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Elga Sidhoma

Study Course Description

Course Description Statuss:Approved
Course Description Version:4.00
Study Course Accepted:22.10.2019
Study Course Information
Course Code:DVK_003LQF level:Level 6
Credit Points:2.00ECTS:3.00
Branch of Science:Medicine; Dermatology and VenereologyTarget Audience:Medicine
Study Course Supervisor
Course Supervisor:Elga Sidhoma
Study Course Implementer
Structural Unit:Department of Dermatology and Venereology
The Head of Structural Unit:Elga Sidhoma
Study Course Planning
Full-Time - 1. Semester No.
Lectures (number)4Lecture Length (academic hours)2Total Contact Hours of Lectures8
Classes (number)8Class Length (academic hours)4Total Contact Hours of Classes32
Total Contact Hours40
Study course description
Preliminary Knowledge:
Anatomy, histology, physiology, pathologic anatomy, pathologic physiology, biochemistry, microbiology, propedeutics, internal diseases, infectology, pharmacology and immunology.
To provide theoretical and practical knowledge about acute and chronic dermal and venereal diseases, their aetiology, pathogenesis, clinical symptoms, prophylaxis, principles and algorithms of treatment of these diseases, as well as to strengthen skills in examination of patients.
Topic Layout (Full-Time)
No.TopicType of ImplementationNumberVenue
1The skin and its diseases. The morphological, physiological and histological changes of the skin and its derivatives in cases of different dermatoses. The principles of classification of dermatoses, the initiating and predisposing factors. The role of skin care in the prevention of skin diseases.Lectures1.00auditorium
2Symptoms of internal diseases expressed on the skin and its derivatives. The most frequent cases: metabolic and endocrinological disorders, gastrointestinal tract, cardiovascular and oncological diseases manifestations on the skin. General itch, the most frequent causes.Lectures1.00auditorium
3The concept of the skin immune and autoimmune disorders, etiological and pathogenic aspects. Skin allergic vasculitis, its kinds, clinical characteristics, treatment principles. Alopecia, its types, clinical characteristics and treatment methods. The clinical signs, differential diagnosis and treatment options of vitiligo.Lectures1.00auditorium
4Syphilis, gonorrhea and other specific genital diseases – general characteristics, clinical symptoms, diagnostic methods and treatment principles.Lectures1.00auditorium
5Symptoms of skin diseases. The basic principles of patient investigation in dermatology and venereology. Local state description. Principles and methods of diagnostics of skin diseases. The concept of regional dermatology. The principles and options of management of skin diseases. The principles of topical and systemic therapy. The academic scheme of medical history.Classes1.00clinical base
6Diseases of sebaceous and sweat glands: acne, perioral dermatitis, hidradenitis, rosacea. Their epidemiology, etiopathogenesis, Demodex folliculorum pathogenetic role, clinical manifestations, diagnostics, differential diagnosis and treatment.Classes1.00clinical base
7Eczematous reactions and dermatitis. Their kinds, epidemiology, etiopathogenesis, clinical manifestations, diagnostics, differential diagnosis and treatment. Adverse cutaneous drug reactions (ACDR), etiopathogenesis, kinds, clinical manifestations, most common causing medications and complications: SSJ and Layell syndromes. The management of ACDR. Infectious-toxic erythemas, their kinds, clinical characterisation and treatment.Classes1.00clinical base
8Papulosquamous dermatoses: psoriasis, parapsoriasis, lichen ruber planus, seborrheic dermatitis. Their epidemiology, etiopathogenesis, clinical manifestations, diagnostics, differential diagnosis and treatment.Classes1.00clinical base
9Parasitic infestations (scabies, pediculosis, insect bites). Superficial bacterial infections of the skin, their complications and SSSS. Epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical manifestations, diagnostics, treatment. The clinical manifestations, diagnostics, and treatment of Lyme disease on the skin. Superficial fungal infections of the skin, their classification according to the localisation and pathogen, epidemiology, etiopathogenesis, clinical manifestations, diagnostics, treatment, prevention.Classes1.00clinical base
10Most common blistering disorders: pemphigus, pemphigoid, dermatitis herpetiformis During. Their epidemiology, etiopathogenesis, clinical manifestations, diagnostics, differential diagnosis, and treatment. Most common connective tissues diseases: scleroderma, dermatomyositis and lupus erythematosus. Their epidemiology, etiopathogenesis, clinical manifestations, diagnostics, differential diagnosis and treatment.Classes1.00clinical base
11Most common benign skin tumours, malignant skin tumours, their differential diagnosis and treatment options.Classes1.00clinical base
12Sexually transmitted venereal diseases.Classes1.00clinical base
Unaided Work:
Preliminary preparation of the topic to be discussed in the practical class. Academic history of disease.
