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About Study Course

Credit points / ECTS:2 / 3
Course supervisor:Viesturs Liguts
Study type:Full time
Course level:Master's
Target audience:Medicine
Language:English, Latvian
Branch of science:Clinical Medicine; Anaesthesiology and Resuscitation


The goal of the course is to provide knowledge of the human exposure to the external environment extreme factors.
Objectives – to learn about a relatively rare, but often fatal pathological conditions as a result of exposure to the different environmental harmful agents.


Knowledge of topographic anatomy, pathological physiology, biochemistry, clinical pharmacology, clinical laboratory tests, general course and treatment options of surgical (traumatic) and therapeutic patients, as well as first aid options for the patients at the scene of accident (pre-hospital level).

Learning outcomes


If the study course is successfully finished, the students will have acquired knowledge of the impact of extreme environment factors, pathophysiological mechanisms, clinical manifestations and treatment options.


Students will be able to understand how to reduce the harmful environmental influences, to assess severity of clinical condition and provide treatment in pre-hospital setting and at the hospital.


Provide emergency care, primary and secondary survey of the patient in pre-hospital stage, situation analysis and adoption of the appropriate medical action plan to the individual patient affected by harmful environmental factors.

Study course planning

Planning period:Year 2023, Autumn semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Medicine, SSNMF7Master’sLimited choiceArvīds Bērziņš
Medicine, SSNMFz8Master’sLimited choiceArvīds Bērziņš
Medicine, MF7Master’sLimited choiceArvīds Bērziņš
Planning period:Year 2024, Spring semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Medicine, SSNMFz7Master’sLimited choice
Medicine, SSNMF8Master’sLimited choice
Medicine, MF8Master’sLimited choice