Objectives of the course: The purpose of the course is to present the principles of diagnosis and treatment of lung disorders. Specific topics to be covered will include the role of non-invasive ventilation, interventional bronchoscopy, as well as literature search and sources for evidence-based pulmonary medicine.
Contents of the course: Respiratory failure, ARDS, Respiratory infections, Pulmonary embolism, Pulmonary hypertension, Tuberculosis, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Diseases of the pleura, Lung cancer, Mediastinal tumors, Occupational lung disease, Interstitial lung disease, Sarcoidosis, Hypersensitivity pneumonitis, Pulmonary vasculitis, Pulmonary Function Testing, Sleep disorders.
Mode and outcomes of teaching: The course is taught in combination with clinical practice. At the end of the course the students should understand the pathophysiology and should be able to recognize the symptoms, clinical manifestations as well as radiology and pulmonary function testing findings for each disorder. The overall aim of the course is to provide students with a critical understanding of diagnostic workup and management of patients with pulmonary disorders.
Hours of training per student: 125
Semester: 7th + 8th (rotation)