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About Study Course

Credit points / ECTS:1 / 1.5
Course supervisor:Jolanta Vamze-Liepiņa
Study type:Full time
Course level:Master's
Target audience:Medicine
Language:English, Latvian
Branch of science:Clinical Medicine; Forensic Medicine


Aim of the study program is to introduce students with the role of forensic medicine in medical practice and crimes against human investigation, types and tasks of forensic medical examination, issues to be solved in the process of examination of living persons and corpses, applied methodology


Human anatomy, histology, pathology, physics, chemistry, traumatology.

Learning outcomes


Students acquire basic knowledge about the consequences of various types of traumatic and toxic factors on the human body and their diagnosis, about the types of non-violent and violent death, the possibilities of their investigation; the regulatory framework binding on forensic medicine.


Identify and describe in the medical records various types of injuries in the forensic aspect; if necessary, to prepare a Medical Certificate of death.


Apply the acquired knowledge and skills in medical practice for the recognition of physical violence against people and the timely involvement of law enforcement agencies and the subsequent determination of forensic medical examination, as well as to recognize the risks of medical errors and malpractice.

Study course planning

Planning period:Year 2023, Autumn semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Medicine, SSNMFz10Master’sRequiredOlga Fjodorova
Medicine, MF9Master’sRequiredAleksandra Aļekperova, Jolanta Vamze-Liepiņa
Planning period:Year 2024, Spring semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Medicine, MF10Master’sRequired
Medicine, SSNMF10Master’sRequired