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About Study Course

Credit points / ECTS:2 / 3
Course supervisor: Diāna Platace
Study type:Full time
Course level:Bachelor
Target audience:Nursing Science
Language:English, Latvian
Branch of science:Medicine


Provide knowledge of care philosophy to ensure planning and implementation of evidence-based patient care. Develop the ability to critically assess the clinical situation, identify and articulate care problems with patient needs, identify care goals and priorities, plan care, describe care solutions, and educate the patient.


Propaedeutics, general pathology, pathological anatomy and physiology, pharmacology, interpersonal communication in health care.

Learning outcomes


As a result of the study course acquisition students will acquire basic knowledge in philosophy of care, in-depth knowledge and understanding of patient care problems and care characteristics in different health disorders.


As a result of the study course acquisition students will be able to analyze and evaluate clinical situations based on simulation technologies, to justify the proposed care problems and their solution. Develop critical thinking for autonomous decision making and the application of care philosophy in practice.


As a result of the study course acquisition, students will develop professional competence in identifying and solving care problems, be able to assess the clinical situation and apply a systematic approach to patient care: applying care philosophy, formulating care problems, planning care, description of care activities and patient education.

Study course planning

Planning period:Year 2020, Autumn semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Nursing Studies3Bachelor’sRequiredDiāna Platace, Olga Fokina, Ilona Zariņa, Dagnija Brutāne, Anastasija Gromova
Nursing3Bachelor’sRequiredDiāna Platace, Ilona Zariņa, Dagnija Brutāne, Anastasija Gromova