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Biruta Kupča

Study Course Description

Course Description Statuss:Approved
Course Description Version:2.00
Study Course Accepted:28.03.2018
Study Course Information
Course Code:PUNK_007LQF level:Level 7
Credit Points:4.00ECTS:6.00
Branch of Science:Medicine; PsychiatryTarget Audience:Medical Services
Study Course Supervisor
Course Supervisor:Biruta Kupča
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, pnkatrsu[pnkts]lv, +371 67080131
Study Course Planning
Full-Time - 1. Semester No.
Lectures (number)6Lecture Length (academic hours)4Total Contact Hours of Lectures24
Classes (number)6Class Length (academic hours)4Total Contact Hours of Classes24
Total Contact Hours48
Study course description
Preliminary Knowledge:
• Psychology; • Ethics in medicine; • Epidemiology; • Public health; • Basic pharmacology; • Basic principles of clinical care.
To teach skills and to develop competencies in psychiatry according to requirements for speciality of art therapy. 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
1General psychopathology. The structure of mental health care.Lectures1.00auditorium
2Schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders.Lectures1.00auditorium
3Mood disorders.Lectures1.00auditorium
4Organic including symptomatic mental disorders.Lectures1.00auditorium
5Neurotic disorders.Lectures1.00auditorium
6Behavioral and emotional disturbances in childhood and adolescence.Lectures1.00auditorium
7Classification of mental disorders. Mental health care in Latvia. Clinical interview and description of the clinical case in psychiatry. General psychopathology. Disorders of perception and thinking. Obsessions and compulsions, emotional and affective disorders. Disorders of volition and executive function. Memory disorders. States of clouded conciseness. Medical documentations.Classes1.00clinical base
8Schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders.Classes1.00clinical base
9Clinical features and treatment of mood (affective) disorders.Classes1.00clinical base
10Organic, including symptomatic, mental disorders. Mental and behavioral disorders due to psychoactive substance use.Classes1.00clinical base
11Neurotic, stress related and somatoform disorders. Disorders of adult personality and behavior.Classes1.00clinical base
12Mental retardation. Disorders of psychological development, Behavioral and emotional disorders with onset usually occurring in childhood and adolescence.Classes1.00clinical base
Unaided Work:
Students independently prepare theoretical part of practical classis from lectures, RSU e-materials and recommended further reading. Results of this work are discussing in groups and check up with special tests. During practical classes students evaluate mental state of patients and write an art therapy aspect. Results of this work are discussing in groups.
Assessment Criteria:
Case description evaluation, multiple choice questions, oral examination.
Final Examination (Full-Time):Exam
Final Examination (Part-Time):
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge:Difference between norm and mental pathology. Advantages of combining medical and art therapy methods.
Skills:How to recognize and evaluate core symptoms of mental and behavioral disorders; to differentiate normal and pathological reactions in every-day life situations, to evaluate the possibility of self-harm.
Competencies:To communicate efficiently with persons affected by mental illnesses learn skills, how to appropriately select psychiatric patients who might benefit for particular art therapy.
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