POST-GRADUATION IN PALLIATIVE CARE AND END OF LIFE

Course presentation

The paradigm of caring in person in a chronic and palliative situation, evidenced in the creation of the National Network of Continuing Integrated Care (RNCCI), justifies the creation of the Postgraduate Course in Palliative Care and End of Life (CPGCPFV).
The CPGCPFV of the ESSV seeks to develop skills and train professionals in the area of Health and Social Sciences, enabling them to care for the person / family / caregiver to experience chronic / palliative health / illness processes in order to promote health quality of life, disease prevention and treatment, functional readaptation and social reinsertion, or follow-up of the process of death and dying in all contexts of life.

Goals

The Postgraduate Course in Palliative Care and End of Life intends to train and develop professional, scientific, technical and relational skills appropriate to the care of a Person in Chronic and Palliative Situation. The paradigm of caring in person in a chronic and palliative situation, evidenced in the creation of the National Network of Continuing Integrated Care (RNCCI), justifies the creation of the Postgraduate Course in Palliative Care and End of Life (CPGCPFV). The CPGCPFV of the ESSV seeks to develop skills and train professionals in the area of Health and Social Sciences, enabling them to care for the person / family / caregiver to experience chronic / palliative health / illness processes in order to promote health quality of life, disease prevention and treatment, functional readaptation and social reinsertion, or follow-up of the process of death and dying in all contexts of life.
The learning process proposed for the Course assumes as a prerequisite the possession of a degree. Considering that students already possess the competences established for the first level of training, with the CPGCPFV it is intended that the students develop, deepen and investigate in the area of Continuous and Palliative. Therefore, throughout the course students should:
Acquire scientific, technical, human, ethical and intervention knowledge and skills necessary to provide continuous and palliative care;
Demonstrate competencies in the implementation of a quality care plan for people with chronic, advanced and progressive illness, as well as their family and social group of belonging, maximizing their quality of life and reducing suffering according to the philosophy of care always in collaboration with the other interdisciplinary team;
To develop experiences of care practice with different palliative care teams, in an inpatient or home care setting, in the country and / or abroad;
To promote an understanding of the biopsychosocial dimensions of suffering and disease;
Develop resource management capacities in order to design, plan, carry out and evaluate institutional and community intervention programs;
Demonstrate ethical, humanistic principles of respect for values, customs, religions and all other aspects inherent to intervention in palliative care.

Syllabus

Curricular structure

Curricular UnitScientific areaOrganization of the Curricular YearWork hoursECTS
TotalContact
TTPPLTCSEOTO
Fundamentals of Palliative Care720semester50152
Personal and Interpersonal Communication729semester75303
Therapeutic Options in Palliative Care720semester3757515
Curricular Stage – Clinical Practice in Differential Units in Palliative Care729semester2506410

Access conditions

They can apply for access to the Post-graduation Course in Palliative Care and End of Life:
a) Holders of the degree of legal or equivalent in Nursing and others in the area of Health and Social Sciences;
b) Holders of a higher foreign academic degree in Nursing and others in the area of Health and Social Sciences conferred following a 1st cycle of studies organized according to the principles of the Bologna Process by a State adhering to this Process;
c) Holders of a foreign higher education degree in the area of Health that is recognized as satisfying the objectives of the degree of licenciado by the scientifically competent scientific body of the higher education institution where they wish to be admitted;
d) Holders of a school, scientific or professional curriculum of relevance in the area of health, which is recognized as attesting ability to carry out this cycle of studies by the scientific body competent statutorily of the higher education institution where they wish to be admitted.

PGCPFV
Course Code
9992
Application online
Candidate Portal
Publicity
Pamphlet
Poster
Language
Portuguese
Duration
1 semester
Regime
Fulltime
ECTS
30
Course coordinator
PhD José Costa
email
Application fee
€ 20.00
Tuition fees
Registration – € 100.00
School Insurance – € 4.36
Fees
€ 750.00

Contactos

R. D. João Crisóstomo Gomes de Almeida, n.º 102
3500-843 VISEU - Portugal | GPS: 40.652519, -7.904961
+351 232 419 100
essvgeral@essv.ipv.pt

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