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

Speciality: Ophthalmologist

Code of speciality: P22

Credit points: 176 CP (264 ECTS)

Duration of programme: 176 weeks

Programme director: Guna Laganovska, Professor (pictured)


Goal of the programme: provide the theoretical knowledge and skills according to the demands of the regulations of the speciality, Ophthalmology, to set the stage for the certification in the speciality.

Eligibility: MD degree


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



Extended and broadened knowledge and understanding of ophtalmology. 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. Ability to recognize and define ophthalmological disorders. Knowledge in etiopathogenesis, diagnostics, diferential diagnostics, treatment and prophylaxis of the ophthalmological disturbances and illnesses according to the regulations of the speciality.


The acquired skills will allow the trainee to work safely, effectively, ethically and independently in clinical cases of eye disorders, to be able to perform appropriate diagnostic and surgical procedures.


Knowledge, skills and attitude for clinical work, research, public education via mass media, comprehension of teamwork, the way it works, psychodynamics, crisis situations and their solving; as well as the management and supervision of the multidisciplinary team, to supervise physician and medical support personal.


Knowledge tests after each study course and the Residency state exam.

Study languages: Latvian, English