Health Sciences

General information

  • 240 ECTS
  • 4 years
  • To show understanding and knowledge of using several methods of assessment, diagnosis and psychological treatment applied in different fields of psychology
  • To have the ability to master research methods and data analysis techniques of a documentary, correlational and experimental nature
  • To relate the biological basis of human behaviour with psychological functions and the set of psychosocial principles involved in the behaviour of individuals, groups and organisations
  • To know and to understand the functions, features and limitations of various theoretical models of psychology and the basic laws of the different psychological processes
  • Psychologist
    General skills
    • To fluently manage the basic statistical vocabulary and the mathematical-statistical language of scientific psychology
    • To learn the techniques and methods for constructing the test, scaling and distributing scores measuring instrument: reliability and validity
    • To understand the basic mechanisms related to cognitive, motivational and emotional processes and be able to explain the perceptual and attentional activity and its relationship with other basic psychological processes
    • To know and understand the influence of psycho-social processes and contextual variables in individual, group and organisational behaviour
    • To know the processes related to the physical, cognitive, emotional, language, social and labour development in different periods of the life cycle as well as assessment tools to analyse human evolutionary development
    • To know the processes related to the formation of personality, health and psycho-pathology and develop the necessary skills to advise on the of interventions design in the area of psycho-pathology and health skills

Students wishing to study this degree must have a clear idea of the nature of this profession and possible vocational opportunities, both in the more traditional areas of the field of Psychology (Clinical and Health Psychology, Educational Psychology, Human Resource, Organizational and Occupational Psychology, and Psychology of Social and Community Intervention) and in newer areas (Family Intervention and Mediation, Intervention in Emergencies and Catastrophies, Psychogerontology, Traffic & Road Safety). Likewise, students should show an interest in:
  • In addition, you should be well-spoken and have good written skills
  • In terms of motivation, it is important to be willing to work well with others or as part of a team, be capable of handling confrontation or intervening in more complex situations in a methodical and well-planned manner in order to resolve biopsychosocial issues that form part of psychology
  • The methodologies and techniques used in scientific research in the field of psychology, and the disengagement of this field with pseudosciences that lack genuine scholarship and critical thought
  • The strategies and methods that are used for intervention in psychology to attempt to resolve a diverse range of problems affecting individuals and groups in modern society
  • Scientific findings in the field of Psychology, both in basic and applied research, aimed at understanding the biopsychosocial mechanisms underlying behaviour
  • On an individual level, you must be commited to understanding patterns of behaviour in different psychosocial contexts, and understanding how to face current or future challenges in Psychology using soley professional criteria
  • Gaining all knowledge that would enable you to orientate yourself professionally in the field of Psychology. Furthermore, you should be able to provide a critical analysis of situations and well-reasoned arguments from a scientific and professional standpoint when faced with scientific advances and findings in basic and applied research. You should also possess assessment techniques and strategies and intervention measures to resolve psychological problems that affect individuals, groups or society at large
  • Both basic and applied research, with special attention paid to functional studies of the brain and their relationship with behaviour
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