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Programa de Pós-Graduação em Infectologia e Medicina Tropical


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

CLM878 - Tópicos Especiais em Ciências da Saúde: Infectologia e
Medicina Tropical I: Scientific Methodology Applied To Writing And Reviewing Papers. Optative – 1 credit

Summary: To enable the student to acquire basic notions about writing scientific articles and literature reviews in the various fields of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine. To enable students to gain knowledge about the structuring of a scientific article in its various parts, so that at the end of the course the student has the basic conditions to write a scientific article. Also enable the acquisition of basic knowledge about reviewing scientific articles prepared by peers, for the purpose of acting as a reviewer of indexed newspapers.

Assessment: preparation of an article proposal for your project or article review.

Coordinators: Prof. Myron Christodoulides (University of Southampton, England), Prof. Mauro Martins Teixeira and Prof. Antônio Lúcio Teixeira

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 (B) - Special Topics in Health Sciences: Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine II: Current Bases of Immunology. Elective - 2 credits.

Summary: This course presents the main concepts from the immune system: cells, organs and main receptor molecules. The triggering and immune response´ actions in clinical contexts, such as innate and adaptive immunity, cellular and humoral immune response, regulation and tolerance in the immune response will be showed. Also, the main cytokines and chemokines of interest in the infectious and/or parasitic diseases, as well as an update about the knowledge in current Immunology, and to broaden the vision of immunological concepts to postgraduate students in the Health area will be presented. Coordinators: Dr. Ana Thereza Chaves, Dr. Lourena Emanuele Costa, Prof. Eduardo Antonio Ferraz Coelho.

CLM879 (C) - Special Topics in Health Sciences: Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine II: Bases Applied for the Development of Vaccinology and Immunotherapy. Elective - 2 credits

Summary: This course aims to introduce the theoretical concepts in vaccines and the principles of immunotherapy, as well as to discuss the applicability and mechanisms of these methods in the prophylaxis and treatment of the diseases. It also aims to demonstrate the current molecular tools used in the search for immunogens, techniques for building such products and, finally, the planning of experimental and clinical trials.

Coordinators: Prof. Dr. Ricardo Toshio Fujiwara, Dra. Fernanda Ludolf, Dra. Vívian Tamietti Martins.

CLM879 (D) - Special Topics in Health Sciences: Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine II: Clinical and immunopathological basis of eye infections. Elective - 2 credits

Summary: This course presents the relevant aspects of ocular infections, with emphasis on the correlation between clinical manifestations and immunopathology. General topics discussing about ocular infections, including the histological, pathological and immunological bases related to such pathologies, and general aspects about laboratory diagnosis, cyto/histopathology and imaging diagnosis will be addressed. The most important ocular infectious pathologies will also be presented and discussed. The course will comprise two parts: (i) a research seminar, with professionals from Brazil and abroad, to be held on November 1st, 2017, at the Faculty of Medicine of UFMG; (ii) and the “Infection/Ocular inflammation” program to be presented during the XXXVII Congress of Hospital São Geraldo, between November 02 and 04, 2017, with national and international researchers, to be held at the Hotel Mercure Lourdes Belo Horizon. To participate in such event, students enrolled in this discipline will not pay by the registration fee.

Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Daniel Vitor de Vasconcelos Santos.

CLM879 (E) - Special Topics in Health Sciences: Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine II: Natural history and pathogenesis of infectious and/or tropical diseases. Elective - 3 credits

Summary: This course presents the concepts of evolution, with emphasis on natural and genetic selection of populations and its application in the relationships between infectious agents of clinical importance. Through the exemplification of the described mechanisms involved in the interaction and survival of agents that cause infection in humans, a critical view on the pathogenesis of infectious and/or tropical diseases is presented in a clinical-practical context. Coordinators: Prof. Dr. Denise Utsch Gonçalves. Prof. Dr. Eduardo Antonio Ferraz Coelho. Dra. Beatriz Cristina Silveira Salles. Dra. Ana Paula Morais Martins Almeida.

CLM879 - Special Topics in Health Sciences: Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine II: Flow cytometry. Elective - 2 credits

Summary: This course presents the main strategies and their application in the rational planning of drugs to be used against infectious and/or tropical diseases. The selection of bioactive molecules identified by in vitro and in silico screenings of natural products, as well as synthetic compounds and combinatorial collections will be addressed. The choice of biological targets and the establishment of their relevance in the pathophysiological processes will be discussed. Also, the evaluation of these molecules in infection/treatment models using animal hosts will be discussed. More specifically, the following topics will be showed: molecular modeling, Docking analysis, bioprospection, QSAR modeling and animal models of disease. Coordinators: Dra. Luciana Maria Ribeiro Antinarelli, Dra. Grasiele de Sousa Tavares and Prof. Eduardo Antonio Ferraz Coelho

