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About Study Course

Credit points / ECTS:2 / 3
Course supervisor:Vladimirs Voicehovskis
Study type:Full time
Course level:Master's
Target audience:Medicine
Language:English, Latvian
Branch of science:Clinical Medicine; Internal Medicine

Objective

To develop the students' understanding of professional communication as an essential part of medical practice.
To develop the students' ability to choose adequate communication form and type in a particular clinical situation.

Prerequisites

Human anatomy and physiology, knowledge of the history of medicine, ethics and law; knowledge of medical philosophy and bioethics; introduction to the study process, basics of argumentation.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to perform the following activities:
• to demonstrate an understanding in the field of communication and to describe the link between theoretical knowledge of ethics and applied therapeutic aspects;
• to demonstrate an understanding of communication content, forms and types in medical practice;
• to demonstrate an orientation in physician’s communication implementation in various types of clinical situations.

Skills

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to perform the following activities:
• to communicate with patients and their families, other people or organizations involved in health care;
• to choose the appropriate form of contact in the investigation and treatment of the patient depending on the patient's age, gender, temperament, ethnicity and religion;
• to choose the most appropriate communication form and type in different clinical situations.

Competence

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to perform the following activities:
• to communicate with people having different skills and experience in professional issues, ensuring personal health, public health or environment - friendly solutions;
• to professionally manage conversations with patients and their families by assessing the problem and the persons involved;
• to perform an analysis of the situation, demonstrate individual treatment of the patient and creative approach to each clinical case;
• to analyse situations, substantiate, logically formulate and explain their opinion.

Study course planning

Planning period:Year 2023, Autumn semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Medicine, SSNMFz4Master’sRequiredVladimirs Voicehovskis, Lilija Ķēniņa, Sergejs Mihailovs, Jūlija Zepa, Daria Chub, Mihails Bekers-Ančipolovskis, Anhelina Herasymova, Olga Kliševiča, Eva Moreino
Planning period:Year 2024, Spring semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Medicine, SSNMF4Master’sRequiredDaria Chub, Vladimirs Voicehovskis
Medicine, MF4Master’sRequiredJānis Zaļkalns, Ināra Bušmane, Anda Grigāne