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About Study Course

Department: Department of Public Health and Epidemiology
Credit points / ECTS:2 / 3
Course supervisor: Toms Pulmanis
Study type:Full time
Course level:Bachelor
Target audience:Nursing Science
Language:English, Latvian
Branch of science:Medicine; Public Health


To introduce students with basic principles of scientific methodology and the use of principles in the research of public health problems; to introduce with the organization, execution and evaluation stages of scientific work; to read, select and structure scientific literature and prepare literature review about specific topic in the area of public health and healthcare; to develop and promote evidence-based, systematic and analytical thinking process for problem-solving in the area of public health and healthcare.


Public Health and Epidemiology, Introduction to Psychology and Sociology, Introduction to Evidence-Based Care.

Learning outcomes


Describe the stages of research work; differentiate between scientific publications and popular sources of information; recognize sources of information that are based on the principles of scientific methodology; know the databases for the searching of scientific publications; describe information according to selected research question and technical requirements.


Will be able to propose and define the aim and the tasks of research project according to research question; to select scientific literature according to research question; to integrate information from different data sources into specific literature review about selected research problem.


Will be able to independently formulate research question; to obtain, select and analyze information of public health research according to principles of scientific methodology.

Study course planning

Planning period:Year 2021, Spring semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Nursing Studies4Bachelor’sRequired