The programme is designed to prepare qualified rehabilitation specialists, highly competitive in the labour market and the rendering of evidence-based rehabilitation services.
This programme is also offered in Latvian.
Programme Fact File
Master's Degree of Health Sciences in Health Care
Study environment and methods
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.
The studies are carried out in the form of lectures, video lectures and seminars and foresee regular and active independent work.
Course code Study course title Offered by Course leader Credit points/ETCS REK_191 Assessment Tools in Rehabilitation Department of Rehabilitation Guna Bērziņa 6 / 9 KPUMTK_010 Civil and Environmental Protection, First Aid Department of Clinical Skills and Medical Technologies Oļegs Sabeļņikovs 2 / 3 VPUPK_244 Developement and Adaptation of Questionnaires in Scientific Research Work Department of Health Psychology and Paedagogy Jeļena Koļesņikova 2 / 3 REK_164 Environment and Assistive Technologies in Rehabilitation Department of Rehabilitation Signe Tomsone 2 / 3 VVDG_006 Health System Design Daiga Behmane Daiga Behmane 2 / 3 VPUPK_268 Human Resource Management Department of Health Psychology and Paedagogy Ervīns Čukurs 2 / 3 REK_161 Multiprofessional Rehabilitation Team Department of Rehabilitation Signe Tomsone 2 / 3 REK_154 Planning and Management of Educational Programmes in Rehabilitation Department of Rehabilitation Zane Liepiņa 2 / 3 REK_193 Rehabilitation Organization, Integration and Types of Services; Health Tourism and Marketing Department of Rehabilitation Signe Tomsone 4 / 6 REK_163 Scientific Evidence-Based Rehabilitation Department of Rehabilitation Signe Tomsone 6 / 9 VPUPK_166 Self-Efficacy and Self-Regulation Department of Health Psychology and Paedagogy Jeļena Koļesņikova 2 / 3 REK_025 Transfer and Application of New Knowledge in Rehabilitation Department of Rehabilitation Signe Tomsone 2 / 3
- Bachelor's degree in Health Sciences or Social Sciences
- Bachelor's degree diploma
- Bachelor's degree diploma supplement
- 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