European Palliative Care Academy (EUPCA)

German version

Coming Soon: Master of Science - Leadership in Palliative Care

Planned start: Spring 2024!

Involved partners:

  • University of Cologne, Medical Faculty (Cologne, Germany)
  • Universitat Internacional de Catalunya, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (Barcelona, Spain)
  • Our Lady's Hospice (Dublin, Ireland)
  • Medical University of Gdansk- MUG (Gdansk, Poland)
  • Hospice Casa Sperantei (Brasov, Romania)
  • St. Christopher’s Hospice (London, UK)

The upcoming Master of Science - Leadership in Palliative Care in cooperation with the European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC) consists of the modules Change Leadership, Evidence based Leadership, Leadership for Practice, Leadership in Teams, Advocacy in Leadership and the Master Thesis, which are to be completed in 4 semesters. In total, the master's degree comprises 120 LP. The entry criterion is three years of professional experience, for which 50 LP are credited through a professionalization module.

Further information on the call for applications will soon be available here.

Leadership Course (2019-2022)

The overall aim of the European Palliative Care Academy is to enhance palliative care in Europe by contributing to closing the gap in further education.

The European Palliative Care Academy is a joint project of the four academic centres University Hospital Cologne/ Germany, King’s College London, Cicely Saunders Institute/ United Kingdom, Nicolaus Copernicus University Toruń, Collegium Medicum in Bydgoszcz/ Poland and Hospice Casa Sperantei, Brasov/ Romania.

It is financed by the Robert Bosch Stiftung/ Germany and implemented in collaboration with the European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC).

These institutions have jointly developed the curriculum and will be offering it to emerging palliative care leaders of all professional backgrounds from across Europe. They offer one face-to-face teaching week each, so that the participants will visit all four institutions throughout the course. The medium of instruction is English. In addition to the four teaching weeks, the participant will do one week of observation in a European palliative care institution of their choice.

Together with continuous assignments and a personal project the course comprises approximately 690 hours and should be completed within 1.5 years. The course is to be completed part-time, enabling participants to continue their work in palliative care.

The Leadership Course 2019-21 has started in September 2019 and runs until May 2022. 22 excellent palliative care experts, representing five different professions and from 16 countries across Europe and beyond have been selected to take part in the course.

The European Palliative Care Academy is funded by the Robert Bosch Stiftung.

Further information

Course Outline (2019-2022)

23/09/2019 - 27/09/201903/02/2020 - 07/02/202007/03/2022 - 11/03/2209/05/2022 - 13/05/2022after 1st before 4th Week
Week 1Week 2Week 3Week 4Observational Week
Cologne, GermanyLondon, United KingdomGdansk, PolandBrasov, RomaniaPlace tbd by participant 

Personal Development

Project Management

 Research MethodsTeamworkAdvocacyObservation
Intro by all academic centres    

Contact an Coordination Office

Annika Fritzsche

Öffentlichkeitsarbeit & Veranstaltungsmanagement

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