The UdL to run courses in Psychology, Physiotherapy, Tourism and Electronic Engineering next year
Huguet urged the UdL to submit an application for the next campus of excellence call, but said he attached little importance to whether or not it would be selected as Catalan universities had more than proven their degree of excellence. He went on to defend the creation of an agri-food network in Catalonia that would link up several universities because “as a small nation we must share leadership”. The minister also encouraged researchers from the fields of the health and agri-food sciences to conduct their research together in the pursuit of a common strategic line.
When questioned about the high number of foreign students at the UdL’s Faculty of Medicine, Huguet suggested that applicants to courses in medicine should be examined to test their Spanish and Catalan language skills. The rector, Joan Viñas, however, was unable to comment on whether this solution could be put in place by the next academic year.
|This new facility makes the Faculty of Medicine of Lleida one of the best equipped medical faculties in the country|
The simulators, which were first used last year to assess medical students, are interactive. “You can intubate, defibrillate, ventilate and program various scenarios”, explained the lecturer in medicine, Javier Trujillano. According to the decisions taken by the person using the simulator, the “patient” will stabilise or die. This new facility makes the Faculty of Medicine of Lleida one of the best equipped of its kind in the country.
|You can intubate, defibrillate, ventilate and program various scenarios. According to the decisions taken by the person using the simulator, the “patient” will stabilise or die|
The rector, the dean, Joan Ribera, and the minister all highlighted that the new facility, which complies with the directives laid down by the new European Higher Education Area, will enhance the quality of teaching and research, as well as of the acquisition of competencies.