Paediatric Endocrinologist - Riga Stradiņš University

Paediatric Endocrinologist

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

Speciality: Paediatric Endocrinologist

Code of speciality: A156

Credit score: 132 CP (198 ECTS)

Duration of programme: 132 weeks

Programme manager: Iveta Dzīvīte-Krišāne, Assistant Professor


Goal of the programme: to provide theoretical knowledge and practical skills according to pediatric endocrinology specialty standards and demands; to prepare for professional certification in pediatric endocrinology specialty according to Latvian Republic regulations.

Eligibility: MD degree, certification in Paediatrics


Theoretical education based on thematical lecture once a mounth and seminars (3 seminars per month or 33 seminars per year). Theoretical and practical education: training in specific endocrinological manipulations in children of different age; training in work with parents, interdisciplinary training in pediatric radiology, immunogenetics, laboratory medicine, intensive care, genetics, pediatric neurology and ophtalmology, immunology and related specialties – adult endocrinology.

To acquire pedagogical skills and basic knowledge of science.


  • Acquisition of extensive and many-sided theoretical and practical knowledge in pediatric endocrinology

  • Practical skills in examination of pediatric patients with various endocrinological diseases, in differential diagnostics, in carrying out manipulations specific for pediatric endocrinology, in modern treatment of pediatric endocrinological disorders, in communicating with patients and their parents and with colleagues, in teaching and research, in logistics.

  • Independently working skilled highly trained pediatric endocrinologist with broad theoretical and practical experience.

Test: exam with a group of experts at the conclusion of residency that includes presenting of a research results, demonstration of for practical skills, oral and written test for theoretical knowledge with 3 theoretical questions and 2 situational problems. Residency State exam.

Study language: Latvian.

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