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Course affiliated with (name of Organization/University) The Academy of Science of Palliative Medicine (ASMEPA), Alma Mater Studiorum, University of Bologna
Country Italy
State Emilia-Romagna
City Bentivoglio, Bologna
Address Via Aldo Moro, 16/3 40010 Bentivoglio - Bologna
The program leads an official or formal degree? Yes
  • Master's
  • Geriatric Palliative Care
  • Palliative Care
  • Italian
Frequency Once per year
Length 2 years
  • Bedside teaching
  • Classroom
  • Hands-on Training
Cost of full tuition and fees Same rate/cost for all
Director Professor Andrea Ardizzoni
Contact name Jenny Bertaccini, Didactic Coordinator
Learning objectives 1 The Master aims at training medical practitioners with the necessary qualifications to operate within the palliative care network, providing theoretical knowledge and skills in the field of late stage disease patient care, in all evolutionary pathologies.
Learning objectives 2 The Professional Master Program in Advanced Training and Qualification in Palliative Care aims to train health professionals with a modern care approach based on the multi-professional approach of taking charge, with the aim of providing prompt and effective responses to the complex needs of the patient with incurable disease and his family and to address the clinical-organizational criticalities of a palliative care service.
Learning objectives 3 Focus on clinical care (pain and symptoms management, cancer and non-cancer illness, aged and fragile patients), relation and communication with patients and families, ethics and legal aspects, organization and management (national and international models, quality, research), humanistic and social skills (history of palliative care, anthropology, cross-cultural aspects, spirituality).
Description The Master in Palliative Care and Pain Therapy aims to train health professionals interested in deepening the field of palliative care, to develop a modern care approach that favors a global care of the patient and the family and provides conceptual and operational tools for work in palliative care teams. The programming of integrated modules with the II level Master in Palliative Care favors multi-professional integration, within a common path consisting of training moments in the classroom (lessons and seminars) and moments of active teaching (group work, project work and laboratories). The training course is divided into two years and guarantees a total of 60 ECTS. The Master ends with a final exam (3 CFU).
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Last update: April 5, 2024

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