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Elmārs Rancāns

Study Course Description

Course Description Statuss:Under Review
Course Description Version:3.00
Study Course Accepted:07.01.2020
Study Course Information
Course Code:PUNK_005LQF level:Level 7
Credit Points:3.00ECTS:4.50
Branch of Science:Medicine; PsychiatryTarget Audience:Medicine
Study Course Supervisor
Course Supervisor:Elmārs Rancāns
Study Course Implementer
Structural Unit:Department of Psychiatry and Narcology
The Head of Structural Unit:Elmārs Rancāns
Contacts:Rīga, Tvaika iela 2, pnkatrsu[pnkts]lv, +371 67080131
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)5Total Contact Hours of Classes30
Total Contact Hours40
Lectures (number)Lecture Length (academic hours)Total Contact Hours of Lectures0
Classes (number)4Class Length (academic hours)5Total Contact Hours of Classes20
Total Contact Hours20
Study course description
Preliminary Knowledge:
Anatomy, physiology; Psychology; Psychology; Ethics in medicine; Epidemiology; Public health; Medical genetics; Basic principles of clinical care; Neurology; Radiological investigation of central nervous system; Basic pharmacology; Basics of psychotherapy.
Objective:
To give knowledge about epidemiology, aetiology, pathogenesis, clinical features, diagnostics and course (according to ICD-10) of mental and behavioural disorders; to give knowledge about emergency case management in psychiatry; basic principles of prophylaxis, pharmacological treatment, social rehabilitation and role of psychotherapeutic treatment of mental and behavioural disorders in primary care; to give knowledge about organization and practical work of metal health care; to give knowledge about ethical and legal principles in psychiatry; and distributions of competence between different physicians when it comes to planning and organizing health care of mentally ill patients. To teach skills and to develop competencies in psychiatry according to requirements for speciality of physician. To develop empathic attitude towards patients and their family members, to reflect on and to improve their own attitudes towards mental health problems.
Topic Layout (Full-Time)
No.TopicType of ImplementationNumberVenue
1Short review of the history of psychiatry. Classification of mental disorders. The structure of mental health care in Latvia.Lectures1.00auditorium
2Schizophrenia and its treatment through centuries.Lectures1.00auditorium
3Mood (affective) disorders.Lectures1.00auditorium
4Behavioural and emotional disturbances occurring in childhood and adolescence.Lectures1.00auditorium
5Basic psychopharmacology, principles of treatment and distribution of competence between physicians in psychiatry.Lectures1.00auditorium
6Classification of mental disorders (according to ICD-10). Mental health care in Latvia. Legislation and legal aspects. Clinical interview and description of the clinical case in psychiatry. General psychopathology. Disorders of perception, thinking, affect, anxiety and cognition.Classes1.00clinical base
7General symptoms, classification and diagnostics according to ICD-10 of schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders.Classes1.00clinical base
8Acute and transient psychotic, schizotypal and schizoaffective disorders. Organizing of care, basic principles of treatment and rehabilitation.Classes1.00clinical base
9General features of organic mental disorders. Clinical symptoms and differential diagnosis of dementia, treatment possibilities and care.Classes1.00clinical base
10Symptomatic mental disorders, clinical features, differential diagnosis, treatment principles and care. Mental retardation.Classes1.00clinical base
11Mental and behavioural disorders due to psychoactive substance use.Classes1.00clinical base
12Clinical features and treatment of mood (affective) disorders.Classes1.00clinical base
13Neurotic, stress related and somatoform disorders.Classes1.00clinical base
14Disorders of adult personality and behaviour. Behavioural syndromes associated with physiological disturbances and physical factors.Classes1.00clinical base
15Disorders of psychological development, behavioural and emotional disorders with onset usually occurring in childhood and adolescence.Classes1.00clinical base
Assessment
Unaided Work:
Self-reading of obligatory literature; patient case description.
Assessment Criteria:
During course 1) case description evaluation; 2) multiple choice questions; final examination: written examination.
Final Examination (Full-Time):Exam (Written)
Final Examination (Part-Time):
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge:About epidemiology, aetiology, pathogenesis, clinical features, diagnostics and course (according to ICD-10) of mental and behavioural disorders; knowledge about emergency case management in psychiatry; basic principles of prophylaxis, pharmacological treatment, social rehabilitation and role of psychotherapeutic treatment of mental and behavioural disorders in primary care.
Skills:How to perform full psychiatric evaluation, recognize, evaluate and to describe core symptoms of mental and behavioural disorders when working in general clinical practice; to differentiate normal and pathological reactions in every-day life situations, to evaluate the possibility of self-harm; to perform an interview, showing empathy, and to comprehend importance of therapeutic relationships in psychiatry; to report the clinical case to other doctors and medical professionals; to evaluate and plan the clinical care patient would need; to evaluate the influence family environment has on the patient; to realize the importance of multidisciplinary team and to show skills to work in it.
Competencies:In organization and practical work of metal health care services; ethical and legal principles in psychiatry; distributions of competence between different physicians, when it comes to planning and organizing health care of patients with mental and behavioural disorders; to explain and apply principles of confidentiality and informed consent in psychiatry; to show understanding and empathy towards the possible stigmatization of patient and his or her relatives; to explain the concept of the disease to the patient and his or her relatives; to understand personal attitude towards mentally ill patients and the influence this attitude might have on the patients and course of treatment; to integrate newest scientific developments of psychiatry in everyday work and development of research.
Bibliography
No.Reference
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4E. Tērauds, E. Rancāns, R. Andrēziņa, B. Kupča, G. Ancāne, I. Ķiece, Ņ. Bezborodovs. Depresijas diagnostikas un ārstēšanas vadlīnijas. 3. Izdevums. Latvijas psihiatru asociācija. Rīga, 2015.g., 52 lpp. (elektroniska kopija atrodama www.estudijas.rsu.lv)
5Rancāns E., Tērauds E., Zaļkalns J., Riževa I., Tirāns E., Taube M. Depresijas un neirotisko traucējumu diagnostikas un ārstēšanas rekomendācijas ģimenes ārstiem. RSU Psihiatrijas un narkoloģijas katedra. Rīga, 2012.g. 32 lpp. (elektroniska kopija atrodama www.estudijas.rsu.lv)
6R. Andrēziņa, E. Tērauds. Praktiskā psihofarmakoterapija. Rīga, 2015.g. 40 lpp.
7The ICD-10 Classification of Mental and Behavioral Disorders, World Health Organization, Geneva, 1992. http://site.ebrary.com/lib/rsub/docDetail.action?docID=1022…
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