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About Study Course

Credit points / ECTS:7 / 10.5
Course supervisor: Pēteris Tretjakovs
Study type:Full time
Course level:Bachelor
Target audience:Medicine
Branch of science:Medicine; Normal Physiology


To provide knowledge of the nature of autonomic, somatic, sensory and mental functions of the organism and their manifestations, relation to the environment, adaptive mechanisms of physiological functions; observation and recording of the main functions in the organism, statement and explanation of processes (disturbances). Students will acquire knowledge of the various physiological processes taking place in the human body, will understand the mechanisms of their control, and will get acquainted with the methods currently used for the assessment of physiological functions.


Anatomy, biology, histology, medical physics and chemistry.

Learning outcomes


On successful completion of the course the students will gain knowledge of functions of the organism, their control and regulation and will acquire competence to apply them in the future medical studies. Students will be able to:
• characterize relationships between the organism and environment and adaptive physiological mechanisms;
• explain different physiological processes in the organism and their control mechanisms;
• identify the nature and manifestation of motor, sensory and higher integrative functions of the central nervous system;
• recognize methods of observation and assessment for different physiological processes in the organism and predict possible disturbances.


On successful completion of the course the students will be able to obtain basic physiological measurements to characterize body functions; they will be able to apply relevant methods of investigation and to analyse the acquired data and to draw conclusions about the physiological processes in the organism.


On successful completion of the course the students will be able to use their knowledge of the various regulatory mechanisms and practical skills in assessing the functionality of physiological systems for drawing proficient, integrated conclusions on the processes taking place in the body. They will be able to differentiate normal intervals of basic physiological parameters and use acquired knowledge to solve clinical cases.

Study course planning

Planning period:Year 2020, Autumn semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Medicine3Master’sRequiredArvīds Bērziņš, Hedija Čupeca, Ilze Barone, Tatjana Ivanovska, Evija Čamane, Laura Luīze Dzenīte, Dace Osīte-Kovaļova, Indra Miķelsone, Artūrs Paparde, Normunds Limba, Pēteris Tretjakovs