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Five-day training programme for Community and family nurses for elderly
Published 24. 06. 2016

Univeristy of Primorska Faculty of Health Sciences is organising a

Five-day training programme for Community and family nurses for elderly

Monday, 27 June to Friday, 1 July 2016


 Five-Day Training Programme


About the Project:

CO.N.S.E.N.SO: »COmmunity Nurse Supporting Elderly iN a changing SOciety« (Model of care for elderly in Alpinespace)

Duration of the project:

1. 1. 2016 – 30.6.2018

Principal Coordinator of the CO.N.S.E.N.SO project:
Giuseppe Salamina

Project Team Manager at UP Faculty of Health Sciences:
Tamara Štemberger Kolnik (Collaborators: Boštjan Žvanut, Katarina Babnik, Ester Benko)


Collaborating parties / partners:

  • Regione Piemonte Direzione Sanita
  • University of Primorska Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Azienda Sanitaria Locale Torino 1
  • Regione Luguria
  • Accademia Nazionale di Medicina
  • Départment du Var
  • Association pour le Développment des Entreprises et des Compétences
  • Inštitut RS za socialno varstvo
  • Amt der Kärntner Landesregierung
  • European Center of Entrepreneurship Competence&Excellence


European population’s ageing challenges health and social services. Cooperation in several welfare sectors is required, since the demographic change involves both health and social issues. CO.N.S.E.N.SO project accepts the challenge by developing a care model that puts the elderly at the centre of health and social services. It builds on the pivotal role of the Family and Community Nurse (FCN). The FCN plays an innovative role, becoming the key actor who shapes and manages personalised services for the elderly and their families, particularly those living in isolated areas. The model aims to allow the elderly to live at home as long as possible: through periodical visits the FCN will evaluate their risk factors, manage minor health and social needs and promote healthier lifestyles. In selected Alpine communities the project will validate a model of transnational governance of processes required to deliver healthcare, prevention and active ageing. Families will benefit from reduced elderly home assistance and Regional Authorities will see a reduction of social and health costs. The project will also build capacity within the social economy by proposing innovative business models.

The Alpine space, characterised by significant differences in healthcare models and cultures, is the ideal test area of a simple concept: a model of care that maximises the effect of the human relationship between the elderly and dedicated professionals.


Monika Santorini, študentka dietetike
“Undergraduate nursing study programme at UP FHS is very dynamic and varied. In addition to lectures, which give us the theoretical basis , newly acquired knowledge can be advantageously used in clinical training and later in our work. If you are interested in working with people and healthcare, this is the study for you!” - Mirko Ilić, Undergraduate Nursing Student
Monika Santorini, študentka dietetike
“I decided to study dietetics because this field is very promising . Nowadays we are faced with the " obesity epidemic " and we could say that "We are what we eat". Also, this is the only study in Slovenia in the field of nutritional counselling. Studying on the beutiful Slovenian coast is just another plus. If you are interested in gaining knowledge for helping people achieving a healthier life style, than studying Nutritional counselling is right for you.” - Žan Virtnik, Undergraduate Nutritional counseling - dietetics student
Monika Santorini, študentka dietetike
“I started studying at the Faculty of Health Sciences because I was attracted by the study programme Nutritional counselling - Dietetics . At first I did not know what competences and knowledge the degree in Dietetics will bring me, but shortly after visiting the Faculty for the firs time I decided that this was the right study for me. During the study I learned about the impact of food on the human body and why it is important to eat fresh and high quality food. I am satisfied with my decision and studying on the coast also has its charms.” - Nina Medved, Undergraduate Nutritional counseling - dietetics student

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