AHED - Advanced Health Education, aims to promote lifelong training and continuous updating of knowledge for all health professionals.

Speaking to the Lusa agency, Jaime Branco, AHED director, explained that the courses cover various professions in the health area. They are not academic postgraduate courses, which continue to be offered by medical faculties. We're talking about professional and specialty post-graduation vocational training courses.

The idea is to enable professionals in the sector to acquire knowledge and training in a practical way, and to acquire skills and abilities fundamental to the health services where they work.

The courses start in April 2020 and will operate at partners' premises until the building that will host the AHED is completed, in the municipality of Cascais.

"Another characteristic is that within two to three years, we want one third of our students to come from abroad. Classes will be exclusively taught in English".