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Illa Mihejeva

Study Course Description

Course Description Statuss:Approved
Course Description Version:2.00
Study Course Accepted:05.08.2019
Study Course Information
Course Code:REK_095LQF level:Level 6
Credit Points:1.00ECTS:1.50
Branch of Science:Medicine; Sports Medicine and RehabilitationTarget Audience:Medicine
Study Course Supervisor
Course Supervisor:Illa Mihejeva
Study Course Implementer
Structural Unit:Department of Rehabilitation
The Head of Structural Unit:Anita Vētra
Contacts:Rīga, Anniņmuižas bulvāris 26a, rkatrsu[pnkts]lv, rkatrsu[pnkts]lv, +371 20271291
Study Course Planning
Full-Time - 1. Semester No.
Lectures (number)2Lecture Length (academic hours)2Total Contact Hours of Lectures4
Classes (number)4Class Length (academic hours)4Total Contact Hours of Classes16
Total Contact Hours20
Study course description
Preliminary Knowledge:
Knowledge of main medical fields such as neurology, cardiology, orthopedics.
Disease management is a team-based aspect of medical practice that is patient centred, goal directed and aims to optimize patient function and quality of life, prevent complication and increase community participation. Medical students will be responsible for the care of patients with disabilities regardless of what field they choose to enter, because, in the present time, patients treated by virtually all specialities express rehabilitation needs. Students need to gain a basic knowledge of rehabilitation, assessment, recognising disabilities.
Topic Layout (Full-Time)
No.TopicType of ImplementationNumberVenue
1Rehabilitation services in different treatment stages: indication for medical rehabilitation, aims and outcomes.Lectures1.00auditorium
2Disability. Related legislation. World report of disability (WHO).Lectures1.00auditorium
3Management of long-term disability. Immobility assessment. Case studies, analysis. Practical work with a patient. Deconditioning, health-related medical problems, prevention and risk assessment for medical complication in acute stage.Classes1.00clinical base
4Cognitive and communication problems as disability. Cognitive disturbance, assessment. Swallowing assessment, management. Alternative communication.Classes1.00clinical base
5Immobility: causes, outcomes, impact factors, assessment and management.Classes1.00clinical base
6Self-care and activities of daily living limitation as disability – related factors, assessment, management.Classes1.00clinical base
Unaided Work:
Preparation of a clinical case description as a presentation, indicating both – medical and rehabilitation problems, as well as choosing the assessment tools in the particular clinical situation.
Assessment Criteria:
Written exam (a test with 50 multiple-choice questions) and a clinical case in which a diagnosis, medical and rehabilitation problems, the assessment tools (measurements) at body function and structure level, activity and participation level must be defined.
Final Examination (Full-Time):Exam (Written)
Final Examination (Part-Time):
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge:On course completions students gain knowledge about: • principles of rehabilitation medicine in different stages of health care; • main clinical courses of rehabilitation medicine; • prevention of disability and handicap; • risk assessment of medical complications for patients with sedentary lifestyle; • individual rehabilitation plans.
Skills:On course completions students will be able to: • identify the patient's medical and rehabilitation problems in different health conditions; • select and use functional ability assessment tools.
Competencies:Use knowledge and practical skills in assessment of the patients’ health problems and functioning.
1lekciju materiāli
2Braddom "Physical medicine and rehabilitation", 2010; 2014.
3Diana D.Cardenas, Thomas M.Hooton. Medical complication in Physical medicine and Rehabilitation.2015
4The field of Competence of Physical and Rehabilitations medicine Phisicians, Part One, 2014., ed. by N.Christidoulou, ISBN 978-9963-2061-2-4
5World Report on Disability" WHO,2011
6White Book of Physical and Rehabilitation medicine in Europe, 2007
7Starptautiskā funkcionēšanas, nespējas un veselības klasifikācija: SFK. Pasaules Veselības organizācija, 2001