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UNIVERSITY MASTER'S DEGREE IN PUBLIC HEALTH

Code:
 D084

Credits:
 60
 
Publication date:
 09/01/2014

Title:
 Master (ECTS)
 
Fee:
 42,97
 1st registration credits
 

FIELD OF STUDY

Health Sciences

SYLLABUS

UNIVERSITY MASTER'S DEGREE IN PUBLIC HEALTH

TYPE OF EDUCATION

Face-to-face

LANGUAGE / S THAT IS OFFERED

Valencian
Spanish

CENTRES WHERE IT IS TAUGHT

Faculty of Sciences of the Health

PROGRAMME JOINTLY SHARED WITH

UNIVERSITAT D'ALACANT - UNIVERSIDAD DE ALICANTE (SPAIN)
UNIVERSIDAD MIGUEL HERNÁNDEZ (SPAIN)

EXAMINATION DATES

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SYLLABUS OFFERED

 

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UNIVERSITY MASTER'S DEGREE IN PUBLIC HEALTH

 

OBJECTIVES


The aim of the Master’s degree in Public Health is to train professionals, within a multidisciplinary framework, and prepare them to solve Public Health problems in different action areas. The degree will facilitate both professional development as well as the introduction to research tasks. Students are expected to:

  • Understand, interpret, analyse and explain the phenomena of health and community welfare in modern societies.

  • Be able to address health problems and their determinants from a population perspective.

  • Acquire training and skills to develop programmes, as well as prevention and promotion activities through collective action, and the provision of services that protect and promote health.

  • Incorporate knowledge and experience in the field of public health research.

  • Develop attitudes and skills that enable students to work in multidisciplinary teams.

 

COMPETENCES


General Competences (CG)

  • CG1:Que los estudiantes adquieran la capacidad para aplicar los conocimientos adquiridos a la resolución de los problemas y necesidades de salud de la población.
  • CG2:Que los estudiante adquieran la capacidad de búsqueda documental, análisis y síntesis de la información, y redacción de los informes necesarios para el ejercicio de las funciones de Salud Pública.
  • CG3:Que los estudiantes adquieran la habilidad para el desarrollo y mantenimiento de aprendizaje autónomo y formación continua.
  • CG4:Que los estudiantes posean la capacidad para trabajar en equipo y con la población en la resolución de problemas de salud de la comunidad.
  • CG5:Que los estudiantes sepan para formular una hipótesis, diseñar y desarrollar un proyecto de investigación en Salud Pública.
  • CG6:Que los estudiantes posean la habilidad comunicar de forma oral como escrita las conclusiones a públicos especializados y no especializados.

Specific Competences (CE)

  • CE1:Definir los conceptos propios de la Salud Pública, entender la disciplina tanto en su vertiente investigadora como en la actividad profesional e infraestructura social, así como sus consecuencias éticas y su evolución a lo largo del tiempo.
  • CE2:Identificar los beneficios sociales y económicos de las actuaciones de salud pública.
  • CE3:Aplicar los fundamentos de los métodos estadísticos, epidemiológicos y cualitativos aplicados a problemas y necesidades de salud.
  • CE4:Utilizar los sistemas de información para la vigilancia y monitorización del estado de salud y sus determinantes.
  • CE5:Identificar las características y la ordenación del sistema de salud pública autonómico, estatal e internacional, y de los sistemas sanitarios.
  • CE6:Describir los fundamentos de las principales estrategias de prevención de la enfermedad, protección y promoción de la salud actualmente disponibles.
  • CE7:Planificar un estudio aplicando los fundamentos y métodos de la investigación en Salud Pública.
  • CE8:Evaluar, gestionar y comunicar los riesgos para la Salud Pública.
  • CE9:Contribuir a la gestión y evaluación de servicios sanitarios.
  • CE10:Promover la participación social y fortalecer el grado de control de las personas sobre su propia salud y su compromiso con la de la colectividad.
  • CE11:Fomentar la defensa de la salud mediante las tecnologías de la información.
  • CE12:Identificar los determinantes políticos y sociales de la salud y aplicar los principios de equidad y equidad en la salud en todas las políticas.
  • CE13:Analizar el principio de la equidad en relación a la clase social al género al grupo étnico y las discapacidades y favorecer una práctica de la salud pública acorde con el enfoque de derechos humanos.
  • CE14:Analizar los datos de estudios poblacionales en salud pública.
  • CE15:Revisar e interpretar las pruebas científicas disponibles sobre actuaciones en salud pública.
  • CE16:Construir e interpretar los diferentes indicadores demográficos a partir de las fuentes de datos disponibles y el papel de los factores demográficos en las dinámicas de salud.
  • CE17:Identificar las desigualdades sociales, políticas y económicas que influyen sobre la distribución desigual de la salud de la población.
  • CE18:Describir los principales problemas de salud internacional, sus condicionantes y los principios de gobernanza global de la salud pública.
  • CE19:Utilizar la legislación básica desde el punto de vista de sus relaciones con la salud pública.
  • CE20:Describir y analizar la asociación de los factores de riesgo con los problemas de salud y su forma de prevención.

