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EMJMD NURSING is promoted by a consortium coordinated by the University of Oviedo (Spain) and counting with the partnership of the Edinburgh Napier University (UK), the University of Algarve and the Polytechnic Institute of Santarém (Portugal). All have a track record of nurse training in tight collaboration with local hospitals –some of them also collaborating as Associated Partners in the Consortium- and have, therefore, jointly developed a clear picture of the real-life situation of their acute care units.

University of Oviedo

Universidad de Oviedo

The University of Oviedo is one of the oldest ones in Spain, as has just celebrated its 400th anniversary. Today, the University of Oviedo is an institution which hosts more than 28,000 students. It enjoys enormous prestige due to its teaching and research activities in the fields of humanities, law, social sciences, experimental sciences, health sciences and technical education. In 2009 it was awarded with the Campus of International Excellence. Its teaching programmes include undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, University extension courses, summer courses and specific courses; it is therefore fully prepared for the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). UNIOVI will be the coordinating Institution of the EMMECC and shall organize the collaboration between Partners in compliance with the Proposal, acting as a link between the EACEA and the Partners and shall see to the effective preparation and presentation of the EMMECC proposal.

As the leading institution, responsibilities will include coordinating work and communication between consortium members, financial management and reporting, reporting on project evolution and other tasks, as detailed in the Consortium Agreement signed between the consortium partners. It will also ensure enforcement of the contract between EACEA and the Consortium, as detailed in the Framework and Specific Partnership Agreements.

Academically, UNIOVI will be responsible for two Advanced Clinical Practice modules in Adult & Geriatrics and Paediatrics, during semester 2. In semester 3 it will also participate with further specialization modules on Transplant and Oncologic Clinical Practices, as well as with thesis supervision.

University of Algarve

University of Algarve

The University of Algarve (UAlg) has taken part in numerous transnational projects (cooperation & research) within and outside EU, most notably LLP (Erasmus, Leonardo, Transversal), Erasmus Mundus, Tempus, Atlantis, Alfa. For the past 3 years, UAlg participates in more than 60 research projects & 50 in Cooperation & Development in Higher Education. The International Office develops, promotes, coordinates most international affairs, articulating with internal/external services and managing all mobility programmes. UAlg provides info/advice on pre-arrival needs, arrival orientation and cultural integration. Students are integrated into classes within the regular curriculum and benefit from integrated access to student support facilities. Intern., inter-personal and inter-institutional networks, and cooperation projects with other universities are reflected in its teaching/research activities so as to foster innovation/update of learning contents, project incubation, curriculum development, research and training. The ESSUALG develops the 1st semester of the course in partnership with the IPS, in permanent coordination with UNIOVI. Academically, in the 1st semester ESSUALG will be responsible for Research Methodology, Paediatric Advanced Clinical Nursing, Nursing Management and Communication and Relationships in Nursing.

In semester 3 ESSUALG will also participate with further specialization modules on Nutritional Care and Respiratory Care, as well as with thesis supervision.

Polytechnic Institute of Santarém

Instituto Politécnico de Santarém

The School develops its mission mobilizing the human potential it has, with a vision and values, supported in a strategic orientation, which aims at the cooperation with health, education and other organizations, in the pre-graduated, post-graduated and lifelong education, thorough investigation, consulting and activities extended to the community. Has and adequate response to all those who look for it. Access to higher education: Nursing Degree 1st cycle.

Access to post-graduate studies that do not confer a degree, and access to Master degree courses in Nursing (5 courses functioning). Since November 2008, and the homologation of its Statutes on 1st July 2009, the School assumes its transition to a mission where it projects the reinforcement of the educational offer with the scientific area of nursing and health, in a multidisciplinary approach. The development of different processes concerned with the School's mission has been supported since 31st December 2009. The School promotes the 1st semester of the degree, constantly developing the articulation with UNIOVI as coordinator institution.

The qualification of professors in association with the EMMECC NURSING, as well as the experience gathered from the development of master degrees within the nature presented here, come out as conditions that guarantee the success we aim to achieve. In the 1st semester, it is in charge of teaching clinical nursing subjects and the specialization of Adult/Elder, offering specialization on cardiology and preoperative care in the third semester, as well as thesis supervision.

Edinburgh Napier University

Edinburgh Napier University

Scotland has more world class universities per head of population than anywhere else in the world. Steeped in history with stunning scenery and wildlife and warm welcoming people, it's easy to see why nearly 2.5 million visitors come to Scotland every year.

