Course presentation

The Post-graduation Course in Urgency and Emergency aims to ensure the acquisition of scientific, technical, relational and ethical skills adequate to the provision of health care in urgency and emergency situations. The course also aims to enable students to integrate multidisciplinary teams contributing to the rapid access of specialized teams in order to avoid deterioration of clinical status. In addition to promoting the development of good practices in the context of an urgent situation, it is intended to prepare nurses who are able to intervene and deal with a critical situation, to stabilize the patient and to enable adequate transportation. The learning outcomes proposed for the Course assume as a prerequisite the possession of a degree in nursing. Thus, considering that students already possess the competences established for the first level of nursing training, it is intended that they develop and deepen them in the area of emergencies and emergencies, providing more complex care. Members of emergency teams must be trained in addition to the training provided to the general public. These should be encouraged to participate in postgraduate courses, which include contents such as: Advanced Life Support, Advanced Pediatric Life Support, etc.


The Post-graduation Course in Urgency and Emergency is aimed at:
To update scientific, theoretical and practical knowledge, which underlies clinical nursing practices in emergency and trauma situations;
Promote critical reflection on nursing care in urgency and emergency situations, proposing alternatives that aim at the quality of care and provide quick decision-making in order to maintain life;
Develop skills that promote attitudes of reflection of professional practices.


Curricular structure

Curricular UnitScientific areaOrganization of the Curricular YearWork hoursECTS
Urgency and Medical-Surgical Emergencies721semester200558
Intensive Care Medicine721semester100304
Advanced Adults Life Support721semester150206
Advanced Pediatric Life Support721semester15010206

Access conditions

You can apply for access to the Post-graduation Course in Emergency and Urgent Care :
a) Holders of the degree of licenciado or legal equivalent in Nursing and others in the Health area;
b) Holders of a foreign higher education degree in the field of Health 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.

Course Code
Application online
Candidate Portal

1 semester
Course coordinator
PhD Daniel Silva
Application fee
€ 20.00
Tuition fees
Registration – € 100.00
School Insurance – € 4.36
€ 1,250.00/ by edition


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