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Elga Sidhoma

Study Course Description

Course Description Statuss:Approved
Course Description Version:5.00
Study Course Accepted:28.02.2020
Study Course Information
Course Code:DVK_003LQF level:Level 7
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
Contacts:Rīga, Baznīcas iela 18, dvkatrsu[pnkts]lv, +371 26194765
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, propaedeutics, internal diseases, infectious diseases, pharmacology and immunology.
To provide acquisition of theoretical knowledge and practical skills in 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. Morphological, physiological and histological changes of the skin and its derivatives in cases of different dermatoses. Principles of classification of dermatoses, 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: manifestations of metabolic and endocrinological disorders, gastrointestinal tract, cardiovascular and oncological diseases on the skin. General itch, the most frequent causes.Lectures1.00auditorium
3The concept of the skin immune and autoimmune disorders, aetiological and pathogenic aspects. Skin allergic vasculitis, its kinds, clinical characteristics, treatment principles. Alopecia, its types, clinical characteristics and treatment methods. Clinical signs, differential diagnosis and treatment options of vitiligo.Lectures1.00auditorium
4Syphilis, gonorrhoea and other specific genital diseases – general characteristics, clinical symptoms, diagnostic methods and treatment principles.Lectures1.00auditorium
5Symptoms of skin diseases. Basic principles of patient investigation in dermatology and venereology. Description of the local state. Principles and methods for the diagnosis of skin diseases. The concept of regional dermatology. Principles and options for the treatment of skin diseases. Principles of topical and systemic therapy. The academic scheme of medical history.Classes1.00clinical base
6Sebaceous and sweat gland disorders: acne, perioral dermatitis, hidradenitis, rosacea. Their epidemiology, etiopathogenesis, pathogenetic role of Demodex folliculorum, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, differential diagnosis and treatment.Classes1.00clinical base
7Eczematous reactions and dermatitis. Their kinds, epidemiology, etiopathogenesis, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, differential diagnosis and treatment. Adverse cutaneous drug reactions (ACDR), etiopathogenesis, kinds, clinical manifestations, most common medications causing such reactions and complications: Stevens-Johnson syndrome and Lyell’s syndrome. Management of ACDR. Infectious-toxic erythema, 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 infections (scabies, pediculosis, insect bites). Superficial bacterial infections of the skin, their complications and staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome (SSSS). Epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, treatment. Clinical manifestations, diagnosis, 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.Classes1.00clinical base
10Most common blistering disorders: pemphigus, pemphigoid, dermatitis herpetiformis. Their epidemiology, etiopathogenesis, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, differential diagnosis and treatment. Most common connective tissue diseases: scleroderma, dermatomyositis and lupus erythematosus. Their epidemiology, etiopathogenesis, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, 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. Independent work – 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; compliance of the content and form with methodological guidelines; assessment of student’s knowledge and comprehension of the patient’s clinical diagnosis. The final grade is formed from the mark in Examination: assessment of the multiple-choice test (40%); assessment of the interpretation of the clinical case (30%); assessment of the written part – a theoretical question on the acquired topics (30%).
Final Examination (Full-Time):Exam (Written)
Final Examination (Part-Time):
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge:Students will be able to define, characterise and classify skin and venereal diseases; describe their etiopathogenesis and clinical manifestations that would allow them to be recognised and distinguished among other diseases. They will be able to express and explain further diagnostic and therapeutic tactics as they will be able to list and systematise modern diagnostic and therapeutic methods. They will know how to organise preventive and epidemiological measures in cases of contagious dermatoses and sexually transmitted diseases. Students will be able to recognise malignant skin formations and organise a further action plan in these cases.
Skills:Students will be able to take a dermatological, venereological and sexual medical history; investigate specific skin changes in dermatology; make a diagnosis; draw up a patient examination plan; prescribe different investigative methods, justifying their necessity; draw up a treatment plan; explain to the patient the causes of the particular disease, development, treatment and prevention possibilities, the need and the prognosis of the particular disease.
Competencies:As a result of theoretical and practical knowledge acquired, students are able to cooperate professionally with patients and colleagues in the field of diagnosis, differential diagnosis, treatment and prevention of dermatological and venereal diseases, in accordance with standards of medical ethics and patient rights; to act as a health facilitator in the context of public and individual prevention of skin and venereal diseases; to plan independently the cognitive process to balance the existing knowledge in the compulsory course with the new subject matter, to use literature, e-environment, knowledge of colleagues and teachers, making precise diagnosis and differential diagnosis as well as the issue to be addressed.
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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6Shimizu H. Shimizu's Dermatology, 2nd Ed. Wiley Blackwell, 2017, 664 p.
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22Vidēji smagas un smagas gaitas psoriāzes klīniskās vadlīnijas. Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte, 2016, 54 lpp.