Short-cycle professional higher education study programme TREATMENT (41 721), qualification Physician assistant

  • Qualification: Physician assistant
  • Language: Latvian
  • Previous education: secondary education
  • Duration of studies: 3 years
  • Credit points/ECTS: 120/180
  • State-funded places: 70
  • Type of studies: Full-time
  • Study programme accredited until 12.01.2029.
  • Degree and qualification obtained: short-cycle professional higher education diploma and qualification of Physician assistant (qualification corresponds to the 4th professional qualification level)
  • Further studies:
  • Rīga Stradiņš University Nursing study programme
  • University of Latvia Nursing study programme


“Treatment” study programme admission requirements

Study direction “Health Care” self-assessment report

We inform you that the diploma issued after graduating "Treatment" study programme and “Physician Assistant” qualification are not recognized in the European Union. Since such a profession does not exist in the majority of the European Union member states, this profession can only be recognised in Latvia.

Study courses

1Study courses
  • Humanities: Philosophy, Ethics
  • Medical Terminology in Foreign Languages (English, Latin)
  • Sociology
  • Psychology
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Natural science (Biochemistry, Biophysics)
  • Information Technologies and Statistics
  • Anatomy, Cytology and Genetics
  • Physiology and General Pathology
  • Microbiology with Parasitology, Hygiene
  • Patient Safety
  • Clinical Procedures, Geriatric Care
  • Pharmacology
  • Propaedeutics, Radiology
  • Professional Development Courses (the Red Cross organisation and its principles, History of Medicine, Stress Management)
  • Digital Skills in Health Care
  • Sports for Health
  • Food Supplements
  • Pedagogy in Health Education
  • Internal Diseases (General Medicine (Dietology, Haematology, Infectious Diseases and STD, Nervous System Diseases, Endocrinology, Pulmonary Emergencies, Skin Diseases)
  • Surgical Diseases (Traumatology, Eye Diseases, Otorhinolaryngology)
  • Childhood Diseases
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Disaster Medicine, Civil Protection and Military Medicine
  • Physician Assistant Emergency Actions
  • Mental Diseases
  • Rehabilitation (Physical Therapy, Corrective Gymnastics, Social Paediatrics)
  • Research
  • Placement
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