2nd Cycle Master's Stud programme PALLIATIVE CARE
Presentation of the programme
TItle of study programme: PALLIATIVE CARE
Type of study programme: Master's study programme
Level of study programme: Second Cycle
Professional title awarded: Master of Palliative Care (MSc in Palliative Care)
Duration of study: 2 years (120 ECTS)
In the first year of the second cycle master’s study programme Palliative Care may be enrolled those who:
A) completed any first cycle study programme comprising 180 ECTS in the field of nursing care or other health sciences (physiotherapy, occupational therapy, social gerontology);
B) completed a study programme for the acquisition of higher professional education , accepted before June 11th 2004, in the field of nursing care and other health sciences (physiotherapy, occupational therapy, social gerontology);
C) completed the uniform master’s study programme in the field of medical sciences (study programme General Medicine) comprising 360 ECTS, or other university degree study programme in the field of medical sciences (study programme General Medicine), accepted before June 11th 2004, comprising 240 ECTS.;
D) completed a university degree study programme in the field of health sciences – programme Health Education (or professional higher education study programme NursingCare comprising 180 ECTS, with additionally completed specialized studies programme comprising 60 ECTS in the field of health sciences), comprising 240 ECTS;
E) completed a university degree study programme (or any higher education study programme comprising 180 ECTS supplemented by a completed specialist study programme comprising 60 ECTS) in other related professional field (other healthcare programmes, social work ,psychology, theology), accepted before June 11 2004, comprising 240 ECTS.
Portrait of a graduate
graduates of the programme will have after the completed master’s study
programme an in-depth professional knowledge in the narrow area of expertise.
They will be empowered with the knowledge from the field of palliative care and
the holistic treatment of patients at the end of life. They will be qualified
to search for new sources of knowledge in the professional field of palliative
care and for researching the evidence-supported practices of palliative care
through acquired methodological skills. They will also be trained in taking responsibility,
and equipped for team cooperation in palliative teams, for critical assessment
and ethical decision making. One of the key competences each graduate will gain
will be excellent communication skills with an emphasis on therapeutic
communication, empathy and clinical supervision.
Forms and methods of study implementation
study programme will be implemented as a part-time study programme, which is
adapted to the needs of employed students. Lectures are held on weekday
afternoons and on Saturday mornings. As a rule, the subjects follow
practice is implemented in specialized classrooms at the College of Nursing in
Celje and in General Hospital Celje, part of the practice is implemented as
fieldwork. The programme also includes study visits at home and abroad, where
the students become acquainted with cases of good practice in palliative care.