 

STRUCTURE OF THE MÁSTER BY CREDITS And MATTER

 

Subject type

Credits

  Compulsory (OB)

30

  Optional (OP)

18

  Master's Degree Final Project (TFM)

 12

TOTAL CREDITS

60

 

DISTRIBUTION OF SUBJECTS BY YEAR/ TERM



FIRST SEMESTER 30 ECTS

SECOND SEMESTER 30 ECTS

ASIGNATURA

TYPE

ECTS

ASIGNATURA

TYPE

ECTS

PRINCIPLES OF OF PUBLIC HEALTH POLICY AND SYSTEMS

OB

6

OPTIONAL SUBJECTS

 

OP

 

18

STATISTICS APPLIED TO THE HEALTH

OB

6

THEORETICAL AND PRACTICAL EPIDEMOLOGY

OB

6

GENERAL PUBLIC HEALTH ACTIONS

OB

6

PUBLIC HEALTH RESEARCH

OB

6

MASTER’S DEGREE FINAL PROJECT

TFM

12

 

OPTIONAL SUBJECTS

ECTS

SERIOUS HEALTH PROBLEMS AND SPECIFIC  HEALTH INTERVENTIONS

6

ADVANCED EPIDEMIOLOGICAL  METHODS

6

ADVANCED STATISTICAL METHODS IN PUBLIC HEALTH

6

EFFECTIVENESS AND EFFICIENCY OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTHCARE SERVICES

6

SOCIAL SCIENCE AND PUBLIC HEALTH

6

SOCIAL DETERMINANTS IN PUBLIC HEALTH PRACTICE

6

*DEPARTMENTAL SEMINARS AND WORK EXPERIENCE IN PUBLIC HEALTH CENTRES

6

*Recommended optional subject for all students 

 

GENERAL COURSE PROGRAMME

The joint Public Health Master's Degree programme is divided into two Subject Area Modules and a Master’s Degree Final Project (please see attached table). The first MODULE OF COMPULSORY SUBJECTS amounts to 30 ECTS, and is composed of five subjects. The second MODULE OF OPTIONAL SUBJECTS amounts to 18 ECTS credits, and the MASTER’S DEGREE FINAL PROJECT amounts to 12 ECTS credits. Each subject amounts to 6 ECTS. Students must successfully complete the 5 compulsory subjects (30 ECTS), 3 of the optional subjects amounting to 18 ECTS credits, and their Master’s Degree Final Project to meet the requirement of successful completion of 60 credits for the Master’s Degree.

 

COMPULSORY SUBJECT MODULE

 

Subjects  

ECTS

1

PRINCIPLES AND ORGANISATION OF PUBLIC HEALTH

6

2

STATISTICS APPLIED TO HEALTH

6

3

THEORETICAL AND PRACTICAL EPIDEMIOLOGY

6

4

GENERAL PUBLIC HEALTH ACTIONS

6

5

PUBLIC HEALTH RESEARCH

6

OPTIONAL SUBJECT MODULE

 

