Guarantee Quality Care, The Objective Of The VIII University Master’s Degree In Emergency Medicine

Train health personnel to guarantee quality action in situations that occur urgently and unexpectedly. This is the objective of the University Master’s Degree in Emergency Medicine at the University of La Laguna. This has been outlined by the Academic Director of the VIII edition and of the previous seven Masters of Emergencies, Professor of Surgery, Director of the Chair of Telemedicine, Robotics and Telesurgery of the ULL, Doctor of Information Sciences and Sociology, Antonio Alarcó, during a press conference that served to expose the key points of this training program.

The purpose is thus to ensure quality performance. For this, it is essential that the health personnel who perform urgent care have the specific training necessary. The start of the Master will take place on October 1, with the pre-registration period currently open.

Some of these situations can be accidents, terrorist attacks, catastrophe-pandemics, or acute and critical illnesses (acute myocardial infarction, trauma, acute abdomen, traumatic brain injury, cardiorespiratory arrest, etc.).


“The first healthcare provided, known as the golden hour, can significantly determine the evolution of the sick or injured person,” Alarcó said.

Master’s Program

The Master’s program, of 60 European university credits (1,500 teaching hours) and modular organization (34 modules), is distributed throughout the two academic years. It includes the theoretical bases and the acquisition of skills in patient management in the emergency services, catastrophes-pandemics, health coordination, transportation, etc. as well as in the acquisition of clinical competences within the framework of the Urgencies and Emergencies services.

“This title is not only indicated for professionals in the health sector such as doctors or nurses, but is also aimed at administrators, journalists, economists, jurists and all those related to Health, as it can be carried out entirely or by specific modules,” he indicated. He flaunted.

In addition, those enrolled will not only obtain the title of the Master’s Degree but they will also be eligible for the title of Expert in Underwater and Hyperbaric Medicine and the Expert in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) both basic and advanced.

The theoretical bases are taught in a blended format, with master classes, videoconferences and participatory seminars focused on the discussion of clinical cases. On the other hand, acquisition of skills is based on practical workshops, in real practices in emergencies, with mannequins and virtual microsimulation systems, ending with the presentation of an End of Master’s Project.

Hospital practices

To improve clinical skills, the four major Canarian hospitals collaborate both with the contribution of teachers and for carrying out the practices. Thus, the Emergency Services of the Canary Islands University Hospital Complex (CHUC), the Nuestra Señora de Candelaria University Hospital, the Maternal and Child Insular University Hospital Complex, the Doctor Negrín University Hospital of Gran Canaria and the Medical Emergency system are available. from the Canary Islands.

“Emergency medicine is the calling card of all health services, because we are all potential users, it is the service that sees the sickest and where important decisions are made,” said Alarcó. A medicine that has been vital in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic “with the organizational and healthcare aspects being one of the key points of this university degree.”

With this training, it is also intended to “fill this gap in Emergency Healthcare in Spain and therefore in the Canary Islands.” According to Alarcó, the results in this regard are magnificent: “the graduates of the previous editions of the Master in Emergency Medicine have obtained jobs with that degree.” “We intend to be a help, a guide to guide managers and professionals towards excellence in the provision of such assistance,” he concluded.

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