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About Study Course

Credit points / ECTS:2 / 3
Course supervisor:Mihails Haļitovs
Study type:Full time
Course level:Master's
Target audience:Dentistry
Language:English, Latvian
Branch of science:Chemistry; Medical Chemistry


Provide an introduction into various chemical processes happening in human body and used in medicine and dentistry. Promote the understanding of properties, functions and usage of various medication and chemical agents. Improve practical and experimental skills dealing with various common research equipment and common chemical agents.


Basic knowledge of secondary school programme chemistry, physics and mathematics.

Learning outcomes


Students will be able to explain how various chemicals act in human body and how they effect different processes, such as dissociation of electrolytes, concentration of particles in a solution and pH. Along that students will be able to describe an equilibrium shift in a chemical process, how buffer systems maintain stable pH and complex compound formation and destruction. Topics covered will help to get a better understanding of how various chemical processes happen in human body and a basic understanding of how some common chemical agents used act.


Students will be able to describe various processes in human body from multiple aspects – how the particles involved act, what is particle concentration and pH in solution, how the involved particles affect reaction velocity and how it is applied in medicine and dentistry. Students will improve experimental skills such as performing basic experiments with various chemicals, using common analysis methods (titration, kinetical data) and lab equipment.


Students will improve their data analysis and application skills, will use various labware and electronical equipment, will have to apply the obtained knowledge in solving complex problems. Teamwork and critical thinking will be improved through various practical and experimental tasks.

Study course planning

Planning period:Year 2023, Autumn semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Dentistry, ZF1Master’sRequiredMihails Haļitovs, Karina Kalerija Kostrjukova
Dentistry, SSNSF1Master’sRequiredMihails Haļitovs
Planning period:Year 2024, Spring semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Dentistry, SSNSFz1Master’sRequiredMihails Haļitovs, Līga Prieciņa, Eduards Baķis, Ligita Čerkasova