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About Study Course

Credit points / ECTS:2 / 3
Course supervisor:Liene Sondore
Study type:Full time
Target audience:Medicine; Medical Services
Language:English, Latvian
Branch of science:Clinical Medicine; Nutrition Science


To promote the knowledge acquisition about food preparation technology, product selection, product composition, product processing.
To acquire the basic knowledge of healthy food cooking, seasonal and balanced menu creation. To learn creation of new recipes, searching information about necessary recipes for a particular food group, to cook healthy food.
To understand the physical/ chemical processes in food storage, processing and product preparation time, minimising the loss of nutrients. Practical lessons are aimed to learn the basic principles of healthy cooking.


Anatomy, normal and pathological physiology and biochemistry.

Learning outcomes


Upon successful acquisition of the study course, the students will be able to:
• evaluate food group selecton for the particular menu;
• assess the applicability of a specific product and preparation technology;
• as quickly as possible replace the existing formulations with new, healthier ones, offering patients, caterers, modern solution in the preparation of meals;
• create a menu on a basis of modern, licensed programmes in menu formation.


Upon successful completion of the course, students will understand the role of healthy cooking, will be able to suggest healthier meals for different age groups and patients. Students also will understand how to change the way of preparation in food companies, by choosing healthier cooking methods of the dishes and be able to justify their choices.


Upon completion of the study course students will be able to independently evaluate patients', catering businesses' food preparation technologies, menus, will be able, if necessary, to independently make changes in the menus.

Study course planning

Planning period:Year 2023, Autumn semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Medicine, SSNMF5Master’sLimited choiceEva Kataja, Ksenija Nikolajeva
Medicine, MF5Master’sLimited choiceLiene Sondore
Medicine, SSNMFz6Master’sLimited choiceEva Kataja, Ksenija Nikolajeva
Planning period:Year 2024, Spring semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Medicine, SSNMF6Master’sLimited choiceEva Kataja
Medicine, MF6Master’sLimited choiceLiene Sondore
Medicine, SSNMFz5Master’sLimited choice
Public Health, SVF2Bachelor’sLimited choice