The course the Learning Unit is based on is guiding the students towards developing knowledge and understanding in advanced nursing care in complex care situations. The student reflects on the complexity and ethical dilemmas in different healthcare situations based on the patient’s, the relative’s, and the nurse’s perspectives. Students are introduced to  advanced nursing care in specialized fields such as paediatrics, emergency care, intensive care, anaesthesia, perioperative care, postoperative care, trauma care, prehospital care and advanced home care. By using innovative and flexible pedagogical approaches, students are learning how to turn theory into to practice and explore real life issues using student
-centred methods for learning. In 2019, the course won a prize for Internationalization of Teaching and Learning at the Swedish Medical Faculties. The teachers were nominated the prize for intergrading a strong international perspective in the course were Swedish and international students are offered a global classroom.

Learning Community Activities

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How to get involved?

(Students and educators)
Contact the EUTOPIA curriculum team: Jo Angouri ( and Karen Triquet (

Learning Community Members

Lead: Camilla Eide (GU). Email:

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Partner: Ariadna Graells Sans (UPF). Email:

Ariadna Graells Sans: I'm a nurse. Firmly committed to the profession I chose and determined to contribute to its development within society. I believe that nursing is a key profession, not only to ensure the health of communities and the well-being of people living together, but to lead and weave healthy and equitable environments.
I am interested in the effect of social and gender inequalities on health, and in addressing them through community and innovative strategies. I am passionate about teaching and I try to innovate every day to improve my practice and make it more accessible to students. I consider myself fortunate to have been able to share and enrich myself with the experiences and points of view of multiple students determined to contribute to the visibility of the nurse figure, during my experience in the classroom.
I am currently developing the role of Head of Studies at the Nursing school, a responsibility I have assumed with the desire to foster the creation of innovative, participatory and collaborative learning environments that take care of people and encourage the exchange of knowledge and talent within and outside the ESIMar community.
I consider myself an enthusiastic, enterprising and non-conformist person, eager to learn and contribute to the continuous improvement of the School.

Partner: Esther Insa Calderón (UPF). Email:

Esther Insa Calderón: Nurse and Anthropologist. PhD in Social and Cultural Anthropology from University of Barcelona. Coordinator of the research group on Social Determinants and Health Education (SDHEd-IMIM). She has been a Visiting Schoolar in the Department of Sociocultural Anthropology at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She is the President of the Nursing and Society Foundation.
She has coordinated a Simulation Center at Barcelona and she continue working on teaching innovation in Higher Education Institutions.

Partner: Sylvie Brodziak (CY). Email:

Sylvie Brodziak is a University Professor of French and Francophone Literature, Ideas History at CY Cergy Paris University, member of the UMR-CNRS Heritages.
She studies French-Speaking literature, the writing of History and memories, post-colonial studies, gender studies, eco/geopoetics and literary and artistic creation after historical, industrial and natural disasters: wars, genocides, earthquakes …
She's directing The DU (University Diploma) Palliative Care.

Partner: Kržan Mojca (Limpel) (UL). Email:

Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Toxicology, Faculty of Medicine, Korytkova 2, Ljubljana
Assistant (1999), associate (2006) and professor (2011) of pharmacology
Teaching of pharmacology and neuropharmacology research, Head of Laboratory for molecular and cellular pharmacology; Head od Department (2014- present)
Research interests: Pharmacological receptors, transporters and neuropharmacology

Partner: Marija Milavec Kapun (UL). Email:

Marija Milavec Kapun (female), PhD, RN, BA, BSc., is a senior lecturer and researcher in the Department of Nursing at the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ljubljana. She worked as a community health nurse and as a ward nurse at the Institute of Oncology Ljubljana. Her research interests include community health nursing, occupational nursing, children and people with special needs, and long-term care with a focus on prevention and self-care. Her other research interests include interest is the digitization of healthcare/nursing. She has been a board member of the Slovenian Medical Informatics Association for several years and a member of the Nursing Informatics Section. She is also a member of the Nursing and Midwifes Association of Slovenia. During her career, she has worked on several national and international projects. Most recently, she was the national coordinator of the Erasmus+ project DigiNurse - Learning ICT Supported Self-Management for Chronic Diseases in Nursing Education (2017-2020). She is also the national coordinator of the Erasmus+ projects SmartNurse - Developing Teachers´ and Nursing Students´ Competencies in Digital Nursing (2020-2023) and GenoNurse - Genetic and Genomic Nursing Education (2022-2025).

Partner: Greg Moorlock (UW). Email: ​​​​​​​

Greg Moorlock is an Associate Professor at Warwick Medical School, where he works as Academic Lead for Values, Law and Ethics. He teaches ethics and law to medical students, BSc students and medical professionals. Research-wise, he specialises in organ donation and transplant ethics and is a member of international and national transplant working groups, and hospital ethics committees.

other partners coming soon