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

Speciality: Periodontologist

Code of speciality: A252

Credit points: 132 CP (198 ECTS)

Duration of programme: 132 weeks

Programme Director: Zane Lauriņa, Assistant Professor


Goal of the programme: to ensure acquirement and improvement of theoretical knowledge and practical skills in accordance with requirements of the specialty of periodontics; to train doctors for certification in the specialty of periodontics.

Eligibility: dentist's diploma.


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



Professional study programme leading to the derived from scientific evidence-based knowledge of periodontal disease etiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, treatment planning and the context of the global body's diseases.


Professional study program leading to the master contemporary periodontal conservative and surgical treatment methods, as well as literary criticism
assessment skills and research skills.


On completion of professional study program can work as a periodontist in advising and treating patients with periodontal pathology.


Reference once per month; assessment after each study course (in written form); study result assessment twice per year; clinical case analysis (in oral and written forms); Residency state exam – defence of research work, analysis of clinical cases to which treatment was started, processed, and finished by residents themselves.

Study language: Latvian.