Organ Procurement Training Program

This course includes all the organ recovery related phases and aims at providing healthcare professionals, experienced or in training stage, with the core skills, competences and resources required in organ donor coordination. It facilitates the switch from theoretical knowledge to practice, optimizes decision-making during organ procurement, boosts teamwork and promotes best practices exchange.


To provide participants with the fundamental knowledge, display of goals and sequence of actions to achieve organ recovery with optimal efficiency.

Addressed to

Healthcare professionals involved in any of the phases of the organ donation process, particularly in areas with high donors’ potentiality: intensive care units, postoperative recovery and emergency rooms.


Donor Detection System

Provides participants with the basic and most effective methods to detect potential donors and improve donor referrals.

Brain Death Diagnosis

Defines death and sets the requirements for brain death clinical determination and confirmatory tests.

Donor Management and Organ Viability

Provides participants with the skills required in brain death donor management, considering the pathophysiological changes that may frequently occur in brain death, with a direct impact on graft survival and transplantation outcomes.

Family approach for Organ Donation

Provides participants with the communication skills required to break bad news and approach the family to seek consent for organ donation.

Organ retrieval, organization, preservation and allocation criteria

Identifies the organ recovery procedures and preservation techniques as well as various equitable and transparent organ allocation systems and criteria.

Educational Methodology

The course can be provided as following:

  1. On-line training: The e-learning method used is highly interactive and involves the development of a flexible, interactive and bidirectional teaching and learning action, promoting a continuous building of knowledge and development of skills, through learning by doing methodologies.


  1. Blended: on-line training + face-to-face seminar with theoretical classes and practical simulations held in Barcelona. The face-to-face component, aims at reinforcing the acquired knowledge through practical simulations and case studies.

Academic Qualification

The blended training will be awarded with 10 ECTS accredited by TPM – Universitat de Barcelona (UB) after successful completion of the course.

The course is part of the TPM educational modular structure composed by different training itineraries that may end up with a Masters’ degree.

Course Fee


Early Bird: 1150€ by 1st September 2017
Regular: 1250€

Blended fee:

Early Bird: 1600€ by 1st September 2017
Regular: 1800€

*Fee reduction will also be applied for 2 or more participants from the same institution.