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Infectious Diseases

Study Course Description

Course Description Statuss:Approved
Course Description Version:6.00
Study Course Accepted:06.08.2020
Study Course Information
Course Code:IUDK_012LQF level:Level 7
Credit Points:2.00ECTS:3.00
Branch of Science:Medicine; Infectious DiseasesTarget Audience:Dentistry
Study Course Supervisor
Course Supervisor:Ludmila Vīksna
Study Course Implementer
Structural Unit:Department of Infectology
The Head of Structural Unit:Ludmila Vīksna
Contacts:Rīga, Linezera iela 3,, +371 67014777
Study Course Planning
Full-Time - 1. Semester No.
Lectures (count)1Lecture Length (academic hours)2Total Contact Hours of Lectures2
Classes (count)10Class Length (academic hours)3Total Contact Hours of Classes30
Total Contact Hours32
Study course description
Preliminary Knowledge:
Anatomy, biology, histology, microbiology, virology, immunology, biochemistry, biology, parasitology, physiology, pathologic physiology, pathologic anatomy, propaedeutic, pharmacology.
To provide information about infectious diseases and special epidemiology to the extent necessary for a dentist.
Topic Layout (Full-Time)
No.TopicType of ImplementationNumberVenue
1Introduction to infectology. Study about infection process. The place of infectious diseases in the spectrum of other diseases. The diagnostic principles of infectious diseases.Lectures1.00E-Studies platform
6Principles of medical device reprocessing (cleaning, disinfection, sterilization, process control, regulatory documents).Classes1.00clinical base
7Healthcare-associated infections, including hospital-acquired infections.Classes1.00clinical base
8Infectious diseases initiating (causing) disorders (changes) in oral cavity and fauces.Classes1.00clinical base
9Visual signs of infectious diseases.Classes1.00clinical base
10Infections caused by herpes virus: pathogenesis, clinical manifestations, treatment approaches.Classes1.00clinical base
11Neuroinfections: etiologic structure, clinical manifestations, diagnostics, treatment principles.Classes1.00clinical base
12Infections transmitted by fecal-oral route: aetiology, principles of diagnostics and treatment.Classes1.00clinical base
13Hepatides – viral and bacterial: clinical manifestations, differential diagnosis, selection of treatment.Classes1.00clinical base
14HIV/AIDS–related opportunistic diseases: clinical manifestations, diagnostics and selection of treatment activities.Classes1.00clinical base
15Tuberculosis: pathogenesis, clinical manifestations, treatment principles.Classes1.00clinical base
Unaided Work:
Preliminary preparation of the topic to be discussed in a practical class; a report on the selected topic.
Assessment Criteria:
Independent work: An independent study report. Assessment criteria – compliance of the content of the report with the selected topic; design of the report; student’s individual input, contribution or work invested; level of the student’s knowledge evaluated by the lecturer (responsible for the group) when discussing the individual study report with the student. Exam: Activity during practical classes (involvement, participation), assessment of the independent study report, and the multiple-choice test on the topics acquired.
Final Examination (Full-Time):Exam (Written)
Final Examination (Part-Time):
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge:Students will be able to classify infectious diseases by etiological, epidemiological, clinical characteristics, to formulate diagnostic methods necessary for verification of infectious diseases, to analyse test results and to define the amount of required individual and public health care in the context of dentistry.
Skills:The students will be able to recognize a certain symptom of the disease and obtain additional data of anamnesis (life, disease, epidemiological data) from the patient and data of laboratory investigation; to evaluate symptoms, signs and test results that would require attention of a physician – specialist; to implement necessary preventive measures.
Competencies:To cooperate on the professional level with colleagues and medical professionals; to improve own competence to study in a group or independently; to improve understanding of a healthy life style and public health.
Required Reading
1Bennett J.E., Dolin R.l., Blaser Mandell M. J., Douglas, and Bennett's Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases (Eighth Edition), ISBN: 978-1-4557-4801-3
2Fred F. Ferri. Ferri's Clinical Advisor 2019, Elsevier.
