Ready. Set. Go!

Pre-courses

We all agree that to become a good healthcare professional it’s essential to spend hours learning the theoretical concepts, but to get our hands dirty by practising over and over again is crucial to conclude that learning process! To complement our scientific programme, we bring you ten practical courses that constitute the Ready. Set. Go!

By paying 5€ you can spend an afternoon learning, and putting into practice the theoretical knowledge you already have. If you didn’t register for the IX In4Med, don’t worry, you still can participate in these and get your certificate in the end. And remember that absences to classes are justified, don’t let that be an obstacle!

Ready. Set. Go! will occur on the afternoon of February 27th. Registrations start on January 31st at 9 pm (GMT), don’t miss this opportunity!

Learn a little bit more about each course below, where you can also find the registration links, as soon as they’re open!


Body Interact

In this course, you will have the opportunity to simulate in real-time your ability to react before a wide range of medical scenarios, as well as test your clinical reasoning! Using Body Interact technology, and with the help of our trainers, you will be able to improve the way you approach the patient in those situations. So, if you consider yourself a modern lover of the contemporary simulation world, guarantee your place and come show us what you’re made of!

Recommended academic years: 3rd - 6th
Necessary material: None





Bring Me To Life by INEM

It’s essential for our training as medical students to know how to save a life! In this workshop, you’ll learn Basic Life Support (BLS) and how to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). It’s a very practical and engaging workshop so be prepared to get physical! It will be performed by INEM and will last 6 hours. And, as if it wasn’t already worth it, in the end, you will also be certified by INEM.

Recommended academic years: 1st - 6th
Necessary material: None





Find the vessel and keep breathing

Central venous catheter and intubation are complex techniques that you’ll have the opportunity to practice in models. In this course, we have everything ready for you to practice these techniques in models so that you don't get lost in the emergency service. The first part of the course has a little introduction with theoretical concepts and the other one is only practice. To train the intubation, you can count on having all the needed material - Guedel tubes, masks, laryngoscope and endotracheal tubes! The second part has reserved for you the time to practice the technique of managing a central venous catheter in a model and how to do it perfectly!

Recommended academic years: 3rd - 6th
Necessary material: None





Highway to heart

Have you ever wondered how to fix your broken-hearted patients? In this course, you’ll go through a variety of important concepts in Cardiology in order to be able to do it, starting with learning the correct approach to the patient with chest pain and progressing to the approach of patients with acute coronary syndromes and acute heart failure! Additionally, the participants will also practice with simulated clinical scenarios as well as written clinical scenarios and EKG readings. No heart will be cold enough to resist your treatment after you’re this prepared!

Recommended academic years: 4th - 6th
Necessary material: Bring your coat and stethoscope





Keeping Kids Alive by INEM

All medical students want the same: learn how to save a life and that’s what you are going to learn during this course. Performed by INEM, it will give you the opportunity to learn Basic Life Support for children, since there are some particularities! In the end, you will also be certified by INEM!

Recommended academic years: 1st - 6th
Necessary material: None





Let the O2 out

Pneumothorax is not a totally unknown term for medical students. However, most of us don’t know how to act when one comes up! This course will give you all the information you need to become an expert on pneumothorax. Besides the initial theoretical approach, you’ll have the chance to train with a specially designed simulator and practice your skills!

Recommended academic years: 5th - 6th
Necessary material: Bring your coat and stethoscope





Looking inside by Olympus

Laparoscopy is a minimally invasive approach to surgical technique and it requires many hours of practice to become an expert! Therefore, we prepared a course that will allow you to have a hands-on practice in laparoscopic simulation with endotrainers! It will feature many different tasks to perform, challenging your handling skills. Persistence, patience and determination will be highly tested, for which we remind you: practice makes perfect!
Join us for an amazing surgical experience!

Recommended academic years: 3rd - 6th
Necessary material: None





Minor Surgery

Do you like surgery? You now have the opportunity to learn some theoretical concepts, practice and improve surgical techniques, local anaesthesia, and the approach to minor surgery such as abscesses and foreign body removal. Don’t miss the opportunity to practice on real bodies and prepare to become the best surgeon!

Recommended academic years: 2nd - 6th
Necessary material: Bring your coat






SOS Save the Brain

Curious fact: Strokes are the leading cause of incapacity! What can we do to prevent this? Correct identification of patients having a stroke and their early treatment have a great impact on the outcome of these cases. In this course you’ll learn the signs you should look for and the correct way to intervene. Besides the initial theoretical approach, you’ll have the chance to train with a specially designed simulator and practice your skills. Join this course to learn the basic principles of dealing with the different types of strokes and discover how to guess what is going inside the brain just by looking at the patient!

Recommended academic years: 4th - 6th
Necessary material: Bring your coat





Trauma 101 by Cruz Vermelha

Do you dream of being a first responder? Would you like to be the first to help trauma patients in dire situations? Then this course is for you! Coordinated by the Portuguese Red Cross, it will introduce you to basic techniques in diverse trauma scenarios so you can be of help when the time comes, including training in airway, Breathing, Circulation, Disability, Exposure (ABCDE) approach, emergency patient extraction training using a long backboard with a spider strap, and more, proper patient transportation techniques, START triage system and Tourniquet placement!

Recommended academic years: 1st - 6th
Necessary material: None