Assessment Criteria:
Academic history of disease (case report or historia morbi), assessment criteria: justification and arguments for final clinical diagnosis; student's personal contribution and performance in the work with the patient; the compliance of content and form with methodological guidelines; assessment of student’s knowledge and comprehension of the clinical diagnosis of the patient. Examination: assessment of the multiple-choice test; assesment of the interpretation of the clinical case; assesment of the written part – theoretical question on acquired knowledge.
Final Examination (Full-Time):Exam (Written)
Final Examination (Part-Time):
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge:The student will be able to define, characterise and classify dermal and venereal diseases; to describe and analyse dermal and venereal diseases; to list and find health care legislative acts of LR and EU related to dermal and venereal diseases; to evaluate and confirm suspected diagnosis of dermal oncologic diseases in the aspect of differential diagnosis; to describe and systematise investigation methods of dermal and venereal diseases; to describe/ characterise severe dermatoses and dermatoses associated with abnormalities/ disorders in other organ systems.
Skills:The student will be able to obtain dermatological, venerological and sexual history; to investigate specific skin changes in dermatology; to make a diagnosis; to draw up a patient examination plan; to prescribe different investigation methods, justifying their necessity; to draw up a treatment plan; to explain to the patient the causes, course, treatment and prevention possibilities, necessity, prognosis of the particular disease.
Competencies:To apply basic knowledge and skills of reasoning, logics and public speaking in order to analyse situations in practical dermatology and venereology; to provide patient care in cooperation with patients, their relatives, as well as with medical professionals in diagnostics, differential diagnosis, treatment and prevention of dermal and venereal diseases, while respecting patients’ rights and norms of medical ethics; to take responsibility for their studies, study independently and use e-health medical resources; to assume the role of health promoter in the context of public and individual prophylaxis of dermal and venereal diseases; to administrate the treatment process of dermatovenereologic diseases by selecting cost-effective diagnostic methods and algorithms or principles of treatment.
Clinical Skills:
1Examination of specific skin changes in dermatologyA - Theoretical
2Intradermal sutureA - Theoretical
3Local infiltration anaesthesiaA - Theoretical
4Simple interrupted skin sutureA - Theoretical
5Structured history takingA - Theoretical
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2Wolff K., Johnson R.A., Saavedra A.P., Roh E.K. Fitzpatrick's Color Atlas and Synopsis of Clinical Dermatology, 8th Ed. McGraw-Hill Education / Medical, 2017, 976 p.
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5Habif T.P. Clinical Dermatology, 6th Ed. Elsevier, 2015, 1064 p.
6Shimizu H. Shimizu's Dermatology, 2nd Ed. Wiley Blackwell, 2017, 664 p.
1Lebwohl M., Heymann W., Berth-Jones J., Coulson I. Treatment of Skin Disease: Comprehensive Therapeutic Strategies, 5th Ed. Elsevier, 2017, 912 p.
2Alikhan A., Hocker T.L.H. Review of Dermatology, 1st Ed. Elsevier, 2018, 518 p.
3Huang W.W., Feldman S.R., Ahn C.S., Lewallen R.S. Dermatology: Illustrated Clinical Cases, 1st Ed. CRC Press, 2016, 273 p.
4Callen J.P., Jorizzo J.L., Zone J., Piette W., Rosenbach M., Vleugels R.A. Dermatological Signs of Systemic Disease, 5th Ed. Elsevier, 2016, 480 p.
5Markowitz O. A Practical Guide to Dermoscopy, 7th Ed. Wolters Kluwer, 2017, 292 p.
6Edwards L., Lynch P.J. Genital Dermatology Atlas and Manual, 3rd Ed. Wolters Kluwer, 2018, 361 p.
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18Hartmane I. u.c. Diagnostiskās un ārstēšanas tehnoloģijas dermatoloģijā. Metodiskie ieteikumi. RSU tipogrāfija, 2005
19Hartmane I., Dērveniece A., Mikažāns I. Ļaundabīgo limfoproliferatīvo audzēju radīto ādas bojājumu klasifikācija, klīniskās pazīmes un diagnostikas principi. Metodiskie ieteikumi. RSU tipogrāfija, 2004
20Hartmane I. u.c. Sifilisa ārstēšana un profilakse. Metodiskie ieteikumi. SIA Nacionālais apgāds, 2004
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22Vidēji smagas un smagas gaitas psoriāzes klīniskās vadlīnijas. Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte, 2016, 54 lpp.