UNIVERSITY MASTER´S DEGREE IN HEALTH ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT
INFORMATION IDENTIFYING THE QUALIFICATION
Name and status of awarding institution
Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia.
Name of qualification and title conferred in original language
Máster Universitario en Administración Sanitaria por la Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia.
Approved by Accord of the Council of Ministers on March 8th, 2013.
Main field(s) of study for the qualification
The study is included in the field of Health Sciences.
Language(s) of instruction/examination
The degree is taught in Spanish language.
INFORMATION ON THE LEVEL OF THE QUALIFICATION
Level of qualification
Level 3 (Master) in the Spanish Framework of Higher Education (MECES) is equivalent to level 7 of European Qualification Framework (EQF).
Official length of programme
The official length of programme is 60 ECTS and it is designed to be studied in two years (part time for being compatible with working students).
Bachelor’s Degree, Engineering or Diploma.
INFORMATION ON THE CONTENTS
Mode of study
Blended learning to full time.
The program of studies is composed of 45 compulsory ECTS, 7 external practices and 8 Master's Dissertation ECTS.
Health Systems Governance
Epidemiology and Public Health
Insurance and Health Law
Health Assessment and Knowledge Management (I)
Health Assessment and Knowledge Management (II)
Placements in Master of Health Management
Dissertation for the Master in Health Management
In the Spanish university system, modules/courses are graded on a scale of 0 to 10 points with the following qualitative equivalence:
0-4.9: "suspenso"; 5-6.9: "aprobado"; 7-8.9: "notable"; 9-10: "sobresaliente". A special mention, "Matrícula de Honor" may be granted to up to 5% of the students in a group provided they have got a "sobresaliente". To pass a module/course it is necessary to get at least 5 points.
In cases of recognition of ECTS, professional experience, cultural or sports activities, or student representation no grading will be recorded but, where appropiate, the word "Apto".
INFORMATION ON THE FUNCTION OF THE QUALIFICATION
Access to further study
This qualification gives access to Doctoral studies, provided that the student had completed a minimum of 300 ECTS credits in the overall teachings of Bachelor and Master.
Stated objectives associated with the qualification and professional status (if applicable)
The main aim of this degree is the students acquire an advanced multidisciplinary training on the attitudes, abilities and skills necessary to undertake the management and administration of healthcare systems and services. The students will be able to develop their professional career according to the social demands and needs. In order to achieve this aim, each subject has a series of general and specific competences. These competences include knowledge, skills and actions related to strategy, instrument management, systematic action and personal development.
The main learning outcomes and competencies acquired are: Be able to characterize the elements of the socio-economic environment and its impact on healthcare services; be able to lead and use management instruments in healthcare centres and facilities; be able to run healthcare centres, clinical management units and projects; be able to design and evaluate the methodological basis for analysis and knowledge management.
The master is taught in collaboration with the Instituto de Salud Carlos III www.isciii.es. Through the National School of Public Health (Escuela Nacional de Sanidad). From 2010 this school has become a University Institute of the UNED (IMIENS) for better coordination of research, training and advisory projects. http://www.imiens.es/index.php
Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia www.uned.es