Presentation and objectivesThe expression Graphic Medicine refers to the usefulness of comics and graphic novels and infographics as tools in the healthcare world. Graphic Medicine is useful in communication between professionals and patients (in both directions), between professionals, in health education (both in the training of professionals and in education for the health of individuals and groups). The original concept of Graphic Medicine was born from the hand of the British doctor Ian Williams, author of comics and student of the interrelation between the comic and the health field, who promoted, through the Graphic Medicine collective, the exploration of the possible contributions of the comic to the teaching and training of health professionals and even to care, as a peculiar form of narrative medicine in which the so-called "graphic pathographies" acquire great prominence. In Spain, the concept of Graphic Medicine was expanded by the group of the same name, to also include the contributions of illustrations and infographics to the knowledge and understanding of aspects related to diseases and health resources. Graphic Medicine has become a novel and extraordinarily appreciated approach, increasingly explored and known, in the training of health workers and in health education, as well as in health care, useful as a tool for health care.
RecipientsUniversity graduates in any of the health professions recognized as such in Law 44/2003 on the Regulation of Health Professions; other psychologists (in addition to clinical psychologists); sociologists; journalists and graduates in information and communication sciences; philologists; translators and interpreters. Graduates in professions related to drawing, comics, or graphic design.CurriculumModule 1.- Comics as a means of communication (7 ECTS credits).
Module 2.- Graphic Medicine: Concept, Evolution, International Panorama. (8 ECTS credits).
Module 3.- Graphic Medicine in the Teaching Field. (6 ECTS credits).
Module 4.- Graphic Medicine in the Care Field. (6 ECTS credits).
Module 5.- Graphic Medicine in the Social Field (Public Health and Graphic Medicine) (9 ECTS credits).
Module 6.- Technical Aspects. (12 ECTS credits).
Final Master's Project: 12 ECTS credits