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Programme Fact File

Study direction:
Health Care
Master’s study programme
accredited until
Degree conferred:
Master's Degree of Health Sciences in Health Care
Language: English
Credit points/ECTS: 80/120
Study location: Rīga
2 years
Sat. 9:00–17:00
12 paid

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Study environment and methods

Study environment

We strive to apply interactive study forms – work in small groups, independent work, and group discussions to facilitate individual thinking, develop new solutions, contribute to in-depth understanding of problems and simultaneously strengthen communication skills that are of fundamental importance in practical rehabilitation. We also apply research study methods – case analysis, projects, study of literature, strategic analysis and planning, research tasks and workshops.

The e-study system that has been introduced is a great support in the study process as it contains study course descriptions, literature and informative materials for each study course and serves as a communication platform between students and lecturers – exchange of messages, submission of papers, correction, tests, etc. The applied knowledge assessment methods include reports, tests, individual work, thematic presentations and case analysis.

The study programme is implemented in the form of full-time studies and a major difference to other similar study programmes is that the students do not have to go on placement. Research projects are carried out in cooperation with the Rehabilitation Scientific Laboratory or the clinical bases of our cooperation partners.

1st study year

The first study year covers study courses which deal with the organisation of health care and rehabilitation and the role of an efficient multi-professional team in the provision of rehabilitation services. Students acquire knowledge of different approaches to the assessment of needs, possibilities, and risks at different levels – the patient, his/her family, caretakers; rehabilitation team; organisation; state – and develop most appropriate medical rehabilitation services. Students acquire knowledge on the drafting of critical and systematic reports for the practical application of scientific evidence and learn how to make decisions to facilitate better rehabilitation of his/her future patients.

2nd study year

Students assess various measurement techniques applied in rehabilitation, as well as master and test various research methods that are important in working on and defence of the Master’s thesis.

Study methods

The studies are carried out in the form of lectures, video lectures and seminars and foresee regular and active independent work.


Course codeStudy course titleĪstenotājsKursa vadītājsCredit points/ETCS
REK_191Assessment Tools in RehabilitationDepartment of RehabilitationGuna Bērziņa6 / 9
KPUMTK_015Civil and Environmental Protection, First AidDepartment of Clinical Skills and Medical TechnologiesOļegs Sabeļņikovs2 / 3
VPUPK_244Developement and Adaptation of Questionnaires in Scientific Research WorkDepartment of Health Psychology and PaedagogyJeļena Koļesņikova2 / 3
REK_189Effective and Efficient Medical Rehabilitation ProgrammesDepartment of RehabilitationDaina Šmite6 / 9
REK_164Environment and Assistive Technologies in RehabilitationDepartment of RehabilitationSigne Tomsone2 / 3
VVDG_006Health System DesignHealth Management Teaching Staff GroupDaiga Behmane2 / 3
VPUPK_268Human Resource ManagementDepartment of Health Psychology and PaedagogyErvīns Čukurs2 / 3
REK_161Multiprofessional Rehabilitation TeamDepartment of RehabilitationSigne Tomsone2 / 3
REK_154Planning and Management of Educational Programmes in RehabilitationDepartment of RehabilitationZane Liepiņa2 / 3
REK_193Rehabilitation Organization, Integration and Types of Services; Health Tourism and Marketing Department of RehabilitationSigne Tomsone4 / 6
REK_163Scientific Evidence-Based RehabilitationDepartment of RehabilitationSigne Tomsone6 / 9
VPUPK_166Self-Efficacy and Self-RegulationDepartment of Health Psychology and PaedagogyJeļena Koļesņikova2 / 3
REK_025Transfer and Application of New Knowledge in RehabilitationDepartment of RehabilitationSigne Tomsone2 / 3

Admissions requirements

Bachelor's degree in Health Sciences or Social Sciences
  • Bachelor's degree diploma
  • Bachelor's degree diploma supplement
  • CV
  • An academic essay (1000 words) on the following:
    • Comprehension about topical issues in the field of rehabilitation and multi-professional cooperation in rehabilitation (30%);
    • Applicant's motivation to study in the programme "Rehabilitation" including the existing experience in research as a basis for further studies (25%);
    • Clearly stated academic and professional future prospects (after graduation) (20%);
    • Research topic of the Master’s thesis, justification of its topicality (25%).
Additional requirements
  • 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


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