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Short about study course

Credit points / ECTS:4 / 6
Course supervisor: Kristaps Circenis
Study type:Pilna laika
Course level:Master's
Target audience:Nursing Science
Study course description
Branch of science:Medicine; Health Care
Study course description


To promote and develop an understanding of the role of care professionals in evidence-based healthcare systems, practices, care organisation and education, to promote knowledge and skills for evidence-based policy and practice, to develop the ability to critically analyse and translate state-of-the-art research into current issues.


Medical ethics, nursing diagnoses and nursing process, nursing theory, microbiology, epidemiology, infectious diseases, medical care and the history of science, care organisation and management.

Learning outcomes


On completion of the study course students know and understand the components of nursing and health care practice and education, the influencing conditions, the regulatory mechanisms and the development perspective. The student is able to describe and compare infection control policies and principles at different levels, understands differences in information perception among patients/members of the public, understands and describes WHO active aging policies, and interacts with different factors in the aging process. Knows elements of patient safety system.


On completion of the study course students are able to identify and analyse the main problems in the development of nursing and health care practice and to offer solutions. The student is able to apply infection control guidelines and the development of nosocomial infections and restrictive measures in medical institutions. Able to analytically evaluate and shape patient/community education process. Is able to apply the basic principles of the WHO active aging policy to characterise a person's situation. Is familiar with patient safety legislation and systems.


During the study course the students will develop the competence – ability to succesfully operate in nursing practice in the context of development, integration and use of the situation appropriate skills, knowledge, attitudes. Will be able to develop a nosocomial infection prevention action plan for the medical institution. Will be able to collect literature, the latest evidence-based sources, analyse and integrate knowledge of contemporary problems in nursing and care science in Latvia and the world.

Study course planning

Planning period:Year 2020, Autumn semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Nursing Studies1Master’sRequiredDita Raiska, Agita Melbārde-Kelmere, Eva Cela, Gunta Bēta, Ilona Zariņa, Kristaps Circenis, Lilija Antoņēviča, Signe Tomsone