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Short about study course

Credit points / ECTS:1 / 1.5
Course supervisor: Tatjana Glaskova-Kuzmina
Study type:Pilna laika
Course level:Bachelor
Target audience:Dentistry
Language:English, Latvian
Study course description
Branch of science:Materials Science
Study course description


To develop competence of the students of the Faculty of Dentistry in the field of biomaterial science, providing theoretical knowledge and skills that will be acquired during lectures and practical classes and will be necessary for the acquisition of other study disciplines and dental practice.


Knowledge of mathematics, physics and biology.

Learning outcomes


Students will acquire theoretical knowledge about the structure and physical properties of crystalline substances, metal alloys, polymers and composites; about the resistance of materials, biomechanical properties of biological tissues and methods for the determination of physical properties of biomaterials.


Students will be able to use: concepts of biophysics and regularities in solving medical and biological tasks; regularities of deformation theory for comparative characterisation of mechanical properties of various biomaterials, as well as predict behaviour of biomaterials under influence of various factors (at static and dynamic load, change of external factor parameters).


Will acquire theoretical and practical knowledge in biomaterial science, will be able to apply these methods in study, professional and research practice.

Study course planning

Planning period:Year 2020, Spring semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Dentistry2Master’sRequiredImants Kalniņš, Ilze Šalma
Dentistry2Master’sRequiredTatjana Glaskova-Kuzmina, Ilze Šalma, Raimonds Meija
Planning period:Year 2020, Autumn semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Dentistry2Master’sRequiredIlze Šalma, Tatjana Glaskova-Kuzmina