European Palliative Care Academy (EUPCA)
The European Palliative Care Academy (EUPCA) is a joint project of four academic centres: Center for Palliative Medicine of the University Hospital of Cologne (Germany), Cicely Saunders Institute at King’s College London (United Kingdom), Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń and the Hospice Foundation in Gdansk (Poland), Hospice Casa Sperantei in Brasov (Romania) in collaboration with the University of Transsylvania. The course is conducted in collaboration with the European Palliative Care Association (EAPC). The project was initiated by the Robert Bosch Stiftung. The EUPCA course is coordinated by the University Hospital of Cologne. The course is accredited by the Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation (FIBAA) on Master level (27 ECTS).
Each academic institution offers one module in a face-to-face teaching week at their institution: Project Management, Research Methods, Teamwork and Advocacy. A further two modules, Personal Development and Local Best Practice, are split up over the four course weeks and therefore accompany the participants throughout the course, helping them develop as leaders in their fields and gain experience and knowledge from other examples of palliative care. In addition to the four teaching weeks, each participant completes one week of observation in a European palliative care institution of their choice. Together with continuous assignments and a personal project the course comprises about 900 hours. The course is to be completed part-time within 1.5 years, enabling participants to continue their work in palliative care. Up to 20 participants from European and up to 4 participants from non-European countries can take part.
Applications for 2019-21 are being accepted now!