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About Study Course

Credit points / ECTS:2 / 3
Course supervisor:Artūrs Šilovs
Study type:Full time
Course level:Master's
Target audience:Medicine
Language:English, Latvian
Branch of science:Clinical Medicine; Roentgenology and Radiology


To teach students practical and theoretical basics of abdominal and thyroid ultrasound examination, as well as pathologies of those organs by using GE and Esaote ultrasound machines and ULTRASIM simulator in the Medical Education Technology Centre (METC).


Human physiology and anatomy, internal diseases, successfully completed course “Basics of Radiology”.

Learning outcomes


Upon completion of the course, students will have acquired extensive knowledge of ultrasound scan of the abdominal organs and thyroid and the ultrasound imaging of the most common pathologies of these organs.


Practical skills in using ultrasound machine and the Ultrasim simulator. Use of various ultrasound probes. Determining normal anatomy of organs during ultrasound examination. Ultrasound diagnosis of pathological changes.


Students are competent to use the acquired knowledge and practical skills in abdominal and thyroid sonography in the simulated clinical environment.

Study course planning

Planning period:Year 2023, Autumn semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Medicine, SSNMFz8Master’sLimited choiceArtūrs Šilovs, Jekaterina Safronova, Arturs Balodis, Edgars Naudiņš
Medicine, SSNMF7Master’sLimited choiceEdgars Naudiņš, Artūrs Šilovs, Arturs Balodis, Jekaterina Safronova
Medicine, MF7Master’sLimited choiceJekaterina SafronovaAndrejs Lioznovs, Arturs Balodis, Artūrs Šilovs, Edgars Naudiņš,
Planning period:Year 2024, Spring semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Medicine, SSNMF8Master’sLimited choice
Medicine, SSNMFz7Master’sLimited choice
Medicine, MF8Master’sLimited choice