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About Study Course

Credit points / ECTS:1 / 1.5
Course supervisor:Dagnija Rostoka
Study type:Full time
Course level:Master's
Target audience:Dentistry
Language:English, Latvian
Branch of science:Clinical Medicine


Organised knowledge of the normal microflora in the oral cavity. Knowledge of oral bacteria classification and reclassification principles, morphology, properties, cultivation and identification methods. The oral cavity and the external environment; the normal microflora and its positive and negative effects; cariogenic bacteria and periodontal pathogens, interaction with macroorganism.


Basic knowledge of biology, anatomy, histology, physiology, immunology, virology and general microbiology.

Learning outcomes


Obtain basic knowledge of the role of normal microflora in oral ecology, aerobic and anaerobic microorganisms, their role in etiology of hard and soft tissues in oral cavity, create competence in evaluation of pathogenesis of oral diseases.


Upon completion of the course, the students will be able to:
- collect and to examine clinical material from different sites in oral cavity;
- isolate and analyse pure cultures of pathogenic microorganisms.


Combining theoretical knowledge with practical skills, students will be able to realise these skills in unitary integrative understanding about the importance of bacterial pathogenicity factors in the aetiology of oral diseases.

Study course planning

Planning period:Year 2023, Autumn semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Dentistry, SSNSFz6Master’sRequiredDagnija Rostoka
Planning period:Year 2024, Spring semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Dentistry, ZF6Master’sRequiredDagnija Rostoka
Dentistry, SSNSF6Master’sRequiredDagnija Rostoka