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About Study Course

Credit points / ECTS:5 / 7.5
Course supervisor:Inga Urtāne
Study type:Part time, Full time
Course level:Master's
Target audience:Pharmacy
Branch of science:Pharmacy; Pharmaceutical Pharmacology


To promote the acquisition of knowledge about the main pharmacological groups of drugs, their mechanism of action and their use. Promote understanding of the action of the drug in the human body, its effects on receptors, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, interactions and side effects.


Physiology, biochemistry, anatomy, microbiology, chemistry.

Learning outcomes


As a result of successful study course students will be able:
1. To recognise and identify drugs by their pharmacological group.
2. To evaluate the basic principles of prescribing.
3. To identify pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic differences between drugs.
4. To identify the most important indications, contraindications, side effects and risks of the drug, interactions.


As a result of successful completion of the study course students will have skills in:
1. Prescribing according to the requirements of the Cabinet of Ministers regulations.
2. Collecting and systematising drug substances based on pharmacological groups.
3. Choosing and applying the most appropriate medicines for specific clinical situations.
4. Evaluating possible side effects, interactions and risks of the drug in appropriate clinical situations.


Successful completion of the course will enable students to:
1. Use the acquired knowledge to provide pharmaceutical care in different patient and disease groups.
2. Analyse and evaluate the effect of medicine on the human body.
3. Select and analyse information about medicines, their use during the treatment process.

Study course planning

Planning period:Year 2021, Spring semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Pharmacy, FF6Master’sRequiredAgnese Prīliņa, Liene Helēna Konošonoka, Alīse Maksimova-Agafonova, Inga Urtāne
Pharmacy, FFN6Master’sRequiredAgnese Prīliņa, Inga Urtāne, Liene Helēna Konošonoka, Alīse Maksimova-Agafonova
Planning period:Year 2021, Autumn semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Pharmacy, FF5Master’sRequired