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About Study Course

Credit points / ECTS:6 / 9
Course supervisor:Ludmila Vīksna
Study type:Full time
Course level:Master's
Target audience:Medicine
Language:English, Latvian
Branch of science:Clinical Medicine; Infectious Diseases


The aim of the study course is to promote the acquisition of theoretical and practical knowledge about the laboratory diagnosis of disease, also infections, pathogenesis, clinical manifestations, approaches to treatment, the possibilities of specific and etiological therapy, as well as the epidemiology of infectious diseases and their impact on the quality of life of an individual and public health.


Physics, anatomy, biochemistry, biology, parasitology, normal and pathological physiology, microbiology, immunology, propaedeutics, internal diseases and pharmacology.

Learning outcomes


Students will be able to describe the tasks and importance of laboratory medicine in the diagnosis of diseases and assessment of the course of the disease both in relation to the etiological factor, pathogenesis and clinical manifestations; promote understanding of theoretical and practical aspects of biosecurity; students will be able to characterize and classify infectious diseases according to their etiological factor, relationship with pathogenesis, clinical manifestations, possibility of transmission and danger to individual and public health; will describe and identify specific, typical, pathogenetic and other symptoms; will explain the investigation plan and systematize laboratory methods; will formulate and explain the general principles of therapy; will relate the stages of the health care plan to individualized health care; will explain the principles of modern specific prevention, applying them to both society and the individual.


Will be able to create a plan for medical activities aimed at laboratory and other types of diagnosis of an individual's disease; specific, etiological and other types of treatment; will be able to implement the prepared plan, taking into account epidemiological, life and disease anamnesis, laboratory examination and other data; will be able to evaluate the data obtained as a result of the physical examination; will be able to integrate laboratory examinations into the design of disease diagnostics; to plan the specific and non-specific preventive measures necessary to limit the spread of the disease.


Apply the knowledge of the basics of factology, argumentation, logic and rhetoric in order to analyze permissible and detectable situations in theoretical and practical infectology, discuss, justify and explain one's opinion and constructively promote the achievement of professional goals and the performance of specific tasks in ensuring individual and public health; when dealing with patients, relatives of patients and colleagues from other specialties, communicate successfully in the fields of prevention, diagnosis, differential diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases; to cooperate professionally with patients, relatives of patients, colleagues in a respectful atmosphere, observing the normative basis binding on the medical field, ethical norms, respecting patients' rights and ensuring epidemiological safety; learn independently and constantly and know how to use the electronic environment for communication; demonstrate and improve oneself as a future medical practitioner and health promoter for the individual and society in the context of specific and non-specific prevention of infectious diseases.

Study course planning

Planning period:Year 2023, Autumn semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Medicine, MF7Master’sRequiredLudmila Vīksna, Angelika Krūmiņa, Indra Zeltiņa, Aleksejs Derovs, Oksana Koļesova, Raimonds Sīmanis, Jeļena Storoženko, Agita Jēruma, Sniedze Laivacuma, Gunta Stūre, Aleksandrs Černušenko, Ilze Ekšteina, Iļja Drjagunovs, Gundars Lācis, Aija Leidere-Reine, Liāna Linda Skrauča, Monta Madelāne, Anna Žilde, Evija Skrode, Beatrise Orlova, Jurijs Perevoščikovs
Medicine, SSNMF7Master’sRequiredAngelika Krūmiņa, Indra Zeltiņa, Aleksejs Derovs, Raimonds Sīmanis, Agita Jēruma, Sniedze Laivacuma, Iļja Drjagunovs, Gundars Lācis, Liāna Linda Skrauča, Monta Madelāne, Oksana Savicka, Ieva Vanaga, Anna Žilde, Beatrise Orlova, Ieva Kubiliūte
Planning period:Year 2024, Spring semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Medicine, MF8Master’sRequired
Medicine, SSNMFz7Master’sRequired
Medicine, SSNMF8Master’sRequired