Forensic Autopsy Techniques
The aim of this workshop is to familiarize students with the objectives and modalities of general and special forensic autopsies, as well as the practical importance of the autopsy findings, both for legal and for medical science and practice. It will be displayed and discussed what is true, and especially which misapprehensions are shown in numerous films and series in relation to the opportunities provided by forensic autopsy. The work will be organized in autopsy hall, as a demonstration of the autopsy and the amphitheater in the form of video-display the most interesting cases from the archives of the Institute of Forensic Medicine.
Participants of this workshop will have the opportunity to gain experience in wide-range of contemporary neurophysiology techniques and methods. Tips and tricks on the assessment of convulsive, anxiety and depressive-related behaviors, pain thresholds as well as learning and memory in experimental conditions will be covered. We’ll discuss how to design, analyze and interpret experiments in the field of behavioral, electrophysiological, cognitive and pain studies with special focus on their translational aspects. Hands-on experience in light-dark, open-field, forced swimming, radial maze, elevated plus maze, von Frey tests, EEG and many others will be provided. Instructions will be individually tailored according to the participant’s attitudes.
Basics of Surgical Suturing
The mission of this educational course is to provide intensive education and training for medical students during their studies in order to improve the standards of surgical practice. The project aims to introduce participants to safe, basic surgical techniques that are common to all surgical practices in medicine. It is important to stress work in smaller groups and the use of peer-learning. The modules are delivered using the series of tutor demonstrations and presentations, followed by workshops with hands-on sessions where participants work and practice on animal tissue models.
How fit are you?
Cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET), a tool for doctors or toy for trainers? In order to be physically active on the daily, recreational or elite level, you need to have a certain level of cardiorespiratory fitness. Cardiorespiratory Fitness (CRF) is a “health-related component of physical fitness defined as the ability of the circulatory, respiratory, and muscular systems to supply oxygen during sustained physical activity.” There are many different tests to asses CRF, but most precise is Cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET). In a modern and very pleasant ambiance, accompanied by members of our team you will have the opportunity to observe CPET from “the first row” and find out everything you wanted about your body composition and your own body fitness.
Drug abuse and the medicalization of life
Drug abuse can be defined as any use of drugs that is done without following instructions from health professionals. This includes: taking a drug that is prescribed to a different person, taking higher doses than prescribed, taking in different ways than suggested (crushing and snorting tablets) and taking drugs for different purposes than originally prescribed for (e.g. to elevate mood). One of the most (ab)used classes of drugs, that are widely used in medicine and psychiatry, are benzodiazepines. This workshop has several goals. First, to raise awareness on the need for better control of drug prescribing by physicians (through examples of benzodiazepines and antidepressants). The second goal is to discuss if there is a need to revise pharmacotherapeutic attitudes. The third goal is to understand and critically analyze how diagnostic categories are formed and discuss how that influences the medicalization of life and overuse of drugs.
“Two tricky case discussions; interprofessional“
Healthcare professionals are increasingly expected to work in interprofessional teams. This workshop will focus on interprofessional experience for health profession students. The two cases can address the development of interprofessional competencies of students: communication roles and responsibilities to other professionals, recognizing constraints of one’s role, respecting the roles of others. The workshop aims to discuss how interprofessional working will impact the patient and population health as identified through the “triple aim” of better health, higher quality, and lower cost. The workshop also helps to increase the comfort level of students in their future interactions with healthcare practitioners from other disciplines.
Health for all – how to achieve in special care needs patients?
Special health care needs include any physical, developmental, mental, sensory, behavioral, cognitive, or emotional impairment or limiting condition that requires medical management, health care intervention, and/or use of specialized services or programs. In countries, at all levels of income, people with special care needs follow a specific gradient: low socioeconomic position, and poor health. It does not have to be this way and it is not right that it should be like this. According to the United Nation Convention on the rights of persons with disabilities, everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms – this includes health. Inequities in health arise because of the circumstances in which people grow, live, work, and age, and the systems put in place to deal with illness. It is considered that the attitudes of professionals who provide healthcare are one of the main reasons for the poor health of people with disabilities. The purpose of the workshop is to recognize the importance of availability, accessibility to health and education, to information and communication, in enabling persons with disabilities to fully enjoy all human rights. The aim is to provide aspects of different challenges that are possible in everyday clinical practice through opinions of different healthcare professionals such as physicians, dentists, and special education therapists