Clinical Departments

  • Clinical Department of Behaviour Medicine

     

    Address: Vyduno al. 4, Palanga

    Email: direktor@ktl.mii.lt

    Phone: +370 460 30019

     

    Studies

    Bachelor’s studies

    l  Behavioural Medicine –  obligatory course for Health psychology studies;

    l  Behavioural Medicine – elective course for Medicine, Nursing, Rehabilitation, Odontology and Public Health study programmes  (plan ahead);

    l  Behavioural Medicine – elective course for residency (plan ahead).

     

    Master’s studies

    l  Behavioral medicine and psychotherapy (programme prepared);

    l  Introductory course of psychotherapy (Cognitive and behavioural therapy) – professional qualification studies.

     

    Doctoral studies

    l  Rehabilitation of patients with cardiovascular diseases

    l  Non-invasive cardiovascular testing methods

    l  Quality of life, sleep disorders and other diseases

     

    Residency studies

    l  Psychiatry

     

    Post-diploma courses:

    1. Stroke prevention and control programme
    2. Cardiovascular pathology and sleep: disorders, diagnosis and treatment
    3. Evaluation of cardiovascular status by complex of functional testing methods
    4. Rehabilitation of patients with cardiovascular diseases
    5. Psychosomatics
    6. Insomnia diagnosis and treatment
    7. Psychiatry for non-psychiatrists
    8. Complex treatment of depression using cognitive-behavioural therapy
    9. Complex treatment of anxiety using cognitive-behavioural therapy
    10. Team work and case management in outpatient mental health care system

     

  • Clinical Department of Geriatrics

    The Clinic of Geriatrics was established in 1995 and belongs to the Faculty of Nursing. The main activities of the Clinic include undergraduate and postgraduate education on gerontology and geriatrics of medical students, nursing students (undergraduate and postgraduate), master’s degree students in physical therapy and rehabilitation (occupational therapists and physical therapists), and clinicians as part of continuing medical education (courses on gerontology and geriatrics for family doctors and internists as well as geriatricians), research focused on health and social care provision and nursing of the elderly aiming at their quality of life, and clinical practice in Kaunas Clinical Hospital where the clinic is affiliated. In the hospital, doctors of the Clinic of Geriatrics give consultations in the Memory Problems Office and in every department where geriatrician’s consultation is needed.

    During the last ten years, the Clinic of Geriatric was a partner in international research projects: Enabling Technologies for Persons with Dementia (ENABLE, EC 5th FP), Increasing the Participation of Elderly in Clinical Trials (PREDICT, EC 7th FP), Functional State Evaluation System with Distributed Intellect for Elderly and Disabled persons (EDFAS), A Guardian Angel for the Extended Home Environment (GUARANTEE), and Kaunas Healthy Ageing Study. The Clinic also collaborates with Nordic Network in Dementia Diagnostics and InterRAI network.

     

    The staff of the Clinic of Geriatrics is actively involved in development activities of creating the geriatric care system in Lithuania and have been included into the working groups of the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Social Care when preparing the medical norm MN 71 'Doctor geriatrician: rights, duties, competencies and responsibilities', special requirements for in-patient geriatric care delivery, programme of development of  geriatric care, etc. The members of the Clinic also participated in the workshop organised by Kaunas County Administration, planning the system for persons with dementia in the county.

    The Clinic of Geriatrics constantly has doctoral students, and the results of their research are implememented into practice and are used to clarify the need of geriatric care in Lithuania.

     

    Studies

    The Clinic of Geriatrics is responsible for residency in geriatrics, preparing doctors geriatricians. This programme began in the year 2000. In the Clinic of Geriatrics, nurses seeking the bachelor’s and the master's degree,  occupational therapists and physical therapists seeking the master’s degree are trained. Here, medical students of the 6th year have  a course on gerontology and geriatrics. Doctoral students - nurses and medical doctors - also study in the Clinic. Postgraduate courses on gerontology and geriatrics are available for family doctors, internists and geriatricians.

