Structure

The Master consists of 60 ECTS* and offers four different pathways with the following modular structure:

PATHWAY 1
Organ Procurement
(10 ECTS)
Organ Transplantation
(10 ECTS)
Tissue Banking
& Advanced Therapies

(10 ECTS)
+
6 weeks Internship
(15 ECTS)
+
Final Master
Dissertation

(15 ECTS)
=
Master
(60 ECTS)
PATHWAY 2
Organ Procurement
(10 ECTS)
Organ Transplantation
(10 ECTS)
Procurement & Transplantation Management
(10 ECTS)
+
PATHWAY 3
Organ Procurement
(10 ECTS)
Tissue Banking
& Advanced Therapies

(10 ECTS)
Procurement & Transplantation Management
(10 ECTS)
+
PATHWAY 4
Organ Transplantation
(10 ECTS)
Tissue Banking
& Advanced Therapies

(10 ECTS)
Procurement & Transplantation Management
(10 ECTS)
+

1 credit ECTS corresponds to 25 hours of work

The modular structure allows the participant to take the Master in more than one academic year and to enrol the following modules separately:

  • Organ Procurement
  • Organ Transplantation
  • Procurement & Transplantation Management
  • Tissue Banking & Advanced Therapies

If you have taken a TPM course before, click here to see the possible validation and recommended training itineraries you can follow.

ORGAN PROCUREMENT

 

This module includes all the organ recovery related phases and aims at providing healthcare professionals, experienced or in training stage, with the core skills, competences and resources required in organ donor coordination.

Contents

  • Donor Detection System Provides participants with the basic and most effective methods to detect potential donors and improve donor referrals.
  • Brain Death Diagnosis Defines death and sets the requirements for brain death clinical determination and confirmatory tests.
  • Donor Management and Organ Viability Provides participants with the skills required in brain death donor management, considering the pathophysiological changes that may frequently occur in brain death, with a direct impact on graft survival and transplantation outcomes.
  • Family Approach for Organ Donation Provides participants with the communication skills required to break bad news and approach the family to seek consent for organ donation.
  • Organ retrieval, organization, preservation and allocation criteria Identifies the organ recovery procedures and preservation techniques as well as various equitable and transparent organ allocation systems and criteria.

Dates

  • Online part: 9th October-19th December 2017
  • Face-to-face part: 7th-9th March 2018

PROCUREMENT & TRANSPLANTATION MANAGEMENT

 

This module will empower you to optimize your performance and competences in all levels of the organ & tissues procurement process. It offers the opportunity to acquire management and leadership skills that enable participants to provide optimal cost-effective services within a framework of quality and safety measures in organ procurement and transplant programs.

Contents

  • Organ procurement and transplant programs organization: Best practice models
  • Management & leadership
  • Teambuilding & empowerment
  • Optimal cost-effective measures
  • Engaging your staff: working with and through others
  • Quality programs, quality indicators, standards and auditing in organ donation and transplantation
  • Incorporating skills into practice

Dates

  • Online part: 19th Feb-4th March 2018
  • Face-to-face part: 5th-7th March 2018

ORGAN TRANSPLANTATION

 

This module provides the knowledge and competences needed for the successful clinical evaluation of the potential recipients of solid organs, as well as the waiting list criteria, and pre and post-transplant treatment.

Contents

  • General aspects:
    • History. Demand/supply. Legal/ethical
    • Immunology basics and Immunosuppression
    • Infections and malignancies
  • Organ specific: Kidney, Liver, Heart, Lung, Pancreas
    • Indications and Waiting List
    • Organ evaluation and surgical procedure (techniques and surgical complications)
    • Postoperative management and medical follow up (early/late & histopathology/radiology)
  • Pediatric organ transplantation
  • Clinical coordination of the living donor procedure
    • Work-up of the living donor
    • Surgical procedures (organ specific) and post-operative care
    • Short and long term follow-up of the living donor with attention to physical and psycho-social well being
    • Living donor registries

Dates

  • Online part: 8th Jan-18th Feb 2018
  • Face-to-face part: 12th-16th March 2018

TISSUE BANKING AND ADVANCED THERAPIES

 

This module responds to a growing demand of professionals for continuing education in tissue banking and advanced therapies. It provides the opportunity to build knowledge and competences in the development of the newest tissue banking practices, advanced therapies and blood banking.

Contents

  • Tissue donor detection and selection criteria
  • Identification and suitability of tissue and eye donors
  • Legal, ethical and regulatory aspects
  • Quality management in tissue banking
  • Sterilization of tissue grafts
  • Eye banking
  • Cardiovascular banking
  • Musculoskeletal banking
  • Skin banking
  • Stem cells and cord blood banking
  • Gamete banking
  • Tissue living donation
  • Quality management
  • Traceability and biovigilance
  • Tissue and eye recovery and processing
  • Tissue and eye processing facilities organization and design
  • Clinical graft applications: Ocular and amniotic membrane; Skin; Cardiovascular; Musculoskeletal
  • Hematopoietic stem cells
  • Advanced therapies

Dates

  • Online part: 3rd April-27th May 2018
  • Face-to-face part: 28th-31th May 2018

Practicum

Tutored internship in an accredited center that will allow the participant to put into practice the competences acquired along the master program.

Participants should attend all the clinical, educational and research activities developed in the assigned centre so that they acquire a deep knowledge about the donation and transplantation process.

In order to take as much profit as possible from this experience, a tutor will be assigned to each participant. The tutor must be in leadership position with the transplant coordination office, tissue bank, transplant programs or research laboratories.

Schedule: Convenient dates between October and June

Final Master Dissertation

Participants must write a dissertation based on the applicability of the knowledge and experience acquired during the training in their workplace and the internship. The dissertation will have a guided thematic and it will be upheld before a jury. The contents must be practical and implementable in their workplace or professional career.

Schedule:

  • Upholding: 1st June 2018