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Guna Laganovska

Study Course Description

Course Description Statuss:Approved
Course Description Version:1.00
Study Course Information
Course Code:OFK_003LQF level:Level 6
Credit Points:2.00ECTS:3.00
Branch of Science:Medicine; AnatomyTarget Audience:Medicine
Study Course Supervisor
Course Supervisor:Guna Laganovska
Study Course Implementer
Structural Unit:Department of Ophthalmology
The Head of Structural Unit:Guna Laganovska
Contacts:Rīga, Pilsoņu iela 13, VSIA P.Stradiņa KUS, 25. korpuss, oftalmolkatatrsu[pnkts]lv, oftalmolkatatrsu[pnkts]lv, +371 67069549
Study Course Planning
Full-Time - 1. Semester No.
Lectures (number)5Lecture Length (academic hours)2Total Contact Hours of Lectures10
Classes (number)6Class Length (academic hours)2Total Contact Hours of Classes12
Total Contact Hours22
Study course description
Preliminary Knowledge:
anatomy, biology, physics and physiology
to provide opportunities for students to acquire knowledge and understanding of the anatomy of the eye, diseases of the anterior part of the eye, cataracts, glaucoma, retinal diseases, eye injuries, paediatric ophthalmology and orbital diseases. To acquire skills of providing emergency medical care, diagnosing ophthalmological diseases, comprehending treatment and prevention principles.
Topic Layout (Full-Time)
No.TopicType of ImplementationNumberVenue
1Red eye , conjunctivitis, blepharitis.Classes1.00clinical base
2GlaucomaClasses1.00clinical base
3CataractaClasses1.00clinical base
4RetinaClasses1.00clinical base
5Eye trauma, UveitisClasses1.00clinical base
6RefractionClasses1.00clinical base
Unaided Work:
individual work with professional literature on ophthalmology and e-study materials. The students measure visual acuity independently and examine the eye with the slit-lamp. The students write an examination protocol.
Assessment Criteria:
a test during each practical class, a test at the end of the course (assessment depending on the knowledge: pass / fail). The end-of-course examination: OSCE.
Final Examination (Full-Time):Exam (OSCE)
Final Examination (Part-Time):
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge:on successful completion of the course the students will have acquired in-depth knowledge and will be able to show eye anatomy on visual aids, to describe physiology of the eye, to explain the most frequent eye disease etiopathogenesis, epidemiology, diagnostic and therapeutic principles and the prognosis.
Skills:At the end of the course the students will be able to: - measure visual acuity; - examine the ocular fundus by ophthalmoscope; - handle acute situations in ophthalmology; - examine eye patients to assess the need and volume of ophthalmic assistance.
Competencies:on completion of the course programme the student will be ready to work with ophthalmic patients in General Practitioner’s surgery and to continue their further studies. The students will be able to perform primary ophthalmic care in compliance with ethical and legal aspects, to evaluate the judgement of an ophthalmologist and to plan the examination and treatment of a patient; to interpret the results of ophthalmic examination, to relate these results to the specific clinical situation and to link them with the joint examination process.
1Acu slimības, G.Laganovskas redakcijā, Nacionālais apgāds, 2008
1Basic and Clinical Science Course Section 1 to 13 / The Eye M.D. Association. – American Academy of Ophthalmology 2010/2011.
2Clinical Ophthalmology A Systematic Approach / Jack J Kanski. – Elsevier Limited 2007. – 931 p.
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