Medical and health care for most pathologies require a multidisciplinary approach of knowledge and experience.

Urological diseases are an example, subject to rapid innovation in both diagnostic and therapeutic aspects of the digital and technological revolution and its impact on research.

From this multidisciplinary approach, come the clinical decisions that from the scientific evidence, will endeavour to cure or improve patients. These clinical decisions will be framed within a healthcare system such as ours, and in its organisations and centres, all equipped with specific human, material, technological and economic resources. Of all these resources, we must take full advantage for the best use of the services to obtain the best achievable clinical outcome for the as many people as possible. This is what clinical management is all about.

Involvement and participation of medical and health professionals in the management of all these means is essential to reaching this objective. To reach this objective, in addition to their clinical knowledge, they must equip themselves with knowledge that, along with their skills, will allow them to benefit from adequate training in managing these resources.

The programme for the Clinical Management in Urological Diseases addresses the different levels that the clinician must know for this purpose.

First, it puts care into context by addressing the necessary knowledge about our Health System that allows us to analyse how we respond by considering the principles of the Health Economy, Health Policies and the consequent Health Planning.

But clinical practice, beyond the general context mentioned above, is carried out in the context of a type of health organisation, whose characteristics must be known as well as the basic principles of management that govern it. And the instruments necessary to manage the human, material and technological resources available to them must also be known, as well as those transversal elements such as information and communication systems that support them.

We must not forget that health organisations measure compliance with their objectives and those of their professionals in the quality of care and in the evaluation of the results, which is one of the aims of clinical management. The multidisciplinary response to urological diseases must address managing variability of clinical practice and requires the appropriate Clinical Practice Guidelines that must be addressed with the appropriate methodology. In addition to preparing quality plans, care for urological diseases must include affective care of people and their human dimension.

The programme also incorporates the translation of specific experiences on the areas exposed by the protagonists both from the responsibility of management and responsibility of the specific manager.

Objectives

Ability to translate the knowledge and skills acquired into daily practice maximising the value that professionals give to ethics in the use of resources.

Professionals to whom the course is aimed

The course is open to 20 professional health students (managers, area heads and service coordinators) who carry out their activity from the different disciplines in the field of urological pathologies.

Competences the student will acquire

  • Basic knowledge of health policy concepts, models and health systems and their contextualisation in the National Health System
  • Basic management of the effects of the interaction between health and economy in the clinical setting
  • Application of organisation theory in the area of healthcare organisations
  • Instrumental level knowledge of managing economic, human and technological resources in general and in particular in a mental health care service
  • Managing instrumental elements of clinical management
  • Processes in clinical management and the managing scientific evidence
  • Clinical management models and units
  • Prudent pharmaceutical prescribing and “do not do” policies

Academic accreditation

Accreditation requested from the Catalan Council of the Continuing Education in Health Professions (CCFCPS)”.