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About Study Course

Credit points / ECTS:2 / 3
Course supervisor:Madara Kreile
Study type:Full time
Course level:Bachelor
Target audience:Pharmacy
Language:English, Latvian
Branch of science:Biology; Genetics


To gain a knowledge about human being as a unified system.
The role of genetic processes in the health preservation and homeostasis.
To give an insight in the role of molecular biology in drug discovery and design, as well as basic knowledge in genetics to create a background for specific knowledge in the medicine and skills to use it in everyday practice.


The basic knowledge in biology (high school level).

Learning outcomes


The study course will give the students basic knowledge about cell functions and structure, cellular impairment role in human disease process. Acquires knowledge in cell life cycle, division types. Mendelian laws. Knows basic types of inheritance. Can solve genetic problems at basic level. Have insights about pharmacogenetics.


Basic skills in light microscopy, preparation of samples for light microscopy. Students can identify different structures of cell, can describe oogenesis and spermatogenesis. Knows how to draw and draw pedigrees. Students can do elemnteray problem solving in genetics.
They different types of inheritance, can anylze them.


During study course students perform lab works, are able to make simple microslides. Knows how to draw and draw pedigree.

Study course planning

Planning period:Year 2021, Autumn semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Pharmacy, FF1Master’sRequired