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The Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Senese is a highly specialized hospital which has gained a national reputation for its outstanding care and innovative medical treatments. Proud of the historical roots of tradition and constant innovation in research and education, scientists and doctors continue working together to improve the quality of life and the psycho-physical well-being of patients.

AOUS is composed of eight departments (744 beds) characterized by integrated activities such as medical care, teaching and research, it employs around 3000 people between hospital and university staff. Each year the University Hospital admits approximately 39.000 inpatients and handles almost 2 million visits in its extensive outpatient programs with more than 10.000 patients coming from outside Tuscany. The emergency room deals with more than 48.000 visits.

The University Hospital stands out among the rest for overall clinical excellence. It has great scientific and medical importance in the transplant program (heart, lung, kidney, cornea, skin, stem cells, bone), neuroscience, cancer therapy, otoneurosurgery, mini-invasive robotic surgery and pediatrics. Furthermore, there are several active international cooperation projects that bring concrete help to developing countries; both in terms of clinical assistance and professional training (for example Kenya, Uganda, Congo and Kurdistan).

In addition to carrying out healthcare activities AOUS is a VET provider in the healthcare sector which offers numerous courses for medical staff of all categories including nurses and physicians (560 courses in 2014).

Project team

  • Claudia RUSTICI, referent for the project

  • Antonella CIOMPI, nurse

  • Alessandra MUGNAINI,nurse

Key outputs

IENE 1, 2008-2010

  • Research report EN
  • PTT/IENE Model EN
  • Report of the survey EN
  • Good Practice Manual EN

IENE 2, 2010-2012

  • Transnational Report  EN
  • ToT methodology  EN  RO  FR  NL
  • Strategic Guide  EN
  • Final conference  EN
  • Brochure with project results  EN

IENE 3, 2013-2015

IENE 4, 2014-2016

  • Report on integrative literature reviews EN
  • Needs assessment report EN
  • An European model for the development of role models to promote and support culturally competent and compassionate care EN
  • Curriculum EN
  • Report of the Tools EN

IENE 5, 2015-2017

  • Needs assessment Report EN
  • Training Model EN RO IT EL DK
  • Curriculum EN
  • Handbook for MOOC facilitators EN
  • MOOC Best Practice Guide EN

IENE 6, 2016-2018

IENE 7, 2017-2019

IENE 8, 2018-2021

IENE 9, 2019-2021

IENE 10, 2020-2022

  • Download the project Outputs here.
This project has been funded with support from the European Commission.
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