Vibrant, cosmopolitan and consistently voted one of the best cities in the world, Edinburgh is the perfect place to experience student life or build your career.

Edinburgh Napier is an innovative university inspired and deeply connected to the world around it. We create and support personalised learning and research opportunities that nurture talent, create knowledge and shape communities around the world.

They have a reputation for the diversity of their student community, employability of their graduates, their international reach, and their engagement with business through research and enterprise.

The School of Health & Social Care provides a vibrant teaching and research environment for over 2,500 students and 130 staff. We deliver a world class learning experience and undertake pioneering research with a focus on practical and applied results.

The health and social care sector is one of the most rapidly changing and high profile sectors. Policy changes alongside financial challenges are putting greater demands on staff in terms of knowledge, skills and qualifications.

Their nursing and midwifery graduates qualify with official Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) registration. 99.4% of our nursing students go straight into work within six months of graduating, and they go prepared with both the skills they need to provide great care and a fantastic work ethic.


Associated partner

Universidade Federal de São Carlos

Universidade Federal de São Carlos

Universidade Federal de São Carlos: Founded in 1968, Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCar), São Paulo-Brazil stands out by a high level of qualification of its professor team (98.92% are doctors or masters), developing teaching activities, research and extension in full time. The University consists of 32 academic departments divided into four centres: Biological and Health Sciences Centre (CCBS), where The Nursing Department is included, The Exact sciences and Technology Centre (CCET), The Human science and Education Centre(CECH) and The Agrarian Sciences Centre (CCA). Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCar) will participate in the project as an associated partner where its role will be to collaborate in teaching as established in the Master Programme Guide, offering Internships for Master students and participating in a Joint supervision of Masters' Theses.

Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja (Ecuador)

The Private Technical University of Loja was founded by the Ecuadorian Marist Association (AME) on May 3, 1971. Officially recognized by the Ecuadorian State under Executive Decree 646, published in the Official Gazette No. 217 of May 5, 1971, with which it is constituted as an autonomous legal entity under the agreement of "Modus Vivendi" celebrated between the Holy See and Ecuador, taking into account the norms of the Church in its organization and government.

The UTPL is an autonomous institution, with social and public purpose, being able to teach, develop research with scientific-administrative freedom, and participate in the development plans of the country, grant, recognize and revalue academic degrees and professional titles; and in general, perform their own activities to achieve their ends.

On October 27, 1997, the Diocese of Loja transferred indefinitely to the Institute Id of Christ the Redeemer, Idente Missionaries and Missionaries, the leadership of the University so that it may lead it with total autonomy and in keeping with the Idente charism.

Hospital Universitario Central de Asturias

Hospital Universitario Central de Asturias (HUCA) is a 1300-bed University Hospital. It is the reference Hospital of the Principado de Asturias (one million people population). During 2012, HUCA will be relocated into new facilities with the latest advances in terms of health technology and educational resources. Numbers of emergency boxes and intensive care beds will significantly increase compared to the number HUCA has now. There will be four adult Intensive Care Units with 24 beds in each Unit, one 12-bed Paediatric Intensive Care Unit and one 16-bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Critically ill patients of any age are now admitted in the HUCA. Heart, lung, liver, kidney and bone marrow transplants are now a common activity in the HUCA. Paediatric and adult oncologic Units are well developed now in the HUCA. In the new HUCA all these Units will increase its activity. The new HUCA will have a specific area for educational purposes oriented towards University students.

HUCA is the Hospital of the University of Oviedo in charge of the nurse advanced clinical practicum. Emergency and Critical Care Units of HUCA have experience in specialization programs in Emergency and Critical Care Nursing since 1990. They have developed these programs, first in the field of adult care, then in the field of paediatric care and finally in the field of neonatal care. The practicum will be developed in the different Emergency and Intensive Care Units of the HUCA. The students will be able to apply the knowledge and skills learned through the Master under the supervision of specialized nurses who care for critically ill adult, paediatric and neonatal patients.

Hospital Universitario de Cabueñes, Gijón, Asturias

Initially planned as a nursing school, a four-story building was finally inaugurated as a maternity and paediatrics on the night of August 6-7, 1968. It was named the José Gómez Sabugo Sanitary Residence - although it soon became known as " the Residence "-, 2 which was attended in the beginning by nuns of the Order of Charity.3 At the end of the year, the first surgeons and specialists in internal medicine arrived.

