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

Speciality: Neurologist

Code of speciality: P20

Credit score: 176 CP (264 ECTS)

Duration of programme: 176 weeks

Programme manager: Viktorija Ķēniņa, Assistant Professor


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

Eligibility: MD degree.


Problem lectures; study courses according to the programme, practical tutorials and supervision; facilitation of personal development; paedagogical practice; research.


Knowledge and understanding of medicine and neurology, including etiopathogenesis, diagnostics, diferential diagnostics, treatment and prophylaxis of the neurologic disturbances and illnesses.

Skills that will allow to work safely, effectively, ethically and independently in clinical cases of neurologic disorders, being able to perform appropriate diagnostic procedures, evaluate the neurologic state, perform differential diagnosis and treatment

Competencies – knowledge, skills and attitude for clinical work, research, comprehension of teamwork, as well as the management and supervision of the multidisciplinary team, to supervise physician and medical support personal.


Tests after each study course and the Residency state exam, a written theory exam in form of questioning and presentation of research.

Study language: Latvian.