Latin language in public health: experience of Rīga Stradiņš University

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Meet the needs of the Public health students and modernize the studying process according to the present situation. “Basics in Latin” has been an obLīgatory study course for the Public health students in Riga Stradiņš University (Latvia) since the year 2015. The current research work is based on the students’ feed-back after the study course. Students’ motivation, their recommendations as well as the professor’s observations in the classroom were taken into consideration. Approximately 115 students have undergone and passed the study course “Basics in Latin” during these years (2015-2019). However, only 40% of them (46 students) filled in the questionnaire after completing the course and participated in the research. We have modernized the course and introduced e-tests. The teachers have other ideas for its further modernization. We started with writing a new textbook with e-assignments and reviewed practical class and Independent tasks in the e studies. Students’ feedback after the course, textbooks for Anatomy and Latin classes. Direct observation during the classes, analyses of the questionnaires, which the students fill in after the course “Basics in Latin” (5-year time period: 2014/2015 – 2020/2021). A new revised textbook, new materials in the e studies, modernized study process. Latin is also significant for the Public health students. The study course “Basics in Latin” should be modernized on the basis of the new approach to the e-studies and using e-resources.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 24 Mar 2021
EventRSU Research week 2021: University Teaching and Learning - Rīga, Latvia
Duration: 24 Mar 202126 Mar 2021


ConferenceRSU Research week 2021: University Teaching and Learning
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Field of Science*

  • 5.3 Educational sciences

Publication Type*

  • 3.4. Other publications in conference proceedings (including local)


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