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About Study Course

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


Provide an insight into modern and future medical innovations in gastroenterology.


Digestive function: normal and pathology. Basic gastroenterology in the Part A study course.

Learning outcomes


The student will acquire knowledge of current special (magnifying endoscopy, chromoendoscopy, echoendoscopy, capsule endoscopy, "optical" biopsies) and the latest diagnostic (colono- and enterography, invasive radiology) facilities and treatment methods (including biological therapy) in gastroenterology. Will know the best ways to investigate and treat in various clinical situations.


Using the examination data, students will be able to formulate indications, evaluate contraindications and limitations of current and future methods for the diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal diseases, and use standard techniques to select the most effective diagnostic and therapeutic route with maximum economic benefit in a given clinical situation.


Students plan their cognitive process independently to balance the existing knowledge obtained in the compulsory course with the new material in standard situations in gastroenterology; capable of focusing on the benefit/risk assessment, acting alone and within the group; able to use literature, e-environment and knowledge of colleagues and lecturers; take responsibility for presenting the work of the student group (team work).

Study course planning

Planning period:Year 2023, Autumn semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Medicine, SSNMF11Master’sLimited choiceJuris Pokrotnieks, Diāna Zandere, Vita Skuja, Aleksejs Derovs, Zane Straume
Medicine, MF11Master’sLimited choice
Planning period:Year 2024, Spring semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Medicine, SSNMFz11Master’sLimited choice