Scientific research

Riga Medical College of the University of Latvia is a state-accredited professional higher education institution, offering first level professional higher education in such Health Care study programs as Nursing, Medicine, Massage and Hydrotherapy, Optometry Assistant. With a variety of funding opportunities, the University College has invested in the reconstruction and modernization of the learning environment. The rich technological base and the modern infrastructure give students the opportunity to learn in a close proximity of working environment.

Riga Medical College of the University of Latvia was founded in 1980. Historically we were called Riga Medical School No 5. In 2004, in compliance with legislation of the Republic of Latvia, the medical school was transformed into Riga Medical College, entering the field of higher education. Since 2010 the College is affiliated to the University of Latvia, thus becoming Riga Medical College of the University of Latvia.

The University College educates and trains health care professionals who remain competitive not only in Latvia, but also in the European labour market. Education quality is assured by using innovative pedagogy that motivates lifelong learning, as well as by applying digital teaching and contemporary medical technologies.

The University College has created an academic environment in which students and teachers can implement both educational and scientific activities, contributing to the development of an intelligent and creative personality.

Scientific profile of our academic staff:

Linda Alondere: 

  • Contact information: linda.alondere@rmkoledza.lv
  • Academic position: Associate Professor
  • Study subjects: Patient evaluation; Care process
  • Biography summary: Professional Nursing degree at Riga University 5th Medical School,
  • Bachelor’s degree in health care as well as two master’s degrees in pedagogy and nursing.
  • Currently, LU RMC Assistant Professor, as well as Head of Nursing Department of Riga Medical College of the University of Latvia.

       Scientific interests:

  • Missed Nursing Care.
  • Quality assessment of the care received,
  • Readiness of young people to pursue a health care profession
  • Young people on their way of life, their self-assessment of life quality and the affecting factors.
  • Micro and macro environment, health condition of students, its dynamics and effect on the study outcomes.
  • Youth motivation in acquiring a profession
  • Research into study organization and documentation

Astra Bukulīte:

Contact information: astra.bukulite@rmkoledza.lv

  • Academic position: Associate Professor
  • Study subjects: Health care organization and management
  • Biography summary: Doctor’s degree from Riga Medical Institute, Master’s Degree in Education at the University of Latvia. Director of LU RMC.

        Scientific interests:

  • Missed Nursing Care.
  • Work of a health care team.
  • Education of nurses and physician assistants; in order to provide simulations, achieve quality and results, and competencies.

Una Caune:

  • Contact information: unacaune@gmail.com
  • Academic position: Lecturer
  • Study subjects: Infectious diseases; Infectious diseases and STDs; Emergency aid for various infections.
  • Biography Summary: Obtained medical qualification degree at Latvian Medical Academy, specialization in infectology at Riga Stradins University. Obtained family medicine specialist qualification at the University of Latvia.

         Scientific interests:

  • Prevention of infectious diseases: novelties in the world and in Latvia.

Lienīte Dāboliņa:

  • Contact information: dr.lieniite@inbox.lv
  • Academic position: Lecturer
  • Study subjects: Paediatrics; Child-specific propaedeutics.
  • Biography Summary: Obtained medical qualification degree at the Latvian Academy of Medicine, Paediatric Faculty.

         Scientific interests:

  • Infections and various conditions of the new-borns.

Guna Gerķe:

  • Contact information: guna.gerke@riga.lv
  • Academic position: Lecturer
  • Study subjects: Geriatrics
  • Biography Summary: Obtained bachelor’s degree in health sciences, as well as a master’s degree in Educational pedagogy.

           Scientific interests:

  • Peculiarities of geriatric patient care and provision of basic psycho-emotional needs
  • Principles of quality assurance in education of nurses and doctor assistants

Anda Kauliņa:

Contact information: andakaulina@inbox.lv

  • Academic position: Associate Professor
  • Study subjects: Communication psychology in health care and basics of sociology; Developmental psychology
  • Biography Summary: Obtained Master’s Degree in Psychology at the University of Latvia, Doctor’s degree in Pedagogy at Riga Teacher Training and Educational Management Academy.

