Qualifications Framework level

EQF level

European Qualifications Framework (EQF) has 8 levels (1 – the lowest, 8 – the highest).

Levels reflect the complexity level of acquired knowledge, skills and competences (learning outcomes).


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LQF level

Latvian Qualifications Framework (LQF) has 8 levels (1 – the lowest, 8 – the highest).

Levels reflect the complexity level of acquired knowledge, skills and competences (learning outcomes).

LQF covers stages of education starting from the basic education (level 1 – special basic education) to the highest education (level 8 – doctoral studies).


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Learning outcomes

Learning outcomes are knowledge, skills and competences acquired during a certain period of learning.

In Latvia, learning outcomes are stipulated by state education standards and occupational standards (for the professional qualifications).

Learning outcomes of higher education are defined by higher education institutions.


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Graduates of the study program are able:
– to obtain knowledge and skills that conform to standards of the seventh level professional qualification “Engineer of physical technologies in medicine” and master degree in medical physics.
The student will be competitive in the changeable social and economic conditions and competitive in international labour market.
The program will provide alumni with the knowledge specific to the sphere of medical engineering and physics that provides possibility to produce original and improve existent systems, products and technologies and create scientific and educational work in the field of medical engineering and physics.
The program consists of the series of lectures, practical and laboratory studies, and practice.
While elaborating master thesis students master theoretical, technical, economical, humanitarian and social subjects that correspond to the field of the medical engineering and physics.
During their studies students develop:
1. theoretical knowledge in structure, physical and technical operation of medical equipment, machines and instruments, their manufacturing technology, utilization conditions and safety;
2. practical skills for work in medical institutions and companies – acquisition, installation, utilizing, regulation and quality control of medical engineering equipment;
3. ability to use theoretical knowledge and skills in practical work, development of technologies in medical engineering and physics;
4. knowledge to perform public activities in Latvia and in international collaboration, understanding of professional ethics and assessment of project influence on the environment and public.
Graduates will be motivated to continue education and systematically advance professional qualification.

 

Qualification acquisition requirements

Previous education
Higher education qualification of LQF level 6 (bachelor, professional bachelor or professional higher education qualification) in the same or compatible branch of science or professional field of higher education, as well as a certain professional experience laid down by higher education institution
Ways to acquire 
Qualifications can be acquired in the framework of education programs or in the evaluation and recognition of non-formal knowledge, skills and competences acquired (in vocational education LKI Levels 2-4).
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Formal (through education programmes)
ECTS credit points 
The unit of the volume of Latvian higher education studies - 1 credit point corresponds to one week of study work in full-time studies (40 credit points per study year).

1 The credit point of Latvia corresponds to 1,5 ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credit point.
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60
Duration of study 
Duration of qualification in full-time studies
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1-2 years

Qualification document

Awarding body

Higher education institution:

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Qualifications Framework level

EQF level

European Qualifications Framework (EQF) has 8 levels (1 – the lowest, 8 – the highest).

Levels reflect the complexity level of acquired knowledge, skills and competences (learning outcomes).


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LQF level

Latvian Qualifications Framework (LQF) has 8 levels (1 – the lowest, 8 – the highest).

Levels reflect the complexity level of acquired knowledge, skills and competences (learning outcomes).

LQF covers stages of education starting from the basic education (level 1 – special basic education) to the highest education (level 8 – doctoral studies).


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Qualification field, stage and type

Thematic field (ISCED 2013)
International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) developed by UNESCO.
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Physical sciences (053)

Detailed field: (ISCED 2013)

Physics (0533)

Education
Stages of Latvian education system included in the LQF:
- basic education
- secondary education
- higher education
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Higher education

Qualification type
ITypes of Latvian education:
-General education
-Professional education
-Academic education
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Vocational

Full or partial

Full qualification

Other information

National Education Information System

National Database of Education Opportunities

Active qualification

Period for issuing qualification: 2013-2019

Last changes: 15.02.2019

Posted: 07.05.2016