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About Study Course

Credit points / ECTS:2 / 3
Course supervisor:Veronika Baltmane, Veronika Baltmane-Veckalne
Study type:Full time
Course level:Bachelor
Target audience:Nursing Science
Language:English, Latvian
Branch of science:Medicine; Microbiology and Virology


To give knowledges about bacteria, viruses, parasitic protozoa, helmiths and ectoparasites, their structure, role in the process and ethiology of infectious disease, clinical symptoms, inform about their prevalence, sources of infection, spread types, specific and unspecific prophylaxis. To give knowledge about hospital acquired infections (HAI), their transmission, prevention, role of medical staff in spread of HAI.


Student needs background knowledge in biology, chemistry, anatomy and physiology.

Learning outcomes


On completion of the study course students will gain knowledge about the structure and properties of bacterias, parasitic protozoa, funghi, helminths, ectoparasites and viruses, their role in spread and origin of infectious and parasitic disease, will attain regularities of specific and unspecific protection mechanisms, principles of infection spread control, combating of infectious and parasitic diseases.


On completion of the study course students will be able to take bacterial and parasitic samples, store and transport them to laboratory for microbiologic, viral and parasitic examination, prepare and analyze stained and native microbial slides, apply methods of sterilization and desinfection in control of spread of infectious and parasitic diseases.


Knowledge acquired in this study course will provide the ability to students to use methods of control of microorganisms, viruses and parasites. They will be able to explain patients the origin, pathogenesis, investigation and prophylaxis of infectious and parasitic disease.

Study course planning

Planning period:Year 2021, Autumn semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Nursing Studies, MZF1Bachelor’sRequired
Midwifery, MZFVb1Bachelor’sRequired