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About Study Course

Credit points / ECTS:10 / 15
Course supervisor:Dzintra Kažoka
Study type:Full time
Course level:Master's
Target audience:Medicine
Language:English, Latvian
Branch of science:Basic Sciences of Medicine, including Pharmacy


To provide students with basic knowledge of the structure of the human body, organ systems and their functions according to the principle of systematic anatomy, strengthening the acquired theoretical knowledge in dissection.


Biology at the level of a secondary school programme prior to the start of the study course. After the 1st and 2nd semesters of the course: anatomy topics covered according to the programme.

Learning outcomes


As a result of completing the study course, students will be able to: 1) formulate the human place in the system of classification of organisms, outline the basic principles of the structure of the organism; 2) describe the structure of organ systems of the human body, the position of organs, functions, regularities, blood supply and innervation; 3) define the basic concepts and terminology of anatomy in Latvian and Latin; 4) demonstrate an understanding of key concepts and regularities; 5) gain a basic understanding of 3D modelling, printing and related technologies.


As a result of completing the study course, students will be able to: 1) explain and point to skeletal bones and their formations, joints, muscles, major blood vessels and nerves, internal organs, their parts and sensory organs on the study aids used in practical anatomy classes, using appropriate basic anatomy concepts and terms in Latvian and Latin; 2) obtain, evaluate, summarize and compare information from various literature sources and specific sources of information; 3) develop the ability to ask specific questions or find answers about the structure of the human body, developing the ability to express one’s opinion, to argue and supplement it; 4) work individually or in teams; 5) engage in a dialogue and debate; 6) use the dissection equipment; 7) prepare the material properly; 8) recognize the dissected anatomical structures; 9) distinguish the position of classical structures from variants of the norm; 10) interpret and explain the obtained results, formulate conclusions and introduce the obtained results (in writing, orally); 11) prepare a 3D model for printing and print it.


Students will know, identify and describe various anatomical structures of the human body in relation to systems, location and planes; demonstrate an understanding of the anatomical terminology and primary functions of the major systems of the human body; will improve their competitiveness in the 3D-related labour market.

Study course planning

Planning period:Year 2023, Autumn semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Medicine, MF1Master’sRequiredJānis Vētra, Edgars Edelmers, Andris Čakstiņš, Normunds Bauers, Arta Grabčika, Liāna Pļaviņa, Dzintra Kažoka, Silvija Umbraško, Līga Lielmane, Ričards Gurins
Medicine, SSNMF3Master’sRequiredJānis Vētra, Dace Buile, Normunds Bauers, Andris Čakstiņš, Dzintra Kažoka, Liāna Pļaviņa, Ruta Renāte Kažmere, Liene Martinsone-Bērzkalne
Medicine, SSNMFz2Master’sRequiredLiāna Pļaviņa, Normunds Bauers, Andris Čakstiņš, Dzintra Kažoka
Medicine, SSNMF1Master’sRequiredLiāna Pļaviņa, Edgars Edelmers, Arta Grabčika, Liene Martinsone-Bērzkalne, Gundega Skruze-Janava, Elīna Sīmane, Anastasija Ļihačeva, Dzintra Kažoka, Andris Čakstiņš, Līga Lielmane, Ruta Renāte Kažmere
Medicine, MF3Master’sRequiredJānis Vētra, Jeļena Kucina, Santa Kursīte, Liene Martinsone-Bērzkalne, Silvija Umbraško, Liāna Pļaviņa, Jūlija Klendere, Ruta Renāte Kažmere
Planning period:Year 2024, Spring semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Medicine, MF2Master’sRequiredSilvija Umbraško, Liāna Pļaviņa, Jānis Vētra, Dzintra Kažoka, Jeļena Kucina, Santa Kursīte, Ričards Gurins
Medicine, SSNMFz3Master’sRequiredJānis Vētra, Normunds Bauers, Andris Čakstiņš
Medicine, SSNMF2Master’sRequiredLiāna Pļaviņa, Normunds Bauers, Ruta Renāte Kažmere, Elīna Sīmane, Anastasija Ļihačeva
Medicine, SSNMFz1Master’sRequiredLiāna Pļaviņa, Līga Lielmane, Jūlija Klendere