University of Latvia - Dentistry - undergraduate

Last updated on:2020-06-25
Type of study programmeLong cycle professional degree
DegreeDoctor of Dental Medicine
Licence/accreditationStudy direction accredited until 30-Jun-2022
Duration5 years (10 semesters)
Study typeFull-time
Credit points200 (ECTS: 300)
Study languageEnglish (EN)
Study arrangementsInternational students study in English in special groups formed for international students.
Fees14000 EUR per year (2020/21)
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Study programme descriptionThe 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
RequirementsGeneral 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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