Postgraduate Course in Rehabilitation Nursing

University of Minho - School of Nursing

Program Description

Postgraduate Course in Rehabilitation Nursing

University of Minho - School of Nursing

  • Rehabilitation Nursing Specialization Certificate, recognized by the Order of Nurses
  • ECTS: 60
  • Duration: 2 semesters
  • Location: Campus of Gualtar, Braga
  • Scientific area: Nursing

The present socio-demographical changes in European countries, particularly aging and decreasing birth rates, have been target of concern by the different involved responsible entities aiming at implement action strategies which can effectively answer these new societal challenges. Living healthily and autonomously as long as possible is, thus, a challenge to social responsibility with significant repercussions regarding its development.

The course of Postgraduate Specialization in Rehabilitation Nursing aims to train nurses to help individuals to reorganize their health project in accordance with the needs arising from transition experiences, accidental or predictable. It also aims to equip nurses with resources to efficiently answer health challenges. This course focuses in the prevention of sequelæ resulting from health and/or treatment processes and in the functional adjustments to deficits and/or life processes, namely aging and chronical disease, aiming at promoting independence at basic and instrumental activities of daily life, improving functions, limiting incapacity, preserving self-esteem and life quality throughout the life cycle, family, groups and community.

Thus, this course contributes to the scientific, technical, human and cultural development of the future rehabilitation specialist nurse, enabling him/her to general nursing caregiving and, specifically, specialized nurse caregiving in the area, based on decision-making in rehabilitation nursing.

The decision-making complexity refers to the rehabilitation of people with chronic, traumatic, with disability and immobility situation, throughout the life cycle; ability to apply specialist knowledge, understanding and problem-solving in complex situations related to the area of rehabilitation nursing specialty, the person, family and community; integration of knowledge to handle complex situations of rehabilitation nursing specialty area. It also implies the development of diagnostic, therapeutic and ethical judgments; ability to reflect on the implications and responsibilities resulting from the solutions adopted.

Prerequisites: To hold a bachelor's degree in Nursing or equivalent

Career prospects:

Nurses who hold this post-graduation will perform their professional activity in public and private institutions, national or overseas, such as:

  • Private/public hospitals
  • Care Units
  • Integrated continuing Healthcare Units (National network)
  • Private Rehabilitation Centres
  • Private health institutions
  • Thermal establishments
  • Occupational health departments
  • Physiotherapy departments
  • Sports structures, schools, institutions of special education and support institutions to the handicapped elderly people and children
This school offers programs in:
  • Portuguese
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
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Oct. 2017
2 semesters
Part time
Start date Oct. 2017
Portugal Braga
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