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Short about study course

Credit points / ECTS:2 / 3
Course supervisor: Didzis Lauva
Study type:Pilna laika
Course level:Bachelor
Target audience:Dentistry
Language:English, Latvian
Branch of science:Physics; The Physics of Solids

Objective

To encourage the students to acquire theoretical knowledge of medical physics and skills during lectures and practical classes that will be necessary for acquisition of other courses and in their dental practice.

Prerequisites

Knowledge of mathematics, physics at the level of the secondary school programme is required.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge

Upon successful completion of the course the students will have acquired knowledge, which will allow them to:
• use the terminology of medical physics correctly;
• explain the role of physics and mathematics in medicine and the formation processes of diseases;
• describe the physical properties and ways of obtaining the parameters in medical diagnostics;
• name and evaluate kinds of influence of the electromagnetic spectrum ranges on people’s health;
• explain the structure, operational principles and safety of lasers;
• explain the structure, operational principles and future directions of development of medical diagnostic equipment;
• evaluate the influence of the surrounding world on the human body, and safety measures from unwanted influence;
• explain operational principles of X-radiation and computed tomography and their application in medicine.

Skills

Students will be able to apply the acquired physically technical theoretical knowledge in their work during practical classes that will help them in mastering main disciplines in dental practice and research.

Competence

Having mastered the course the students will be able to evaluate physical (both natural and technological) phenomena, their effect on the human body and their application in medical diagnostics.

Study course planning

Planning period:Year 2016, Autumn semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Dentistry1Master’sRequiredDidzis Lauva, Kaspars Kaprāns
Dentistry1Master’sRequiredDidzis Lauva
Planning period:Year 2017, Spring semester
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Dentistry1Master’sRequiredDidzis Lauva
Planning period:Year 2017, Autumn semester
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Dentistry1Master’sRequiredDidzis Lauva, Raimonds Meija, Andris Mikulis
Dentistry1Master’sRequiredDidzis Lauva, Tatjana Glaskova-Kuzmina
Planning period:Year 2018, Spring semester
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Dentistry1Master’sRequiredDidzis Lauva
Planning period:Year 2018, Autumn semester
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Dentistry1Master’sRequiredDidzis Lauva, Andris Mikulis, Imants Kalniņš
Dentistry1Master’sRequiredDidzis Lauva, Jevgenijs Proskurins, Andris Mikulis
Planning period:Year 2019, Spring semester
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Dentistry1Master’sRequiredDidzis Lauva
Planning period:Year 2019, Autumn semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Dentistry1Master’sRequiredDidzis Lauva
Dentistry1Master’sRequiredDidzis Lauva
Planning period:Year 2020, Spring semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Dentistry1Master’sRequiredDidzis Lauva
Planning period:Year 2020, Autumn semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Dentistry1Master’sRequiredDidzis Lauva
Dentistry1Master’sRequiredDidzis Lauva
Planning period:Year 2021, Spring semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Dentistry1Master’sRequired