Cardiologist - Riga Stradiņš University


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

Speciality: Cardiologist

Code of speciality: P52

Credit score: 176 CP (264 ECTS)

Duration of programme: 176 weeks

Programme Director: Andrejs Ērglis, Professor


Goal of the programme: to ensure acquisition and improvement of theoretical knowledge and practical skills according to the requirements of the specialty Cardiologist to prepare doctors for certification in cardiology according to regulatory documents of the Republic of Latvia.

Eligibility: MD degree.


Theoretical education is based on theoretical seminars. According to study programme length certain number of seminars is organized. Practical education in a form of study courses according to the program.



  • To learn the specialty program in full: attendance of all educational courses no less than 80%, satisfactory completion of all intermediate tests and the Residency state examination.

  • Be aware of etiology of different cardiac diseases, as well as pathogenesis, pathological anatomy, clinical forms; be able to perform diagnostics and differential diagnostics independently of supervisors.

  • Awareness and profound knowledge of the most commonly used tests in cardiology: principles and methods of examination.


  • Knows how to use the diagnostic process data, as well as to monitor and treat a variety of cardiac disease profile.

  • Knows how to use highly effective drug delivery and dosing methods – intravenous drug administration by drip infusion perfusors and other tools (ability to produce practical tools to make the central venous and peripheral vascular catheterization, knowledge of the strong-performing substance abuse indications, dosing, side effects).


  • Within four years of studies the knowledge and practical skills acquired corresponding to the Cabinet of Ministers Regulation No. 268, and the European Union set out in the recommendations of a physician cardiologist in his practical work.

  • The student will be eligible to practice as a Cardiologist.


  • Reports on work during studies

  • Submission of the prepared scientific research work and its oral defense

  • Residency state exam theoretical examination according to the program complying with requirements for Cardiologist's certification examination in Latvia

Study language: Latvian.

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