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This is a pioneering degree in Spain and Europe. Designed from innovation professor, care and research, its goal is to offer students the opportunity to deepen, during the four years of study, in the increasingly demanded field of palliative care.

A average higher than 7 in 1st high school program is required for admission.


Through this Diploma, it is intended that the student:

► Better understand and care for the person with a serious illness or near the end of life and their family, through teaching, care and research resources.

► To get closer to the reality of the person suffering from advanced disease and their family, facilitating the integration of theoretical and practical knowledge in the attendance.

The importance of providing these patients and their families with interprofessional care that helps to put the patient at the centre of care is encouraged.

► To encourage reflective critical thinking in the field of Palliative Care based on scientific evidence through seminars and research work.

Strengthen communication skills with patients and their families in complex situations, manage the emotions involved in caring for these patients and families, and learn self-care techniques.


The methodologies to be used in the theoretical subjects include:

Creativity and visual thinking activities at the University of Navarra Museum to get to know themselves better and develop observation and contemplation skills. They will also use an artistic work to express the impact of caring for people in advanced and terminal stages of life.

Sessions colloquium with the support team from the Clínica Universidad de Navarra and the San Juan de Dios team in Pamplona. Students will be able to get to know the different members of the team and the contribution of each of the professionals in carrying out patient and family care. The active participation of the students will be encouraged in order to take advantage of this opportunity meeting.

Writing a reflective paper on a text that is the result of a doctoral dissertation reflecting the lived experiences of patients with advanced disease.

► Bibliographic sessions (Journal Club): presentation of a scientific article for 20 minutes given by a member of the Palliative Medicine team of the Clínica Universidad de Navarra (CUN) or a guest. The session is attended by Palliative Care professionals, researchers, students or trainees in psychology, medicine and nursing and any other teacher or professional interested in subject. At the end of the session there is a discussion on group for about 10 minutes. 

► Advance care planning workshop with the goal to encourage patient preferences.

Clinical cases to be worked on first in small groups and then discussed with the whole class.

Clinical scenarios where through standardised patient scenarios students will learn communication skills to help patients and families in emotional and/or spiritual distress. They will also develop skills for self-management of emotions.

Theoretical and practical seminars and workshops during the 4 courses by guest lecturers who are experts in the field of patients with severe illness and their families. 

Palliative Care_Subjects

Study program



Seminars with experts on the end of life 1



Care for the suffering due to serious illness


Seminars with experts on the end of life 1



Seminars with experts on the end of life



Practicum IV (in palliative care service)


Palliative Care

The interpersonal relationship between nurse and person with advanced-terminal disease

Final Project Degree

Seminars with experts on the end of life 1

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