Nursing and Health Technologies

Nursing and Health Technologies

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Master´s Program


Nutrition

Uruguayans face nutritional problems, conditioned by multiple genetic, environmental and socio-cultural factors. Training technicians with a comprehensive view of the problem is necessary in order to find suitable and efficient solutions.

 
Palliative Care

Patients suffering from advanced diseases or who are terminally ill have multiple needs: physical, psychological, social, economic, and spiritual, among others. To provide them with quality palliative care, professionals working in these teams need specific training.

UCU offers a Master’s Program in Palliative care that is tailored to the Uruguayan needs in this field and addresses all health professionals involved in the treatment of patients likely to require palliative care.
Graduates receive training in palliative care of adult patients in all stages of the disease, as well as in pediatric and neonatal palliative care. This Master’s Program offers university graduates the possibility to complete and improve their training in the field of palliative care, with a focus on the holistic aspect of human beings at the end of life and on avoiding a biased approach. Training aims to develop the skills required to help terminally ill patients and their families, from a comprehensive and multidimensional perspective that integrates biological, psychological, affective and socio-cultural aspects.


Graduate Programs


Health Services Management

Major changes in the area of health in Uruguay require professionals who have responsibilities in health organization management, or who aspire to have those responsibilities, to deepen their knowledge and administrative and management skills to be more effective in their daily work and to provide quality services.

Administration, jointly with health sciences and knowledge of the field of health, provide structure and methodology to organize resources and processes which guide management in achieving objectives and goals that improve the quality and efficiency of institutions.

This postgraduate course specializes in health management, bringing together different but related logics: the structure and methods of administrative thinking, the social application of health care, and the leadership needed today.

In addition to addressing typical topics of this specialization, the program is different from other proposals in various aspects related to occupational health integration, with a focus on working conditions and environment, and on healthy organizational factors, focusing on occupation and the working environment. Another aspect is the integration of risk, which allows us to assess the importance of risk for the allocation of resources and to identify those areas of greater incidence on service management, either for welfare or economic impact. It emphasizes the prevention of risks linked to patient safety, which highlights quality management, ethical-legal components, and the media and their implications, both in technical and operational aspects as in research.

Specialization contributes to building a strong critical mass in Uruguay’s health management. One of its pillars is research as an evidence-based learning tool, and it has an impact on the daily operation and decision-making process in health policies.



Specialization in Adult Intensive Care

Intensive therapy provides assistance to patients with pathophysiological alterations that are in a critical state and vital risk, but still may recover.

Care of the critically ill patient requires facing situations of vital crisis in a complex environment, with diagnostic and therapeutic technology in constant evolution. This is one of the areas of health care that has developed most rapidly in recent decades.

This training proposal, which is presented as a Postgraduate Specialization in Nursing in Adult Intensive Care, focuses on helping nursing professionals to develop their knowledge and skills to address such complex care, with suitable training for the type of service, security, and humanization. We follow the line of researchers that promote deepening the understanding of intensive care as an environment of professional complexity for nursing professionals.



Diploma

 

Breastfeeding Guidance

Global and national health authorities promote breastfeeding and the timely and correct incorporation of complementary foods as one of the main strategies to reduce infant mortality and to improve general quality of life in society.

The nutrition of children under two years of age is of great interest, not only regarding the child’s immediate well-being, but also because this formative stage of life has a substantial and persistent impact on a child’s physical and mental development, as well as on the health state in adult life. Physical and mental development, in turn, determine people’s opportunities in the course of life, affecting their school performance and subsequent productivity.