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Study Course Description

Course Description Statuss:Approved
Course Description Version:5.00
Study Course Accepted:12.08.2020
Study Course Information
Course Code:NUNK_015LQF level:Level 6
Credit Points:2.00ECTS:3.00
Branch of Science:Medicine; NeurologyTarget Audience:Rehabilitation
Study Course Supervisor
Course Supervisor:Zanda Priede
Study Course Implementer
Structural Unit:Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery
The Head of Structural Unit:Andrejs Millers
Contacts:Riga, 13 Pilsonu Street, VSIA P.Stradiņa KUS, Block No. 37; 2 Hipokrata Street, Unit No. 7, Room No. 901, neuroatrsu[pnkts]lv, +371 67069653; +371 67536540
Study Course Planning
Full-Time - Semester No.1
Lectures (count)4Lecture Length (academic hours)2Total Contact Hours of Lectures8
Classes (count)6Class Length (academic hours)4Total Contact Hours of Classes24
Total Contact Hours32
Study course description
Preliminary Knowledge:
Theoretical knowledge of the nervous system anatomy and physiology.
Promote the acquisition of knowledge as the main nervous system disease pathogenesis, clinical manifestations, treatment principles and objectives of rehabilitation care.
Topic Layout (Full-Time)
No.TopicType of ImplementationNumberVenue
1Tasks of clinical neurology. Nervous system structure and clinical anatomy. Care tasks and stages of neurology. Additional investigation in neurology.Lectures1.00clinical base
2Cerebrovascular diseases. Etiology, patogenesis, profilactic treatment, clinical features. Stroke therapy. Rehabilitation.Lectures1.00clinical base
3Neuroinfection diseases: etiology, clinical features, types of neuroinfection diseases. Complications of neuroinfections, therapy management and prophylaxis. Demyelinating disorders of the CNS, multiple sclerosis, pathogenesis, clinical features, options of rehabilitation.Lectures1.00clinical base
4Paroxysmal conditions: epileptic and non-epileptic seizures. Treatment and care tasks in practice. Emergency aid during a seizure.Lectures1.00clinical base
5Neuroanatomy and functional anatomy of PNS. Anatomy of motor unit and centers of movement regulation at central and periferal nervous system. Regulation of movement and movement disorders syndromes. Clinical features of paresis. Management and rehabilitation tasks for patients with paresis. Functional anatomy of sensory nerve system. Disorders of sensory nerve system. Disorders of peripheral nerve system and pain. Management and rehabilitation of sensory nerve system disorders.Classes1.00clinical base
6Anatomy of cranial nerves and brain stem. Disorders of cranial nerves. Disorders of cranial nerves, management tasks. Neurological syndromes of brain stem disorders.Classes1.00clinical base
7Anatomy of extrapyramidal nerve system. Disorders of extrapyramidal disorders: parkinsonism and hyperkinesis. Management and prevention of parkinsonism and hyperkinesis. Anatomy of cerebellum and vestibular system. Disorders of vestibular system: ataxia and vertigo. Rehabilitation of balance and coordination disorders.Classes1.00clinical base
8Neuronatomy of cortex cerebri. Disorders of cortex cerebri. Management and prevention of dementia, tasks of rehabilitation. Classification of headache. Warning symptoms of headache. Treatment and prevention of primary headache.Classes1.00clinical base
9Peripheral nerve disorders (PND): introduction and clinical approach. PND clinical features, investigations, management and prevention. Back pain.Classes1.00clinical base
10Neuroanatomy of spinal cord. Cross-section disorders of spinal cord. Management of disorders of spinal cord. Head and spinal injuries. Loss of consciousness and coma, clinical assessment, management.Classes1.00clinical base
Unaided Work:
• Evaluates permanent neurological patient's condition • Researches in-depth and prepares a presentation on the nervous system, including the treatment and rehabilitation possibility • Independently works with literature in neurology.
Assessment Criteria:
Written and oral exam.
Final Examination (Full-Time):Exam (Oral)
Final Examination (Part-Time):
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge:After a successfully acquired educational course programme of Neurology, student will be able to: • outline the main nervous system mechanisms of damage and pathogenesis; • recognize at clinical practice the main nervous system syndrome and clinical manifestations of neurological disease. Evaluate the rehabilitation possibilities and their role in clinical practice.
Skills:After a successfully acquired educational course programme of Neurology, student will be able to: • collect patient's medical history; • evaluate patient's neurological status; • identify the tasks of rehabilitation for patients with nervous system disorders and diseases.
Competencies:• To recognise the most common symptoms of neurological disease, justified and formulate logical the diagnosis of neurology disorders. • To develop optimal treatment, investigation and rehabilitation plans for specific clinical case.
Required Reading
1Douglas J.Gould, PhD. Pocket Neuroanatomy; 2014.
2I.Logina, E. Smeltere. Neiroloģija shēmās// Avots: 2009; 61 lpp
3Lange Medical book "Current Medical Diagnosis&Treatment", 2016
4Fundamentals of Neurology. An Illustrated Guide. Second Edition, 2017
Additional Reading
13rd Edition Harrison's Neurology in Clinical Medicine, 2013
2Neurorehabilitation Technology, 2012
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