Postgraduate Certificate in Algology

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Program Description

Postgraduate Certificate in Algology

Vrije Universiteit Brussel


The ‘Interuniversity certificate/postgraduate studies in algology’ is a joint initiative of the Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Universiteit Antwerpen, Universiteit Gent, Universite Catholique de Louvain, Universite de Liege, Universite Libre de Bruxelles and KU Leuven. It is a 2-year course (40 ECTS credits) and consists of 5 course units:

  • Advanced studies in algology part 1
  • Advanced studies in algology part 2
  • Clinical internship 1 in a recognized pain center
  • Clinical internship 2 in a recognized pain center
  • Capita selecta
The Interuniversity Certificate/Postgraduate Studies in Algology is designed to teach advanced and multidisciplinary knowledge and skills of pain management to physicians in hospitals, pain centers and in private practice. The additional qualification designation can be attained by qualified doctors during or after their specialization.

During this postgraduate education the physician gains the necessary scientific knowledge, skills and attitudes in order to provide an excellent patientcare to patients with complex pain-issues.

The student gains a profound insight in complex forms of acute, subacute and chronic pain. The student has to develop additional communicative, social, technical and manual skills to evaluate patients on a multidisciplinary level and to function in a multidisciplinary team. In addition, the student has to be able to apply his own specific expertise from previous specialized education in a multimodal treatment plan. The content of the education is organized based on the CanMEDS competence-domain: physician, scientist, communicator.

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Students can also be admitted on the basis of a Master in Medicine diploma obtained abroad, on the condition of approval of the Steering Committee and of compliance with the language requirements set for this study programme.


The Interuniversity certificate/postgraduate studies in algology constitutes a 2 year full-time training programme and is organized every 2 years. The next intake will take place in 2018-2019

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Last updated September 21, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Nov. 2018
2 years
Full time
4,500 EUR
Aug. 31, 2018
to be confirmed
Start date Nov. 2018
Belgium Brussels
Application deadline Aug. 31, 2018
to be confirmed
End date Request Info
Duration 2 years
Price 4,500 EUR
for the 2 years