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About Study Course

Credit points / ECTS:4 / 6
Course supervisor: Edvīns Miklaševičs
Study type:Full time
Course level:Master's
Target audience:Medicine
Language:English, Latvian
Branch of science:Medicine; Medical Genetics


To promote the acquisition of knowledge of the role of genetic processes in health preservation and disease development; to help to understand the role of science in the development of medicine and to develop the necessary skills for application of this knowledge in medical practice.


Molecular biology and genetics, human anatomy and physiology, physics and biochemistry.

Learning outcomes


On successful completion of the course, students will be able to recognize and characterize main types of human heritable pathologies, their inheritance; explain laws of inheritance of human traits; characterize heritable and sporadic mutations and clarify their role in human pathologies; explain interaction between genetic and environmental factors and its importance in developing multifactorial traits.


Upon completion of the study course, students will be able to analyse and calculate risk of heritable diseases, recognize most common heritable pathologies.


Upon combining theoretical knowledge and practical skills, the students will be able to implement them in a unified integrative diagnostic activity. Students will be able to attribute the impairment of gene defects to the pathology of the body as a whole. They will understand the role of heredity in the aetiology of diseases.

Study course planning

Planning period:Year 2020, Autumn semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Medicine3Master’sRequiredEdvīns Miklaševičs, Agnese Zariņa, Jānis Kungs, Aija Strode, Agrita Puzuka, Jānis Ķimsis, Laura Zvejniece
Medicine3Master’sRequiredEdvīns Miklaševičs, Agnese Zariņa, Agrita Puzuka, Aija Strode, Jānis Kungs, Jānis Ķimsis, Laura Zvejniece
Medicine4Master’sRequiredEdvīns Miklaševičs, Agnese Zariņa, Agrita Puzuka, Aija Strode, Jānis Ķimsis, Jānis Kungs, Laura Zvejniece