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About Study Course

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


Provide knowledge in the role of otorhinolaryngology in general pathology, introduce students with clinical symptoms, current diagnostic, treatment and prophylaxis of ENT organ diseases and acquire necessary skills in clinical examination of the ENT organs.


Anatomy, physiology, including pathological physiology, acoustics, general surgery and pharmacology. Recommended knowledge in radiology, oncology, infectious diseases and neurology.

Learning outcomes


Upon successful completion of the course students will have acquired knowledge and will be able to: • characterise clinical anatomy of the nose and paranasal sinuses, pharynx, larynx and ear, outline physiology of the ENT organs and their main functions; • describe structure, principle of function and possible impairment of hearing and vestibular apparatus; • explain production of the speech, language and voice; • identify diseases of the ear, nose and throat; • classify treatment methods and organize treatment plan; • timely recognize complications of the diseases, in case of complicated and challenging treatment be able to organize multidisciplinary cooperation; • explain peculiarities of ENT organs in different age groups.


Upon successful completion of the course students: • demonstrate skills and abilities in endoscopic examination of the ENT organs; • are able to interpret results obtained by additional tests: rhinomanometry, hearing tests and radiological investigation; • explain and recommend methods for preventing ear, nose and throat diseases and ear hygiene methods to the patients and/or their parents; • comprehend pharmacological and surgical treatment methods of the ENT organ diseases.


• Are capable to plan their scientific thesis, use the results from the evidence based clinical trials found in literature reviews; • justify own opinion in planning treatment for a ENT disease; • gauge and give prognosis of the disease results; • know risk factors, treatment methods and prognosis affecting factors of the oncological diseases in the ENT organs.

Study course planning

Planning period:Year 2023, Autumn semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Medicine, SSNMF7Master’sRequiredIlze Dobele, Diāna Raumane, Katrīna Tomiņa, Romāns Dzalbs, Ingus Vilks, Kristina Karganova, Alise Adoviča, Kristaps Dambergs, Ligita Kupica, Linda Muldere, Andrejs Lifšics, Marks Ronis, Oļegs Sokolovs-Karijs, Gunta Sumeraga
Medicine, MF7Master’sRequiredReinis Jansons, Kitija Daina, Jānis Sokolovs, Jegors Safronovs, Romāns Dzalbs, Gunta Sumeraga, Arturs Barščevskis, Diāna Katoviča, Nadežda Starinska, Linda Nimroda
Planning period:Year 2024, Spring semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Medicine, MF8Master’sRequiredGunta Sumeraga, Arturs Barščevskis, Jānis Sokolovs, Jegors Safronovs, Kitija Daina, Romāns Dzalbs, Nadežda Starinska, Linda Nimroda