With the arrival of the summer, the 2020-2021 academic year is coming to an end and at Cudeca Institute we are all ready to start the new one. The period 2021-2022 brings back the main training courses we offer at Cudeca every year, but it also comes with some very interesting novelties. The main one is the forthcoming creation of the I University Master's Degree in Palliative Care for People with Advanced Illnesses, a fully online course that will be possible thanks to the strong support of the University of Malaga (UMA) to offer academic education specialising in Palliative Care. Details of this new project, still in gestation, were reported in Diario Sur (https://www.diariosur.es/cronica-universitaria/instituto-cudeca-colaboran-20210518000448-ntvo_amp.html).
In addition, this upcoming academic year we will once again offer the other two college courses that we coordinate thanks to the UMA: the III Interdisciplinary University Master's Degree in Palliative Care and the II Interdisciplinary University Expert in Palliative Care, which will be repeated next year after the good reception of the previous editions. In both cases the pre-registration period will open in June. The Master's Degree, which has been running for ten years under different names, is a unique opportunity to delve deeper into treatments and research in Palliative Care. It is a blended learning programme, with classes one day a week. For its part, the Expert offers the possibility of beginning the specialisation in Palliative Care. All these college courses are aimed at students in the fields of Medicine, Nursing, Psychology and Social Work.
But this is not the only novelty that we are going to have in the next academic year. After the forced break due to the pandemic situation we have suffered, this new academic year we will once again organise the Cudeca Experience. Our rotations programme is back with two parallel editions, one national and one international, which will take place in Colombia. This addition to our training catalogue is possible thanks to the collaboration with two organizations in the south american country, AMI Pallium Colombia and Fundación Presentes. It also has the support of the University of Malaga through the FGUMA. In both cases, the philosophy behind the project is the same: to offer a different programme of rotations for healthcare professionals, with the possibility of getting to know first-hand the special way of caring that characterises Cudeca.