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About Study Course

Department: Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy
Credit points / ECTS:2 / 3
Course supervisor:Gunta Ancāne
Study type:Full time
Course level:Master's
Target audience:Dentistry
Language:English, Latvian
Branch of science:Clinical Medicine; Health Care


To provide basic knowledge of the theories of personality, personality functioning levels and personality structure. To provide knowledge of the psychoemotional and somatic factor interactions in etiopathogenesis of psychosomatic disorders.
To provide knowledge of manifestation of chronic pain in dentist's practice.


Experience in working with patients. Understanding naturalistic and humanitarian concept of the psyche.

Learning outcomes


Knowledge of etiopathogenesis of psychosomatic disorders and diseases in dental clinic. Understands how to create doctor-patient relationship and its therapeutic aspects. Analyses differences in doctor-patient relationship according to various personality structures.


Students will be able to diagnose psychosomatic disorders and to understand their etiopathogenesis. Ability to provide supportive therapy elements in doctor-patient relationship.


Students will recognize psychosomatic disorders in dental clinic patients and send them to the doctor-psychotherapist. They will manage to provide supportive therapy elements.

Study course planning

Planning period:Year 2023, Autumn semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Dentistry, ZF7Master’sRequiredLelde Logina, Artūrs Utināns, Romāns Beskrovnijs, Artūrs Miksons, Laura Valaine, Laura Bubko, Aleksandra Gromova
Dentistry, SSNSF7Master’sRequiredLaura Bubko, Romāns Beskrovnijs, Agnese Miksone, Aleksandra Gromova, Artūrs Utināns, Lelde Smilte-Breča, Artūrs Miksons
Planning period:Year 2024, Spring semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Dentistry, SSNSFz7Master’sRequiredLaura Bubko, Romāns Beskrovnijs, Laura Valaine, Annija Gabriela Roze