Circulation and Lungs
Full course description
Circulation and Lungs. The cluster covers diseases of the blood, lungs, heart and blood vessels. The aim is to gain knowledge and develop skills in the areas of history taking and physical diagnostics, as well as making differential diagnoses within the area of the relevant diseases. Clinical epidemiology will also be covered. During this cluster the focus will be on patient-based learning. The essence of this cluster is that learning from patient contacts will stimulate further examination into the pathologies that will be subsequently discussed in lectures and demonstrations (workshops) in a clinical setting.
The cluster comprises of 7 theme weeks: Angina pectoris / Atrial fibrillation, Heart failure, Peripheral vessels, Bleeding & coagulation disorders, Respiratory failure, Pulmonary diseases (among others malignant and interstitial lung disorders; pneumonia) and Cardiovascular risk management. The content of the theme weeks corresponds closely with that of the first two years of the bachelors, however, the emphasis now is on patient contacts and the integration of knowledge that you have already acquired in both general and specialist practice.
In each theme week, the above mentioned themes will be discussed using case-based assignments and discussions and patient contacts. The patient-based activities will be complemented by lectures, demonstrations and workshops about diagnostic and therapeutic issues. Each theme week will be rounded off with a discussion in the basic groups.
Ischaemic Heart DiseaseElectrophysiologyHeart FailureAortic diseasesPeripheral Arterial DiseaseVenous InsufficiencyCoagulation and Bleeding DisordersPulmonologyRespiratory FailureCardiovascular Risk ManagementHypertension