    Research: The research is focused on the quality of life in the elderly with chronic diseases, dementia, and gerontological nursing problems. The Clinic has participated in a number of above mentioned international research projects.

     

    Contacts

  • Department of Rehabilitation

    R.KubiliusHead – Raimondas KUBILIUS, lecturer, PhD

    Address: Hospital of the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences

    Eivenių g. 2, LT –50009 Kaunas,Lithuania

    Block of Cardiology, Section of Out-patient Rehabilitation, room No 6

    phone/fax. (+370 37) 326495

    Email: raimondas.kubilius@kaunoklinikos.lt

     

    Inga FALENTINIENĖ, study administrator, reabilitacijos.klinika@kaunoklinikos.lt, phone (+37037) 326395, the Housing of  Cardiology, Section of Out-patient Rehabilitation, room No 6

    Rūta SMALINSKAITĖ, administrator, reabilitacijos.klinika@kaunoklinikos.lt, phone (+37037) 326395, the Housing of  Cardiology, Section of Out-patient Rehabilitation, room No 6

     The Department of Rehabilitation was established at the Faculty of Medicine in Kaunas Medical Academy in 1991, and since 1992 has been in the structure of the Faculty of Nursing. The Department of Rehabilitation has actively participated in the preparation, registration and execution of the first cycle study programmes Occupational Therapy (2001) and Physical Therapy (2002), the second cycle study programmes Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (2010), Health Rehabilitation through Physical Exercise (2011) and Art Therapy (2013).

    The Mission of the Department of Rehabilitation is to prepare highly qualified specialists in rehabilitation and form their attitudes and values, be leaders in preparation of highly skilled occupational therapists and physical therapists for the health care sector and participate in the creation of health policy strategies. 

    Studies

    The Department of Rehabilitation is responsible for execution of the following study programmes:

    Study programme Occupational Therapy is for the graduates from the secondary school. The principal aim of the study programme is to educate and train highly qualified specialists of occupational therapy, who are capable of keeping abreast of the newest scientific knowledge and its critical analysis in order to apply treatment and prevention in all health care and educational institutions. The study programme consists of 240 ECTS credits (6400 hours). The qualification degree granted is Bachelor of Rehabilitation, and the professional qualification of Occupational Therapist is given.

    Study programme Physical Therapy. The principal aim of the study Program is to educate and train highly qualified specialists of physical therapy, who are capable of keeping abreast of the newest scientific knowledge and its critical analysis in order to apply treatment and prevention in all health care, educational institutions Length of the study in this programme is 4 years. Programme consists of 240 ECTS credits (6400 hours). Qualification degree is Bachelour of Rehabilitation, and professional qualification Physical Therapist is given after completion of the study program.

    Study programme Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. The main aim of Master degree programme is to educate highly qualified specialists, Masters in Rehabilitation, capable critically to evaluate and analyze research literature, plan and conduct scientific investigations, prepare and administer projects and programs, teach in educational institutions. There are two forms of studies programmes: a 2-year full-time programme or a 3-year continuing studies programme, both covering 120 ECTS credits. Qualification degree is Master of Rehabilitation is given after completion of the study programme.

    Study programme Health Rehabilitation through Physical Exercise. The aim of the studies is to train qualified Masters of rehabilitation, able to implement the latest scientific and practical achievements in rehabilitation, to provide health promotion and rehabilitation of patients with cardiac or other chronic non-infectious diseases in non-clinical settings by applying physical exercise and lifestyle recommendations. The programme develops skills of doing research, analyzing and assessing the findings, determining their reliability, as well as skills of creating new methodologies of practical applications of physical exercise in health rehabilitation. Length of the study program is 1,5 year. Programme consists of 90 ECTS credits. Qualification degree is Master of Rehabilitation is given after completion of the study programme.

