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Summer school 2015

The summer school is an international multiprofessional and interdisciplinary workshop for students and young professionals.
The teaching method is interactive - with the opportunity for dialogue and discussions in seminars, workshops and debates - involving students and teachers alike.
The topics were proposed, evaluated and explored by an international planning group formed by some of the participating students over a six-month period. Supervised by established professionals, the process produced the baseline material for the course.



Target group
International students and young professionals (20- 35 years old) from diverse biomedical professions (medical doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, etc.)
Maximum: 50 participants

Portuguese, English, Italian, Spanish.


In the current complex environment of health systems, the need for a human touch and satisfactory training of health professionals is bigger than ever. There is a need to care for the whole human person and not simply pathology.
Effective integration between different health professionals and various services (e.g. hospital and community) is required to avoid fragmentation and ensure a holistic view of patient care

The Summer School aims to:

• Increase awareness of topics considered fundamental to health professionals, but often ignored in traditional teaching.
• Lay the basis for professional methodology and practice, to respond effectively to the challenges and emerging needs in health internationally.


1. Relationships in health services delivery, considered an essential professional requirement and key to tackling new quandaries (clinical, ethical, legal and economic) faced by medical scientists, health organisations and individuals.
Starting from the growing importance given to communication and interaction within health, we will focus on the impact of patient and patient-family relationship within the health care team and within the network of social and health services.

2. Ethics in daily clinical practice – progressing from documents of international medical institutes to some clinical experiences e.g. end of life care.

An attendance certificate will be issued at the end of the course.


Cidadela Arco-íris, Rua Senhora da Graça, 60 2580-042 Abrigada
Tel. +351 263 799 995 + 351 263 790 131 Fax: + 351 263 799 091 


The program will start 3rd September at 9:00 a.m. and will end on 6th September at 1:00 p.m.
The total cost is €180, including accommodation and meals for the days of the Summer School (starting with dinner on 2nd September 2 until lunch on 6th September), a return ticket (Lisbon Airport/headquarters of the Summer School) and a sightseeing tour in Lisbon.


Fill in the registration form which will soon be available at and submit it via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Registrations will be accepted after payment of the full amount through bank transfer to:

IBAN: IT68L0335901600100000113321

For more information contact:

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Teodoro Marotta 329 0997208
Mariagrazia Arneodo 340 4949273

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