The First-level Short Specialisation Degree in Vascular Access, Implant and Management prepares professionals capable of covering a specialized, multiprofessional and multiequipe healthcare position, by ensuring suitable assessment, adequate specialist performance, correct resource allocation, cost reduction, and solid professional liability for the services provided.

The path integrates the general skills learned in basic and post-basic education, with the goal of forming a vascular access specialist, capable of relating to the patient and the professional figures present in the different healthcare settings, of collaborating with medical professionals on the operative decisions, and of planning surgeries so as to prevent duplicates, redundancies, waiting times, with the goal of ensuring high and efficient performance and effective results.

The First-level Short Specialisation Degree in Vascular Accesses, Implant and Management is provided in blended mode, that is, the educational portion can be done remotely, while the lab and traineeship preparation part is available in-person only. The remote section can be followed also by full-time workers, since it is provided on-demand through the Moodle multimedia platform of the University of Padua. It was designed for students and professionals who wish to combine other jobs and professionals with the need to qualify or further specialize.

Video lessons include homework available on-demand to certify the competences acquired.

The Project Work for the final exam will be done also on the on-line platform, in agreement with the tutor. While the dissertation will be done in-person, with the option of connecting remotely, just as the first day of the Master.

There will be a frequent and user-friendly interaction between students and professors through the Moodle Forum.

The First-level Short Specialisation Degree in Vascular Access, Implant and Management is addressed to doctors and nurses qualified to practice. Knowledge of the Italian language is required; however, no specific education or experience in vascular access device implant and management, or experience in a specific medical setting, is required.

The course is mainly addressed to professionals who wish to expand and certify their education, and undertake specialist roles of vascular access implant and management

The reference work fields are hospital healthcare and local sanitary services, specifically, the intra-hospital and extra-hospital consultancy service, as well as semi-residential and residential home care services.

Lastly, the Master is also aimed at forming healthcare personnel who will carry out medical research activities, within the vascular access implant and management field.

The First-level Short Specialisation Degree in Vascular Accesses, Implant and Management provides in-depth training on the following modules:

  • Role management and medical skills development
  • Case management, care paths, continuous care
  • Research and evidence based practice

The professional will also be well-prepared in relational aspects and will thus be able to interact positively with other corporate and territorial professional figures, thanks to the acquisition of transversal skills in communication, negotiation, contextual analysis, problem solving, and teamwork.

The general ranking of merit for the academic year 2024/25 will be published on the Italian page of this Master according to the timing provided in the Call.


Health, environment and territory
€ 2.522,50
€ 1.000,00
I titoli di accesso saranno specificati nell'avviso di selezione 24/25


It is mandatory to attend 70% of the Master, including also the traineeship/stage.

No, there is no admission test. The assessment will be made based only on the titles.

  • No enrollment fee is required for students with disabilities who have a disability rating between 66% and 100% or who are certified under Law No. 104. They will only need to pay the pre-enrollment fee, insurance, and stamp duty;
  • PA110 e Lode: Public Administration employees enrolling in the Master’s program receive a discount of 330 euros on the second installment. Additionally, the Department of Public Administration recognizes a contribution equal to 50% of the enrollment cost incurred by the student. For further information, please consult the pages dedicated to the protocol on the official website of the Department of Public Administration:
  • Enrollment is possible for permanent staff of the University. The enrollment fee for the Technical-Administrative Staff of the University is based on the minimum enrollment fee set in Art. 24, Sec. 1 of the University’s Regulations for Master’s Degrees, Specialization Courses, and Advanced Training Courses at the University of Padua, and is equal to 20% of the stipulated fee. If permanent staff meet the admission requirements for the course, they may obtain the Diploma or related Certificate upon completion. If they do not meet the admission requirements, they may be admitted as auditors and receive a certificate of participation.

In the in-person section, the Master entails a first “hands-on” training period in the lab, followed by a traineeship/stage in one of the partner facilities for the medical training activity. Both sections will be organized at the end of the remote theoretical education period. Single students can suggest other facilities for the medical stage/traineeship, which will be required to stipulate a special agreement.

The stage/traineeship will be suggested to the attendees based on the availability specified by partner facilities, in order to allow everyone to reach the traineeship objectives. The periods will be assigned based on the ‘first come, first served’ principles.