|Area||Medicine and Surgery|
|Degree Code||L/SNT4 – Healthcare Prevention|
|Admission||National Admission Test – no. 20 places|
This degree programme will equip students with the necessary skills to identify patients’ health needs and priorities, and choose the best strategies to prevent illnesses, restore health and promote wellbeing.
The broad knowledge base in healthcare and the effective health communication skills that students will acquire through classroom and practical sessions, seminars, laboratory activities, optional elective modules etc. will build up the students’ cultural, scientific and relational background necessary to become fully competent professionals.
Classroom sessions will be combined with a supervised training in hospitals, health centres to help students reach the learning objectives planned.
Healthcare assistants work to prevent ilnesses and promote healthy lifestyles among the population. They identify the population’s health needs and priorities, and choose the best strategies to prevent illnesses, promote wellbeing and restore health, supporting individuals, families and communities to manage chronic diseases and favouring the coordination and delivery of a range of healthcare services.
The course has also been designed to apply for registration with the IUHPE (International Union of Health promotion and Education), a global professional organizaton dedicated to health promotion. The course includes laboratory activities, which are preparatory for the application of knowledge and skills in placements. The Vocation Activity entitles students to get one third of all CFUs and is clearly key for the training of the students.
Students will be involved in theoretical and practical activities for health promotion and illness prevention on a community-base. Students will learn from expert academics and work closely with local public health and health promotion practitioners, thereby developing the appropriate knowledge and skills that will enable them to play key roles in the workplace.