Advanced Programme, 1 year

Intensive Care and Emergency Medical Aid (SIAMU)

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In brief

Accompanying the patient in critical moments, acting in a precise, thoughtful and humane way.

The strengths of the Advanced Bachelor in Intensive Care and Emergency Medical Aid.

  • Rigorous teaching on the approach to and care of the critically-ill patient, both adult and paediatric.
  • Theoretical and practical courses at the cutting edge of scientific knowledge, taught by a passionate medical-nursing team.
  • Numerous practical activities and workshops (extrication exercise, applying plaster splints, visit to Search and Rescue in Coxyde, etc.) which enrich the programme and skills training.
  • The programme also leads to the European Resuscitation Council – ERC’s certificate in basic cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR /AED).

Good to know

  • The Advanced Bachelor in Intensive Care and Emergency Medical Aid is open to holders of the Bachelor: Nurse Responsible for General Care or a Degree in Nursing (gradué) or holding an equivalent foreign qualification.
  • A one-year full-time programme with the possibility of flexible arrangements to enable students to combine study with a professional activity.
  • The programme gives access to the specific professional title of Nurse specialised in Intensive Care and Emergency Medical Aid (TPP SISU).

A career as a Nurse specialised in intensive care and emergency medical aid

The nurse specialised in intensive care and emergency medical aid provides care within a multidisciplinary team to patients and their families admitted to intensive care or emergency departments in pre-hospital, hospital or out-of-hospital settings.

Their responsibilities include:

  • prioritising care and applying emergency measures to any patient;
  • providing highly technical nursing care to patients;
  • assisting the doctor in emergency conditions or in intensive therapeutic activity;
  • working in a multidisciplinary team;
  • intervening in hospital and out-of-hospital settings (accidents or health problems at home, accidents at work, road accidents, etc.) while taking into account the human environment;
  • being the indispensable support for families or relatives;
  • raising awareness of clinical research

The Programme of Study


1 year - 60 credits

The teaching programme is composed of alternating periods of taught courses and internships.

The theoretical component is structured 3 main themes:

- Profession-relevant sciences (including a clinical case study),

- Basic and biomedical sciences,

- Human and social sciences.