Level 2 Masters in Palliative Medicine

Course not running

2 years
Controlling body
Comitato scientifico del Master Universitario in Medicina Palliativa (II livello)
Short Master Programs (postgraduate)
Macro area
Life and Health Sciences
Disciplinary area
Foreign Languages and Literatures

Learning outcomes

The 2nd level University Master in Palliative Medicine, which has been set up according to the rulings on Didactic Autonomy in Universities (D.M.509/99), aims to train doctors who will be qualified to work in the palliative treatment environments both in general contexts ( general practitioners) and specialized ones ( residential structures such as hospices, palliative treatment centres, etc.). The qualification provided with this Master,since there is no specific discipline or a specialization school for palliative medicine, may be considered to be a recognised qualification for those who wish to work in the field of palliative treatments, and for those who wish to manage related residential structures. The educational objectives are :
- Knowledge of those diseases which have a history in their terminal phases of palliative treatment, with particular reference to oncological illnesses;
- Knowledge of and ability to apply methodologies of clinical research peculiar to palliative medicine in the terminal stage of life ;
- Knowledge of and ability to apply the principles of palliative treatment in the area, in hospitals and hospices;
- Knowledge of treatment for pain therapy and therapy for other prevalent symptoms in terminal phases;
-Knowledge of and ability to interact with the public and private social-health services which exist in this area;
- Ability to work in an interdisciplinary, interprofessional équipe;
- Acquisition of suitable communication skills for communicating with terminally ill patients and their families;
- Acquisition of knowledge, skills and experience of assistance up until death and support during mourning;
- Knowledge and acquisition of bioethical principles which are to be applied in critical situations;
- Knowledge of the principles of anthropology when applied to terminal situations.

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