Riga Medical College of the University of Latvia
Riga Medical College of the University of Latvia (hereinafter, the College) was founded in 1980 and at that time it was called Riga Medical School No. 5. In 2004, in compliance with Latvia’s legislation, it was transformed into Riga Medical College. Later the College was restructured into Riga Medical College of the University of Latvia in accordance with the Ordinance No 574 of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Latvia as of 24-08-2009. The College implements a first level professional higher education study programms in NURSING (programme code 41723) and in MEDICINE (programme code 41 721), that provides the whole range of knowledge, competences and skills relevant and appropriate for the present-day labour market and health care system.
The graduates of the programme NURSING receive the fourth level professional qualification of Nurse in one of the following areas – Nurse or Internal Medicine Nurse, Paediatric Nurse, Anaesthetist Nurse, Intensive/ Critical Care Nurse, Surgical Nurse or Outpatient Nurse.
The graduates of the programme MEDICINE receive the fourth level professional qualification of Physician Assistant or Physician Assistant in Ambulatory Care or Physician Assistant in Emergency Care.
The Accreditation Commission of Higher Education Study Programmes has evaluated and accredited the Study Programms in NURSING and in MEDICINE twice – first in 2005, second in 2011 for the period up to May, 2017.
There are more than 600 students, 17 full-time teachers on staff, 15 to 17 tutors in the health care institutions and many mentors in the clinical area: Nurses, Physicians and other health care professionals.
The main aim of the College is to join European Higher Education Area (EHEA) to develop those professional and personal skills of students that are vital for people in a European multicultural society.
The College educates and trains health care professionals who remain competitive not only in Latvia, but also in the European Union labour market. Education quality is assured by using innovative pedagogy that motivates lifelong learning, as well as by using electronic teaching and contemporary medical technologies.