The programme provides for the education of public health specialists with a scientific research-driven approach who will be able to identify and provide public health solutions.
This programme is also offered in Latvian.
Programme Fact File
Master's Degree of Health Sciences in Health Care
Study environment and methods
- 1st study year
Students acquire the theory of public health, research methods, epidemiology, qualitative research methods and statistics.
- 2nd study year
Students master patient rights, professional ethics, business protocol and presentation skills, health care management, health promotion policy and practice, psychosocial problems in the workplace, etc. The study programme ends with the defense of the Master’s thesis.
The study process is organised in the form of interactive lectures, classes, seminars and independent work.
Course code Study course title Offered by Course leader Credit points/ETCS KPUMTK_010 Civil and Environmental Protection, First Aid Department of Clinical Skills and Medical Technologies Oļegs Sabeļņikovs 2 / 3 SVUEK_009 Communication and Public Relations Department of Public Health and Epidemiology Anda Rožukalne 2 / 3 VPUPK_244 Developement and Adaptation of Questionnaires in Scientific Research Work Department of Health Psychology and Paedagogy Jeļena Koļesņikova 2 / 3 SVUEK_063 Epidemiology I Department of Public Health and Epidemiology Ieva Strēle 2 / 3 SVUEK_064 Epidemiology II Department of Public Health and Epidemiology Ģirts Briģis 6 / 9 SVUEK_048 Health Care Economics Department of Public Health and Epidemiology Anita Villeruša 2 / 3 SVUEK_053 Health pedagogics Department of Public Health and Epidemiology Inese Stars 2 / 3 SVUEK_055 Health Promoti.Policy & Practice Department of Public Health and Epidemiology Anita Villeruša 4 / 6 SVUEK_041 Intercultural Communication and Research Methods Department of Public Health and Epidemiology Anita Villeruša 2 / 3 SVUEK_017 Law in Medicine Department of Public Health and Epidemiology Anita Villeruša 2 / 3 SVUEK_002 Management of Emergency Epidemiological Situations Indra Liniņa Indra Liniņa 2 / 3 SVUEK_016 Master’s Thesis Department of Public Health and Epidemiology Anita Villeruša 20 / 30 SL_011 Mathematical Statistics I Statistical Unit Vinita Cauce 2 / 3 SL_012 Mathematical Statistics II Statistical Unit Vinita Cauce 6 / 9 LUSDK_028 Professional Ethics Department of Welfare and Social Work Olafs Brūvers 2 / 3 SVUEK_011 Qualitative Research Meyhods Department of Public Health and Epidemiology Inese Stars 6 / 9 SVUEK_033 Register-based Research Department of Public Health and Epidemiology Ieva Strēle 2 / 3 SVUEK_021 Reserch Methodology Department of Public Health and Epidemiology Anita Villeruša 6 / 9
- Bachelor's degree in Health Sciences
- Bachelor's degree diploma
- Bachelor's degree diploma supplement
- One (1) recommendation letter
- Additional requirements
- Certification of at least one year of practical experience in the field of public health
- Document confirming English proficiency
- Copies of publications in peer-reviewed journals
- Documents of additional training and activities (certificates, awards, diplomas etc.)
- Skype interview with the applicant
- Proof of English proficiency
Career opportunities following studies
Graduates have the option of working as public health organisers, public health methodologists, public health analysts, health promotion consultants, health promotion coordinators, environmental health analysts as well as the option to continue with doctoral studies.
Studies may be continued in the following RSU Doctoral study programmes (Psychology and Communication Culture and Multimedia offered in English):
Head of Programme
Head of Study Programme, Public Health
Academic Staff, Department of Public Health and Epidemiology
Leading Researcher, Institute of Public Health
Project Manager, Institute of Public Health
International Admissions Office