Official Master's Degree in Palliative Care

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From January 10
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1 year / 60 ECTS

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“We reflect on the physical and emotional needs of the patient”

What is the Official Master's Degree in Palliative Care?

With this Official Master's Degree in Palliative Care, students acquire specific skills that allow them to offer patients suffering from terminal illnesses, and their families, comprehensive, continuing and personalized treatment, in physical, emotional, social and spiritual concerns, by promoting autonomy and respect for the dignity of the patient.

The Official Master's Degree in Palliative Care covers knowledge of illnesses, symptoms and therapeutic options from a multidisciplinary perspective and explores, in-depth, the problems of patients at the end of their life, including overall suffering and understanding the process of mourning. In addition, students will learn about aspects related to the management of specific Palliative Care Programs.

This Master's Degree is geared towards professional specialization as well as fostering the initiation of students in tasks related to Research

Students who enroll in the Official Master's Degree Program in Palliative Care are provided with the opportunity to carry out internships on Palliative Care Teams, and will be able to gain familiarity with different organizational structures, such as hospital, support or home-care teams, in contact with the best professionals, both in the field of adult patients as well as in Pediatrics.

This Master's Degree has obtained the scientific endorsement of SECPAL.

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Admissions Process


Admission process:
In addition to fulfilling the prerequisites for the degree, it is mandatory to have applied for admission by submitting the application in the format provided, before the application deadline, and to meet the selection criteria established by the Admissions Commission of the School for this degree. The decision for admission is made by the Director of the “San Juan de Dios” University School of Nursing and Physiotherapy, assisted by the Director of the Master's Degree and the Coordinator of the Master's Degree.

In order to decide on the admission of a candidate to the Master's Degree in Palliative Care, the following criteria will be taken into account:
- Global grade point average of the transcript for the Undergraduate Degree, or its equivalent (this will represent 50% of the total weight for the decision).
- Presentation of the Curriculum Vitae (which will account for 20% of the total for the decision).
- Presentation of a Letter of Motivation for studying the Master's Degree in Palliative Care (which will carry 20% of the weight of the final decision).
- Interview of the candidate with the Director of the Master´s Degree (this will represent another 10% toward the final decision).
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The objective of the personal interview is to explore the following areas: - Assessment of the academic transcript and of the field of studies up to the present time, identifying strengths and areas of interest. - Assessment of the motivation for enrolling in the Master's Degree in Palliative Care and previous knowledge of applicants concerning the field for which they wish to be trained, as well as the motivation for studying at this university. This part of the interview also allows the interviewer to provide candidates with additional information and a better academic and professional orientation. - General exploration of the personal characteristics of applicants and their aptitudes, assessing their ability to adjust to studies in the Master's Degree in Palliative Care. The interviewer will submit a report that will be considered as another piece of information to be taken into account by the Admissions Commission.


Important Dates


Admission application filing period:
From January 10 to October 5, 2022.

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Classes begin on: October 6, 2022


Applicant Profile/Requirements and Documentation


Candidate profile:
The recommended profile for admission is that of a person interested in studying Palliative Care, which is orientated towards the Clinical and Health Care areas at any of its levels. A strong academic profile is recommended, together with an aptitude of versatility, to be able to adequately handle the language of both the Humanistic disciplines as well as that of the field of Health Sciences. It is understood, therefore, that a person must be motivated and professionally orientated to working with patients in the final phase of their lives, and with family members who form the nucleus of attention in Palliative Care, showing aptitudes and attitudes to establish personal relationships of help and support.

Requirements for Access to the Degree:
In order to be admitted as a student and to enroll in the Master's Degree in Palliative Care, the requirements contained in current legislation for access to University Postgraduate studies must be met and documentary evidence must be provided. For this Master's Degree, it is required to have previously obtained a University Degree in an area of Health Sciences.


Information on Fees, Payments, Grants and Scholarships


€7, 695 broken down in an €2,247 inscription fee and 8 monthly fees of €681 each.
10% discount for Comillas Alumni.
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Contact Information


Information point:
San Juan de Dios University School of Nursing and Physical Therapy
C/ San Juan de Dios, 1, Ciempozuelos. 28350 Madrid
Telephone Contact Hours:
Monday to Thursday from 8:30 to 18:00
Friday from 8:30 to 16:00
Tel. (+34) 91.893.37.69 / (+34) 600 478 489 / (+34) 607 154 697

Master Director:
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Advanced research methodology and design in palliative care 12.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Sociocultural and Spiritual Aspects 4.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Physical and biological aspects of terminal illness 11.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Psychological Aspects 5.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Organization of training, teaching and services 4.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Clinical placements with palliative care teams 12.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Final Master´s Degree Project 12.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
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The “San Juan de Dios” University School of Nursing and Physical Therapy has offered studies in Nursing for more than 55 years, and in Physical Therapy, for more than 25 years. This has allowed it to consolidate its prestigious reputation in education and training, combining scientific and technical advances in its methodology with humanistic and personalized assistance, as a sign of its identity. The School became part of the Comillas Pontifical University in 1988.



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