Skip to main content

About Study Course

Credit points / ECTS:2 / 3
Course supervisor:Inese Briede
Study type:Full time
Course level:Master's
Target audience:Medicine
Language:English, Latvian
Branch of science:Clinical Medicine; Pathology


To ensure the acquisition of more comprehensive knowledge and a deeper understanding of the pathogenesis and morphological diagnosis of tumours of various tissues and organs in order to promote further clinical studies, clinical thinking and scientific activity.


In anatomy, histology, physiology, general pathology.

Learning outcomes


A deeper understanding of tumour pathogenesis and the most important molecular changes in tumours that serve as target structures for diagnosis, therapy and scientific research. In-depth knowledge of the practical morphological diagnosis of tumours, prerequisites, possibilities and limitations thereof.


Morphological and immunohistochemical diagnosis of tumours, principles and approach of obtaining biopsies depending on the location of the tumour and the affected organ, morphological examination of surgical material in case of tumours.


As a result of the study course, the student will gain practical knowledge in determining and confirming the diagnosis of tumours according to the standards of good clinical practice, theoretical education that will be useful in working with scientific medical literature and independent planning of scientific research, as well as in further medical studies.

Study course planning

Planning period:Year 2023, Autumn semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Medicine, SSNMF5Master’sLimited choice
Medicine, SSNMFz6Master’sLimited choice
Medicine, MF5Master’sLimited choice
Planning period:Year 2024, Spring semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Medicine, SSNMF6Master’sLimited choice
Medicine, SSNMFz5Master’sLimited choice
Medicine, MF6Master’sLimited choice