University Master's Degree in Urgent and Emergency Care - Official

Type of programme
Official masters
Duration
2 semesters
Credits
60 ECTS
Price
€142.00 / ECTS x 60 = €8,520.00 (+ €480.00 Admissión Fee). *Prices corresponding to the 2021-2022 academic year.
Places
40
Schedule
Thursday afternoon (3 to 9 p.m.) Accredited life support workshops on a different day and time*
Language
Catalan and Spanish
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Objectives

  • To provide rigorous, innovative training to health professionals working in urgent and emergency care both in and outside hospital settings.
  • To teach students the fundamentals of urgent and emergency care and introduce them to the operation, actions plans, resources and procedures of the main emergency medical services.
  • To help students develop the competences necessary to provide assistance in mass casualty incidents, out of hospital births and situations that require paediatric and neonatal resuscitation.
  • To enhance the health worker’s capacity to teach and perform research.
  • To ensure that all master’s degree participants know how to perform advanced resuscitation on adult patients and care for multiple trauma victims.

Reasons to study this master's degree

  1. Official qualification recognised throughout the European Higher Education Area
  2. Participants will also earn other specific certificates: Certificate in Advanced Life Support and certificate in Advanced Trauma Life Support, issued by the Catalan Resuscitation Council and the European Resuscitation Council; certificate in Mass Casualty Incident Command, issued by TASSICA Emergency, Training & Research
  3. This programme will help holders of an undergraduate degree in medicine or nursing develop the competences necessary to work in urgent and emergency care both in and outside hospital settings.

Academic accreditation

  • University Master’s Degree in Urgent and Emergency Care from UIC Barcelona.

Presentation

Thanks to the new Master’s Degree in Urgent and Emergency Care at UIC Barcelona, you will have the opportunity to specialise in the care of patients who are admitted to hospital through the emergency services and enhance your knowledge of how to handle emergency situations both in and outside hospital settings. 

This is an on-site course, with a teaching staff made up of expert professionals from the field of urgent and emergency care, which will be taught using up to date healthcare training methods grounded in hands-on experience. At the end of the course, the students will be required to provide evidence of their knowledge with a Final Master’s Degree Project.

In addition to enhancing and broadening the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to provide urgent care, with this master’s degree, the students will not only earn an official qualification valid throughout the European Higher Education Area, they will also earn other specific certificates. These include a certificate in Advanced Life Support and a certificate in Advanced Trauma Life Support, issued by the Catalan Resuscitation Council and the European Resuscitation Council; and a certificate in Mass Casualty Incident Command, issued by TASSICA Emergency, Training & Research

The University Master’s Degree in Urgent and Emergency Care is co-managed by TASSICA Emergency, Training & Research, one of the world’s top research and education centres, which specialises in the application of new technologies in both fields.

Job opportunities

As a graduate in medicine or nursing, this master’s degree will help enhance your specific knowledge and prepare you for employment in:

  • Pre-hospital emergency medical services
  • Hospital emergency services
  • Rescue and intervention services
  • Primary care emergency services
  • Civil protection services

Pràctiques Externes

Les Pràctiques Externes es desenvoluparan mitjançant rotació entre els serveis sanitaris tant extrahospitalaris com hospitalaris:

Extrahospitalaris

  • Unitats mòbils i centre coordinador d’un Servei d’Emergències Mèdiques (SEM).
Hospitalaris
  • Servei de Cardiologia
  • Servei de Neurologia
  • Servei de Pediatria
  • Servei de Obstetrícia
  • Servei de Traumatologia

Study programme and subjects 2020-2021

Subjects in course 1 Type Term ECTS
Cardiology Emergencies Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 5
Digestive, Renal, Hematological, Endocrine and Metabolic, and Infectious Disease Emergencies Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 4
Neurological, Psychiatric, Geriatric and Palliative Care Emergencies Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 5
Obstetric and Paediatric Emergencies Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 4
Type: OP Term: Second semester ECTS: 12
Specialisation in Medicine Type: OP Term: Second semester ECTS: 12
Specialisation in Nursing Type: OP Term: Second semester ECTS: 12
Trauma and Surgical Emergencies and Anaesthesia Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 5
Emergencies and Critical Patients Type: OB Term: Annual ECTS: 5
Final Master’s Degree Project Type: TF Term: Annual ECTS: 6
Practicum Type: PR Term: Annual ECTS: 8
Research, Teaching and Simulation in Urgent Care Type: OB Term: Annual ECTS: 6
  • ECTS: European Credit Transfer System
  • Term: calendar period
  • (a): subjects which are taught in English

Prerequisites & admissions

  • A degree in Medicine and/or Nursing.