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Programme Fact File

Study direction:
Health Care
Bachelor’s study programme
accredited until
Degree conferred:
Professional Bachelor's Degree in Health Care
Language: English
Credit points/ECTS: 160/240
Study location: Rīga
4 years
M T W Th F
10 paid

The study programme allows students to acquire the basic disciplines of medicine, theoretical knowledge and practical skills in the selected speciality, by obtaining in-depth knowledge on the assessment of environmental accessibility, readjustment thereof, the practical use of technical aids. For better practical readiness for professional work students undergo clinical placement in hospitals and rehabilitation centres in Latvia.

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Study environment and methods

Study environment

Studies take place in a modern and well-equipped environment and are organised in the form of lectures, video lectures, seminars, practical classes and active independent work. Students have the possibility to improve their theoretical and practical knowledge and take their first steps in research by participating in the interdisciplinary health care scientific group, bringing together professionals of the field who share the same views. In addition to compulsory courses, students have access to various elective courses allowing to improve one’s physical condition and acquire an in-depth knowledge of human health.

1st study year

In the 1st year students acquire general humanities and social sciences subjects e.g., psychology and medical ethics as well as subjects that develop their social, communicative and organisational skills, and focus on the basics of Occupational Therapy, e.g., basics of OT, assessment methods in OT, knowledge about disability and environmental accessibility, universal design and practical skills in assessment and adjustment of environmental accessibility.

2nd study year

In the 2nd year students proceed with general subjects as well as theoretical subjects in OT - paediatric and adult diseases, internal diseases, neurology, traumatology and orthopaedics, psychiatry, first aid, and pharmacology. Additionally second year students master conceptual placement models in OT, OT in paediatrics, including clinical training in paediatrics and creative activities in OT.

3rd study year

Students continue professional specialisation courses – OT for adults, ergonomics, general rehabilitation, the turnover system for technical aids, and public and environmental health. Students commence clinical placement.

4th study year

Students have clinical placement in hospitals and rehabilitation centres, working with patients who have somatic or psychiatric illnesses or inhibited mental development. Students also acquire elective courses that provide a broader understanding of the health care sector.

Study methods

  • lectures
  • classes
  • teamwork
  • individual classes

Course codeStudy course titleĪstenotājsKursa vadītājsCredit points/ETCS
REK_075Assessment and Classification of Functional Capacity LimitDepartment of RehabilitationSigne Tomsone2 / 3
REK_054Basics in Occupational TherapyDepartment of RehabilitationLolita Cibule4 / 6
SL_013Basics of BiostatisticsStatistical UnitInāra Kantāne2 / 3
REK_021Circulation and System of Technical AidsDepartment of RehabilitationZane Liepiņa2 / 3
KPUMTK_010Civil and Environmental Protection, First AidOļegs Sabeļņikovs2 / 3
REK_090Clinical Placement for Persons with Mental DelayDepartment of RehabilitationIeva Rugina4 / 6
REK_091Clinical Placement in PsychiatryDepartment of RehabilitationIeva Rugina8 / 12
REK_094Clinical Placement in Somatic Medicine IIDepartment of RehabilitationZane Liepiņa8 / 12
REK_093Clinical practice in somatic medicine IDepartment of RehabilitationZane Liepiņa6 / 9
REK_097Conceptual Models of PracticeDepartment of RehabilitationLolita Cibule5 / 7.5
REK_004Creative Activities in Occupational TherapyDepartment of RehabilitationZane Liepiņa4 / 6
REK_024Development of Bachelor’s Thesis and DefenceDepartment of RehabilitationAnita Vētra10 / 15
VPUPK_196Developmental PsychologyDepartment of Health Psychology and PaedagogyAelita Vagale2 / 3
REK_232Disability and Inclusive SocietyDepartment of RehabilitationIeva Jēkabsone1 / 1.5
AURK_021Emergency Care IDepartment of Anaesthesiology and Intensive CareIndulis Vanags1 / 1.5
AURK_003Emergency Care IIDepartment of Anaesthesiology and Intensive CareBaiba Arkliņa1 / 1.5
VC_079English in RehabilitationLanguage CentreTatjana Zakutajeva2 / 3
AUVMK_035Environmental Science and Basics of Civil Protection Department of Occupational and Environmental MedicineSabīne Grīnberga1 / 1.5
REK_172Ergonomics, Course WorkDepartment of RehabilitationLiene Saukuma4 / 6
REK_032General RehabilitationDepartment of RehabilitationZane Liepiņa3 / 6
ISK_192Internal DiseasesDepartment of Internal DiseasesLarisa Umnova1 / 1.5
REK_226Introduction to Professional StudiesDepartment of RehabilitationSigne Tomsone2 / 3
VC_007Medical Terminology in Latin and GreekLanguage CentreAija Zilvestre1 / 1.5
REK_076Mental retardationDepartment of RehabilitationIeva Rugina1 / 1.5
REK_117Methodology Assessment in ErgotherapyDepartment of RehabilitationLolita Cibule2 / 3
REK_129Methods of Research IDepartment of RehabilitationLolita Cibule2 / 3
REK_130Methods of Research IIDepartment of RehabilitationLolita Cibule2 / 3
NUNK_015NeurologyDepartment of Neurology and NeurosurgeryZanda Priede2 / 3
REK_115Occupation and Cultural EnvironmentDepartment of RehabilitationIeva Jēkabsone2 / 3
REK_051Occupational Therapy in PediatricsDepartment of RehabilitationIeva Rugina12 / 18
REK_053Occupational Therapy: Geriatric/GerontologyDepartment of RehabilitationSigne Tomsone4 / 6
REK_052Occupational Therapy: Public HealthDepartment of RehabilitationZane Liepiņa5 / 7.5
LUSDK_211Philosophy and EthicsDepartment of Welfare and Social WorkOlafs Brūvers2 / 3
CFUBK_050PhysiologyDepartment of Human Physiology and BiochemistryMaija Rumaka4 / 6
REK_133Principles of Hand SplintingDepartment of RehabilitationLolita Cibule1 / 1.5
REK_135Psychiatry in Occupational TherapyDepartment of RehabilitationIeva Rugina3 / 4.5
REK_013Somatic DiseasesDepartment of RehabilitationZane Liepiņa6 / 9
REK_023State ExaminationDepartment of RehabilitationZane Liepiņa2 / 3
ORTK_002Traumatology and OrthopaedicsDepartment of OrthopaedicsAndris Jumtiņš1 / 1.5

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