The center had an initial capacity of 206 beds. The number was extended to 434 in 1976 when, when a fire broke out, patients moved to the new eight-story hospitalization building and two basements that had been built in 1972.4 The old building was recovered and transformed in 1987 and subsequently another building was built for a nursing school. A reform and extension of the year 1993 raised the number of hospital beds to 694.

At present, a project for the expansion and improvement of the hospital is being proposed, which will be carried out in three phases.

Hospital Universitario San Agustín, Avilés, Asturias

The Hospital Universitario San Agustín is a Spanish public health center located in Avilés, (Asturias). It belongs to the Health Area III of the Principality of Asturias and is managed by the SESPA1 The hospital provides the following services2 to the inhabitants of the Health Area III.


The Coordination Unit of the Framework Program of Attention to the Emergencies and Sanitary Emergencies, also known as "SAMU Asturias", is the Urgent Medical Assistance Service of the Principality of Asturias.

Framed in the Health Service of the Principality of Asturias (SESPA), is responsible for responding to all the Health Emergencies in our territory, 24 hours a day and 365 days a year. The access is made through the unique telephone number of Emergencies of the Principality of Asturias (common throughout the European Union), 112.

Grupo Tordesillas

The Tordesillas Group is an academic network formed by universities in Brazil, Portugal and Spain that aims to promote the collaboration between the universities of the three countries in the field of science and technology, highlighting scientific and educational cooperation as a key element in the role that academic institutions will play in a world marked by profound social, scientific and technological changes.

The Tordesillas Group was created in June 2000 during the First Meeting of Rectors of Universities of Brazil, Spain and Portugal as a commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the discovery of Brazil.

It currently includes 55 universities, of which 29 are Brazilian, 18 Spanish and 8 Portuguese.

Faro Hospital

Hospital de Faro

The Faro Hospital began operations on December 4, 1979. Today is the referral hospital of the eastern Algarve, serving a population of about 253 000 people, this value may double or triple seasonally. With a total area of 46,500 m2, it has 442 beds for adults, 50 paediatric ones and 40 cots for babies. The Central Hospital of Faro has a versatile ER encompassing the General Emergency, the Emergency Gynaecology and Obstetrics and Paediatric Emergency Department. The Internment is structured in clinical specialties. It also offers Neonatal and Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (in process for certified NIDCAP), Intensive Care Unit and Coronary Intensive Care Unit. Concerning the treatment of cardiovascular diseases the Hospital is equipped with a modern unit of Hemodynamic and Stroke Unit (AVC).

The Hospital of Faro (HF) and the ESSUALG have a long history of working in partnership to several levels, namely at the level of teaching, researching and service delivery. The HF will cooperate with EMMECC NURSING through the collaboration of professors, particularly the head nurse of the Cardiology Service and Coronary Intensive Care Unit and the head nurse of the Emergency General Service (among others), but also in the development of clinical practice and supervision of theses.

Hospital of Santarem

Hospital de Santarém

The Higher Health School of Santarem and Hospital of Santarem, have a bilateral agreement in several domains: Basic and Specialized Education; Research and Problems Study. We can develop clinical training in all of contexts:

  • Medical Department: Medicine I, Medical II, Medicine III, Cardiology, Pulmonology, Oncology, Neurology, Nephrology, Gastroenterology.
  • Surgical Department: Surgery, Orthopaedics, Plastic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Dermatology, Ophthalmology, Otorhinolaryngology, Urology.
  • Department of Health of Women and Children: Paediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Nursery.
  • Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health: Psychiatry.
  • Emergency Department: General Urgency, Paediatric Emergency Department, Emergency Obstetric and Gynaecologic.
  • Areas of Support Care Delivery: Anaesthesiology, Operating Room, Ambulatory Surgery, Intensive Care, Laboratory of clinical Pathology.

NHS Lothian

NHS Lothian

NHS Lothian provides a comprehensive range of primary, community-based and acute hospital services for the populations of Edinburgh, Midlothian, East Lothian and West Lothian.

NHS Lothian provides services for the second largest residential population in Scotland - circa 850,000 people. It employs approximately 24,000 staff.

At NHS Lothian we believe that working together across all areas of the health service is the best way to provide care for patients. Through an innovative programme of modernisation, we are developing into a single integrated health system.

Patients and staff are benefiting from the creation of a more streamlined, patient-centred structure and from our more integrated approach to planning and delivering healthcare services.

Application period closed on December 31st.

The EMJMD Nursing Consortium Comittee is currently working on the selection for the next batch.
Next admission period will open again on October 2020 for the academic year 2021-2022.
Please check this webpage to apply then.

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