Compulsory Subjects for Cardiovascular Sciences


The course aims to provide students with basic knowledge about Biostatistics in order to allow the understanding and fulfillment of initial data analyses of a research. Historical aspects of statistics; forms of data representation, introduction to descriptive statistics; measures of central tendency; position measurements; measures of central tendency; introduction to probability; conditional probability; probability distributions; introduction to inferential statistics; parametric hypothesis tests; and non-parametric hypothesis testing; linear correlation tests will be discussed.


The course aims to develop in sstudent capacity for perception and critical analysis of ethical conflicts in research with human beings; develop the capacity for perception, critical analysis and proposals for resolution of ethical conflicts in non-human animal research; discuss ethical conflicts in the development and application of biotechnologies in the biomedical and human health fields; to enable students to identify and analyze ethical conflicts that permeate their activity in research and in the development of ethical works and theses (knowledge about plagiarism, self-plagiarism, fraud in research).

Basic Epidemiology and Clinical Practice Based on Evidence

Aims to subsidize the student in the understanding and management of aspects of epidemiological studies: Fundamentals of Epidemiology; Disease Frequency Measures; Causality; Association Measures; Case studies and cross-sectional studies; Cohort studies; Case-control studies; Intervention studies. Knowledge and skills needed to perform critical evaluation of the most frequent types of clinical research. Evaluation of clinical trials, cohorts, accuracy studies, case-control, qualitative studies, prognostic articles, treatment articles, systematic reviews and economic analyses.

Research Methodology and Scientific Writing

Provides 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.

Research Seminar for Dissertation I

Discussion of cardiovascular sciences topics presented as proposals for the master’s thesis. Introduction to the techniques of argumentation for instrumentalization in the methodological conduction of the research project. Development of the plan to search for scientific literature, selection and exclusion of articles pertinent to research and development of academic citation.

Research Seminar for Dissertation II

Theoretical-methodological discussion in accordance with research in development. Data Collection and presentation of results.

Research Seminar for Dissertation III

Discussion of the results of research and writing of scientific articles for publication in an indexed journal.