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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 completion the student should have integrated knowledge of oral and maxillofacial surgery from previous study years, adding oncostomatology, orthognathic surgery, as well as be able to perform minor surgical operations and manipulations in dentistry, as well as be able to continue postgraduate studies 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 region, oral surgery, pathophysiology in general and special pathology, general surgery, diagnostic radiology, internal medicine with propaedeutics, pharmacology, emergency care.

Learning outcomes


After this course acquisition the students must memorize methods of primary and emergency care in cases of oro-maxillo-facial injuries and acute inflammatory diseases; must recognize clinical signs of tumorous diseases of facial skin, lips and oral mucosa; the principles of differential diagnosis and of treatment protocol for malignancies, congenital and acquired deformities in oro-maxillo-facial region.


As a result of the study program acquisition, students will be able to identify pathology in the oral and maxillo facial 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.


The students will be competent in ethical praxis including the role and limitations of performing different procedures themselves or referring patients properly. They will be competent in different diagnostic and treatment methods of pathologies in oral and maxillofacial region. The students will recognize the significance of lifelong learning.

Study course planning

Planning period:Year 2023, Autumn semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Dentistry, SSNSFz10Master’sRequiredJuris Svaža, Ģirts Šalms, Ilze Akota, Egils Korņevs, Aleksandrs Grišuļonoks, Ilze Prikule, Vadims Kļimecs
Planning period:Year 2024, Spring semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Dentistry, SSNSF10Master’sRequiredJuris Svaža, Ilze Akota, Egils Korņevs, Ģirts Šalms
Dentistry, ZF10Master’sRequiredIlze Akota, Egils Korņevs, Juris Svaža, Ģirts Šalms