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About Study Course

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


1. To promote knowledge on the main parts of general medical physics and technology.
2. To promote the formation of understanding of the importance of the laws of physics in the modeling of human body processes, the principles of medical diagnostics and treatment equipment, and the diagnosis of diseases.
3. To master different types of tasks of medical physics (e.g. biomechanics, oscillations, and waves, thermodynamics, fluid and gas physics, electromagnetism, optical systems, radiation physics, nuclear and high energy particle physics), their analysis and solution methods.


High school knowledge in mathematics and physics.

Learning outcomes


After successful completion of the study course requirements, students will have acquired knowledge that will allow:
1. Use medical physics terminology correctly.
2. State the importance of physics and mathematics in medicine and the processes of disease diagnostics.
3. Describe physical properties of parameters acquired in medical diagnostics and methods of acquiring.
4. Explain basic principles in diagnostics of cardiovascular diseases.
5. Explain the formation of blood transfusion and syringe from the point of physical-mathematical perspective.
6. Name and evaluate effects that the range of electromagnetic spectrum has on human health.
7. Explain the structure of medical laser, principles of function, use in medicine, and laser safety.
8. Explain the structure and operational principles of medical diagnostics equipment and the direction of further development.
9. Assess physical world effects on the human body and the protective measures of the adverse effects.
10. Explain operating principles of X-ray and computed tomography and their use in medicine.


As a result of mastering the study course students will be able:
1. to process physical measurement data.
2. to use terms used in medical physics.
3. to measure and evaluate the values of different physical processes (e.g. the values of ionizing radiation).


As a result of the study course, students will be able to evaluate physical (both natural and technological) phenomena, their effects on the human body and justify their use in medical diagnostics and treatment.

Study course planning

Planning period:Year 2023, Autumn semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Medicine, MF1Master’sRequiredAndris Mikulis, Aleksejs Rutkovskis, Mārtiņš Ļuļļa, Mārtiņš Vanags, Aleksandrs Mičko
Medicine, SSNMFz2Master’sRequiredAnsis Ēcis, Jevgenijs Proskurins, Didzis Lauva, Andris Mikulis, Raimonds Meija
Medicine, SSNMF1Master’sRequiredErgi Bufasi, Andris Mikulis, Didzis Lauva, Jeļena Kosmača, Jevgenijs Proskurins, Ansis Ēcis, Aleksejs Rutkovskis
Planning period:Year 2024, Spring semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Medicine, MF2Master’sRequiredDidzis Lauva, Aleksandrs Mičko, Aleksejs Rutkovskis, Andris Mikulis, Mārtiņš Vanags
Medicine, SSNMFz1Master’sRequiredAndris Mikulis, Didzis Lauva
Medicine, SSNMF2Master’sRequiredJevgenijs Proskurins, Andris Mikulis, Raimonds Meija, Mārtiņš Ļuļļa, Aleksejs Rutkovskis, Didzis Lauva