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About Study Course

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


Promote the acquisition of knowledge about the mechanisms of action of pharmacological groups of medicines and their use according to diseases. Promote understanding of rational pharmacotherapy for preventive and treatment purposes. Promote learning about drug interactions, side effects and major contraindications in a polypharmacy conditions.


Pharmacology, physiology, pharmacognosy, pharmaceutical chemistry, medical chemistry.

Learning outcomes


As a result of successful study course students will be able to:
1. Identify drug indications, contraindications depending on the presence of symptoms and diseases.
2. Evaluate the most common side effects and possible interactions depending on the treatment received at the same time.
3. Advise on the safe and correct use of the medicine.


As a result of successful completion of the study course students will:
1. Choose and apply the most appropriate medicines for specific clinical situations.
2. Be able to describe the mechanism of action of the drug, indications, contraindications, the most common side effects.
3. Evaluate the threat of interaction from both concomitant medications and the dietary intake.


Successful completion of the course will enable students to:
1. Analyze available information about medicines, their safe use in a particular disease.
2. Recommend the optimal use of the drug during pharmaceutical treatment, taking into account the effects of dose, interaction and interindividual variability.
3. Apply knowledge about medicines in the therapeutic monitoring of chronic diseases.
4. Explain the purpose of the drug, the expected benefits in the language understood by the patient.

Study course planning

Planning period:Year 2021, Spring semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Pharmacy, FF8Master’sRequiredJustīne Brūvere-Kaupe, Sabīne Skrebinska, Aleksandrs Drabovičs, Anna Gavrilova, Inga Urtāne
Planning period:Year 2021, Autumn semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Pharmacy, FF7Master’sRequired