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Short about study course

Credit points / ECTS:6 / 9
Course supervisor: Oskars Kalējs
Study type:Pilna laika
Course level:Bachelor
Target audience:Medicine
Language:English, Latvian
Branch of science:Medicine

Objective

- to acquire knowledge of the principles of deontology;
- to acquire knowledge of subjective and objective examination methods – survey, inspection, palpation, percussion, auscultation, and interpretation results;
- to teach students learn to assess laboratory and instrumental data;
- to provide students with the basics of writing a medical history;
- to encourage students in clinical thinking and decision-making.

Prerequisites

normal anatomy, histology, normal physiology, biochemistry, basics of medical physics, biology and genetics, basics of internal medicine from the 4th semester course.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge

- Demonstrate orientation in newest medical technologies, examination methods, scientific disciplines.
- Collect the anamnesis, sequentially arrange it, identify possible risk factors of the disease.
- Considering the patient's investigation data (check-up, palpation, percussion, auscultation, assessing instrumental finding results) identify possible level of pathology.
- Analysis of the obtained information to evaluate the pathological degree and the corresponding risks.
- Be competent in pathological processes under consideration and be able to analyze those aspects of pathophysiology

Skills

- Be able to communicate with patients, their relatives, colleagues, other people or organizations involved in health care.
- Patient's complaints and anamnesis;
- Perform physical examination of the patient with palpation, percussion and auscultation methods and methods derived from those.
- Determine the peripheral pulse, heart rate, respiratory rate and arterial pressure indicators, relate it to a particular clinical situation and link it with the overall investigation process.
- Be competent in ECG results.
- Be competent in instrumental examination results and their indications (load tests, imaging methods, invasive diagnostic techniques, contrast tests) used in cardiology practice.
- Be competent in the diagnosis of heart disease, modern heart disease treatments (pharmacotherapy, surgery, mini-invasive methods); be able to interpret auscultation findings, imaging data.
- Be able to evaluate electrocardiographic findings in a variety of heart rhythm disorders. Be competent in assessment of different risk degrees of arrhythmia.
- Be competent in the diagnosis of different cardiomyopathies, be able to interpret auscultation findings, imaging data, be competent in modern diagnostic options of cardiomyopathy (nuclear magnetic resonance, genetic examinations, implantable rhythm recorders).
- Be competent in the diagnosis of acute and chronic heart insufficiency, be able to interpret auscultation findings, imaging data, and be competent in modern diagnostic options and pathophysiological comprehension.
- Be able to summarize acquired symptoms and present the diagnosis and medical history.

Competence

- Evaluation of acquires symptoms, linking them with pathological processes in the patient's body.
- Interpret basic imaging (echocardiography, CT, MRI) data.
- Explain the necessity of instrumental examinations.
- Interpretation of the instrumental examinations findings at the most basic level.
- Be able to interpret auscultation findings, imaging data; be competent in modern treatment options of heart diseases.
- Be able to interpret auscultation findings, imaging data; be competent in modern diagnostic options of cardiomyopathy (nuclear magnetic resonance, genetic examinations, implantable rhythm recorders).
- Be competent in the diagnosis of acute and chronic heart insufficiency, be able to interpret auscultation findings, imaging data, and be competent in modern diagnostic options and pathophysiological comprehension.
- Be able to analyze situations, substantiate, logically formulate and explain their opinion.
- evaluate blood test results, to attribute to certain clinical case and general examination data;
- to evaluate urine test results, to attribute to certain clinical case and general examination data;
- be able to assess cases, to argue, to make decision, to clarify opinion.

