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About Study Course

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


The course must provide knowledge for students in obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome, its pathophysiological factors, clinical symptoms, options of treatment and differentialdiagnosis. To recognise most common complications of obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome


Course participants must know the normal and pathophysiology, Internal diseases.

Learning outcomes


Students must recognise and identify the clinical signs and symptoms as well as physical signs of the most common sleep disorders - Obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome, Restless legs, Narkolepsy, Insomnia. Memorise the classification of sleep disorders and characteristics of the sleep in childhood and elderly. Students must describe the etiology and pathophysiology, medical and social consequences of the most common sleep disorders.


After this course the student must demonstrate methods of evaluation in patients with sleep disorders and should know the options of treatment.


Students understand general principles of pathogenesis of the disease, know its role in development of cardiovascular, metabolic and cognitive consequences. Know main clinical signs, symptoms and predisposing factors, are able to recognize elevated risk of the disease and know general methods of diagnostics. Know general considerations in treatment of the OSAS.

Study course planning

Planning period:Year 2021, Autumn semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Dentistry, SSNSFz8Master’sLimited choiceJuris Svaža
Planning period:Year 2022, Spring semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Dentistry, ZF8Master’sLimited choice
Dentistry, SSNSF8Master’sLimited choice