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About Study Course

Credit points / ECTS:1 / 1.5
Course supervisor:Illa Mihejeva
Study type:Full time
Course level:Master's
Target audience:Medicine
Language:English, Latvian
Branch of science:Clinical Medicine; Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation


Disease management is a team-based aspect of medical practice that is patient centred, goal directed and aims to optimize patient function and quality of life, prevent complication and increase community participation. Medical students will be responsible for the care of patients with disabilities regardless of what field they choose to enter, because, in the present time, patients treated by virtually all specialities express rehabilitation needs. Students need to gain a basic knowledge of rehabilitation, assessment, recognising disabilities.


Knowledge of main medical fields such as neurology, cardiology, orthopedics.

Learning outcomes


On course completions students gain knowledge about:
• principles of rehabilitation medicine in different stages of health care;
• main clinical courses of rehabilitation medicine;
• prevention of disability and handicap;
• risk assessment of medical complications for patients with sedentary lifestyle;
• individual rehabilitation plans.


On course completions students will be able to:
• identify the patient's medical and rehabilitation problems in different health conditions;
• choose and apply the tools for assessing functional abilities learned within the course (manual muscle strength assessment, muscle tone assessment according to the Ashworth scale).


Use knowledge and practical skills in assessment of the patients’ health problems and functioning.

Study course planning

Planning period:Year 2023, Autumn semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Medicine, MF9Master’sRequiredIlla Mihejeva, Aivars Vētra, Gunta Kristapsone, Zane Dambe
Medicine, SSNMFz10Master’sRequiredGunta Kristapsone, Zane Dambe, Aivars Vētra, Illa Mihejeva
Planning period:Year 2024, Spring semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Medicine, MF10Master’sRequiredGunta Kristapsone, Aivars Vētra, Zane Dambe, Illa Mihejeva
Medicine, SSNMF10Master’sRequiredGunta Kristapsone, Zane Dambe, Aivars Vētra