    Study programme Art Therapy is a joint programme between the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences and Vilnius Art Academy, The Faculty of Kaunas. There are two forms of studies programmes: a 2-year full-time programme or a 3-year continuing studies programme, both covering 120 ECTS credits. At the end of the studies all students will have to defend the final Master’s thesis. Qualification degree is Master of Medicine and Health Care. Art therapeutists will be able to provide services for children or adolescents with special needs, adults and elderly people in rehabilitation institutions and sanatoriums, mental health centres, other health care or social service institutions or crisis centres.

    Residency study programme Physical medicine and rehabilitation. The programme has a 3 year residency course.

    Teachers of the Department of Rehabilitation participate in many others study programmes: Medicine, Odontology, Public Health, Oral Health, Clinical Nursing, doctoral study programme Nursing and so.

    Research

    Currently the department is participating in scientific research „Effectiveness of separate methods of complex rehabilitation in patient with chronic diseases and after traumas of brain and spinal cord injury “. 12 teachers of Department of Rehabilitation successfully have defended their doctoral thesis in period 2005-2014.

    The Department of Rehabilitation participates in the following projects:

    • „Creation Practical Teaching Center of Public Health, Nursing and Rehabilitation“ Nr. VP1-2.2-ŠMM-07-K-01-066 (funded by EU).
    • Improvement of Health Care and Services Quality upgrading Staff Qualification (No. VP1-1.1.-SAMD-06-K-01-072), funded by EU.

    International Relations

    Teachers of the department of Rehabilitation actively participate in Erasmus-Socrates exchange projects in Norway, Poland, Belgium, Turkey, and other countries.

    Intercourse are developed with Kazakhstan: teachers of the department go to conduct lectures about rehabilitation for specialists of health care.

    The head of the department participates actively in international organizations: „Rehabilitation International Global“ and in „The Section and Board of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine” within the European Union of Medical Specialists.

    Personnel:

    Dainius BUTVILAS, lecturer PhD, dainius.butvilas@gmail.com, phone (+370 37) 326028, the Housing of  Cardiology, Section of Out-patient Rehabilitation, room No 3

    Lina BYKOVIENĖ, assistant, liserna@gmail.com, phone (+370 37) 327172, the Housing of Obsterics and Gynaecology, the cellar, room No 018

    Inga DEDUCHOVA, assistant, ingosiuk@gmail.com, phone (+370 37) 326028, the Housing of  Cardiology, Section Out-patient Rehabilitation, room No 3

    Venta DONEC, assistant, venta.donec@gmail.com, phone (+370 37) 327172, the Housing of Obsterics and Gynaecology, the cellar, room No 018

    Vilija DRULYTĖ, assistant, dr.vilija@gmail.com, phone (+370 37) 327094, the Housing of Cardiology, Section of Out-patient Rehabilitation, room No 1

    Rosita GUDĖNAITĖ, assistant, r.gudenaite@gmail.com, phone (+370 37) 327073, the Housing of Neurology, 6 th floor, Neurorehabilitation Department

    Irena JARMALAVIČIŪTĖ, assistant, iruteja@yahoo.com, phone (+370 37) 326028, the Housing of Cardiology, Section of Out-patient Rehabilitation, room No 3

    Alvidas KEIZERIS, assistant, alvidas.keizeris@kaunoklinikos.lt, phone (+370 37) 326406, the Central Housing, the cellar, the section of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

    Algimantas KIMTYS, associate professor PhD, algimantas.kimtys@kaunoklinikos.lt, phone (+370 37) 326028, the Housing of  Cardiology, Section of Out-patient Rehabilitation, room No 3

    Gražina KRUTULYTĖ, lecturer PhD, grazina.krutulyte@gmail.com, phone (+370 37) 332955, Study Centre of Physiotherapy,  Kalniečių str. 231

    Daiva KUMPAUSKIENĖ, assistant, daivakumpauskiene@gmail.com, phone (+37037) 327094, the Housing of Cardiology, Section of Out-patient Rehabilitation, room No 1

