General Health Psychology

Preparation for professional practise

The Degree in Psychology is the basic level of training that qualifies to practice as a Psychologist in Spain, and does not have by itself recognition as a health profession, therefore, its graduates can legally develop all psychological professional skills, except those that involve valuing and to intervene on health in the health field. These competences have already been framed in the General Public Health Law (BOE 33/2011) which stipulates that it is compulsory to take a postgraduate course in General Sanitary Psychology in order to be recognized as a General Sanitary Psychologist

General information

  • Credits: 90 ECTS
  • Duration: 1.5 years
  • Methodology: Classroom-based
  • Type: Inter-departmental
  • Place:
    • Faculty of Health Sciences. Psychology section
  • Academic direction:
  • The Master in General Health Psychology aims to professionals acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for the conduct of research, evaluations and psychological interventions on those aspects of behavior and the activity of people that influence the promotion and improvement of your general health
  • The seventh additional provision of General Public Health Law (BOE 33/2011), dated October 4, forms the profession of General Sanitary Psychologist as a regulated profession, the exercise of which requires possession of the corresponding official Master's degree, obtained, in this case, according to the provisions of the Article 15.4 of Royal Decree 1393/2007 of 29 October, in accordance with the conditions established in the Council of Ministers' Agreement of 31 May 2013, published in the Official State Gazette of 4 June 2013
    General skills
    • To know the different psychosocial and process factors involved in health problems and physical and mental illness
    • To know the defining determinants of the psychological health action in its different levels of evaluation, diagnosis or intervention
    • Identify the analytical-functional and psychopathological factors that guide psychological procedures and decision-making in diagnosis and evaluation
    • Identify the different typologies of interrelations between the biological, psychological and social factors that are involved in the planning of psychological intervention

  • Official university degree of Degree in Psychology or other expressly declared equivalent
  • Titular University official of Bachelor in Psychology obtained according to previous systems of university education
  • Foreign qualification of higher education homologated or equivalent to the corresponding official Spanish degrees of Psychology Degree, without the need for homologation of said degree, after verification that it authorizes in the country issuing the diploma for access to postgraduate studies. In this case, authorization will be required, through Resolution, of the Rector

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