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About Study Course

Credit points / ECTS:2 / 3
Course supervisor:Aivars Pētersons
Study type:Full time
Course level:Master's
Target audience:Medicine
Language:English, Latvian
Branch of science:Clinical Medicine; Internal Medicine


Provide students with the opportunity to obtain in-depth knowledge of medical problems related to nephrology using the format of e-lectures and practical seminars. More complicated differential diagnostic tasks as well as analysis of more rare diseases in combination of other medical disciplines.


Successfully completed A level course in nephrology.

Learning outcomes


The student will acquire knowledge of existing special and latest diagnostic and treatment methods in nephrology, will know the most advantageous ways of examination in different clinical situations. The student will get an idea of renal replacement therapy methods –haemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, will know the principles of patient therapy, while preparing a patient for renal replacement therapy; will be able to evaluate their benefits and potential risks. The student will know the main methods to ensure chronic haemodialysis –peculiarities of the use of arteriovenous fistula and prosthesis, the use of a central venous catheter; will know the principles of patient observation, complications and possibilities for their prevention.


When using examination data, will be able to formulate indications, evaluate contraindications and limitations in diagnosis and treatment of kidney diseases, and use standard techniques to select the most effective diagnostic and therapeutic route with maximum economic benefit in a given clinical situation.


Independently plans the learning process to balance the existing knowledge obtained in the compulsory course with the new material related to standard situations in nephrology; has a grasp of the benefit / risk assessment, working alone or in a group of two to three students; able to use literature, e-environment, peer and teacher knowledge, accurately formulating the question; takes responsibility for presenting the work of the student group.

Study course planning

Planning period:Year 2023, Autumn semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Medicine, MF11Master’sLimited choiceAivars Pētersons, Maija Motivāne, Viktorija Kuzema, Ieva Ziediņa, Ilze Puide, Anna Proskurina, Kārlis Rācenis, Mikus Saulīte, Harijs Čerņevskis, Linda Štelce
Medicine, SSNMF11Master’sLimited choice
Planning period:Year 2024, Spring semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Medicine, SSNMFz11Master’sLimited choice