Study course planning

Planning period:Year 2015, Autumn semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Medicine6Master’sRequiredOskars KalējsKristīne Jubele, Kārlis Trušinskis, Aija Mača, Andris Skride,
Medicine5Master’sRequiredAndris Skride, Svetlana Ratobiļska, Juris Karpovs, Irēna Kurcalte, Oskars Kalējs, Konstantīns Pičkurs, Kārlis Trušinskis, Žanna Pičkure, Aija Mača, Valērija Haričeva, Maija Vikmane, Nikolajs Ņesterovičs, Dana Upīte
Medicine5Master’sRequiredIrina Holste, Baiba Luriņa, Viktorija Skuja, Jūlija Voicehovska, Juris Karpovs, Larisa Umnova, Andris Skride
Pediatrics5Master’sRequiredViktorija Skuja, Konstantīns Pičkurs
Planning period:Year 2016, Spring semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Medicine5Master’sRequiredJūlija Voicehovska, Larisa Umnova, Irina Holste, Viktorija Skuja, Kārlis Griķis, Baiba Luriņa, Dace Freidenberga
Medicine6Master’sRequiredKārlis Trušinskis, Oskars Kalējs, Maija Vikmane, Juris Karpovs, Aija Mača, Svetlana Ratobiļska, Žanna Pičkure, Nikolajs Ņesterovičs, Konstantīns Pičkurs, Andris Skride
Medicine6Master’sRequiredOskars Kalējs, Aija Mača, Kristīne Jubele, Andris Skride, Kārlis Trušinskis, Juris Karpovs, Marina Berzina
Pediatrics6Master’sRequiredOskars Kalējs, Viktorija Skuja, Irēna Kurcalte
Planning period:Year 2016, Autumn semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Medicine5Master’sRequiredOskars Kalējs, Žanna Pičkure, Kārlis Trušinskis, Konstantīns Pičkurs, Andris Skride, Maija Vikmane, Svetlana Ratobiļska, Irēna Kurcalte, Juris Karpovs, Nikolajs Ņesterovičs, Aija Mača
Medicine5Master’sRequiredLarisa Umnova, Juris Karpovs, Irina Holste, Jūlija Voicehovska, Kristīne Jubele, Baiba Luriņa, Dace Freidenberga, Ralfs Zuzāns, Krista Lesiņa, Aija Mača, Andris Skride, Irina PupkevičaNatālija Nikrus, Marina Berzina,
Medicine6Master’sRequiredOskars Kalējs, Kārlis Trušinskis, Marina Berzina, Andris Skride, Kristīne Jubele, Baiba Luriņa, Aija Mača, Juris Karpovs, Juris Lūriņš
Pediatrics5Master’sRequiredKonstantīns Pičkurs, Juris Karpovs
Planning period:Year 2017, Spring semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Medicine6Master’sRequiredOskars Kalējs, Konstantīns Pičkurs, Kārlis Trušinskis, Juris Karpovs, Maija Vikmane, Aija Mača, Žanna Pičkure, Nikolajs Ņesterovičs, Aldis Strēlnieks, Irēna Kurcalte
Medicine6Master’sRequiredOskars Kalējs, Irēna Kurcalte, Juris Lūriņš, Irina Holste, Aija Mača, Natālija Nikrus, Kristīne Jubele, Kārlis Trušinskis, Krista Lesiņa, Irina Pupkeviča, Andris Skride, Emma Sokolova, Vitālijs Grebjonkins, Madara Ventiņa
Medicine5Master’sRequiredJūlija Voicehovska, Larisa Umnova, Ralfs Zuzāns, Kristīne Jubele, Andris Skride, Irina Pupkeviča, Natālija Nikrus, Baiba Luriņa, Marina Berzina, Dace Freidenberga, Leonīds Pugo
Pediatrics6Master’sRequiredAndris Skride, Juris Karpovs
