ALGOLOGY

Approximately one in five Europeans suffers from chronic pain. Recognising chronic pain as a combination of physical dysfunction, beliefs, coping strategies, distress, illness behaviour and social interactions, the Interuniversity Postgraduate programme in Algology teaches caregivers in the various multimodal and multidisciplinary ways to maximise the pain reduction, quality of life, independence and mobility of people suffering from chronic pain.

The general objective of the education in Algology is to educate qualified specialists in the control of pain in its widest sense. During this postgraduate education the physician gains the necessary scientific knowledge, skills and attitudes in order to provide an excellent patientcare to patients with complex pain-issues.

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Medicine and Pharmacy

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Programme

The student gains a profound insight in complex forms of acute, subacute and chronic pain. The student has to develop additional communicative, social, technical and manual skills to evaluate patients on a multidisciplinary level and to function in a multidisciplinary team. In addition, the student has to be able to apply his own specific expertise from previous specialized education in a multimodal treatment plan. The content of the education is organized based on the CanMEDS competence-domain: physician, scientist, communicator.

For more information, visit the Algology programme's website.

Study credits

ECTS (European Credit Transfer System): 1 credit represents 25-30 hours of study activity.

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Prospective students are advised to apply as soon as possible, even if they have not yet obtained their degree. Applications can only be submitted through our website 

  • All students need to apply before June 1st
  • Note: if the proof of English proficiency or APS certificate is not ready before the deadline, you can always submit it later instead of missing the deadline

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Tuition fees

All Flemish universities in Belgium are subsidised by the government, which results in relatively low tuition fees. The general tuition fee for our master programmes is €890/year. Some master programmes have an increased tuition fee for students with a nonEU/EEA nationality. A detailed overview of the tuition fees can be found here.