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About Study Course

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


To provide opportunities for students to acquire knowledge and understanding of the anatomy of the eye, diseases of the anterior part of the eye, cataracts, glaucoma, retinal diseases, eye injuries, paediatric ophthalmology and orbital diseases. To acquire skills of providing emergency medical care, visual acuity examination, diagnosing ophthalmological diseases, comprehending treatment and prevention principles.


Anatomy, biology, physics and physiology.

Learning outcomes


On successful completion of the study course the students will have acquired in-depth knowledge and will be able to show eye anatomy on visual aids, to describe physiology of the eye, to explain the most frequent eye disease etiopathogenesis, epidemiology, diagnostic and therapeutic principles and the prognosis.


On successful course completion the students will be able to:
• measure visual acuity;
• examine the ocular fundus by ophthalmoscope;
• handle acute situations in ophthalmology;
• examine eye patients to assess the need and volume of ophthalmic assistance.


On completion of the course programme the student will be ready to work with ophthalmic patients in General Practitioner’s surgery and to continue their further studies. The student will be able to perform primary ophthalmic care in compliance with ethical and legal aspects, to evaluate the judgement of an ophthalmologist and to plan the examination and treatment of a patient; to interpret the results of ophthalmic examination, to relate these results to the specific clinical situation and to link them with the joint examination process.

Study course planning

Planning period:Year 2023, Autumn semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Medicine, MF9Master’sRequiredArtūrs Zemītis, Artūrs Anss, Sintija Kukaine, Juris Vanags, Elza Grīsle, Guna Laganovska, Tamāra Petrova, Dairis Meiers
Medicine, SSNMF9Master’sRequiredIrīna Vaļkova, Anete Kursīte, Dairis Meiers, Līva Strucinska, Eva Mediņa, Elza Grīsle, Artūrs Anss, Ēriks Elksnis, Per Heuvels
Planning period:Year 2024, Spring semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Medicine, MF10Master’sRequired
Medicine, SSNMFz9Master’sRequired