Objectives and competences

Fundamental Critical Care Support (FCCS) designed by the Society of Critical Care Medicine is a standardized course comprising theoretical learning and practical skills intended for non-intensive care professionals. It focuses on the fundamental principles of action during the first 24 hours of care of the critically ill patient until transfer to an ICU.

Basic information

TypePostgraduate courses
CertificateAdvanced university course
Faculty or schoolFacultat de Medicina i Ciències de la Salut
Branch of knowledge
  • Medicine and dentistry
  • Nursing
Mode of deliveryBlended
Length of course1 academic year
Language(s) of instructionSpanish
Enrolment fee:First year: 600,00 €
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:21/05/2024
Master's degree course homepage http://www.ub.edu/medicina/masters/mce
Open pre-enrolmentNo
Lead to doctoral studiesNo
Admission for applicants not holding a degree qualification:Sí, amb crèdits pendents (10% o menys)

Objectives and competences


- Enhance existing skills for addressing the needs of critical patients until they are transferred or seen by an expert in critical care.
- Have the knowledge of intensive care strategies to address sudden deteriorations in the condition of critical patients.

Access and admission

Applicant profile and access requirements

Recommended applicant profile

Professionals in the health sector who are associated with initial care for severely ill patients: doctors, resident doctors, nurses, pharmacists and physiotherapists.

Access requirements and conditions

The course is also open to students with no prior university education, who will acquire the same knowledge and skills and receive a specific qualification for their learner group. Information on the access requirements and other conditions can be obtained from the course directors.



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Contact us

Faculty or school where the course is taught

Address:Laboratorio Simulación. Facultad de Medicina
Casanova 143

08036 - Barcelona
Email address:mce@ub.edu

For further enquiries

Address:Máster Enfermo Crítico y Emergencias.
Casanova 143

08036 - Barcelona
Email address:mce@ub.edu

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