Aimed at preparing the student to investigate health problems that have historically been approached from a clinical point of view or from a social point of view, but rarely from a multidisciplinary point of view, as is our case. The research lines of the master's degree range from studies closely attached to the clinic (diagnostic tools, risk factors for the main pathologies, studies that relate physical activity to health problems, quality of life, preventive interventions, meta-analysis) , to health economics studies.Training objectivesThe main training objective of the master is to prepare the student to carry out a doctoral thesis. For this the student must:Acquire an integrated knowledge of the theory, principles, methods and applications of scientific research in the field of health sciences and health economics.
Know the main designs of quantitative studies, the stages in planning and analysis, and how to disseminate the results.
Know the ethical principles that govern scientific research in aspects related to health.
Know the main theories and approaches to health economics analysis.
Knowing the health systems from a comparative perspective: financing-insurance characteristics, organizational and management model.
Train to critically analyze, evaluate and synthesize the existing information in a certain field of social and health knowledge.
Know how to communicate research results orally and in writing.CompetenciesKnowing how to prepare a pertinent, rigorous, feasible and innovative research proposal that responds to a priority research problem in the social health field.
Being able to analyze, using the appropriate methods, the results of a study, discuss them in the light of scientific evidence and draw well-founded conclusions, pointing out limitations and more relevant findings.
Being able to conceive, design, carry out and write a substantial contribution that expands the frontiers of knowledge in such a way that it is worthy of nationally and internationally referenced publications.
Apply scientific methods to answer complex research questions, in the design of appropriate studies and in the analysis of data.
Know the use of the different economic evaluation methods used and learn to apply them.
Know the needs and possible sources of financing of the different systems.
Knowing how to justify and develop a rigorous qualitative research proposal of proven quality to give an adequate answer to a research question for which this type of research is suitable.
Being able to analyze the results of a qualitative research proposal, discuss them, and prepare a referenced publication based on them.
Being able to analyze the results of a research proposal in management of social and health services, discuss them, and prepare a referenced publication based on them.
Know the importance of correct writing in current scientific research and the efficient use of databases and bibliographic references.
Scientifically carry out the evaluation of a social health care program.
Quantify the impact of health and social interventions on people's health and well-being.
Respect the ethical codes contained in the Declaration of Helsinki and in the current legislation on human research and the professional deontology of economists.Professional outingsThis master's program prepares future doctoral candidates. Due to their dual links, to the field of health and the economy, professionals will have extensive training for health institutions and companies and institutions linked to R&D (university, technology companies, etc.).Admission profileUniversity graduates with an interest in acquiring competencies in research methods that enable them to write competitive projects related to problems in the social health field, and who consider making contributions that deserve to be published in journals with an impact factor. Students must be able to understand scientific English.
It is a master's degree that requires a lot of effort from the student in class, reading and individual study, with exams in all subjects, since the ultimate goal is for the student to be able to, with the advice of their tutor / director, carry out a doctoral thesis endorsed by at least two publications in scientific journals with an impact factor.
The profiles with the best assessment for access, due to their greater affinity, are university graduates related to health and social welfare, Bachelor of Economics, Bachelor of Business Administration and Management, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Psychology, Graduate in Sociology, Engineer, Graduate in Statistics, Graduate in Nursing, Graduate in Social Work, Graduate in Physiotherapy, Graduate in Occupational Therapy, Graduate in Speech Therapy , Graduated in Social Education and in general all degrees in the field of Health.
In any case, admission will require the approval of the Academic Committee.Admission criteriaThe following criteria will be taken into account in the selection process:Adequacy of the degree (degrees belonging to the branches of knowledge of health sciences and social sciences). Weighting: 30%
Academic record. Weighting: 60%
Ability to read accredited acceptable scientific English. Those students who, in the opinion of the Commission, do not demonstrate a sufficient level of English may take a test that determines their reading competence in this language. Weighting: 10%