Paediatric Gastroenterologist - Riga Stradiņš University

Paediatric Gastroenterologist

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

Speciality: Paediatric Gastroenterologist

Code of speciality: A158

Credit score: 132 CP (198 ECTS)

Duration of programme: 132 weeks

Programme manager: Ieva Puķīte, Assistant


Goal of the programme: to provide theoretical knowledge and practical skills according to pediatric gastroenterology specialty standarts and demands; to preparē for Professional certification in pediatric gastroenterology specialty according to regulations of Republic of Latvia.

Eligibility: MD degree, degree of Paediatrician


Theoretical and practical education (training in multidisciplinar hospital and out-patient work in pediatric gastroenterology, adult gastroenterology, hepatology and infectology and pathology of gastrointestinal tract and liver), seminars 3 times per month, problem lectures once a month, duties in emergency room of the hospital 48 hours per month. Possibility to ameliorate skills in endoscopy, radiologic and functional diagnostic and nutrition therapy in infants and children.


  • Knowledge: acquisition of extensive and many-sided theoretical anc practical knowledge in pediatric gastroenterology.

  • Skills: practical skills in examination of pediatric patients with various gastroenterological problems, in differential diagnosis, modern treatment possibilities and management of pediatric gastrointestinal and liver disorders; ability to communicate and work within multidisciplinar team as expert for gastrointestinal problems, organize treatment in gastrointestinal emergency situations and of patients with chronic gastrointestinal disorders.

  • Competencies: independently wotking skilled hihgly trained pediatric gastroenterologist 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 practical skills, oral and written test for theoretical knowledge; Residency State exam.

Study language: Latvian.

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