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Short about study course

Credit points / ECTS:3 / 4.5
Course supervisor: Gunta Sumeraga
Study type:Pilna laika
Course level:Bachelor
Target audience:Medicine
Language:English, Latvian
Branch of science:Medicine; Otorhinolaryngology

Objective

Give students knowledge about the role of otorhinolaryngology in general pathology, to acquaint students with clinical symptoms, current diagnostic, treatment and prophylaxis of ENT diseases and to develop necessary skills in clinical examination of the ENT organs.

Prerequisites

Anatomy, physiology, including pathological physiology, acoustics and general surgery. Recommended knowledge in roentgenology and radiology, oncology, infectious diseases and neurology.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge

Upon successful completion of the course students will have acquired knowledge and will be able to:
• characterise clinical anatomy of the nose and paranasal sinuses, pharynx, larynx and ear, outline physiology of the ENT organs and their main functions;
• describe structure, principle of function and possible impairment of hearing and vestibular apparatus;
• explain production of the speech, language and voice;
• identify diseases of the ear, neck and nose;
• classify treatment methods and organize treatment plan;
• timely recognize complications of the diseases, in case of complicated and challenging treatment be able to organize multidisciplinary cooperation;
• explain peculiarities of ENT organs in different age groups.

Skills

Upon successful completion of the course students:
• demonstrate skills and abilities in endoscopic examination of the ENT organs;
• are able to interpret results obtained by additional tests: rhinomanometry, hearing tests and radiological investigation;
• explain and recommend methods for preventing ear and throat diseases and ear hygiene methods to the patients and/or their parents;
• comprehend pharmacological and surgical treatment methods of the ENT organ diseases.

Competence

• Are capable to plan their scientific thesis, use the results from the evidence based clinical trials found in literature overviews;
• justify own opinion in planning treatment for a ENT disease;
• gauge and give prognosis of the disease results;
• know risk factors, treatment methods and prognosis affecting factors of the oncological diseases in the ENT organs.

Study course planning

Planning period:Year 2018, Autumn semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Medicine5Master’sRequiredJegors Safronovs, Ligita Kupica, Nadežda Starinska, Gints Tomiņš, Jānis Sokolovs, Ligija Ķīse, Gunta Sumeraga, Dins Sumerags, Kitija Daina, Diāna Raumane, Romāns Dzalbs, Linda Muldere
Medicine5Master’sRequiredIlze Dobele, Ligija Ķīse, Gunta Sumeraga, Jeļena Zbaracka, Kristina Karganova, Kristaps Dambergs, Linda Nimroda, Andrejs Lifšics, Māreta Audere, Marks RonisDiāna Raumane, Romāns Dzalbs, Alise Adoviča,
Pediatrics5Master’sRequiredGints Tomiņš, Kitija Daina, Jānis Sokolovs, Dins Sumerags, Ligija Ķīse, Jegors Safronovs, Romāns Dzalbs, Diāna Raumane, Marks Ronis
Planning period:Year 2019, Spring semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Medicine6Master’sRequiredJegors Safronovs, Gints Tomiņš, Nadežda Starinska, Ligija Ķīse, Dins Sumerags, Gunta Sumeraga, Kristaps Dambergs, Kitija Daina, Ligita Kupica, Romāns Dzalbs, Renārs Deksnis, Diāna Raumane, Kristina Karganova, Daiga Lifšica
Medicine6Master’sRequiredRenāta KlagišaLigija Ķīse, Linda Muldere, Gunta Sumeraga, Kristaps Dambergs, Diāna Raumane, Alise Adoviča, Māreta Audere, Ilze Dobele, Romāns Dzalbs, Renārs Deksnis,
Pediatrics6Master’sRequiredGints Tomiņš, Kitija Daina, Jānis Sokolovs, Romāns Dzalbs, Renārs Deksnis, Diāna Raumane, Linda Muldere, Marks Ronis, Daiga Lifšica
Planning period:Year 2019, Autumn semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Medicine5Master’sRequiredLigija Ķīse, Gunta Sumeraga, Nadežda Starinska, Dins Sumerags, Jānis Sokolovs, Kitija DainaJegors Safronovs, Gints Tomiņš, Romāns Dzalbs, Diāna Raumane, Jūlija Starinska, Arturs Barščevskis,
Medicine5Master’sRequiredIlze Dobele, Rūdolfs Jānis Vīksne, Ligija Ķīse, Gunta Sumeraga, Kristina Karganova, Kristaps Dambergs, Romāns Dzalbs, Diāna Raumane, Linda Muldere, Alise Adoviča, Daiga LifšicaRenāta Klagiša,
Pediatrics5Master’sRequiredJānis Sokolovs, Gints Tomiņš, Dins Sumerags, Ligija Ķīse, Jegors Safronovs, Romāns Dzalbs, Diāna Raumane
Planning period:Year 2020, Spring semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Medicine6Master’sRequiredDins Sumerags, Nadežda Starinska, Jānis Sokolovs, Jegors Safronovs, Jūlija Starinska, Daiga Lifšica, Arturs Barščevskis, Gunta Sumeraga, Diāna Raumane, Renārs Deksnis, Romāns Dzalbs, Ligita Kupica
Medicine6Master’sRequiredIlze Dobele, Diāna Raumane, Renāta Klagiša, Linda Muldere, Kristaps Dambergs, Daiga Lifšica, Marks Ronis, Gunta Sumeraga, Rūdolfs Jānis Vīksne, Romāns Dzalbs, Renārs Deksnis, Eva Grūdupa
Pediatrics6Master’sRequiredKitija Daina, Diāna Raumane, Romāns Dzalbs
Planning period:Year 2020, Autumn semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Medicine5Master’sRequiredJegors Safronovs, Diāna Raumane, Romāns Dzalbs, Renārs Deksnis, Arturs Barščevskis, Jūlija Starinska, Nadežda Starinska, Ligita Kupica, Dins Sumerags, Gunta Sumeraga, Jānis Sokolovs, Kitija Daina
Medicine5Master’sRequiredKristaps Dambergs, Diāna Raumane, Romāns Dzalbs, Kristina Karganova, Renāta Klagiša, Marks Ronis, Ingus Vilks, Rūdolfs Jānis Vīksne, Eva Grūdupa, Gunta Sumeraga, Ilze Dobele, Ligita Kupica
Pediatrics5Master’sRequiredDiāna Raumane, Romāns Dzalbs, Kitija Daina, Jegors Safronovs, Jānis Sokolovs, Dins Sumerags
Planning period:Year 2021, Spring semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Medicine6Master’sRequired
Medicine6Master’sRequired
Pediatrics6Master’sRequired