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Elga Sidhoma

Study Course Description

Course Description Statuss:Approved
Course Description Version:6.00
Study Course Accepted:07.10.2019
Study Course Information
Course Code:DVK_002LQF 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
Contacts:Rīga, Linezera iela 3, idkatrsu[pnkts]lv, idkatrsu[pnkts]lv, +371 67014777
Study Course Planning
Full-Time - 1. Semester No.
Lectures (number)10Lecture Length (academic hours)2Total Contact Hours of Lectures20
Classes (number)6Class Length (academic hours)2Total Contact Hours of Classes12
Total Contact Hours32
Study course description
Preliminary Knowledge:
Anatomy, histology, physiology, pathologic anatomy, pathologic physiology, biochemistry, microbiology, propaedeutics, internal diseases, pharmacology.
To contribute to the acquisition of theoretical and practical knowledge of the etiology and developmental mechanisms of skin and sexually transmitted diseases in the human body, linking them to clinical manifestations, fundamental approaches to treatment and specific and aetiological therapy possibilieties, as well as prevention of STDs and contagious skin infections, limiting their distribution and their impact on individual quality of life and public health.
Topic Layout (Full-Time)
No.TopicType of ImplementationNumberVenue
1Pigmented skin lesions and tumors – melanoma, nevi. Modern outlook on risk factors, diagnosis, treatment options and prevention.Lectures1.00clinical base
2Skin non-melanocytic tumors – actinic keratosis, basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma. From tan to skin cancer. How to protect yourself and your realtives?Lectures1.00clinical base
3Manifestations of internal diseases on the skin.Lectures1.00clinical base
4Skin manifestations in case of internal malignancies (Sweet syndrom, acantosis nigricans, paraneoplastic syndrom, Bazex syndrom).Lectures2.00clinical base
5Dermatoscopy. How to learn dermatoscopy in one lecture.Lectures1.00clinical base
6Dermatoscopy – non-invsive method for diagnosis of skin diseases and skin conditions (general dermatology)Classes1.00clinical base
7Pediatric dermatology – skin diseases in different age, genodermatosis, papulosquamous dermatosis, alergic dermatosis, congenital lues.Classes1.00clinical base
8Skin lesions in different age groups – newborns, childhood and adolescents. Overview of nevi evolution.Classes1.00clinical base
9Pigment alterations in skin and changes in skin appendages during pregnancy. Simptomatic and topical treatment methods and options.Classes1.00clinical base
10Tumors of skin appendages and soft tissues. From aesthetics till ...Lectures1.00clinical base
11Sun and tanning beds – myths and reality about tanning.Lectures1.00clinical base
12Herpes gestationis, urticaria, holestasis. Impetigo herpetiformis. Clinical manifestations, differential diagnosis, treatment tactics.Classes1.00clinical base
13Diagnostic and therapeutic lasers in dermatology. From epilation till skin cancer treatment. Hiqh frequency ultrasound diagnostic in dermatology.Lectures1.00clinical base
14Corticosteroids in dermatology. Use of low temperature in dermatology – from beauty to treatment of skin cancerClasses1.00clinical base
15Skin biopsy. Introduction in skin lesion dermatopathology and confocal laser microscopy.Lectures1.00clinical base
Unaided Work:
Preliminary preparation of the topic to be discussed during practical classes, a report on the selected topic.
Assessment Criteria:
Examination: attendance of lectures and classes
Final Examination (Full-Time):Test (Semester)
Final Examination (Part-Time):
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge:Students will be able to define, characterize and classify skin tumours; to assess oncological diseases of the skin (skin cancer) in respect of differential diagnosis; to describe and systematize investigation methods and therapeutic opportunities in cases of skin diseases and dermal malignancies; to systematize technologies applied in modern dermatology, their diagnostic and therapeutic value; to describe severe dermatoses and dermatoses associated with disorders in other organ systems; to systematize topical corticosteroids.
Skills:The students will be able to evaluate the skin condition of the patient; to distinguish between the symptoms of skin formations; to develop an action plan for differential diagnosis; to collect detailed anamnesis of the patient; to carry out dermatologic investigations.
Competencies:To identify specific symptoms of skin diseases; to interpret and analyse the obtained results of investigation; to determine diagnosis; to set up a strategic plan for treatment of different diseases and skin tumours for each individual patient; to provide patient care in cooperation with patients, their relatives, as well as with medical experts-specialists in diagnostics, differential diagnosis, treatment and prevention of dermal diseases and skin formations (tumours), while respecting patients’ rights and norms of medical ethics; to take responsibility for their studies; to act as a health promoter in the context of public and individual prophylaxis of dermal diseases and skin formations (tumours); to assume administrative responsibility by selecting cost-effective diagnostic methods and therapeutic algorithms or principles for diagnostics and treatment of dermatovenerologic and dermatooncologic diseases.
1Kang S., Amagai M., Bruckner A.L., Enk A.H., Margolis D.J., McMichael A.J., Orringer J.S. Fitzpatrick's Dermatology: 2-Volume Set, 9th Ed. McGraw-Hill Education / Medical, 2019, 1866 p.
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.
3Bolognia J.L., Schaffer J.V., Cerroni L. Dermatology: 2-Volume Set, 4th Ed. Elsevier, 2018, 2880 p.
4Griffiths C., Barker J., Bleiker T., Chalmers R., Creamer D. Rook's Textbook of Dermatology: 4-Volume Set, 9th Ed. Wiley-Blackwell, 2016, 4696 p.
5Habif T.P. Clinical Dermatology, 6th Ed. Elsevier, 2015, 1064 p.
6Shimizu H. Shimizu's Dermatology, 2nd Ed. Wiley Blackwell, 2017, 664 p.
1Katsambas A.D., Lotti T.M. European Handbook of Dermatological Treatment, Springer 2nd edition, 2006
2Markowitz O. A practical guide to dermoscopy, Wolters Kluwer, 2017
3Soyer H.P. Color Atlas of Melanocytic Lesions of the Skin, Springer, 2007
4Hearing V.J. From Melanocytes to Melanoma, Human Press, 2006
5Sangueza O.P. Pathology of Vascular Skin Lesions, Human Press, 2003
6LeBoit P.E. et al. WHO Classification of Skin Tumors, IARC Press, 2006
7Gilchrest B.A. Skin Aging, Springer, 2006
8Langdon R. Understanding Cosmetic Laser Surgery, University Press of Mississippi, 2004
9Sterry W. Chekliste Dermatologie, Thieme Stuttgart, 2010
10Dirschka T. Klinikkleifaden Dermatologie, Elsevier, Munchen, 2011
11Rochen M. Taschernatlas Dermatologie, Thieme, Stuttgart, 2010
12Rubins A. Dermatoveneroloģija, Rīga: Latvijas Dermatovenerologu asociācija un Latvijas Dermatoveneroloģijas fonds, 2010
13Karls R. Ādas veidojumu ābece, Lietišķās informācijas dienests, Rīga, 2010
14Vasariņš P., Miltiņš A. Klīniskā dermatoveneroloģija, Rīga: Zvaigzne ABC, 1999
15Psoriāzes klīniskās vadlīnijas, 2013
16Скрипкин Ю.К., Кубанова А.А., Акимов В.Г. Кожные и венерические болезни, Медиасфера, 2009