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About Study Course

Credit points / ECTS:2 / 3
Course supervisor:Elga Bataraga
Study type:Full time
Course level:Master's
Target audience:Medicine
Language:English, Latvian
Branch of science:Clinical Medicine; Dermatology and Venereology


To provide acquisition of theoretical knowledge and practical skills in acute and chronic dermal and venereal diseases, their aetiology, pathogenesis, clinical symptoms, prophylaxis, principles and algorithms of treatment of these diseases, as well as to strengthen skills in examination of patients.


Anatomy, histology, physiology, pathologic anatomy, pathologic physiology, biochemistry, microbiology, propaedeutics, internal diseases, infectious diseases, pharmacology and immunology.

Learning outcomes


Students will be able to define, characterise and classify skin and venereal diseases; describe their etiopathogenesis and clinical manifestations that would allow them to be recognised and distinguished among other diseases. They will be able to express and explain further diagnostic and therapeutic tactics as they will be able to list and systematise modern diagnostic and therapeutic methods. They will know how to organise preventive and epidemiological measures in cases of contagious dermatoses and sexually transmitted diseases. Students will be able to recognise malignant skin formations and organise a further action plan in these cases.


Students will be able to take a dermatological, venereological and sexual medical history; investigate specific skin changes in dermatology; make a diagnosis; draw up a patient examination plan; prescribe different investigative methods, justifying their necessity; draw up a treatment plan; explain to the patient the causes of the particular disease, development, treatment and prevention possibilities, the need and the prognosis of the particular disease.


As a result of theoretical and practical knowledge acquired, students are able to cooperate professionally with patients and colleagues in the field of diagnosis, differential diagnosis, treatment and prevention of dermatological and venereal diseases, in accordance with standards of medical ethics and patient rights; to act as a health facilitator in the context of public and individual prevention of skin and venereal diseases; to plan independently the cognitive process to balance the existing knowledge in the compulsory course with the new subject matter, to use literature, e-environment, knowledge of colleagues and teachers, making precise diagnosis and differential diagnosis as well as the issue to be addressed.

Study course planning

Planning period:Year 2023, Autumn semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Medicine, SSNMFz10Master’sRequiredKarīna Zavorina, Ilona Hartmane, Lelde Reinberga, Alise Balcere, Aleksejs Zavorins, Iveta Ivdra, Andra Dērveniece, Ingmārs Mikažāns
Medicine, MF9Master’sRequiredAnastasija Oša, Darja Arīna Miškina, Karīna Zavorina, Ilona Hartmane, Sanita Žīgure, Lelde Reinberga, Aleksejs Zavorins, Ilze Upeniece, Iveta Ivdra, Andra Dērveniece, Māra Rone-Kupfere, Ingmārs Mikažāns
Planning period:Year 2024, Spring semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Medicine, SSNMF10Master’sRequired
Medicine, MF10Master’sRequiredAnastasija Oša, Darja Arīna Miškina, Māra Rone-Kupfere, Karīna Zavorina, Ilona Hartmane, Ingmārs Mikažāns, Sanita Žīgure, Lelde Reinberga, Aleksejs Zavorins, Ilze Upeniece, Iveta Ivdra, Andra Dērveniece