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About Study Course

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


Improve and consolidate theoretical knowledge and practical skills acquired within the study course “Fundamentals of Clinical Care” in the 3rd year of studies.


Anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, microbiology, basics of clinical care.

Learning outcomes


To assess the patient's condition and practically conduct clinical procedures, to prepare and administer the prescribed medication to the patient, provide intravenous access with a peripheral venous catheter and perform intravenous drug administration using suitable equipment. Make an accurate blood, urine, stool, sputum, etc. samples collection for laboratory tests, perform procedures related to the gastrointestinal tract (probing, intestinal, the patient's tube-feeding, etc.), to administer procedures related to urinary tract (bladder catheterisation), to document the appointed and administered procedures.


Practical skills in performing clinical procedures including: enteral and parenteral medication, laboratory examination, patient preparation for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in intern and surgical profile units. Students will be able to determine vital signs, to make enema, to inject and out NGZ, to perform bladder catheterization in women and men.


Ability to examine and assess the patients. Student will be able to make and justify various drug delivery techniques. Will be able to carry out procedures that affect the digestive tract (nasogastric tubing, enema and enteral nutrition), urogenital tract (female and male bladder catheterisation).

Study course planning

Planning period:Year 2023, Autumn semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Medicine, SSNMFz6Master’sRequiredEvija Melbārde
Planning period:Year 2024, Spring semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Medicine, SSNMF6Master’sRequired
Medicine, MF6Master’sRequired