Planning period:Year 2017, Autumn semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Medicine5Master’sRequiredOskars Kalējs, Kārlis Trušinskis, Konstantīns Pičkurs, Nikolajs Ņesterovičs, Juris Karpovs, Aija Mača, Žanna Pičkure, Emma Sokolova, Andris Skride, Evija Knoka, Irēna Kurcalte, Madara Ventiņa, Aldis Strēlnieks, Maija Vikmane
Medicine5Master’sRequiredJūlija Voicehovska, Larisa Umnova, Dace Freidenberga, Ralfs Zuzāns, Baiba Luriņa, Andris Skride, Leonīds Pugo, Emma Sokolova, Irēna Kurcalte, Artem Kalinin, Krista Lesiņa, Vitālijs Grebjonkins, Irina Holste, Kristīne Jubele, Oskars Kalējs, Juris Lūriņš, Aija Mača, Natālija Nikrus, Irina Pupkeviča, Kārlis Trušinskis, Madara Ventiņa
Medicine6Master’sRequiredKārlis Trušinskis, Irina Holste, Oskars Kalējs, Natālija Nikrus, Kristīne Jubele, Marina Berzina, Irina Pupkeviča, Vitālijs Grebjonkins, Aija Mača, Krista Lesiņa, Juris Lūriņš, Madara Ventiņa, Emma Sokolova, Artem Kalinin, Dace Freidenberga, Baiba Luriņa, Leonīds Pugo, Andris Skride, Larisa Umnova, Jūlija Voicehovska, Ralfs Zuzāns
Pediatrics5Master’sRequiredJuris Karpovs, Konstantīns Pičkurs, Emma Sokolova, Oskars Kalējs, Larisa Umnova, Andris Skride
Planning period:Year 2018, Spring semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Medicine6Master’sRequiredOskars Kalējs, Kārlis Trušinskis, Konstantīns Pičkurs, Juris Karpovs, Andris Skride, Evija Knoka, Aija Mača, Nikolajs Ņesterovičs, Žanna Pičkure, Aldis Strēlnieks, Irēna Kurcalte, Madara Ventiņa, Krista Lesiņa, Irina Pupkeviča
Medicine6Master’sRequiredOskars Kalējs, Emma Sokolova, Kārlis Trušinskis, Aija Mača, Natālija Nikrus, Irina Pupkeviča, Kristīne Jubele, Andris Skride, Vitālijs Grebjonkins, Krista Lesiņa, Madara Ventiņa, Evija Knoka, Marina Berzina, Irina Rudaka, Jūlija Voicehovska
Medicine5Master’sRequiredJūlija Voicehovska, Larisa Umnova, Ralfs Zuzāns, Dace Freidenberga, Leonīds Pugo, Irēna Kurcalte, Kristīne Jubele, Irina Holste, Artem Kalinin, Irina Pupkeviča
Pediatrics6Master’sRequiredKonstantīns Pičkurs, Aldis Strēlnieks, Juris Karpovs, Oskars Kalējs, Krista Lesiņa
Planning period:Year 2018, Autumn semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Medicine5Master’sRequiredOskars Kalējs, Konstantīns Pičkurs, Kārlis Trušinskis, Nikolajs Ņesterovičs, Žanna Pičkure, Aija Mača, Evija Knoka, Juris Karpovs, Laima Caunīte, Alberts Bērziņš, Irēna Kurcalte, Krista Lesiņa, Irina Pupkeviča, Andris Skride, Aldis Strēlnieks, Madara Ventiņa
Medicine5Master’sRequiredJūlija Voicehovska, Larisa Umnova, Kristīne Jubele, Marina Berzina, Andris Skride, Valdis Ģībietis, Kristaps Šablinskis, Evija Knoka, Anna Labuce, Irēna Kurcalte, Irina Rudaka, Dace Freidenberga, Helmuts Bināns, Emma Sokolova, Artem Kalinin, Laima Caunīte, Ketija Apsīte, Rūdolfs Vilde, Valdis Dakuļs, Irina Pupkeviča, Vitālijs Grebjonkins, Oskars Kalējs, Krista Lesiņa, Aija Mača, Natālija Nikrus, Kārlis Trušinskis, Madara Ventiņa
