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Cardiology

You will apply knowledge to prevent, diagnose, treat, and rehabilitate heart disease.
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Description

You will train as a specialist physician who masters basic sciences applied to the field of Cardiology so that you can treat and cure ailments that affect adults and their complications at a level of complexity that goes beyond Internal Medicine.

Duration: 3 years.

 

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Recognition of Official Validity of Studies (RVOE) granted by the Mexican Secretariat of Public Education in accordance with agreement 20101130 dated November 3, 2009. Latest update: December 2016.

Objective

In the Cardiology subspecialty you will demonstrate interest in continuing education and research. You will also join the health equipment in medical care processes. You will be responsible for the care of patients, their families, and the environment. Moreover, you will integrate ethical elements that dignify your specialty and you will address the medical-legal issues involved in your practice.

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Admission profile

In order to pursue this Specialty, you need to have completed 2 years of the Specialty in Internal Medicine and 3 years of the Specialty in Cardiology.

Graduate profile

Upon completion of your studies in Cardiology, you will have developed the following knowledge:

  • Apply knowledge of basic sciences such as Anatomy, Physiology, Genetics, Embryology, Pharmacology, Biochemistry, and Molecular Biology, oriented to Cardiology.
  • Have in-depth knowledge of prevention, diagnosis, and medical treatment, with support from available technological resources and based on your knowledge of natural history and the physiopathology of acute and chronic diseases affecting the cardiovascular system.
  • Be knowledgeable about Epidemiology, natural history of diseases, physiopathology, methods for primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular diseases such as arterial hypertension and ischemic cardiopathies, which are prevalent in your work environment.
  • Select diagnostic tests and therapeutic procedures for cardiovascular diseases, such as electrocardiograms, hemodynamics, interventionism, and nuclear medicine, to name a few, that provide the best options in terms of health, with minimum discomfort and social and economic cost for the patient.
  • Apply the scientific method to clinical research, epidemiology, and health systems concerning cardiovascular diseases in order to generate new knowledge and scientific innovation in the field of Cardiology.
  • Have basic knowledge of teaching.

Upon completion of your studies in Cardiology, you will have developed the following skills:

  • Use medical care methods and techniques efficiently and effectively for cardiovascular diseases, according to the individual and group circumstances that you will face in your professional practice, such as cardiovascular hemodynamics, cardiovascular catheterization, intervention therapy techniques, echography: M mode, bidimensional, color doppler, spectral doppler, tridimensional, and tissue doppler.
  • Use reflection as a habitual element in the practice of your profession.
  • Select, analyze, and appreciate cardiological medical literature, appropriately applying it to your daily activities in order to support and broaden your professional activities.
  • Promote cardiology advancements in your professional work and in your patients.
  • Join continuing education in cardiology advancements and integrate your patients and work teams into it.
  • Establish a relationship with cardiological medical literature, pertinently applying it to your daily work in order to support and broaden your professional activities.
  • Conduct orderly, concrete, and thorough questioning that is congruent with the heart ailment in question. You will carry out a thorough, methodical, and accurate physical examination that is congruent with the patient’s problems.
  • Integrate in a timely and hierarchical manner the medical problems affecting a patient. You will accurately plan a program for study and treatment, even in emergency cases.

Upon completion of your studies in Cardiology, you will have developed the following attitudes:

    • Have a humanitarian spirit and a spirit of service with a special disposition for a comprehensive approach to patients with heart disease.
    • Be open to the communication needs of patients with heart disease and their families.
    • Practice self-criticism with regard to those patients with complex cardiological pathologies to acknowledge your limitations. You will request support when necessary and you will refer the patient when appropriate.
    • Work in a team. You will have a disposition for continuous improvement and development.
    • Convey your knowledge and experiences in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of heart disease to patients, families, students, and peers.
    • Have a special disposition toward the comprehensive approach to cardiac patients, including biological, psychological, and social aspects, as well as respect for the environment. ● Accept responsibility for your patients’ care.
    • Be aware of your social responsibility and your importance within the health system. ● Conduct yourself in accordance with Medical Ethics.
    • Be aware of the personal, family, and social implications of patient care in order to provide better guidance and support.

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    Curriculum

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    Courses

    First year

    Code Course Credits
    EMC1001 Clinical Training I 70
    EMC1002 Basic Sciences applied to Cardiology 4
    EMC1003 Cardiovascular Diseases I 6
    EMC1004 Cardiology Emergencies 4
    EMC1005 Diagnostic and Therapeutic Procedures in Cardiology I 4
    EMC1006 Research I 8

    Second year

    Code Course Credits
    EMC2001 Clinical Training II 70
    EMC2002 Heart Disease II 6
    EMC2003 Diagnostic and Therapeutic Procedures in Cardiology II 4
    EMC2004 Medical and Health Education 8
    EMC2005 Research II 8

    Third year

    Code Course Credits
    EMC3001 Clinical Training III 70
    EMC3002 Heart Disease III 6
    EMC3003 Pediatric Cardiology 4
    EMC3004 Diagnostic and Therapeutic Procedures in Cardiology III 4
    EMC3005 Research III 8

    Faculty

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