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University of Padua: Technical and Health Management in the Hyperbaric Chamber Environment
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University of Padua: Technical and Health Management in the Hyperbaric Chamber Environment


When: Ongoing
Via Ugo Bassi 58/B - 35131
Padova  78205
Prof Antonio Paoli

Phone: 39 049 827.6046 – 6042 – 6045 – 5317


This course is an OTHER COURSE  and is not approved by the UHMS Education Committee but listing for information purposes only.


                     High Education Course in:
"Technical and Health Management in the Hyperbaric Chamber Environment"
                                                                                              Academic Year 2014/2015
                                                                             Course Director: Prof. Antonio Paoli
The course will last 6 months, giving access to 15 course credits [European Credit Transfer System Credits (ECTS)].


Presenters: Gerardo Bosco, MD PhD and Vincenzo Zanon, MD MMed


Such a high educational training is aimed at learner's acquisition of the capability to:

1. Recognize and discuss the biotechnological issues related to the treatment of patients under hyperbaric conditions;

2. Educate and train other operators to the proper management of patients undergoing Hyperbaric therapy, as per their both tecnical and daily life needs, so to promote a well-modulated hyperbaric environment knowledge, prudent and tailored on the many different aspects and implications that are included in the binomial 'Technology and Health';

3. Gain a deep expertise allowing the learner to proactively  and efficiently interact in legislative, safety and quality issues arising from the tight relationship existing between a patient undergoing a Hyperbaric Oxygen Tx and the hyperbaric operator on duty. More generally speaking it matters the management of human wellfare, exactly as it has been intended, promoted and required by the European Union.

The course is designed to provide all technical expertise and management capability on such a topic; these new talents are going to enable the learner to his/her subsequent increased professional marketability, both in consulting and training in fields related to the management of the technologies involved, to the conduction of a hyperbaric chamber and to the improvement of the well-being of those patients exposed to the Hyperbaric Oxygen (HBO) environment.


The Course will consist in 70 hrs of front teaching activities and 305 hrs in seminars, internships and practical exercises, mostly of them already planned at ATiP HeadQuarters, where are located the two multiplace hyperbaric chambers of the Paduan Association of Hyperbaric Technicians. The Course is designed to strictly adhere to the ECHM (European Committee for Hyperbaric Medicine) indications and guide-lines as per standards in hyperbaric training to be applied.

Selected Teachers from the most important and accredited associations in the field, with both experts from the Italian Society of Underwater and Hyperbaric Medicine (SIMSI), and the National Association of Private Hyperbaric Centers(ANCIP), and the DAN Europe Foundation, and the European Underwater and Baromedical Society (EUBS), and the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS), and, last but not the least, from a well known Italian Company for those other specific aspect related to the underground/underwater drilling and the equipment technology involved in mining activity (Saipem, ENI group).


Pre-requisite: a high school diploma in technical or scientific issues and/or bachelor's degree in health sciences and nursing. Candidates are required to submit their application online at: (You will be prompt for completing an Uniweb registration).

Selection procedure consists in a Curriculum Vitae evaluation; it starts now and it will end on Nov 14th, 2014.

Availability: minimum 5 maximum 20 students.

Selection and ranking list will be available from: Nov 20th, 2014.

Registration fee: 1056.50 Euros (inclusive of taxes and dedicated insurance) .




BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES Dpt. Director: Prof. Rosario Rizzuto

Direzione tel.: +39 049 827.6047

Course Director:                                     Prof/A. Antonio Paoli


Postal/e-mail address and phone ref as it follows:


Via Ugo Bassi 58/B - 35131 Padova – Italy   Mon to Fri: 11:00 – 13:00 GMT+1

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Admin tel.: +39 049 827.6046 – 6042 – 6045 – 5317; Fax: +39 049 827.6040 – 6049


C.F. 80006480281 – P.IVA 00742430283



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