|Type of study programme||Long cycle professional degree|
|Degree||Doctor of Dental Medicine|
|Licence/accreditation||Study direction accredited until 30-Jun-2022|
|Duration||5 years (10 semesters)|
|Credit points||200 (ECTS: 300)|
|Study language||English (EN)|
|Study arrangements||International students study in English in special groups formed for international students.|
|Fees||14000 EUR per year (2020/21)|
|Grants||For more information go here>>>|
|Study programme description||The aim of the study programme is to prepare qualified specialists with theoretical and practical skills appropriate to commence independently practicing general dentistry.
The study programme comprises several components like biomedical subjects, common to medicine and dentistry -progressing from cell biology and biochemistry to anatomy and physiology of the human body, pharmacology, pathology, microbiology, epidemiology and related sciences like psychology, ethics and practice management. Oral and dental aspects of the biological sciences will ensure detailed knowledge of the structure and function of the oral and dental tissues and the related structures of the head and neck. Pre-clinical training will take place in phantom laboratories and clinics in order to obtain instruction and experience of the practice of dentistry, development of the clinical/manual skills of the students. Clinical training includes the treatment of patients under the supervision of clinical instructor. The field-clinical practice will take place in seventh and tenth semester.
The dental curriculum leads to the dentist degree, and forms the basis for specialist education or scientific (PhD) studies.
|Study programme link||www.lu.lv/en/gribustudet/study/professional-study-programmes/dentistry/
|Requirements||General secondary high school diploma. English language proficiency. Grades in Biology, Chemistry and Physics or Natural Sciences must be no less than 6 (almost good) in a 10 point grading system.|
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Accommodation possibilities and costs: The University of Latvia offers university dormitories for all international students. International students are housed in single, double or triple rooms with a common kitchen for every 5 rooms. Linen, blankets and pillows are provided as well as some kitchen utensils. The costs start at 100 EUR per month (more information here).
If you do not wish to stay at a dormitory, it is advisable to make private housing arrangements beforehand.