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Supervisor
Iveta Kudaba

Study Course Description

Course Description Statuss:Approved
Course Description Version:3.00
Study Course Accepted:02.08.2019
Study Course Information
Course Code:ISK_030LQF level:Level 6
Credit Points:1.00ECTS:1.50
Branch of Science:MedicineTarget Audience:Medicine
Study Course Supervisor
Course Supervisor:Iveta Kudaba
Study Course Implementer
Structural Unit:Department of Internal Diseases
The Head of Structural Unit:Aivars Lejnieks
Contacts:Rīga, Hiprokrāta iela 2, iskatrsu[pnkts]lv, iskatrsu[pnkts]lv, +371 67042338
Study Course Planning
Full-Time - 1. Semester No.
Lectures (number)Lecture Length (academic hours)Total Contact Hours of Lectures0
Classes (number)5Class Length (academic hours)4Total Contact Hours of Classes20
Total Contact Hours20
Study course description
Preliminary Knowledge:
Public health and epidemiology Normal physiology and pathological physiology Morphology Anatomy and pathological anatomy Biology
Objective:
- To learn about cancer biology and epidemiology, cancer statistics and global trends in cancer incidence and mortality; - To refresh and improve one's knowledge about cancer biology, cancer genetics and molecular biology, course of the disease and metastases; - To understand the principles of cancer screening and early diagnostics; - To understand the principles of cancer diagnostics, surgery, radiation therapy and systemic treatment (hormonal therapy, chemotherapy, targeted treatment options); - To study breast and colorectal cancer main principles of diagnosis and therapy ; - To learn oncological emergencies; - To learn chronic pain syndrom in oncology;
Topic Layout (Full-Time)
No.TopicType of ImplementationNumberVenue
1Cancer epidemiology, risk factors, the State organized cancer screeningClasses1.00clinical base
2Breast cancerClasses1.00clinical base
3Colorectal cancerClasses1.00clinical base
4Oncologic emergenciesClasses1.00clinical base
5Chronic Pain SyndromeClasses1.00clinical base
Assessment
Unaided Work:
Prepare presentations about the most common cancers (breast, lung, colorectal, skin and prostate) Prepare report on cancer patients given during the course
Assessment Criteria:
MCQ test about topics discussed during the classes
Final Examination (Full-Time):Test
Final Examination (Part-Time):
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge:To be able to explain concepts of cancer biology, statistics and epidemiology To understand the principles of cancer spread, course of the disease, treatment and rehabilitation
Skills:To be able to interview patients with different sites of cancer disease To palpate, to performe inspection and to read x-rays, CT, US and MRI descriptions of cancer and metastatic disease To interprete laboratory findings of cancer patients
Competencies:To be able to discuss cancer biology, statistics and epidemiology both with physicians and patients and their relatives To be able to communicate on difficult subjects with cancer patient and their relatives To explain prognosis and treatment options to patients and their relatives
Bibliography
No.Reference
1Ļaundabīgo audzēju TNM klasifikācija, Medicīnas apgāds, 2011.
2Izdales materiāli nodarbībās.
3Klīniskā onkoloģija//Autoru kolektīvs D.Baltiņas vadībā, Zvaigzne ABC, 1999.
4Lietišķā epidemioloģija//M.Baltiņš, Zinātne, 2003.
5Diagnoze – vēzis//D.Baltiņa, Zinātne, 2006.
1Cancer, Principles & Practice of Oncology, 7th ed. on CD-ROM [elektroniskais resurss] / [edited by Vincent T.] DeVita, [Samuel] Hellman, [Steven A.] Rosenberg. - [Philadelphia?]: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2005. šifrs: 616-006.6(07)(0.034.4)/ C 36.
1UpToDate datu bāze.
2Medscape vietne.
3Clinicalkey.com datu bāze