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About Study Course

Department: Department of Clinical Skills and Medical Technologies
Credit points / ECTS:2 / 3
Course supervisor: Oļegs Sabeļņikovs
Study type:Full time
Course level:Bachelor
Target audience:Medicine; Civil and Military Defense; Clinical Pharmacy; Pharmacy; Sports Trainer; Nursing Science; Public Health; Rehabilitation
Language:English, Latvian
Branch of science:Medicine; Health Care

Objective

Develop students’ competence in providing first aid. Provide information about the civil protection structure and organisation in the country, as well as the responsibilities and measures to be taken in the event of various disasters in order to ensure adequate and timely action. Give information about the key environmental aspects (air, water, soil, food, etc.) and their potential impact on health and safety, as well as control, prevention and reduction (according to the Cabinet Regulations No. 716 “Minimum Requirements for the Content of the Compulsory Civil Protection Course and the Content of the Civil Protection Training for Employees”, adopted on 15.12.2017).

Prerequisites

Biology, Physics, Chemistry (at Secondary school level).

Learning outcomes

Knowledge

Having completed the course, students will be able to:
• describe the role of the cardiovascular and respiratory system in maintaining vital functions;
• describe the action plan of a first aid provider at the scene of an accident;
• describe the basic resuscitation algorithms for adults and children;
• name and characterise clinical signs of external and internal bleeding and methods of stopping the bleeding;
• describe the mechanisms for the development of shock and anti-shock measures;
• list the signs of bone fractures, joint dislocations and tendon sprains and muscle strains and first aid to casualties;
• describe the adverse effects of harmful environmental factors on the human body (overheating, cooling, and frostbite).

Knowledge of the structure, legal framework, organisation and management of the civil protection system acquired; knowledge of the tasks, rights and duties of the government, local government, legal entities and natural persons in the field of civil protection; knowledge of hazardous objects, threat assessment, obligations and rights of owners or lawful possessors; knowledge of the civil protection commissions of local governments; knowledge of planning civil protection measures; knowledge of hazardous substances, their classification and requirements for their storage and transportation; knowledge of requesting and provision of international assistance; on personal protective equipment in the event of a disaster; knowledge of specific legal regimes and actions in specific facilities. Understanding of various environmental factors, their impact on health and safety, behaviour in various environmental emergencies.

Skills

Having completed the course, students will be able to:
• act effectively at the scene of an accident prior to the arrival of the emergency medical assistance team;
• carry out an evaluation of the vital functions of victims at the pre-hospital stage;
• undertake basic resuscitation measures for adults and children;
• provide first aid in the event of foreign body aspiration;
• stop external bleeding applying direct pressure using the methods of direct pressure and compression dressings;
• undertake a set of anti-shock measures;
• provide first aid in case of injuries;
• provide first aid in case of damage caused by temperature;
• provide first aid in the event of convulsions;
• demonstrate the ability to work according to the principles of team work within their competence.

Upon completion of the study course, students will know how to identify various hazards and how to deal with different emergencies.
Will be able to independently, critically analyse, find information and data through identification of environmental health problems, and to assess their role in maintaining and strengthening of human health.

Competence

On completion of the study course, the student will be able to effectively provide first aid to the casualty in a variety of life and health critical situations in an optimal way, using the available resources, as well as to act properly in different emergency situations.

Study course planning

Planning period:Year 2020, Autumn semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Audiologopaedics3Bachelor’sRequiredKaspars Šetlers, Ardis Bērziņš, Paula Zviedre, Jekaterina Jagodzinska-Peškova, Olga Zemļanuhina, Iveta Vigupe
Physiotherapy1Bachelor’sRequiredVita Biltauere, Olga Zemļanuhina, Jekaterina Jagodzinska-Peškova, Paula Zviedre, Iveta Vigupe
Physiotherapy1Bachelor’sRequiredPaula Zviedre, Olga Zemļanuhina, Ardis Bērziņš, Iveta Vigupe
Nursing Studies1Bachelor’sRequiredVita Biltauere, Iveta Vigupe, Olga Zemļanuhina, Ivars Vanadziņš, Oļegs Sabeļņikovs, Ardis Bērziņš
Nursing1Bachelor’sRequiredVita Biltauere, Ardis Bērziņš, Ivars Vanadziņš, Oļegs Sabeļņikovs, Paula Zviedre, Iveta Vigupe, Darja Smirnova
Orthotics and Prosthetics1Bachelor’sRequiredOlga Zemļanuhina, Jekaterina Jagodzinska-Peškova, Darja Smirnova
Social work9Bachelor’sRequiredDarja Smirnova, Ivars Vanadziņš, Oļegs Sabeļņikovs, Paula Zviedre
Nutrition1Bachelor’sRequiredKaspars Šetlers, Paula Zviedre
Nutrition1Bachelor’sRequiredJekaterina Jagodzinska-Peškova
Dentistry1Master’sRequiredArdis Bērziņš, Paula Zviedre, Jekaterina Jagodzinska-Peškova, Darja Smirnova, Iveta Vigupe, Kaspars Šetlers
Dentistry1Master’sRequiredArdis Bērziņš, Ivars Vanadziņš, Jekaterina Jagodzinska-Peškova, Oļegs Sabeļņikovs, Vita Biltauere, Darja Smirnova
Dental Hygiene3First levelRequiredKaspars Šetlers, Darja Smirnova, Iveta Vigupe, Olga Zemļanuhina, Paula Zviedre, Ardis Bērziņš
Planning period:Year 2021, Spring semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Occupational Therapy2Bachelor’sRequiredDarja Smirnova, Olga Zemļanuhina
Psychology2Bachelor’sRequiredVita Biltauere, Kaspars Šetlers, Paula Zviedre, Darja Smirnova, Iveta Vigupe, Olga Zemļanuhina, Jekaterina Jagodzinska-Peškova
Midwifery2Bachelor’sRequiredArdis Bērziņš, Paula Zviedre, Iveta Vigupe, Jekaterina Jagodzinska-Peškova
Dentistry1Master’sRequiredVita Biltauere, Kaspars Šetlers, Ardis Bērziņš, Paula Zviedre, Darja Smirnova, Iveta Vigupe, Olga Zemļanuhina, Jekaterina Jagodzinska-Peškova