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Short about study course

Credit points / ECTS:1 / 1.5
Course supervisor: Ināra Nokalna
Study type:Pilna laika
Course level:Bachelor
Target audience:Nursing Science
Language:English, Latvian
Branch of science:Medicine; Medical Biochemistry

Objective

Promote the acquisition of knowledge about the human body's chemical structure, the ongoing metabolic processes and their regulation possibilities.

Prerequisites

Organic chemistry and biology at the secondary school level. State language knowledge.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge

After successful completion of the course the student will be able to:
- tell about the the human body-forming molecule structure and the importance
- To characterize the enzyme activities and their relation to vitamins,
- To define the main principles of bioenergetics and metabolism, their regulation options
- To assess the importance of biochemical results in diagnostics.

Skills

After course student will apply the acquired theoretical knowledge into practice and will be able to explain the processes occurring in the body:
- how from the glucose the body can get energy and how happens the glucose reserves formation process, glucose synthesis with shortage of carbohydrates;
- how body from fat is getting energy and how happens process of fat regeneration, role of cholesterol, formation process of ketone bodies and how to prevent it;
- how amino acids get into organism, their usage.
Will be able to evaluate the role of hormones in metabolism.
Will be able to analyze the biochemical methods results and evaluate their importance.

Competence

The student will be able to apply the acquired knowledge of the chemical processes ongoing in the body; their integration and regulation.

Study course planning

Planning period:Year 2016, Autumn semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Nursing Studies1Bachelor’sRequiredInāra Nokalna
Midwifery1Bachelor’sRequiredInāra Nokalna
Planning period:Year 2017, Autumn semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Nursing Studies1Bachelor’sRequiredInāra Nokalna
Midwifery1Bachelor’sRequiredInāra Nokalna, Ieva Kalere
Planning period:Year 2018, Autumn semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Nursing Studies1Bachelor’sRequiredInāra Nokalna
Midwifery1Bachelor’sRequiredInāra Nokalna, Ieva Kalere
Planning period:Year 2019, Autumn semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Nursing Studies1Bachelor’sRequiredInāra Nokalna
Nursing1Bachelor’sRequiredPāvels Dimitrijevs, Jeļena Krasiļņikova
Midwifery1Bachelor’sRequiredInāra Nokalna, Pāvels Dimitrijevs
Planning period:Year 2020, Autumn semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Nursing1Bachelor’sRequiredPāvels Dimitrijevs, Jeļena Krasiļņikova
Nursing Studies1Bachelor’sRequiredInāra Nokalna
Midwifery1Bachelor’sRequiredPāvels Dimitrijevs, Ināra Nokalna