Paediatric Pneumologist

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

Speciality: Paediatric Allergist

Code of speciality: A155

Credit score: 132 CP (198 ECTS)

Duration of programme: 132 weeks

Programme manager: Vija Švābe, Assistant Professor


Goal of the programme: to provide acquiring and improvement of theoretical knowledge and practical skills in according with requirements of speciality statute, to prepare the doctor for certification in children pneumonology.

Eligibility: MD degree, degree of Pediatrician


Theoretical education and practice:

  • clinical and outpatient practice in children's pneumology
  • adult clinical pneumology
  • children's tuberculosis and adult clinical tuberculosis
  • adult outpatient pneumology
  • children's bronchology
  • radiology for children
  • children's reanimatology and intensive care
  • physiotherapy in children's pneumology
  • children's thoracic surgery
  • children's otorhynolaringology (3rd year) – 4 CP


  • Knowledge about children's airways, lung, pleura and mediastinum diseases and respiratory symptoms of other system diseases, diagnostics, treatment and prophylaxis;

  • Skills – examine patient and evaluate results of lung functional, endoscopical, allergological analyses;

  • Competence – to work independently as children pneumolgist with inpatients, to consult autpatient, to consult other specialists.

Test: theorethical, simultaneously for certificate.

Study language: Latvian.