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About Study Course

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


Student aquires deeper knowledge and conception in the field of neurosurgically cureable disorders, diagnostics and surgical techniques.


Aquired skills in compulsory subject "Neurosurgery" in study programme "Medicine" are required.

Learning outcomes


On completion of the study course student should acquire in-depth knowledge and expertise about diagnostic principles of different neurosurgical pathologies, and types and specificity of different cranial and spinal neurosurgical operations, and is able to apply the acquired knowledge for conservative and surgical treatment of various neurosurgical diseases.


Upon successful completion of the study course the student will acquire the skills and abilities that will allow to:
• draw up the examination and treatment plan for neurosurgical pathologies;
• identify surgical treatment tactics, operation type selection for various neurosurgical diseases;
• explain the difficulties during neurosurgical operations, their prevention, the tactics of action;
• predict the possible outcome of illness and treatment;
• be familiar with the latest international developments in neurosurgical field.


The resulting competence of the study course acquisition will allow to independently analyse medical problems of neurosurgical diseases, to rationally use additional opportunities for investigation, to make the situation analysis, display the individual attitude for patients and to justify the chosen treatment plan.

Study course planning

Planning period:Year 2023, Autumn semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Medicine, SSNMF11Master’sLimited choiceKaspars Auslands, Jūlija Dolgopolova, Evija Bergfelde
Medicine, MF11Master’sLimited choice
Planning period:Year 2024, Spring semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Medicine, SSNMFz11Master’sLimited choice