3Vīksna L. Infekcijas slimības. Rīga: Medicīnas apgāds; 2011.
4Maxine A. Papadakis, Stephen J. McPhee, Michael W. Rabow Lange Current Medical Diagnosis and Treatment 2018, 57th Edition; „Innere Medizin“ Gerd Herold and Associates
5Vīksna L. Vakcinācija: aktīvā specifiskā imūnprofilakse. Rīga: Nacionālais apgāds; 2008.
6Vīksna L. Vīrushepatīts C: norise, ārstēšana, prognoze, profilakse. Rīga: Nacionālais apgāds; 2003.
7Cilvēka imūndeficīta vīrusa (HIV) infekcijas diagnostikas, ārstēšanas un profilakses klīniskās vadlīnijas. 2014
8Vīrushepatīta B diagnostikas un etitropās ārstēšanas vadlīnijas. 2011
9Tuberkulozes klīniskās vadlīnijas. 2015.
11Madhukar Pai, Marcel A. Behr, David Dowdy, Tuberculosis. Nature reviews, Volume 2, 2016
12Garcia-Monco J.C. CNS infections. Clinical approach. Springer, 2018
13Zinčenko L, Krūmiņa A. Medicīniskā helmintoloģija. Rīga: Vītola izdevniecība; 2010.
14Bacon B R, et al, editors. Comprehensive Clinical hepatology. 2nd ed. St Louis; London: Elsevier Mosby; 2010.
15Bagg J, et al. Essentials of microbiology for dental students. 2nd ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press; 2006.
16Cohen J, Opal S M, Powderly W G, editors. Infectious diseases. 2 vol. 3rd ed. St. Louis, Mo.; London: Mosby; 2010.
17Collier L. Human virology: a text for students of medicine, dentistry and microbiology. 3rd ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press; 2006.
18Wenzel R, Bearman G, Brewer T, Butzler J P. A guide to infection control in the hospital. 4th ed. Boston: International Society for Infectious Diseases. 2008.
19Goldman L., Schafer A. “Goldman-Cecil Medicine”, 25th Ed. Elsevier Inc. 2016
20CDC Yellow Book 2018: Health Information for International Travel, Oxford University Press, 704 lpp., 2017.
Additional Reading
1Feldman M, Friedman L S, Brandt L J. Sleisenger and Fordtran’s gastrointestinal and liver disease: review and assessment. 2 vol. 9th edition. Edinburgh: Elsevier Sounders; 2010.
2Foster G R, Goldin R D. Management of chronic viral hepatitis. 2nd ed. London: Taylor & Francis; 2005.
3Gilbert D N, et al. The Sanford guide to antimicrobial therapy Sperryville; Antimicrobial Therapy; 2009.
4Peters W, Pasvol G. Atlas of tropical medicine and parasitology. 6th ed. Philadelphia: Elsevier Mosby; 2007.
5Белопольский Ю А. Справочник по инфекционным болезням. Москва; 2009.
6Покровский В И, Пак С Г, Брико Н И, Данилкин Б К. Инфекционные болезни и эпидемиология. 2-e изд. Москва; 2009.
7Brila A. Infekcijas slimību epidemioloģija. Rīga: Nacionālais apgāds; 2009.
8Danilāns A. Hroniskas aknu slimības. Rīga: Medicīnas apgāds; 2009.
9Bartlett J G, Gallant J E, Pham P A. 2009-2010 medical management of HIV Infection. Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; 2009.
10Ferri F F. Ferri’s Clinical Advisor 2012: 5 books in 1. London: Elsevier Mosby; 2012.
11Schlossberg D. Clinical infectious disease. Cambrige: Cambridge University Press; 2008.
12Service M. Medical entomology for Students. 5th edition, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. Cambrige University Press, 2012.
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