Tartu, Estonia

Contemporary Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures

when 31 July 2023 - 12 August 2023
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. Diagnostic process is a complex, patient-centered, collaborative activity that involves information gathering and clinical reasoning with the goal of determining 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 and instrumental assessments, theory discussions, practical measurements and interpretation. Additionally, multimorbid patients case-based discussions and treatment procedures performing or viewing as well.


I Simulation centre: Clinical case skill building exercise interaction activities using the simulators (2 days)
Course director: dr. Riho Runnel, dr. Veronika Reinhard.

II Multimorbid patients management in nephrology practice (2 days)
Course director: Mai Rosenberg, MD, PhD

III Genetics: Diagnostic methods used in clinical genetic (2 days)
Course director: Sander Pajusalu, MD, PhD

IV Biochemistry-immunology laboratory assessments (2 days)
Course director: Kalle Kisand, MD, PhD, osalevad Mailis T├Ánisson ja Kaja Vaagen

V Clinical nutrition, body composition
Course director: Alastair Forbes, MD, PhD

Each course is divided into parts containing short didacting presentations, seminars, practicals, clinical cases followed by group discussions with faculty members

Course leader

Prof. Mai Rosenberg, Professor of Nephrology

Target group

Undergraduate students in Medicine

Course aim

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

- perform simple medical procedures
- interpret the laboratory and instrumental assessments;
- able to perform body composition assessments;
- recognize pathomechanisms of glomerular injury and debate the usage of genetic testing in rare disease;
- demonstrate skills of analyzing 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 175: Accommodation in student dormitories


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