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About Study Course

Credit points / ECTS:2 / 3
Course supervisor: Lilija Antoņēviča
Study type:Full time
Course level:Bachelor
Target audience:Medicine
Language:English, Latvian
Branch of science:Medicine; Health Care

Objective

To obtain theoretical and practical skills on clinical care.

Prerequisites

Anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, microbiology.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge

Students will acquire basic knowledge of patient care, recovery-promoting factors. Will demonstrate orientation in the latest medical technologies used in clinical care.

Skills

To assess the patient's condition and practically conduct clinical procedures, to prepare and administer the prescribed medication to the patient, provide intravenous access with a peripheral venous catheter and perform intravenous drug administration using suitable equipment. Make an accurate blood, urine, stool, sputum, etc. samples collection for laboratory tests, perform procedures related to the gastrointestinal tract (probing, intestinal, the patient's tube-feeding, etc.), to administer procedures related to urinary tract (bladder catheterisation), to document the appointed and administered procedures.

Competence

Ability to apply and evaluate appropriate clinical procedures, medical devices, and other activities to ensure optimal patient care. To be able to analyse situations, to argue logically, to formulate and explain their views.Ability to follow aseptic and antiseptic principles in a variety of clinical practice situations, including prior to surgical and invasive procedures.Ability to perform intravenous (peripheral veins), intracutaneous, subcutaneous, intramuscular injections and catheterization of peripheral veins.Ability to insert and remove a nasogastric tube. Ability to insert a gastric tube and perform gastric lavage. Ability to perform bladder catheterization.

Study course planning

Planning period:Year 2020, Autumn semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Medicine6Master’sRequiredNataļja Steļmaha, Inta Kalniņa, Inguna Leite, Jūlija Vahtina, Rafaels Ciekurs, Anastasija Gromova, Aiga Lasmane, Anita Znotiņa, Zane Laure, Madara Blumberga, Marija Jermoļicka