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Credit points / ECTS:8 / 12
Course supervisor: Ludmila Vīksna
Study type:Pilna laika
Course level:Bachelor
Target audience:Medicine
Language:English, Latvian
Study course description
Branch of science:Medicine; Infectious Diseases
Study course description

Objective

To provide theoretical and practical knowledge of developmental mechanisms and aetiology of infectious diseases in the human body in correlation with clinical symptoms and possibility of treatment and specific or etiological therapy, as well as of prophylactic methods against infectious diseases, control of spread of infectious diseases, impact on public health and quality of life of each individual.

Prerequisites

Anatomy, biochemistry, biology, parasitology, pathologic physiology, microbiology, immunology, pharmacology, propaedeutic, internal diseases.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge

Students will be able to describe and classify infectious diseases according to etiological factor, prevailing symptoms, type of spread, levels of disease severity, hazard to public health and each individual; to identify and describe specific, typical, pathogenetic and other symptoms; to explain the programme or plan of investigations and systematize the methods; to define and explain general principles of treatment; to define steps of health care plan for individual treatment/to relate steps of health care plan to individual treatment; to describe and comment on current principles of specific prophylaxis, applying them on public health level as well as to each individual patient.

Skills

The students will be able to develop an action plan for diagnosis and treatment of the disease of the patient; to implement the created plan based on collected anamnesis and data obtained from laboratory tests and other investigations; to evaluate data of physical examination of the patient; the students will be competent to integrate results of laboratory investigations in the design of disease diagnostics; to plan prevention activities in order to control the spread of disease.

Competence

To apply basic knowledge and skills of reasoning, logics and public speaking in order to analyse situations in practical infectology, to discuss and explain personal viewpoint/opinion and constructively promote achievement of professional goals and specific tasks in order to provide individual and public health care; to communicate successfully with patients, their relatives and medical professionals as regards diagnostics, differential diagnosis, prevention and treatment of infectious diseases; to provide patient care in cooperation with patients, their relatives and medical experts, while respecting patients’ rights and norms of medical ethics; to study independently and use e-health medical resources for communication with other students and colleagues; to demonstrate and improve personal professional skills and develop oneself as a potential health care provider and promoter in the context of specific and non-specific prophylaxis of the infectious diseases.

Study course planning

Planning period:Year 2020, Spring semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Medicine8Master’sRequiredRaimonds Sīmanis, Angelika Krūmiņa, Indra Zeltiņa, Aija Leidere-Reine, Normunds Sūna, Anna Žilde, Jānis Zeltiņš, Gunita Saulīte, Agita Jēruma, Iveta Ozere, Ilze Ekšteina, Irēna Meistere, Laura Alksne, Juris Ķibilds, Ieva Vanaga, Sniedze Laivacuma, Guntis Karelis, Kristīne Ābeltiņa, Māris Liepiņš, Iļja Drjagunovs, Aleksandrs Černušenko, Ludmila Vīksna, Ginta Balode, Anda Vīksna
Medicine8Master’sRequiredRaimonds Sīmanis, Angelika Krūmiņa, Indra ZeltiņaAivars Bērziņš, Aleksandrs Černušenko, Pauls Aldiņš, Normunds Sūna, Sniedze Laivacuma, Ginta Balode, Iveta Ozere, Anna Žilde, Laura Alksne, Anda Vīksna, Juris Ķibilds, Ieva Vanaga, Līga Kukša, Monta Madelāne, Irēna Meistere, Linda Barkāne, Guntis Karelis, Iļja Drjagunovs, Jurijs Perevoščikovs, Agita Jēruma, Gunta Stūre, Ludmila Vīksna, Aleksejs Derovs,
Medicine7Master’sRequiredSniedze Laivacuma, Jurijs Perevoščikovs, Raimonds Sīmanis, Oksana Savicka, Pauls Aldiņš, Indra Zeltiņa, Gunta Stūre, Iveta Ozere, Guntis Karelis, Angelika Krūmiņa, Gundars Lācis, Žanete Zalgaucka, Monta Madelāne, Aleksejs Derovs, Anna Žilde, Līga Kukša, Ginta Balode, Anda Vīksna, Linda Barkāne, Aleksandrs Černušenko, Ieva Vanaga, Agnese Šmite, Ludmila Vīksna
Pediatrics8Master’sRequiredLīga Kukša, Agnese Šmite, Gunita Saulīte, Aija Leidere-Reine, Guntis Karelis, Jānis Zeltiņš, Iveta Ozere, Iļja Drjagunovs, Ilze Ekšteina, Anna Žilde, Irēna Meistere, Juris Ķibilds, Linda Barkāne, Laura Alksne, Angelika Krūmiņa, Ludmila Vīksna, Raimonds Sīmanis, Sniedze Laivacuma, Indra Zeltiņa, Olga Valciņa, Aleksandrs Černušenko, Ginta Balode
Planning period:Year 2020, Autumn semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Medicine7Master’sRequiredJānis Zeltiņš, Ginta Balode, Ieva Vanaga, Anda Vīksna, Olga Valciņa, Laura Alksne, Juris Ķibilds, Irēna Meistere, Anna Žilde, Iļja Drjagunovs, Normunds Sūna, Aija Leidere-Reine, Māris Liepiņš, Agita Jēruma, Aleksandrs Černušenko, Angelika Krūmiņa, Gunita Saulīte, Ilze Ekšteina, Indra Zeltiņa, Iveta Ozere, Kristīne Ābeltiņa, Ludmila Vīksna, Raimonds Sīmanis, Sniedze Laivacuma, Guntis Karelis
Medicine8Master’sRequiredLinda Barkāne, Ginta Balode, Monta Madelāne, Ieva Vanaga, Žanete Zalgaucka, Oksana Savicka, Anda Vīksna, Jurijs Perevoščikovs, Anna Žilde, Agnese Šmite, Gundars Lācis, Aleksandrs Černušenko, Angelika Krūmiņa, Gunta Stūre, Indra Zeltiņa, Iveta Ozere, Līga Kukša, Ludmila Vīksna, Pauls Aldiņš, Raimonds Sīmanis, Sniedze Laivacuma, Aleksejs Derovs, Guntis Karelis
Medicine7Master’sRequiredLinda Barkāne, Ginta Balode, Monta Madelāne, Ieva Vanaga, Anda Vīksna, Laura Alksne, Aivars Bērziņš, Juris Ķibilds, Irēna Meistere, Anna Žilde, Iļja Drjagunovs, Normunds Sūna, Agita Jēruma, Aleksandrs Černušenko, Angelika Krūmiņa, Gunta Stūre, Indra Zeltiņa, Iveta Ozere, Līga Kukša, Ludmila Vīksna, Pauls Aldiņš, Raimonds Sīmanis, Sniedze Laivacuma, Guntis Karelis
Pediatrics7Master’sRequiredJānis Zeltiņš, Olga Valciņa, Laura Alksne, Juris Ķibilds, Irēna Meistere, Anna Žilde, Iļja Drjagunovs, Agnese Šmite, Aija Leidere-Reine, Aleksandrs Černušenko, Angelika Krūmiņa, Gunita Saulīte, Ilze Ekšteina, Indra Zeltiņa, Iveta Ozere, Ludmila Vīksna, Raimonds Sīmanis, Sniedze Laivacuma, Guntis Karelis