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Rolfs Ozols

Study Course Description

Course Description Statuss:Approved
Course Description Version:5.00
Study Course Accepted:25.02.2020
Study Course Information
Course Code:NUNK_002LQF level:Level 6
Credit Points:1.00ECTS:1.50
Branch of Science:Medicine; SurgeryTarget Audience:Medicine
Study Course Supervisor
Course Supervisor:Rolfs Ozols
Study Course Implementer
Structural Unit:Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery
The Head of Structural Unit:Andrejs Millers
Contacts:Rīga, Pilsoņu iela 13, VSIA P.Stradiņa KUS, 37. korpuss; Hipokrāta iela 2, 7. nodaļa, 901. telpa, neuroatrsu[pnkts]lv, neuroatrsu[pnkts]lv, +371 67069653; +371 67536540
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:
Basic knowledge of neurological examination.
To help the students acquire skills and conception of neurosurgically curable disorders.
Topic Layout (Full-Time)
No.TopicType of ImplementationNumberVenue
11. Skull fractures, mild head injury, treatment of severe brain injury. 2. Brain tumours, cerebral metastasis, spinal tumours. 3. Cerebral aneurysms, SAH, vazospazm, AVM, surgical treatment of ICH. 4. Hydrocephalus, degenerative spine.Classes4.00clinical base
21. Head trauma, hydrocephalus. 2. Brain tumours, surgical treatment of cerebrovascular diseases.Lectures2.00auditorium
Unaided Work:
Student's independent work includes preparation of clinical cases with assignments. In a clinical case, tasks include: • clinical case analysis of a certain pathology patient using a problem-oriented case history chart; • preparation of literature review according to clinical case.
Assessment Criteria:
Cumulative exam – the student's knowledge of the etiology, pathogenesis, clinic, diagnostics, treatment principles and prevention of neurosurgical diseases is tested. Knowledge, skills and competence are assessed on the basis of the results of the study work throughout the course.
Final Examination (Full-Time):Exam
Final Examination (Part-Time):
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge:On completion of the course the students will be able to: • describe and specify the basic principles of diagnostics for pathologies, which can be neurosurgically corrected; • define common types of head trauma; • classify head traumas according to severity degrees; • evaluate the condition of the patient according to Glasgow Coma Scale, Hunt-Hess scale; • characterise common causes of subarachnoid haemorrhage; • evaluate general and specific clinical symptoms of CNS tumours; • recognise common pathologies, which can be treated neurosurgically (degenerative diseases of the spine, hydrocephaly, compression of the peripheral nerves, CNS development abnormalities).
Skills:After successful completion of the course the students will have sufficient practical skills and competence to: • recognise and interpret clinical and radiological features of neurosurgically curable conditions; • prescribe the necessary examinations to make the correct diagnosis; • explain adequately the basic principles and indications of neurosurgical manipulations.
Competencies:As a result of the course acquisition the student will be able to: • argue, rationalize and formulate a comprehensive clinical diagnosis of neurosurgery; • develop tactics for a specific neurosurgical clinical situation; • formulate indications for conservative and operative treatment.
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