysis methods applied to Cardiology; evaluation of mutations in ion channels as the basis for the genesis of cardiac arrhythmias; long QT syndrome: genetic basis; mutations in structural genes in heart diseases. Study of the microRNAs in Cardiology: knowledge of its role and therapeutic implications. Study of molecular markers of cardiovascular diseases. Stem cells: use in ischemic and non-ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy and in chagasic cardiopathy.



Introduction to Molecular Cardiogenesis

The main novelties in cardiovascular genetics with a focus on multifactorial and monogenic disorders, such as cardiomyopathies and hereditary arrhythmias, will be presented. Also will be approached the methods of molecular diagnostics and their applications in clinical practice, as well as introducing basic concepts of genetics and molecular biology.