Universitat de Barcelona

Advanced Medical Skills

Introduction

The objective of the master's degree in Advanced Medical Skills is to provide specialized health training for medical graduates, to increase their competences in diffrent areas.

Learning objectives

The aim of the master's degree in Advanced Medical Skills is to provide specialized health training for medical graduates, to increase their competences in the following knowledge areas: rare anemias and related conditions; regional anatomy-based anesthesia; primary care and community health; kidney transplant surgery; cosmetic surgery and medicine; acute and perioperative intensive cardiac monitoring; diagnostic imaging in rheumatology; diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer; diagnosis and interventional treatment in coronary heart disease; use of advanced abdominal ultrasound in diagnosis and treatment; use of ultrasound in perioperative care; electrodiagnosis in peripheral neuropathies, motor control and sensory perception disorders; clinical electrophysiology and the administration of cardiac stimulants; advanced therapeutic digestive endoscopy; Parkinson's disease and movement disorders; autoimmune diseases; neuromuscular diseases; pharmacogenetics and personalized medicine; infant pathophysiology; gynecology, oncology and multidisciplinary breast pathology; stroke; non-invasive cardiac imaging; infection in non-HIV immunocompromised patients; HIV and AIDS; maternal-fetal medicine; neuroanesthesia; therapeutic neuroradiology; interdisciplinary oncology (medical and surgical); advanced pathology of the skin; advanced diagnostic procedures in respiratory medicine; tobacco addiction; sleep disorders; endovascular and cardiac treatments; tuberculosis and infections by nontuberculous mycobacteria; urologic oncology.

Basic Information

Number of ECTS credits awarded:
 60
Language(s) of instruction:
 English (50%), Catalan (25%) and Spanish (25%)
Number of places available:
 132
Approximate price:
 27,67 euros per credit ( 82 euros for students who are not EU nationals and do not currently reside in Spain). Fees for the academic year 2022-2023
Faculty or school:
  Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Master's degree course homepage:
  Master's degree course homepage

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Applicants should hold bachelor's degrees or equivalent undergraduate degrees in medicine and surgery and have obtained an official qualification in a medical specialization. This will ensure that students have the necessary basic knowledge at the start of the course. International students must submit certification of their specialization issued in the country of origin. If the qualification has not been officially recognized in Spain, they will not be able to practise in the medical profession.

Admission requirements

In accordance with Article 16 of Royal Decree 1393/29 October 2007, students must hold one of the following qualifications to access university master's degree courses:
  • An official Spanish degree.
  • A degree issued by a higher education institution within the European Higher Education Area framework that authorizes the holder to access university master's degree courses in the country of issue.
  • A qualification from outside the framework of the European Higher Education Area. In this case, the qualification should be recognized as equivalent to an official Spanish degree. If it is not recognized, the University of Barcelona shall verify that it corresponds to a level of education that is equivalent to official Spanish degrees and that it authorizes the holder to access university master's degree courses in the country of issue. Admission shall not, in any case, imply that prior qualifications have been recognized as equivalent to a Spanish master's degree and does not confer recognition for any purposes other than that of admission to the master's degree course.

Specific requirements

  • 1. Bachelor's degree or equivalent undergraduate degree in medicine or medicine and surgery. International students must meet the recognition requirements established in Article 16.2* of Royal Decree 861/2010.
  • 2. In addition to the requirements described in Point 1, candidates must hold an official health specialist qualification (international students' specialist qualifications do not need to be officially recognized), corresponding to the specific advanced medical skill that the candidate has selected. In exceptional circumstances, resident doctors in the final years of their training may be admitted, provided that they will complete the training by the end of the master's degree course.
  • 3. Previous experience in the specific advanced medical skill for which the applicant wishes to enrol.


*Royal Decree 861/2010: Article 16.2. Holders of a qualification from outside the framework of the European Higher Education Area may also be admitted, without official recognition of their degree, provided that the University of Barcelona can verify that the qualification corresponds to a level of education that is equivalent to official Spanish degrees and authorizes the holder to enter official postgraduate courses in the country of issue. Admission shall not, in any case, imply that prior qualifications have been officially recognized as equivalent to a Spanish degree, and does not confer recognition for any purposes other than that of admission to the master's degree course.

Skills and competences

General:
  • Capacity to work in interdisciplinary teams, collaborate with other researchers, act independently, and interact with and advise other medical specialists.
  • Capacity to design, analyse and assess methods and indicators of clinical quality and safety.
  • Ability to apply new diagnostic and therapeutic technologies.
  • Ability to critically read scientific papers, and to write and present scientific studies.
  • Capacity to design and draw up a clinical-biological research project.
  • Capacity to identify potential technological advances, and knowledge of the procedures and mechanisms required to transfer these advances to clinical medicine.


Specific:
  • Identification of epidemiological, pathological, clinical and advanced therapeutic aspects of diseases that are relevant to the selected specialization.
  • Capacity to develop broad, advanced practical training on diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in the selected specialization.
  • Capacity to identify, correctly interpret and diagnose in the laboratory complex disorders in the selected specialization.
  • Capacity to undertake the main complementary examinations for diseases in the selected specialization.
  • Ability to develop, implement and assess new clinical practice guidelines for patients with diseases in the selected specialization.
  • Ability to recognize the bioethical and medical-legal principles of research and professional practice related to diseases in the selected specialization.

Pre-enrolment calendar

- First period: 10 March − 30 May 2022.
- Second period: 1 June - 31 August 2022.

Notes:
  • Pre-enrolment fee: A pre-enrolment fee of 30,21 euros is charged. Students who apply to more than one master's degree must pay the fee for each pre-enrolment request. Pre-enrolment requests cannot be processed until this fee has been paid.Fees will only be refunded if the master's degree in question is suspended.
  • Reserved places: A maximum of 5% of the new places of the master's degree are reserved for students who meet the general and specific access requirements and accredit the recognition of a degree of disability equal to or greater than 33%.

Closed Pre-enrolment

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Selection criteria

The following aspects will be assessed together (weighted as shown):
  • Previous skills and knowledge in the specific area of the selected advanced medical skill, assessed on the basis of the curriculum vitae and the corresponding certificates for courses, conferences, publications, etc.: 25%.
  • Certified experience of clinical practice and/or research in the specific advanced medical skill for which the applicant wishes to enrol: 25%.
  • The candidate's academic transcript (including assessment reports): 25%.
  • Certified knowledge English (level B1, Cambridge University First Certificate, a score of 450 for the TOEFL examination, or an equivalent level): 25%.
  • Personal interview, if necessary, to clarify aspects of the above points.


Applications will be accepted from candidates who meet the admission requirements, and from candidates who do not meet the requirements at the time of application but are expected to have met them before the start of the course. Candidates must submit the supporting documents for evaluation, together with a statement of interest that outlines their reasons for applying.

Notification

The Coordination Committee for the master's degree specializations will carry out the selection process by assessing the degree to which each candidate meets the various requirements. The course secretary will notify students of admission decisions within the period established by the Coordination Committee.

Enrolment

From 15 September (exact date to be confirmed).

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