In a broad sense, the concept of fetal medicine can be defined as the set of preventive and/or interventional actions performed on the fetus during gestation.
The fetal medicine specialist acts, in collaboration with other experts, with the aim of improving the health and well-being of the mother-fetus binomial both in pregnancy and childbirth. This is achieved through the use of early diagnosis, counseling and treatment of complications that directly affect the fetus, as well as in the collection of samples for medical tests (such as amniocentesis or chorionic villus sampling) or in the practice of intrauterine procedures that seek to offer the fetus a better life expectancy.
The increase in the information available on fetal pathology, research and the growing technological development has increased the skill in the management of maternal-fetal complications and forces health professionals to have an increasingly specialized knowledge and mastery in the field.
Medical professionals specialized in gynecology and obstetrics, with a minimum of experience in maternal-fetal medicine, who wish to update and deepen their knowledge at a high level to qualify them for their daily practice.
To train specialists in gynecology and obstetrics for the management of gestation and high risk, with emphasis on the diagnosis and treatment of problems of fetal origin.
To ensure that our graduates effectively meet the professional demands specialized in fetal medicine in the health sector.
To link professional training with scientific research so that our graduates become agents of change in their environment.
The postgraduate course in Fetal Medicine consists of a theoretical-practical part and a practical part.
The first one is done through the Virtual Campus of Medicina Fetal Barcelona and combines online theory with the resolution of clinical cases and interaction with the faculty through sessions of Doubt Resolution and Masterclass.
The on-site practice is carried out at the two Fetal Medicine Mexico sites, equipped with the most modern technology for the diagnosis of fetal pathologies.
The course is conducted in small groups of a maximum of 25 students, allowing for greater student-teacher interaction.
There will be two different evaluations that must be passed in order to obtain the certificate.
The theoretical evaluation is done online and the evaluation of the classroom practice will be based on the knowledge acquired in each of the practical sessions.
The evaluation of the classroom practice will be based on the knowledge acquired in each of the practical sessions.
In order to obtain the certificate it is essential to pass all the modules, as well as the Postgraduate Final Project.
Each module will be composed of the following blocks:
- Online Theory
- Online clinical case resolution
- Masterclass with Fetal Medicine Barcelona
- Theoretical evaluation
- On-site internships
- Practical evaluation
Course structure, schedule and content
The teaching program includes 5 theoretical modules that cover the total practice of current fetal pathology and offer advanced training through theoretical classes and interactive platforms. Each module allows online viewing of videos with the theoretical contents of the modules. These modules will have a determined duration and will be carried out sequentially. Each time a module is completed, it will be evaluated by means of a telematic exam.
The classroom practices will be given at the end of each of the theoretical modules and will be carried out in 7 meetings, each of three days:
- Introductory Session from May 19 to 21, 2023
- Module 1 from July 21 to 23, 2023
- Module 2 from October 6 to 8, 2023
- Module 3 from 8 to 10 December 2023
- Module 4 from 16 to 18 February 2024
- Module 5 from 22 to 24 March 2024
- Additional Session from April 26 to 28, 2024
Mexico City headquarters:
- Introductory Session from May 26 to 28, 2023
- Module 1 from July 28 to 30, 2023
- Module 2 from 13 to 15 October 2023
- Module 3 from 15 to 17 December 2023
- Module 4 from 23 to 25 February 2024
- Module 5 from 29 to 31 March 2024
- Additional Session May 3 to 5, 2024
Any changes to the calendar will be notified at least 10 days in advance.
It is a program consisting of 5 days of face-to-face activities in Barcelona. Exclusive and free for students of Fetal Medicine postgraduate courses with on-site practices in our LATAM offices (Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico) who have completed the course. This activity is complementary and optional.
The objective of the event is that students from Latin America have the opportunity to meet the teaching team (directors, coordinators and professors working in Barcelona) but with a novel proposal focused on reinforcing knowledge, through the visualization of demonstrations (an expert will perform a fetal exploration with the aim of resolving doubts and frequent errors) and live ultrasound scans of pathological fetal conditions that will be commented by experts, as well as masterclasses and classes based on clinical cases. The proposal includes a very new topic of great interest for professionals, such as medical management, with the aim of improving the efficiency and leadership capacity of professionals in clinical practice.
And in this environment, in addition to getting to know one of the most attractive cities in Europe, you will also be able to network with people from all the countries of Latin America.
Pre-registration, Selection Criteria and Enrollment
Pre-registration is mandatory and must be done through our website with the following information:
- Full name
- Identity card number
- Country of residence
- Medical Specialty and date of issue
- Letter of motivation
- Curriculum summary
The applicant must ensure that he/she meets all the requirements to participate in this selection process. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
Once the pre-registration is received and validated, it will go through a selection and evaluation process.
Withdrawal or cancellation of registration:
In the event that the student needs to withdraw from the course, he/she should send an email to the Academic Secretary (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the formal request to withdraw or cancel the registration. There will be no refund of payments made.
Requirements for obtaining a certificate:
In order to obtain the Postgraduate Certificate of Participation, the student must meet the following conditions:
Present the required documentation to access the course (university degree in Medicine and Surgery, academic transcript and photocopy of identity card or passport).
Attendance of at least 80% of the classes is essential.
To have passed all the modules separately in order to be able to add them together to obtain the final grade.
Submit a paper, approved by the supervisor, with the delivery of 01 printed and bound copy, accompanied by digital PDF file.
Students who successfully complete all the academic requirements will receive the Postgraduate Certificate issued by Medicina Fetal México and Fetal ID Education Barcelona®, Spain.
Upon completion and approval of the Postgraduate Course in Fetal Medicine, they will be awarded the certificate of "Postgraduate Course in Fetal Medicine," by Fetal I+D Education Barcelona® Mexico, with the university endorsement of the Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro (UAQ) equivalent to a Diploma in Fetal Medicine, a certificate with 35 points for the Certification, valid only for specialists in Gynecology and Obstetrics Certified by the Mexican Council of Gynecology, A.C. and a certificate of grades, by Fetal I+D Education Barcelona® Mexico.
Additionally, there is the possibility to opt for the degree of "Diploma of Specialization in Fetal Medicine" issued by the "Institut de Formació Contínua IL3 of the University of Barcelona", with 30 ECTS credits. This degree is part of the postgraduate degrees offered by the University of Barcelona, in this case, through the Institut de Formació Contínua IL3 of the University of Barcelona.
Important: The degree of the University of Barcelona IL3, is subject to the completion of all modules, payment of University fees, as well as the delivery of all documentation required by the University. Failure to submit the aforementioned documentation, incomplete or incorrect submission, implies NOT obtaining the postgraduate degree issued by them, without the right to a refund of the amount paid.
Instructions on the documentation you need to obtain the complementary degree from the "Institut de Formació Contínua IL3 of the University of Barcelona".