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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
Full time on-site
4 years
M T W Th F
8:00–20:00
Places:
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.

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
Syllabus

Course codeStudy course titleOffered byCourse leaderCredit points/ETCS
MK_049AnatomyDepartment of MorphologySilvija Umbraško5 / 7.5
REK_075Assessment and classification of Functional capacity limitDepartment of RehabilitationSigne Tomsone2 / 3
REK_123Assistive technologies and enviromental accessibilityDepartment of RehabilitationIeva Jēkabsone3 / 4.5
REK_054Basics in Occupational TherapyDepartment of RehabilitationLolita Cibule4 / 6
SL_013Basics of BiostatisticsAndrejs Ivanovs2 / 3
VPUPK_116Basics of PsychologyDepartment of Health Psychology and PaedagogyJeļena Ļubenko2 / 3
BUMK_026Biology and GeneticsDepartment of Biology and MicrobiologyAgnese Zariņa2 / 3
REK_021Circulation and system of Technical aidsDepartment of RehabilitationZane Liepiņa2 / 3
KPUMTK_010Civil and Environmental Defense, First AidOļegs Sabeļņikovs2 / 3
FLK_032Clinical PharmacologyDepartment of PharmacologyLīga Henke1 / 1.5
REK_090Clinical practice for persons with mental delayDepartment of RehabilitationIeva Rugina4 / 6
REK_091Clinical practice in psychiatryDepartment of RehabilitationIeva Rugina8 / 12
REK_093Clinical practice in somatic medicine IDepartment of RehabilitationZane Liepiņa6 / 9
REK_094Clinical practice in somatic medicine IIDepartment of RehabilitationZane Liepiņa8 / 12
REK_097Conceptual models of practiceDepartment of RehabilitationLolita Cibule5 / 7.5
REK_004Creative Activities in Occupational TherapyDepartment of RehabilitationInāra Kalniņa4 / 6
LUSDK_052Cultural and Religious DiversityDepartment of Welfare and Social WorkLolita Vilka2 / 3
REK_024Development of Bachelor’s Thesis and DefenceDepartment of RehabilitationInāra Kalniņa10 / 15
VPUPK_196Developmental psychologyDepartment of Health Psychology and PaedagogyAelita Vagale2 / 3
SVUEK_046Economic andBasics of BusinessDepartment of Public Health and EpidemiologyAnita Kokarēviča2 / 3
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
VPUPK_027Family PedagogyDepartment of Health Psychology and PaedagogyAira Aija Krūmiņa2 / 3
FLK_023General PharmacologyDepartment of PharmacologyLīga Henke1 / 1.5
REK_032General RehabilitationDepartment of RehabilitationAnita Vētra3 / 6
SUUK_118Healthy Food PreparationDepartment of Sports and NutritionLolita Vija Neimane2 / 3
MVI_002History of MedicineInstitute of the History of MedicineMaija Pozemkovska1 / 1.5
ISK_192Internal DiseasesDepartment of Internal DiseasesJuris Karpovs1 / 1.5
VPUPK_028Introduction to Art TherapyDepartment of Health Psychology and PaedagogyJana Duhovska2 / 3
REK_037Knowledge About DisabilityDepartment of RehabilitationIeva Jēkabsone1 / 1.5
SVUEK_077Legal Aspects of Professional ActivityDepartment of Public Health and EpidemiologyAldis Liepiņš1 / 1.5
REK_176MassageDepartment of RehabilitationInts Zeidlers2 / 3
VC_007Medical Terminology in Latin & GreekLanguage CentreAija Zilvestre1 / 1.5
VC_078Medical Terminology in RussianLanguage CentreLudmila Jermakoviča2 / 3
REK_076Mental retardationDepartment of RehabilitationIeva Rugina1 / 1.5
REK_129Methods of Research IDepartment of RehabilitationLolita Cibule2 / 3
REK_130Methods of Research IIDepartment of RehabilitationLolita Cibule2 / 3
REK_117Metogology assesment with ErgotherapyDepartment of RehabilitationLolita Cibule2 / 3
NUNK_015NeurologyDepartment of Neurology and NeurosurgeryZanda Priede2 / 3
SUUK_049Nordic WalkingDepartment of Sports and NutritionIrēna Upeniece2 / 3
SUUK_102Nutritional educationDepartment of Sports and NutritionLolita Vija Neimane2 / 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
BKK_006Paediatric Traumatology and OrthopaedicsDepartment of Paediatric SurgeryArnis Eņģelis1 / 1.5
PEK_034PaediatricsDepartment of PaediatricsIveta Dzīvīte-Krišāne2 / 3
PIC_001PedagogyCentre for Educational GrowthNora Jansone-Ratinika2 / 3
VPUPK_168Pedagogy in Heath CareDepartment of Health Psychology and PaedagogyAira Aija Krūmiņa2 / 3
VPUPK_169Personality and HealthDepartment of Health Psychology and PaedagogyJana Duhovska2 / 3
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
PUNK_018PsychiatryDepartment of Psychiatry and NarcologyBiruta Kupča3 / 4.5
REK_135Psychiatry in Occupational TherapyDepartment of RehabilitationInāra Kalniņa3 / 4.5
VC_040Russian in RehabilitationLanguage CentreLudmila Jermakoviča2 / 3
VPUPK_166Self-Efficacy and Self-RegulationDepartment of Health Psychology and PaedagogyJeļena Koļesņikova2 / 3
SUPK_099SociologyDepartment of Sociology and PsychologyRitma Rungule2 / 3
REK_013Somatic diseasesDepartment of RehabilitationZane Liepiņa6 / 9
SUUK_084Sports and GamesDepartment of Sports and NutritionIndra Vīnberga2 / 3
SUUK_136Sports for Health 2Department of Sports and NutritionIndra Vīnberga2 / 3
REK_023State ExaminationDepartment of RehabilitationInāra Kalniņa2 / 3
ORTK_002Traumatology and OrthopaedicsDepartment of OrthopaedicsAndris Jumtiņš1 / 1.5
REK_022Universal designDepartment of RehabilitationIeva Jēkabsone1 / 1.5
LUSDK_016Violence, Psychosocial FactorsDepartment of Welfare and Social WorkIlvija Razgale2 / 3

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