Objectives and competences

Critical liver disease is increasingly frequent in intensive care units; diseases such as chronic liver disease, acute liver failure or gastrointestinal bleeding due to esophageal varices, among others, are often severe and have complex treatment. Consequently, this postgraduate course has been developed for specialists in intensive care, hepatology, anaesthesiology, internal medicine, etc. with the main aim of promoting the knowledge of clinical protocols for caring for liver disease patients affected by a critical process.

Basic information

TypePostgraduate courses
CertificateSpecialization diploma
Faculty or schoolFacultat de Medicina i Ciències de la Salut
Branch of knowledge
  • Medicine and dentistry
Mode of deliveryFace-to-face
Length of course1 academic year
Language(s) of instructionCatalan
Enrolment fee:First year: 2.000,00 €
An increase of 10% is applied to the price, up to a maximum of € 70, as administration fee
In-company placement(s):No
Classes begin:02/10/2023
Master's degree course homepage clinicbarcelona.org
ManagmentFernández Gómez, Javier
Open pre-enrolmentNo
Lead to doctoral studiesNo
Admission for applicants not holding a degree qualification:No

Objectives and competences


- To learn the clinical care protocols and work on care for gastroenterological, hepatic, post-surgery and transplant patients or those affected by a critical process (admitted to a critical care or semi-critical care unit).
- To gain the skills required to independently apply the techniques required in a critical care setting: venous access, arterial access, airway control, hemodynamic control, mechanical ventilation control, kidney and liver support.

Access and admission

Applicant profile and access requirements

Recommended applicant profile

Specialist doctors, intensivists, hepatologists, anaesthetists or internists who wish to gain theoretical and practical knowledge of diagnostic and therapeutic treatments, both surgical and non-surgical, on critical processes that affect patients with digestive diseases and care for patients who have undergone a liver transplant.

Access requirements and conditions


Contact us

Faculty or school where the course is taught

Address:Hospital Clinic Barcelona
C/ Villarroel, 170
UCI hepàtica, E 7, P 3.
08036 - Barcelona
Email address:toapanta@ub.edu

For further enquiries

Address:Néstor David Toapanta Gaibor
C/ Villarroel, 170
UCI hepàtica, E 7, P 3.
08036 - Barcelona
Email address:toapanta@ub.edu

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