Subjects

ECTS

6

SERIOUS HEALTH PROBLEMS AND SPECIFIC PUBLIC HEALTH INTERVENTIONS

6

7

ADVANCED EPIDEMIOLOGY  METHODS

6

8

ADVANCED STATISTICAL METHODS IN PUBLIC HEATLH

6

9

EFFECTIVENESS AND EFFICIENCY OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTHCARE SERVICES

6

10

SOCIAL SCIENCES AND PUBLIC HEALTH

6

11

SOCIAL DETERMINANTS IN PUBLIC HEALTH PRACTICE

6

12

* DEPARTMENTAL SEMINARS AND WORK EXPERIENCE IN PUBLIC HEALTH CENTRES

6

 

MASTER’S DEGREE FINAL PROJECT

12

 

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS


 

According to the Regulations of the University of Alicante, the following requirements must be complied to have access to official taught Master’s degrees:

  1. To be in possession of a SPANISH OFFICIAL GRADUATE DEGREE CERTIFICATE or other issued by an institution of higher education  within the EHEA (European Higher Education) that enables the holder to have access  to Master’s degrees in the issuing.
  2. To be in possession of an officially approved  FOREIGN HIGHER EDUCATION DEGREE CERTIFICATE that had been recognised as equal to the degree that allows access to the requested studies.
  3. To be in possession of a UNIVERSITY DEGREE CERTIFICATE obtained in a University or Higher Education Institution of COUNTRIES OUTSIDE THE EHEA, without the prior approval of their studies. In this case, the following should be considered:

  • Non- recognised degree certificates shall require a technical report showing an equivalence statement issued by the University of Alicante (ContinUA – Continuing Education Centre), for which the corresponding fee should be paid.
  • Access through this way does under no circumstances imply prior official approval of the holder’s degree certificate, nor its recognition for purposes other than studying a master's degree.

 

ADMISSION AND ASSESSMENT CRITERIA


Degree and diploma holders in the following areas related to health sciences will have the logical profiles for the Master’s Degree:  (Medicine, Nursing, Physiotherapy, Nutrition, Food Science and Technology, Podology, Labour Relations, Occupational Therapy). However, the following degree holders will also be considered appropriate for admission: Statistics, Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, Economics, Engineering, Law, Education and Teaching, Journalism.

Most appropriate prior education:

- Minimum knowledge of statistics and epidemiology - a recommended requirement.

- Basic knowledge of English

The selection of Master’s degree students will be in accordance with the candidate’s curriculum vitae as well as the results obtained for their degrees. A minimum number of places will be reserved for Resident physicians in Preventive Medicine and Public Health from the Region of Valencia who wish to study for a Master’s Degree in Public Health at the UMH and UA and avoid relocation to other universities in Spain, given that this qualification   is a necessary requirement for their MIR training.

 

PRE-ENROLMENT AND ENROLMENT


PRE-ENROLMENT +info

Students who wish to study for an Official Master’s Degree at the UA should complete pre-enrolment in accordance with the deadlines and conditions specified annually.

 

ENROLMENT +info

Following publication of the definitive list of those admitted to the course, applicants will receive an email containing a password which will serve as a User ID, enabling them to enrol via the Campus Virtual in accordance with the deadlines and conditions established annually.

In the registration process, the documents issued abroad must be official, duly notorised and translated. Further information:

Internal Quality Assurance System (SGIC) of the Title

Follow-up of the Title

 

TIMESCALE FOR IMPLEMENTATION


Academic year

Implementation of the Master's degree

2012-2013

1st  Year

 

 

Information about the Centre General information for students
  • Faculty of Health Sciencies
      Campus de San Vicente del Raspeig
      Ctra. de Alicante s/n 03690
      San Vicente del Raspeig (Alicante)
      Telephone:+ 34
96 590 3512
      Fax:+ 34 96 590 3935
      facu.salut@ua.es 
      http://fcsalud.ua.es/en

 

  • University Miguel Hernández (UMH)

   Avda. Universidad, s/n

   03202 Elche (Alicante)

   Telephon: 96 665 8500

   master@umh.es
 http://www.umh.es/


  • Continuous Training Center (ContinUA)
         Ground Floor Germán Bernácer
         Telephone:
+ 34 96 590 9422
         Fax: + 34 96 590 9442
         continua@ua.es
         http://web.ua.es/en/continua

 

 

UA: General Regulations
 + Information about qualifications

 

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