Medicine6Master’sRequiredIrina Pupkeviča, Kārlis Trušinskis, Irina Holste, Irina Rudaka, Ralfs Zuzāns, Oskars Kalējs, Andris Skride, Aija Mača, Natālija Nikrus, Krista Lesiņa, Kristīne Jubele, Veronika Madesova, Evija Knoka, Dace Freidenberga, Artem Kalinin, Irēna Kurcalte, Leonīds Pugo, Larisa Umnova, Jūlija Voicehovska
Pediatrics5Master’sRequiredJuris Karpovs, Konstantīns Pičkurs, Oskars Kalējs, Krista Lesiņa, Aldis Strēlnieks
Planning period:Year 2019, Spring semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Medicine6Master’sRequiredOskars Kalējs, Juris Karpovs, Evija Knoka, Aija Mača, Nikolajs Ņesterovičs, Konstantīns Pičkurs, Kārlis Trušinskis, Andris Skride, Aldis Strēlnieks, Madara Ventiņa, Laima CaunīteAlberts Bērziņš,
Medicine6Master’sRequiredKristīne Jubele, Evija Knoka, Irina Rudaka, Andris Skride, Oskars Kalējs, Krista Lesiņa, Aija Mača, Natālija Nikrus, Irina Pupkeviča, Kārlis Trušinskis, Irina Holste, Ralfs Zuzāns, Veronika Madesova, Rūdolfs Vilde, Ketija Apsīte, Valdis Dakuļs, Emma Sokolova
Medicine5Master’sRequiredIrina Holste, Kristīne Jubele, Oskars Kalējs, Krista Lesiņa, Aija Mača, Veronika Madesova, Natālija Nikrus, Irina Pupkeviča, Irina Rudaka, Andris Skride, Kārlis Trušinskis, Ralfs Zuzāns, Dace Freidenberga, Artem Kalinin, Irēna Kurcalte, Leonīds Pugo, Alla Rivkina, Larisa Umnova, Jūlija Voicehovska, Kristaps Šablinskis, Laima Caunīte, Rūdolfs Vilde, Ketija Apsīte, Valdis Ģībietis, Anna Labuce, Evija Knoka
Pediatrics6Master’sRequiredJuris Karpovs, Konstantīns Pičkurs, Oskars Kalējs, Aldis Strēlnieks
Planning period:Year 2019, Autumn semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Medicine5Master’sRequiredOskars Kalējs, Evija Knoka, Kārlis Trušinskis, Konstantīns Pičkurs, Juris Karpovs, Aija Mača, Maija Vikmane, Andris Skride, Alberts Bērziņš, Nikolajs Ņesterovičs, Laima Caunīte, Inga Balode, Irina Pupkeviča, Pauls Dzelve, Irēna Kurcalte, Veronika Madesova, Larisa Umnova, Aldis Strēlnieks
Medicine5Master’sRequiredJūlija Voicehovska, Rūdolfs Vilde, Marija Burčeņa, Larisa Umnova, Laima Caunīte, Dana Kigitoviča, Valdis Ģībietis, Dace Freidenberga, Jelizaveta Aleksejeva, Ketija Apsīte, Kristaps Šablinskis, Kārlis Klētnieks, Irēna Kurcalte, Eva Moreino, Inga Balode, Artem Kalinin, Alberts Bērziņš, Veronika Madesova, Pauls Dzelve, Ralfs Zuzāns, Krista Lesiņa, Irina Pupkeviča, Natālija Nikrus, Emma Sokolova, Irina Rudaka, Evija Knoka, Aija Mača, Kārlis Trušinskis, Oskars Kalējs, Kristīne Jubele, Andris Skride, Irina Holste
Medicine6Master’sRequiredOskars Kalējs, Ketija Apsīte, Irina Holste, Irina Pupkeviča, Ralfs Zuzāns, Kristīne Jubele, Irina Rudaka, Andris Skride, Kārlis Trušinskis, Evija Knoka, Aija Mača, Krista Lesiņa, Veronika Madesova, Madara Ventiņa, Dace Freidenberga, Valdis Ģībietis, Kristaps Šablinskis, Anna Labuce, Laima Caunīte, Rūdolfs Vilde, Alberts Bērziņš, Irēna Kurcalte, Larisa Umnova, Artem Kalinin, Jūlija Voicehovska
