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MEDICINE, HEALTH AND THE HEALTHCARE SYSTEM

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Introduction

The general aim of the master's degree in Medicine, Health and the Healthcare System is to improve the provision of health services, the safety of patients and the quality of healthcare through interprofessional collaboration that promotes knowledge integration and the creation of new dynamics. The master's degree is focused on both research and professional activity. It enables students to carry out research in a real healthcare setting and to provide solutions that can be applied directly, in accordance with the paradigms on which evidence-based practice is built.
The main topic of study in this master's degree is medicine in healthcare systems. The teaching-learning objectives include the acquisition of competences for effective, efficient interprofessional work to bring about changes and improvements in current professional practice and research.

The master's degree is aimed graduates in any discipline. Students would benefit from academic training or professional experience in health, although it is not a formal requirement.

This is a newly created master's degree within the Catalan university system, designed to meet changing demands in society and the labour market. The main attraction of the programme degree is its interdisciplinary nature: participating organizations include various health science faculties and professional associations, such as the Spanish Society of Hospital Pharmacy, the Spanish Society of Community Pharmacy, the College of Pharmacists of Barcelona and the Catalan Health Service, which is responsible for the provision of public healthcare across Catalonia.

Learning objectives

Designed to meet the changing demands of society, healthcare and related professions, this master's degree in Medicine, Health and the Healthcare System is primarily aimed at improving the provision of health services, patient safety and quality of care, through cross-disciplinary collaboration that fosters the integration of knowledge the creation of new dynamics. One of the goals is to further harmonize cross-disciplinary training and research programmes that facilitate links between education and professional practice, in order to improve health and healthcare outcomes for the population.

Basic Information

Number of ECTS credits awarded:
 60
Language(s) of instruction:
 Spanish: 70%, Catalan: 30%
Number of places available:
 25
Approximate price:
 46,50 euros per credit ( 82 euros for students who are not EU nationals and do not currently reside in Spain). Fees for the academic year 2018-2019
Faculty or school:
  Faculty of Pharmacy and Food Science
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