Health Sciences

General information

  • 360 ECTS
  • 6 years
  • Obtaining appropriate clinical experience acquired in hospitals under the appropriate supervision
  • Obtaining appropriate knowledge of subjects and clinical practice to get a coherent vision of mental and physical illnesses and of the preventive, diagnostic and therapeutic aspects of medicine and human reproductiona
  • Obtaining appropriate knowledge of the structure, functions and behaviour of both healthy and ill human beings, as well as knowledge of the relations between the health condition of human beings and their physical and social environment
  • Obtaining appropriate knowledge of the fundamental sciences of medicine, as well as good comprehension of scientific methods including measurement principles of biological functions, assessment of scientifically proven facts and data analysis
    General skills
    • Ability to identify essential elements of the medical profession including ethical principles and legal responsibilities, paying special attention to professional secrecy
    • Ability to be aware of one’s own limitations and the need to maintain and update professional skills
    • Understanding and identifying the normal structure and function of the human body at a molecular, cellular, tissue, organic and system level throughout the different stages of life
    • Identifying and recognising the basics of normal human behaviour and its alterations
    • Understanding and identifying the effects, mechanisms and manifestations of illnesses on the structure and function of the human body
    • Understanding the fundamentals of actions, indications and efficiency of therapeutic interventions, based on the scientific evidence available
    • Obtaining and writing a patient’s clinical history and performing a physical examination and mental evaluation of the patient
    • Establishing diagnosis, prognosis and treatment
    • Suggesting and proposing the appropriate preventive measures in accordance with the patient’s clinical situation and in order to promote health
    • Basic training to initiate a career in research

    Specific skills
    • Morphology, Structure and Function of the Human Body; Learning about cell structure and function; Genetic inheritance; Embryonic development and organogenesis; rowth, maturity and ageing of the different apparatuses and systems; Handling material and basic laboratory techniques; Interpreting normal blood tests; Performing basic physical examination
    • Social Medicine, Communication Skills and Introduction to Research; Learning about the legal fundamentals of the medical profession; Informed consent; Confidentiality; Learning about the fundamentals of medical ethics; Being aware of the need to maintain professional skills honed; Learning how to practice professionally, respecting the patient’s autonomy, beliefs and culture; Learning about the principles of preventive medicine and public health methods and how to apply them
    • Human Clinical Training; Identifying, diagnosing and targeting the treatment of the most common pathologies; Normal and pathological pregnancy, labour and post-partum period; Learning about the morphological-functional characteristics of new-borns, children, teenagers, adults and the elderly; Psychiatric disorders; Family and community medicine; Learning how to perform basic and advanced life support techniques
    • Diagnostic and Therapeutic procedures; Value the risk/benefit relation in diagnostic and therapeutic procedures; Learning about indications and interpretation of biochemical, haematological, immunological, microbiological, imaging and anatomic-pathological tests; Learning about the main groups of medications, doses, routes of administration and pharmacokinetics; Learning how to appropriately use different medication; Accurate writing of medical prescriptions depending on the situation of the patient and legal requirements
    • Supervised Clinical Studies and Final Degree Project; Pre-professional internship period as independent clinical rotation with a final assessment of skills carried out in Health Centres, Hospitals and other medical centres that allows undergraduates to acquire professional values, assistance communication skills, clinical reasoning, clinical management and critical judgement, as well as knowledge on how to treat the most prevalent health problems; Final Degree Project: Transversal subject in which the project shall be drafted in connection to different subjects

The medical profession and its activities and practices, in particular those of the clinical branch, are well-know to society. Future students normally have a good idea of what to expect from the training process and what will be expected of them as professionals thanks to medical awareness raising campaigns, or through personal contact with medical professionals or as patients. As with everything, it is worth detailing the pillars on which future learning will be based
  • An ability to perform bibliographic searches
  • English
  • Computer skills (end user level)
  • Good reading comprehension and written skills
  • A solid foundation in basic sciences: Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Mathematics
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