Pediatrics5Master’sRequiredLarisa Umnova, Konstantīns Pičkurs, Pauls Dzelve, Alberts Bērziņš, Veronika Madesova, Aldis Strēlnieks, Oskars Kalējs, Juris Karpovs
Planning period:Year 2020, Spring semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Medicine6Master’sRequiredOskars Kalējs, Inga Balode, Juris Karpovs, Aija Mača, Kārlis Trušinskis, Konstantīns Pičkurs, Alberts Bērziņš, Nikolajs Ņesterovičs, Maija Vikmane, Aldis Strēlnieks, Irina Pupkeviča, Evija Knoka, Veronika Madesova, Laima Caunīte, Pauls Dzelve, Irēna Kurcalte, Larisa Umnova, Andris Skride
Medicine6Master’sRequiredOskars Kalējs, Irina Pupkeviča, Andris Skride, Alberts Bērziņš, Kārlis Trušinskis, Kristīne Jubele, Irina Rudaka, Evija Knoka, Aija Mača, Veronika Madesova, Ralfs Zuzāns, Ketija Apsīte
Medicine5Master’sRequiredLarisa Umnova, Rūdolfs Vilde, Jūlija Voicehovska, Irēna Kurcalte, Dace Freidenberga, Valdis Ģībietis, Laima Caunīte, Ketija Apsīte, Kristaps Šablinskis, Pauls Dzelve, Alberts Bērziņš, Veronika Madesova, Ralfs Zuzāns, Krista Lesiņa, Irina Pupkeviča, Madara Ventiņa, Dana Kigitoviča, Irina Rudaka, Evija Knoka, Anna Labuce, Aija Mača, Kārlis Trušinskis, Oskars Kalējs, Kristīne Jubele, Artem Kalinin, Andris Skride, Irina Holste, Sergejs Babikovs, Inita Buliņa, Tarass Ivaščenko
Pediatrics6Master’sRequiredKonstantīns Pičkurs, Oskars Kalējs, Veronika Madesova, Alberts Bērziņš, Pauls Dzelve, Aldis Strēlnieks, Larisa Umnova, Juris Karpovs
Planning period:Year 2020, Autumn semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Medicine5Master’sRequiredIrina Pupkeviča, Evija Knoka, Veronika Madesova, Laima Caunīte, Alberts Bērziņš, Pauls Dzelve, Inga Balode, Aija Mača, Aldis Strēlnieks, Irēna Kurcalte, Nikolajs Ņesterovičs, Kārlis Trušinskis, Konstantīns Pičkurs, Larisa Umnova, Oskars Kalējs, Juris Karpovs, Andris Skride, Maija Vikmane, Madara Ventiņa
Medicine6Master’sRequiredRalfs Zuzāns, Irina Pupkeviča, Irina Rudaka, Evija Knoka, Veronika Madesova, Laima Caunīte, Ketija Apsīte, Aija Mača, Kārlis Trušinskis, Larisa Umnova, Oskars Kalējs, Kristīne Jubele, Andris Skride, Madara Ventiņa
Medicine5Master’sRequiredKetija Apsīte, Alberts Bērziņš, Rūdolfs Vilde, Emma Sokolova, Larisa Umnova, Laima Caunīte, Jūlija Voicehovska, Valdis Ģībietis, Irēna Kurcalte, Dace Freidenberga, Kristaps Šablinskis, Artem Kalinin
Pediatrics5Master’sRequiredVeronika Madesova, Alberts Bērziņš, Pauls Dzelve, Aldis Strēlnieks, Konstantīns Pičkurs, Larisa Umnova, Oskars Kalējs, Juris Karpovs, Kārlis Trušinskis
Planning period:Year 2021, Spring semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Medicine6Master’sRequired
Medicine5Master’sRequired
Medicine6Master’sRequired
Pediatrics6Master’sRequired