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About Study Course

Credit points / ECTS:3 / 4.5
Course supervisor:Miki Nakazawa-Miklaševiča, Miki Nakazawa (Miklasevica)
Study type:Full time
Course level:Master's
Target audience:Medicine
Language:English, Latvian
Branch of science:Clinical Medicine; Medical Genetics


To promote the acquisition of knowledge about the role of genetic processes in maintaining health and the development of diseases, to help understand the role of science in the development of medicine, to develop the necessary skills in the use of this knowledge in medical practice.


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

Learning outcomes


Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to identify and characterize main types of human genetic abnormalities, their characteristics and inheritance laws, to outline the characteristics of human inheritance patterns, to distinguish between heritable and sporadic mutations, to explain the interaction between genotype and the external environmental factors and its importance in human multifactorial pathology.


Students will be able to analyse and calculate the risk of genetic abnormalities for offspring, to identify the most common genetic abnormalities and interpret DNA diagnostic results.


Upon combination of theoretical knowledge and practical skills, students will be able to apply them in a single integrative work. Students will be able to relate genetic disorders to pathology of human body in general. Students will understand the role of heredity in disease aetiology.

Study course planning

Planning period:Year 2023, Autumn semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Dentistry, SSNSF3Master’sRequiredMiki Nakazawa (Miklasevica), Vilnis Šķipars
Dentistry, ZF3Master’sRequiredAgnese Zariņa, Marija Lazovska
Planning period:Year 2024, Spring semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Dentistry, SSNSFz3Master’sRequiredMiki Nakazawa (Miklasevica), Vilnis Šķipars