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

Summary: Knowledge of the main immune defense mechanisms against different infectious agents allows an understanding of the pathogenesis of infectoparasitic diseases and the various host and parasite strategies. The immune system acts in a network of cooperation, involving the participation of many important components, molecular and cellular. In this scenario, there is a delicate balance between health and disease, in which both deficiency and exaggeration result in tissue damage. This course explores these aspects and some therapeutic approaches that emerge from this knowledge. The course aims to present the student with theoretical and practical tools necessary for the correct diagnosis and treatment of the main infectious and parasitic diseases. It should require from the student understanding, fixation and practical application of knowledge in Infectious and Parasitic Diseases leading to the development of diagnostic reasoning in Infectious and Parasitic Diseases. Classes are expository, with readings of scientific articles, discussions during classes, seminars presented by students. Coordinators: Prof. Dr. Denise Utsch Gonçalves, Dr. Ana Thereza Chaves, Dr. Grasiele de Sousa Vieira Tavares and Dr. Ludimila Labanca.

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. Grasiele de Sousa Tavares.

CLM879 - Special Topics in Health Sciences: Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine II: Application of lipidomics in the study of inflammatory diseases. Elective - 2 credits

Summary: Discussion on concepts about lipidomics and its application in eutrophic and pathological conditions. The course will present methods used to identify and quantify lipids, and stimulated discussions on biological aspects and applications of lipid markers in the context of: (i) women’s health; (ii) metabolic/immunological disorders (i.e. diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis) and (iii) infections by parasites.

Coordinators: Prof. André Talvani, Mauro Martins Teixeira and Dra. Patrícia Regina Soares de Souza (William Harvey Research Institute, Queen Mary University of London, UK).

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

CLM883 - Critical analysis and presentation of scientific research results/ Required - 2 credits


-To present the Research Lines of the Program for the students, through projects developed within them.

-To allow the students to use resources, experiments and/or approaches presented in the the seminars of the discipline, aiming to allow to them to improve the quality and/or impact of their master´s degree and PhD thesis.

– To stimulate the cultural and scientific development of students through participation in master’s degree and PhD thesis of the Program, through the completion of technical-scientific reports evaluating a finished study that was developed at the Program. Coordinators: Prof. Eduardo Antonio Ferraz Coelho e Prof. Vandack Alencar Nobre Junior.

CLM884 – Scientific basis applied in the formation at Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine/ Required - 4 credits


– To allow the students to learn about the systematic study involving pathogenesis, pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, diagnosis and treatment of infectious and/or parasitic diseases prevalent in our country.

– Encourage the study of issues relevant to health care quality, both in hospital and outpatient settings, in the context of the needs of developing countries, with an interface with health policies, epidemiology and implementation science.

-To present to the students concepts related to the study of epidemiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis, prognosis, prevention and/or propaedeutics of infectious and parasitic diseases, as well as the use of biomarkers to guide therapeutics against such diseases.

– To stimulate the cultural and scientific development of the students through the knowledge of the different areas applied at Infectology and Tropical Medicine.

Coordinators: Prof. Eduardo Antonio Ferraz Coelho e Prof. Antônio Luiz Pinho Ribeiro.

CLM885 - Seminars in Bioethics. Elective - 4 credits

Summary: The course presents as objective the ethical training of the students regarding the development of research projects and the need for training human resources to act on Research Ethics Committees in the various institutions. There are 30 hours of theoretical class and 30 hours of practical class. Some topics, such as Introduction to Bioethics, Ethics in human relations, Ethics versus Science, Ethics in teaching and teaching Ethics, The rights of the volunteer and the discussion of vulnerability, Ethics in the relationship with students, teachers, employees, among other topics, are discussed. The online training course in Research Ethics was developed by the Program’s research group in collaboration with international institutions such as PAHO, WMA, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland, Canadian Health Institute, among others. Coordinators: Prof. Unaí Tupinambás e Prof. Dirceu Bartholomeu Greco.

CLM887 - Teaching Internship Practice in Infectology and Tropical Medicine. Mandatory for Program scholarship holders, optional for other students - 2 credits

Summary: The Teaching Internship Practice will be developed through the student’s participation in didactic activities associated with the discipline(s) of the undergraduate, graduate and/or high school/technical courses at UFMG. The activities will be chosen by the student, in agreement with their advisor, who may be responsible for it. The professor must assist the student in the preparation of the activity plan compatible with its regular attributions, containing a description of the tasks to be performed. This is a mandatory activity for master’s and doctoral students who receive a grant from funding agencies: Foundation for Research Support of the State of Minas Gerais (FAPEMIG), Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES) or National Council for Scientific Development and Technological (CNPq). However, the discipline is optional, but also encouraged, for non-scholarship students of the Program.

Coordinator: Prof. Vandack Alencar Nobre Jr.

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