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About Study Course

Credit points / ECTS:1 / 1.5
Course supervisor: Elga Sidhoma
Study type:Part time, Full time
Course level:Bachelor
Target audience:Rehabilitation
Branch of science:Medicine; Dermatology and Venereology


To develop a theoretical understanding of the indications and contraindications of physiotherapeutic methods in cases of various skin and sexually transmitted diseases, taking into account their epidemiology, etiology, knowing the clinics of diseases, principles of diagnosis and treatment. In practice, by analyzing the course of patients' illness and medical documents, to acquire skills in planning physiotherapeutic options.


Biology, anatomy, histology, physiology, pathophysiology, biochemistry, microbiology, propedeutics, pharmacology and internal diseases.

Learning outcomes


Students will be able to recognize skin and sexually transmitted diseases and will characterize the peculiarities of their course in different age groups; will describe principles of diagnostics and differential diagnostics of skin and sexually transmitted diseases and develop skills in patient care; will record and describe up-to-date methods of medical examination and treatment in dermatology and venereology.


Students will be able to assess condition of the patient’s skin, recognize symptoms of skin and venereal diseases; analyze and correctly interpret obtained medical data and findings of examinations establishing necessity and possibility to apply physical therapy.


Cooperate with physicians, colleagues, patients and their family members on professional level; interpret findings of examinations and apply them in treatment; respect wishes of a patient and comply with the law.

Study course planning

Planning period:Year 2020, Autumn semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Physiotherapy5Bachelor’sRequiredGerda Pētersone, Andra Dērveniece, Ingmārs Mikažāns, Elga Sidhoma, Ilona Hartmane, Jānis Ķīsis, Māra Rone-Kupfere, Sanita Žīgure, Iveta Ivdra, Alise Balcere, Aleksejs Zavorins, Lelde Reinberga, Gunita Čalovska
Physiotherapy5Bachelor’sRequiredElga Sidhoma, Andra Dērveniece, Ingmārs Mikažāns, Gerda Pētersone, Lelde Reinberga, Alise Balcere, Aleksejs Zavorins, Ilona Hartmane, Jānis Ķīsis, Iveta Ivdra, Sanita Žīgure, Māra Rone-Kupfere