Quality study programme
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Quality study programme
Individual student matters

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)

Admission requirements

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

The 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

This 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 sequentially.

Laboratory practice

Laboratory 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.