         Scientific interests:

  • Communication between medical staff and patients,
  • Stress factor research of health care workers and intervention for emotional burnout.

Rita Konstante:

Contact information: rita.konstante@gmail.com

  • Academic position: Associate Professor
  • Study subjects: Public health and patient safety; Nursing, General and Professional Ethics.
  • Biography Summary: Obtained Master’s Degree in Public Health, as well as defended Doctoral Thesis in Health Care sub-sector at the University of Latvia.

          Scientific interests:

  • Provision and organization of health care services, its impact on the frequency of hospitalization for patients of different age groups.
  • Infrastructure improvement provision

Jeļena Kuzņecova:

Contact information: jelena.kuznecova@rmkoledza.lv

  • Academic position: Lecturer
  • Study subjects: Patient care in general and special surgery; Clinical procedures; Care process.
  • Biography Summary: Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing and Master’s Degree in Health Sciences at Riga Stradins University.

         Scientific interests:

  • Development of the learning process in a clinical setting.
  • A competence-based approach to nursing education.

Evija Levenšteina:

  • Contact information: e.lauva@inbox.lv
  • Academic position: Lecturer
  • Study subjects: Anatomy and Physiology; Patient examination.
  • Biography Summary: Evija Levenšteina holds a medicine degree from the University of Latvia, Faculty of Medicine.

Sandra Seimane:

Contact information: sandra.seimane@rmkoledza.lv

  • Academic position: Associate Professor
  • Study subjects: Patient examination; General propaedeutics; Emergency Internal Medicine; Balneology and climate therapy; Ergonomics; Massage and hydrotherapy peculiarities in internal medicine; Introduction to hydrotherapy; Healthy lifestyle and nutrition.
  • Biography Summary: Obtained medical degree at Riga Stradins University, a doctoral student at the University of Latvia’s Medical and Pharmaceutical Studies program of internal medicine, cardiology, physical medicine and rehabilitation.

          Scientific interests:

  • Mental health / psychosocial risk factors and cardiovascular diseases.
  • Effectiveness of massage and hydrotherapy methods in the case of internal diseases.
  • Diagnosis of pulmonary artery thromboembolism in the A&E phase.
  • The usefulness of laboratory and instrumental testing methods in the A&E phase.

Vija Šverina:

Contact information: vija.sverina@inbox.lv

  • Academic position: Lecturer
  • Subjects taught: Neurology and Patient Care, Clinical Procedures
  • Biography Summary: Obtained medical nursing qualification supplemented by Bachelor and Master Degrees in Health Sciences.

Irēna Tarelkina:

  • Contact information: irena.tarelkina@rmkoledza.lv
  • Academic position: Associate Professor
  • Study subjects: Internal medicine; Internal medical care; General pathology; Special pathology
  • Biography Summary: Obtained medical qualification at Riga Medical Institute, specialized as a medical therapist. Obtained vocational pedagogical qualification at Riga Technical University Institute of Humanities.

          Scientific interests:

  • Cardioembolic risk assessment for patients with cardiovascular diseases.
  • Participation of cardiovascular patients in the care process.
  • Diagnosis and prevention of sarcopenia in outpatient practice.
  • Dynamics of mortality rates among patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Most common causes of patient mortality with Acute Coronary Syndrome during its acute stage
  • Risk factors contributing to the development of Acute Coronary Syndrome

Larisa Tomkoviča:

  • Contact information: 222larisa@inbox.lv
  • Academic position: Lecturer
  • Study subjects: Obstetrics – gynaecology.

Sarmīte Villere:

  • Contact information: sarmite.villere@rmkoledza.lv
  • Academic position: Associate Professor
  • Study subjects: Accident and emergency medicine
  • Biography Summary: Obtained Doctor-Paediatric qualification at Riga Medical Institute, as well as is a certified Emergency Medicine Doctor

          Scientific interests:

  • Acquisition of the competences of a physician assistant in the educational process: the importance of teaching practice, clinical practice and qualification practice.

 

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