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Syllabus of postgraduate 2nd level professional study programme “Residency in medicine”

Speciality: Algologist

Code of speciality: PP16

Credit score: 44 CP (66 ECTS)

Duration of programme: 44 weeks

Programme Director: Ināra Logina, Professor


Goal of the programme: to provide the theoretical knowledge and skills accordingly the demands of the regulations of the additional speciality Algology, to set the stage for the certification in the speciality agreeably to the laws and regulations of the Republic of Latvia.

Eligibility: degree of Neurologist, General Practitioner, Paediatrician, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Doctor, Trauma Doctor Orthopaedist,Anaesthesiologist Reanimatologist, Surgeon, Neurosurgeon, Internist, Oncologist Chemotherapist, Vascular Surgeon, Maxillofacial Surgeon, Geriatrician.


  • 3 studies courses – assessment and evaluation of pain syndromes, multimodal pain treatment, specific pain syndromes including practical tutorials and theoretical seminars
  • Practical tutorials and supervision
  • Facilitation of the personal development
  • Pedagogical practice
  • Research


  • Extended and broadened knowledge and understanding of basic and pain medicine. The knowledge will comply with requirements for speciality certification and meet high standards in the field, both scientifically and professionally. It will ensure creative thinking in clinical practice and research, as well as improve abilities for working in multidisciplinary fields.

  • Skills that will allow working safely, effectively, ethically and independently in clinical cases of different chronic pain syndromes; to be able to perform appropriate diagnostic procedures, evaluate of pain patient, perform differential diagnosis and multimodal treatment procedures, work in different directions.

  • Competences – knowledge, skills and attitude for clinical work, research, public education via mass media, comprehension of teamwork, the way it works, as well as the management and supervision of the multidisciplinary team, to supervise physician and medical support personal.

Test: present and defend research work, sit the final state exam. 

Study language: Latvian.