Neonatologist - Riga Stradiņš University


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doc-kviluna04wrSyllabus of postgraduate 2nd level professional study programme “Residency in medicine”

Speciality: Neonatologist

Code of speciality: A151

Credit score: 88 CP (132 ECTS)

Duration of programme: 88 weeks

Programme Director: Daiga Kviļūna, Senior University teacher (pictured)


Goal of the programme: to provide theoretical and practical studies and mastering in accordance with the requirements of the neonatology specialty regulation to prepare the doctor for certification in the speciality of neonatology in accordance with the legislation of the Republic of Latvia.

Eligibility: MD degree and certification in Paediatrics.


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



As a result of studies in a specialty of neonatology the person gains knowledge in theoretical aspects of physiology and pathology of foetus and newborn, therapy and care procedures.


As a result of studies in neonatology the person can evaluate newborns’ health condition, risk factors and potential pathologies, diagnose pathologies, perform examination and ensure therapy and care.


The level of theoretical and practical knowledge is appropriate for taking an exam for obtaining a certificate in neonatology, and further practice as a specialist in neonatology.


Knowledge tests during the study course and the Residency state exam. 

Study language: Latvian.

Rīga Stradiņš University, 16 Dzirciema Street, Rīga, LV-1007, Latvia, +371 67409261 (UTC +2),