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About Study Course

Credit points / ECTS:4 / 6
Course supervisor: Andris Jumtiņš
Study type:Full time
Course level:Master's
Target audience:Medical Services
Language:English, Latvian
Branch of science:Medicine; Orthopaedics

Objective

To provide students with opportunities to acquire knowledge and understanding of human musculoskeletal diseases, congenital and acquired deformities, injuries, their pathogenesis, causes, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation principles, as well as care in the context of individual, family and society health; as well as skills that will enable students to independently render first aid, diagnose musculoskeletal injuries and illnesses, be competent in treatment and rehabilitation principles and enable them to continue studies at a higher level.

Prerequisites

Normal and pathological human anatomy, physiology, aseptic and septic conditions, desmurgy, propaedeutic, pharmacology and microbiology.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:
• recognise and describe bones, joints and soft tissues common illnesses and injuries, causes and aethiopathogenesis;
• explain and ground the main principles of treatment;
• explain side effects;
• estimate prognosis.

Skills

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:
• collect patient’s anamnesis;
• perform examination;
• establish a diagnosis;
• prepare an additional examination and treatment plan;
• perform transport immobilization.

Competence

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to carry out independent work with the injured and orthopaedic patients in general medical practice, and will able to continue further education.

Study course planning

Planning period:Year 2020, Autumn semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Medicine7Master’sRequired
Medicine7Master’sRequired