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About Study Course

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


At the end of the course the student will have integrated knowledge of oral and maxillofacial surgery from previous study years, adding oncostomatology, orthognathic surgery, as well as will be able to perform small surgical operations and manipulations in dentistry, and will be able to continue postgraduate training in oral and maxillofacial surgery or a related specialty.


To start study course (or semester) all previous assessments according to Study plan (D1) should be successfully passed.
Topographic anatomy and operative surgery in the oral and maxillofacial surgery, oral surgery, pathophysiology in general and special pathology, general surgery, diagnostic radiology, internal medicine with propaedeutics, pharmacology, emergency care.

Learning outcomes


On successful completion of the study course, basic knowledge will be acquired and the student will be able to explain etiopathogenesis, clinical manifestation, diagnosis, principles and methods of treatment of oral and maxillofacial pathology, including pain control, emergency care, oral surgery, inflammatory diseases and injuries, tumours and orthognatic surgery, ethical and administrative principles, peculiarities of communication in the practice of oral and maxillofacial surgery.


As a result of the study programme acquisition, students will be able to identify pathology in the oral and maxillofacial region, if necessary, perform independent treatment or refer the patient to another specialist for appropriate procedures (pain and fear control, emergency care, extraction, intraoral incision, biopsy, minor dentoalveolar surgery), to communicate skillfully with the patient, his family members, as well as with other medical specialists.


To be competent in the diagnosis of oral and maxillofacial diseases and injuries and the choice of treatment methods in ethical practice, subject to the relevant rules and restrictions, when prescribing treatment to a patient or referring to a specialist. The students will recognize the necessity for lifelong learning.

Study course planning

Planning period:Year 2023, Autumn semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Dentistry, ZF9Master’sRequiredĢirts Šalms, Andris Bīgestāns, Ilze Akota, Egils Korņevs, Gunārs Lauskis, Miks Lejnieks
Dentistry, SSNSF9Master’sRequiredGunārs Lauskis, Ģirts Šalms, Andris Bīgestāns, Ilze Akota, Anna Ivanova
Planning period:Year 2024, Spring semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Dentistry, SSNSFz9Master’sRequiredIlze Akota, Andris Bīgestāns, Ģirts Šalms, Gunārs Lauskis, Egils Korņevs, Anna Ivanova