    Lina LEIMONIENĖ, lecturer PhD, linaleimoniene@gmail.com, phone (+370 37) 332955, Study Centre of Physiotherapy,  Kalniečių str. 231

    Eglė LENDRAITIENĖ, lecturer PhD, egle_77@yahoo.com,  phone (+370 37) 332955, Study Centre of Physiotherapy,  Kalniečių str. 231

    Eglė MILINAVIČIENĖ, associate professor PhD, egle.milinaviciene@gmail.com, phone (+370 37) 326028, the Housing of  Cardiology, Section of Out-patient Rehabilitation, room No 3

    Sigitas MINGAILA, lecturer PhD, sigitas.mingaila@lsmuni.lt, phone (+370 37) 327051, the Housing of Neurology, 6 th floor, Neurorehabilitation Department

    Tomas MORKEVIČIUS, assistant, tomasmork@gmail.com, phone (+370 37) 327172, the Housing of Obsterics and Gynaecology, the cellar, room No 018

    Dovilė NARUŠEVIČIŪTĖ, assistant, dovilenaruseviciutefmr@gmail.com, phone (+370 37) 326540, the Central Housing, the cellar, the section of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

    Justina NALIVAIKAITĖ, assistant, j.nalivaikaite@yahoo.com, phone (+370 37) 326395, the Housing of  Cardiology, Section Out-patient Rehabilitation, room No 6

    Daiva PETRUŠEVIČIENĖ, associate professor PhD, daiva.petruseviciene@lsmuni.lt, phone (+370 37) 332955, Study Centre of Physiotherapy,  Kalniečių str. 231

    Jolita RAPOLIENĖ, associate professor PhD, jolita.rapoliene@gmail.com, phone (+370 37) 327051, the Housing of Neurology, 6 th floor, Neurorehabilitation Department

    Inesa RIMDEIKIENĖ, associate professor PhD, inesa.rimdeikiene@kaunoklinikos.lt, phone (+370 37) 326939, the Housing of Cardiology, Section of Out-patient Rehabilitation, room No 5

    Jūratė SAMĖNIENĖ, associate professor PhD, juratesamenie@gmail.com, phone (+370 37) 326066, the Housing of  Cardiology, Section of Out-patient Rehabilitation, room No 4

    Raimondas SAVICKAS, associate professor PhD, raimondas.savickas@kaunoklinikos.lt, phone (+370 37) 327011, the Housing of Neurology, 6 th floor, Neurorehabilitation Department

    Brigita SIPARYTĖ, assistant, brigita.brig@gmail.com, phone (+370 37) 326939, the Housing of Cardiology, Section of Out-patient Rehabilitation, room No 5

    Aušra STUOPELYTĖ, assistant, ausra.stuopelyte@gmail.com, phone (+370 37) 332955, Study Centre of Physiotherapy,  Kalniečių str. 231

    Rasa ŠAKALIENĖ, lecturer PhD, rasa222000@yahoo.com, phone (+370 37) 332955, Study Centre of Physiotherapy,  Kalniečių str. 231

    Violeta ŠARKINIENĖ, assistant, violeta.sarkiniene@gmail.com, phone (+370 37) 327182,  the Housing of Neurology, 6 th floor, Neurorehabilitation Department

    Gediminas TANKEVIČIUS, lecturer PhD, gedastank@yahoo.com, phone (+370 37) 787333, the Out-patient Clinic, room No 4

    Aušrinė URBONIENĖ, lecturer PhD,kristina.ur@gmail.com, phone (+370 37) 327094, the Housing of Cardiology, Section of Out-patient Rehabilitation, room No 1

    Gintarė UŠECKIENĖ, assistant, ginta.useckiene@gmail.com, phone (+370 37) 326939, the Housing of Cardiology, Section of Out-patient Rehabilitation, room No 5

    Lina VARŽAITYTĖ, associate professor PhD, lina.varzaityte@gmail.com, phone (+370 37) 327182, the Housing of Neurology, 6 th floor, Neurorehabilitation Department

     

    Contacts