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Interdisciplinary Program on Palliative and End-of-Life Care (IPPE) 1.09.2008-31.08.2009

LLP/ ERASMUS Intensive program “Interdisciplinary Program on Palliative and End-of-Life Care (IPPE)” 1.09.2008 - 31.08.2009 

With this module an international and interdisciplinary intensive programme focussing on Palliative and end-of-life Care is delivered. It focuses on End-of-life issues and wants to meet the physical, psychological, social, spiritual, and practical needs of clients and caregivers.  

The opportunity of benefiting from the expertise of seven European countries and institutions (Gent-Belgium, Athens-Greece, Vilnius-Lithuania, Oslo-Norway, Tallinn-Estonia, Setubal-Portugal, and Prague-Czech Republic) gives a unique chance to broaden up the professional perspective on this topic and will be an eye-opener in the work with other cultures. The delivery of the module has been set up with the help of palliative organisations in Flanders.

 In order to approve the competences of the care-givers and providers of health care services, this module focus on an interdisciplinary and holistic approach. The challenge faced by health care is breaking through boundaries between various disciplines and foster an interdisciplinary approach. The module is organised as a meeting platform for all professionals and students of the different health care departments and medical faculties. It reflects our aim to offer higher education from an international, intercultural, interdisciplinary and innovative point of view.

Coordinator: University College Arteveldehogeschool, Gent, BELGIUM

Tallinn Health College, Tallinn, ESTONIA
Vilnius College in Higher Education, Vilnius, LITHUANIA
Oslo University College, Oslo, NORWAY
Technological Education Institution (T.E.I.) of Athens, Athens, GREECE
Sétubal Polytechnic Institute, Sétubal, PORTUGAL
Charles University, 3rd Medical Faculty, Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC  

THC project team: Karin Lilienberg - head of the chair of occupational therapy
Students: Kariina Künnap, Sandra Morgen, Lille Laas, Kati Koemets, Kaarel Kuimet


 20.11.- 23.11.2008. Preparatory meeting of the LLP intensiive programme "Palliative and End of Life Care" in Technological Education Institution (T.E.I.) of Athens, Athens, GREECE. Participant: Karin Lilienberg. 

18.01. - 30.01.2009. Course of the LLP intensive programme "Palliative and End of Life Care" in Gent (18. - 23.01.09) and Brussels (23. - 30.01.09), Belgium.

 There are different workshops and lectures related to professional approaches and interdisciplinary exchange. Complementary care, hot topics in ethical issues, (medical decisions on end of life, euthanasia, patients rights...) are discussed from intercultural perspectives. International and intercultural exchange is part of every discussion with teachers and students from Greece, Lithuania, Estonia, Czech Republic, Norway and Belgium. All teaching material will be available on an electronic learning platform. Students enrolled in the course get a log-in and password in order to get access to the information.


Students will be encouraged to disseminate their knowledge by presenting a collaborative assignment at the end of the course on this particular issue. 

Validation and ECTS-accreditation

  • The international module is validated with 3 ECTS-credits. The workload of the two weeks intensive programme is estimated on 90 hours.
  • All participants receive a ‘transcript of record’ by the end of the course. The certificate gives the ECTS-credits, the ECTS-grades and an ECTS-description of the module. Students can transfer the credits to their curriculum or can add this to their portfolio.