Serbia —life expectancy (72.3 years) –with high levels of heart disease, stroke, and cancer.
Cancer is the second most frequent cause of death in Serbia
low awareness of PM care amongst the lay public and health care professionals
The TEMPUS Palliative and Pain Medicine project 2007- 2009 as part of an initiative of the Universities of Florence and Lyon in cooperation with the School of Medicine at the UB -postgraduate education of palliative medicine.
Recognized through a National Palliative Care Strategy (2008) and National Programme Serbia Against Cancer
The program of postgraduate subspecialty of PM was accredited in 2013 at UB. So far, 60 postgraduate students were enrolled in it.
Number of doctors trained for PM is unnsufficient.
Strengthening Capacities for Higher Education of Pain Medicine in Western Balkan Countries
This project aims are supporting the development of Pain medicine service provision in the country by providing qualified trained staff.
Support will be granted to operationalise the recently established an educational program in the form of pain medicine specialization and the possibility of the development of undergraduate education programs.
Establish an academic network and improve professional cooperation through opportunities provided by new technologies (Internet, telemedicine, etc.)
Tasks of the project
Tasks of the Universities of Program countries
assist in the analysis of the current situation in this area in PCs
defining the possible changes that would improve or introducing curriculum of PM
training of trainers from PCs
organizations of internship of students from Universisties from PCs in the centers for pain in PgCs.
Tasks of Universities of Partner countries
to modernize the existing curriculum PM specialty
to develop a module lectures for undergraduate studies of PM
to develop a web platform for mutual learning and communication professionals who deal with PM
to organize courses of PM for doctors in primary health care
develop written material for LLL (books, brochures, scripts, leaflets, digital material)