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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Adequate knowledge of the drugs and substances used in the pharmacy;
– adequate knowledge about pharmaceutical technology and drug quality control;
– adequate knowledge about drug action and metabolism, pharmacotherapy;
– ability to carry out research projects, and to defend master thesis;
– adequate practical and theoretical knowledge obtained by passing 6 month practice at pharmaceutical enterprises, and knowledge about pharmacy legislation, regulatory documents;
– adequate specialization compiled from the obligatory elective courses in the Master degree program, research done during working out master thesis and practice.

The programme aims are to provide theoretical knowledge and application of a set of basic and pharmaceutical science techniques appropriate at the level of master degree and to equip the students with the necessary skills to continue their pharmacy education for the doctoral degree programme or to work in pharmaceutical businesses and continue life-long education.

The tasks of the programme are the following: to train students for work in international and interprofessional teams; to encourage students to participate in exchange programmes, e.g. ERASMUS and NordPlus;
– to develop creative and independent working skills in students, with the emphasis on a scientific approach to the provision of health care and pharmaceutical care;
– to provide in-depth knowledge of medicines and medicinal substances used in pharmaceutical technology, drug quality control methods, and pharmacoeconomics;
– to emphasize advanced achievements in pharmacy and to focus on good pharmacy practice, its regulations, and social pharmacy;
– to acquaint students with the latest research methods, national priorities in pharmacy, and globally accepted pharmaceutical education guidelines, which the common pharmacists’ labour market of the EU countries is based on;
– to train students for independent scientific research activities and writing and defending of their master thesis, and to encourage them to continue their education in doctoral study programmes;
– to provide sufficient knowledge of laws and regulations on pharmacy practice and prepare students for pharmaceutical practice.

The graduates will have reached the levels of knowledge, skills, and competence defined in the EQF master descriptors that include pharmacy bachelor competencies improved and augmented during master studies.

 

Qualification acquisition requirements

Previous education
Higher education qualification of LQF level 6 (academic or professional bachelor) in the same or compatible branch of science or professional field 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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120
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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Health (091)

Detailed field: (ISCED 2013)

Pharmacy (0916)

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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Academic

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: 15.01.2019

Posted: 07.05.2016