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About Study Course

Credit points / ECTS:2 / 3
Course supervisor: Vija Siliņa
Study type:Full time
Course level:Bachelor
Target audience:Medicine
Language:English, Latvian
Branch of science:Medicine


To gain understanding about competences of a family physician and pecularities of patient management in primary health care. Using clinical cases, to learn: a) communication specifics with individuals under lifelong and wholistic care, as well as their relatives; b) syndromologic and nozologic diagnostics, differentialdiagnostics in primary health care; c) intergration of public and individual health promotion and preventive measures; d) team work specifics in primary health care; e) patient management options in primary health care. To introduce with documentation and legislation in primary health care, as well as use of diagnostic equipment in primary health care clinics.


Theoretical knowledge of preclinical courses. General theoretical knowledge and practical skills in clinical medicine (internal diseases, infectious disases, pediatrics, surgery, neurology, gynaecology and obstetrics, psychosomatics, especially, diagnostics, differential diagnostics, treatment and prevention).

Learning outcomes


Successful completion of the course will allow student to: • understand the role of family physician in health care; • define syndromologic and nozologic diagnosis in primary health care; • draw up investigation and/or treatment plan for a patient in primary health care; • organize individual health promotion and preventive measures, including immunization and cancer screening; • understand team work in primary health care and cooperation options with secondary and tertiary care specialists; • know and apply some of diagnostic manipulations often used in primary health care.


Successful completion of the course will allow student to communicate with primary health care team, patients and their relatives, as well as to use diagnostic equipment, draw-up treatment and examination plan of a patient of all ages in primary health care.


Successful completion of the course will allow student to work in primary health care under a supervision of a family physician.

Study course planning

Planning period:Year 2020, Autumn semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Medicine11Master’sRequiredSandra Gintere, Ilze Skuja, Gunta Tīcmane, Līga Kozlovska, Jeļena Daniļenko, Dārta Geižāne, Ilze Grauze, Jānis Zaļkalns, Andris Pūce, Līva Mača, Cindy Lisa Heaster, Evelīna Beire, Nadīne Muciņa, Jelizaveta Aleksejeva, Jūlija Mališeva, Linda Bāra, Ludmila Terjajeva, Ainis Dzalbs
Medicine11Master’sRequiredSmuidra Žermanos, Gunta Tīcmane, Sandra Gintere, Cindy Lisa Heaster, Jānis Blumfelds, Ilze Skuja, Andris Pūce, Ainis Dzalbs, Līva Mača, Vija Siliņa, Dārta Geižāne, Ilze Grauze
Pediatrics11Master’sRequiredVija Siliņa, Gunta Tīcmane, Līga Kozlovska, Dārta Geižāne, Ilze Skuja, Sandra Gintere, Jānis Zaļkalns, Andris Pūce, Ainis Dzalbs, Jānis Blumfelds, Līva Mača, Cindy Lisa Heaster, Ilze Grauze, Ludmila Terjajeva, Evelīna Beire, Nadīne Muciņa, Jelizaveta Aleksejeva