Elective Courses 1

Course Code :2013GENGE1
Study domain:Medicine
Academic year:2018-2019
Semester:1st/2nd semester
Contact hours:0
Study load (hours):112
Contract restrictions: Faculty decision based on student file
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 1st and/or 2nd semester
Lecturer(s)Paul Van Schil
Didier Ebo
Dirk Ysebaert
Werner Jacobs
Pierre Van Damme
Koenraad Van Hoeck
Jan Gielen
Wilfried De Backer
Luc De Clerck
Luc Van Gaal
Paul Van Royen
Margo Hagendorens
Christophe De Block
Heidi Theeten
Eva De Volder
Bettina Blaumeiser
Jean-Pierre Van Geertruyden
Vito Sabato

3. Course contents *

- medical French (Linguapolis, Eva De Volder)
The aim is to communicate efficiently and clearly with French speaking patients. Based upon practice-oriented exercises following situations and speech acts will be handled:
- relation patient-doctor (anamnese, pathology, diagnose, inquiry, comprehension of typical French expressions)
- Treatment and medication (form of delivery and administration, description of a treatment, giving instructions)
- In the hospital (areas of specialisation, Anglicisms, expressing or asking an opinion)
- Case study (based upon video data)

- Forensic medicine / pathology (prof. Jacobs)
Forensic DNA research
Bloodstain analysis
Forensic anthropology
Forensic psychiatry

- Additions lungs 2 (prof. De Backer)
Lung transplantation
Asthma by children
Lung affections as a result of occupational or environmental factors
Pulmonary manifestations of systemic affections
Non-invasive ventilation
Lung cancer: tumour biology and implications for the therapy
Pulmonary revalidation

- Additions locomotor system 2 – sports medicine (prof. De Clerck, prof. Gielen, prof. Van Royen)
a. General and introductory concepts, 2.5h
- Rules concerning use of medicine by top class sportsmen. WADA regulations and procedures.
- Introductory topics regarding sport inspection, food, psychology, physiology of strain and instruction, paying attention to evaluation of strain and strain capacity.
- Introductory topics regarding prevention, diagnosis, treatment and revalidation from orthopaedic sport injuries; sport related acute injury as well as due to overstraining.
b. Orthopaedic injury of the shoulder, 2.5h
- Minor shoulder instability and impingement by the overhead sportsman. Physiology and patho-physiology, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and revalidation. Patient contact.
c. Orthopaedic injury of the knee, 2.5h
- Anterior knee pain paying attention to the extensive differential diagnostic, malalignment patellofemoral, gristle and meniscus diseases,  Hoffa issues and patellar tendon, quadriceps tendon diseases.
d. Ankle and foot, 2.5h
- Special attention for stress and lower limb fractures, with biomechanical aspects and walking analysis.

- Tropical medicine (Prof. Van geertruyden): Lectures are in English


African trypanosomiasis (‘sleeping sickness’)

American trypanosomiasis (‘Chagas disease’)

Leismaniasasis (Kala-Azar, Post Kala-Azar, MC & C leismanisis)


Schistosomiasis (‘bilharziasis’) & other worm-infections

Hemorrhagic fevers en viral encephaliti/ meningiti (yellow fever, dengue, Japanese encephalitis, ebola

AIDS & TB in the tropics  (+ postexposure profylaxis)

 -Additions to metabolism and hormones (Prof. Van Gaal): Lectures are in English
- A new look at screening and diagnosis of diabetes
- Prevention of diabetes, betacel and pancreas transplantation
- Up to date pharmacological approach of obesitas: from pharmacotherapy to peptide therapy
- Can type 2 diabetes be cured with surgery?
- Adrenal incidentaloma
- Thyroxine supplements by hypothyroidism: reasons of insufficient result
- Amiodarone and the thyroid

-Additions to self and non self (Prof. Ebo): Lectures are in English
Exploring specific topics such as:
- Immunodeficiency; clinic, diagnose, therapy
-  Means to diagnose allergic diseases: when, how far?
- Evaluation of different immunotherapies for allergies  
- Heriditary and other angioedema
- Medical treatment of allergy
- Occupational allergy
- Drug allergies
- Immunological laboratory
- Specific aspects of allergy by children
- Immunosuppression and immunomodulation

-Additions to pain (Prof. G. Hans)


-Additions to urology (Prof. S. De Wachter)


-Additions to paediatrics (Prof. K. Van Hoeck): Lectures are in English

circulation in neonates

I want to become pediatrician

initial approach of metabolic disorders

advances management of asthma

basic and advanced pediatric life support

-International Intensive Infectious Diseases Course (J.P. Van geertruyden): Lectures are in English

Topics: Fundamentals of Infection, Sepsis, Endocarditis, Food-borne infections, Urinary tract infections, Sexually transmitted diseases, Nosocomial infections, Skin infections, Ear, nose and throat infections, Infections transmitted by bites and scratches, Pneumonia , Tuberculosis, HIV, Meningitis and Encephalitis, Emerging Infections, Bone and joint infections, Infection in the Immunocompromised Patient including HIV, Viral Hepatitis, Exanthema, Infectious Lymphadenopathy, Infectious diseases in the Returning Traveler & the Migrant population, Flu, Antibiotic of the day, Pathological session, Role of vaccination in infection control 

internship youth healthcare (prof. Van Damme, 15h)
On a consulation at the well baby clinic (“Jonge Kind, bv. Kind en Gezin”) the students are offered the possibility to attend actively a preventive consultation for the Young Child, including the briefing and debriefing between doctor and nurse. The intern will witness healthy young children of certain ages who are questioned and examined in a focussed and standardised way, and will experience how preventive advise is communicated and how eventual problems are approached. Via contact with young parents you’ll experience even better what the specific angle is of this preventive offer and how it differs from curative contact. Also the interdisciplinary cooperation between doctor, nurse and other team members is an interesting aspect, moreover because the nurse plays a prominent role within the preventive offer. Consultation at different moments (and places) creates opportunity to meet different public.
In school medicine, students will be introduced with the Centre for Pupil Guidance (“Centrum voor LeerlingenBegeleiding” or “CLB”).  Students will be offered the possibility to effectively and actively attend a consultation by the school doctor, including the consultation by the nurse. The intern will witness healthy children on certain ages (from toddler to secondary school) who are questioned and examined in a standardised way. Hence the intern can introduce himself with screening of the hearing and the visus, the biometrics and the growth curves, the evaluation of the locomotive development, general clinical research.  The intern will witness how preventive advice is communicated and how eventual problems are approached. The student can experience himself what the specific angle of this preventive offer is, and how it differs from curative contact. Beside doctors and nurses also social workers, pedagogues, psychologists and psychological assistants work in a CLB. Depending on local needs and circumstances, also speech therapists, physical therapists, etc. could be employed. The different professionals work together in a (multidisciplinary) team to enhance the wellbeing of the students throughout their school career. The aim is to make students feel comfortable so he/she can develop her/his knowledge and skills in the best of circumstances. Therefore it is important that different professionals of a CLB work as a team.  The students can experience this atmosphere of interdisciplinary cooperation between doctor, nurse and other team members during the internship.

- Internship vascular laboratory (prof. Ysebaert, prof. Van Schil, 15h)
Mutual hands-on exercises under supervision with students with the machines of University Hospital Antwerp (“UZA”) and assignments (5h)
And research on patients during the internship-week (10h)

- Internship genetics (prof. Blaumeiser, 15h)
The student follows consultations medical genetics and performs a laboratory-internship.

- Internship family doctor’s practice (prof. Van Royen, 15h)
The student does an internship of 15h in a family doctor’s practice.