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The third edition of the University Master's Degree in Urgent and Emergency Care gets under way
The master’s degree’s opening session has taken place on the Sat Cugat Campus, featuring a presentation by Cristina Gutiérrez, emotional educator, writer and director of the La Granja Ability Training Center
On 14 October, the Sant Cugat Campus played host to the opening ceremony for the third edition of the University Master's Degree in Urgent and Emergency Care. The session was attended by forty health professionals who will, over the next twelve months, learn about caring for patients who are admitted to hospital via the emergency department, while enhancing their knowledge and skills in providing urgent and emergency assistance.
The master's degree, which was launched in the 2019-2020 academic year, is directed by Dr Jordi Castillo and forms part of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences’ course catalogue. Castillo was tasked with welcoming the nursing and medical professionals enrolled on this year’s edition. After presenting the teaching methodology and informing the new students about the different placements they will undertake throughout the programme, the director introduced the lecture by Cristina Gutiérrez, emotional educator, writer and director of the La Granja Ability Training Center.
Under the title “Entender el que sentimos” (Understanding what we feel), Gutierrez focused on emotional education and how important it is to understand what emotions are, why we have them and how to manage them, not the other way around. "In a field such as health emergencies, where feelings tend to be very intense for both patients and their families, understanding emotions allows us to understand the attitudes and behaviours that derive from them, helping us to act in a more appropriate and positive manner", explained Cristina Gutiérrez. "The key is to turn emotions into our ally, not our enemy".