Paediatric Nephrologist

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

Speciality: Paediatric Nephrologist

Code of speciality: A157

Credit score: 132 CP (198 ECTS)

Duration of programme: 132 weeks

Programme manager: Ineta Sosāre, University teacher


Goal of the programme: to provide theoretical knowledge and practical skills according to of speciality regulation in paediatric infectious diseases in Latvia and prepare for certification in the specialty

Eligibility: Certified pediatricians or after third year of residency in paediatrics.


  • Problem lectures and seminars

  • Study courses

  • Practical work in the Children's hospital departments

  • Paedagogical practice

  • Research



Upon successful completion of residency doctor will have acquired knowledge of pathophysiology of urine pathways, diagnostics and clinical manifestations of different renal disorders, differential diagnostics.


After succesful graduation from the programme doctors would be able to assess risks of renal impairment, analyse tests of hystological examination, perform diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, select and implement appropriate types of renal replacement therapy


Specialists will be able to implement acquired theoratical knowledge and perform various manipulations, cooperate with specialists from other disciplines, be aware of the current legislation, follow ethical guidelines, plan and monitor care of nephrology patients.


  • During training residents have to master full study program: all study courses are compulsory, the theoretical study – not less than 80%, at least on-call 48 hours a month, module tests for practical skills and theoretical knowledge;
  • Residency State exam:
    • theoretical test,
    • resident in the presence of the commission upholds the scientific, clinical or applied research,
    • commission submit a summary evaluation of the progress made during the study.

Study language: Latvian.