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About Study Course

Credit points / ECTS:2 / 3
Course supervisor:Āris Kaksis
Study type:Full time
Course level:Master's
Target audience:Civil and Military Defense; Life Science; Biology; Medicine
Language:English, Latvian
Branch of science:Chemistry; Biochemistry


Study and experimentally investigate: Structure, composition, biochemical and physiological functions of proteins, lipids, carbohydrates and nucleic acids in the human body.


Languages, computer skills and skills to study the Internet on the web (written and oral in the scope of the high school program); natural sciences and mathematics: chemistry, mathematics (algebra and geometry), biology, physics.

Learning outcomes


Knowledge how to research molecules using IT technologies for skills:
• to formulate and to explain Medical Chemistry and Static Biochemistry concepts;
• to describe quantitative and qualitative concepts of Medical Chemistry processes;
• to estimate concentration of oxygen, glucose, CO2, blood pH and osmomolar and concentration gradient on membrane;
• to explain potential principles of ion channel made membrane;
• to contrast the effects of natural substances and harmful substances used in a healthy diet on health.


Student will be able to analyse metabolism equilibria and homeostasis stepwise. Able to estimate metabolism and exchange in equivalent amounts, based on proteins-enzymes mechanisms. Enable skills to analyze enzymes building and structure influence, that appreciate interaction with environment and integrate metabolism for maintenance of life, what reflect students results on work papers as conclusions, tests and solutions.


Students know how to analyse biologic compound exchange and states of homeostasis. They will know how to estimate compound exchange and conversion in equivalent amounts, based on mass conservation and energy conservation rules. They will be able to analyse atomic properties of chemical elements integration and conversion into molecular buildings and aggregate properties, to estimate interaction with environment and integrated compound exchange for maintenance of living functions.

Study course planning

Planning period:Year 2023, Autumn semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Medicine, SSNMFz2Master’sLimited choiceĀris Kaksis
Planning period:Year 2024, Spring semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Medicine, MF2Master’sLimited choiceĀris Kaksis
Medicine, SSNMF2Master’sLimited choiceĀris Kaksis