Tartu, Estonia

Contemporary Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures

when 28 July 2024 - 10 August 2024
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 4 EC
fee EUR 950

Multimorbidity is increasingly becoming the norm, particularly in the older population, and presents enormous challenges for patients and their doctors. Diagnosis has important implications for multimorbid patient care, research, and medical policy. The diagnostic process is a complex, patient-centered, collaborative activity that involves information gathering and clinical reasoning to determine a patient's health problem

Multimorbidity, defined as the presence of multiple chronic conditions in an individual, is highly prevalent in clinical practice today. For people with multimorbidity, consideration needs to be given to individualising care and designing it around each person's needs and priorities.

The course includes biochemical-, immunological-, genetic laboratory, instrumental assessments, theory discussions, practical measurements, and interpretation. Additionally, multimorbid patients' case-based discussions and treatment procedures are performed or viewed as well.

Course leader

Prof. Mai Rosenberg, Professor of Nephrology

Target group

Undergraduate students in Medicine

Course aim

After the completion of this course, learners should be able to:

- Perform simple medical procedures
- Interpret the laboratory and instrumental assessments
- Perform body composition assessments
- Recognize pathomechanisms of glomerular injury and debate the usage of genetic testing in rare diseases
- Demonstrate skills in analysing and resolving clinical cases and treatment options of multimorbid patients
- Collaborate with other members of the health care team to assure comprehensive care of the multimorbid patient.

Fee info

EUR 950: Course fee
EUR 227: Accommodation in student dormitories for 13 nights


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