Official master's degree in Public Health at the UPF

Sponsorship from the Catalan Dept. of Public Healt

Public Health

UPF - Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Màsters Oficials
A Barcelona (Spagna)

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  • Master
  • Barcelona (Spagna)
  • Durata:
    2 Years

If you have higher level training in the health sciences sector and you would like to specialise in the management of public health in the administration, this course is for you. presents the university master's degree in Public Health, a course coordinated by the Universitat Pompeu Fabra and which the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona also participates in. The course will train you to work in both public and private health services.

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Quali sono gli obiettivi della formazione?

You will being working on the area of public health, studying its organisation and its different health policies, and later continue studying epidemiology, statistics and the design of public health studies. The next area you will work on will be professionalisation and research on community and workplace health, and also the epidemiology of transmittable diseases. The following part is based on your specialisation, where you may choose from between the different subjects that adapt to your goals. You will complete your training with professional work placements and with your Master's thesis.

È la formazione giusta per me?

This master's degree is designed for university graduates who would like to specialise in management of health services and public health. The course lasts two years and is taught in person. You must have a high standard of English as part of the Master is taught in that language.

Requisiti: Official bachelor's degree or equivalent. B2 level of English.

Nationally recognised qualification: Official university master's degree - Ministry of Education


Dove e quando

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Barcelona, Spagna
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Cosa impari in questo corso?

Medicine at work
Social statistics
Environmental healthl
Public services
Workplace healthl
Organisation of public health
Communication and ethics
Community health
Environmental epidemiology
Cardiovascular epidemiology
Epidemiology of cancer
Social epidemiology


Module I: mandatory subjects in Public Health (this module has 18 mandatory ECTS credits for the two models: research and professional)
  • Organisation of public health
  • Health policies
  • Health and society
  • Protection of health
  • Promotion of health
  • Communication and ethics
Module II: core methods in Public Health (this module has 24 ECTS credits and all of the associated subjects are mandatory for the two models of the Master: research and professional)
  • Statistics I
  • Epidemiology I
  • Qualitative methods
  • Data analysis and management
  • Statistics II
  • Epidemiology II
  • Design of public health studies
Module III: Professionalisation of 12 ECTS credits (all of the subjects are mandatory for the professionalisation model)
  • Community health
  • Supervising public health
  • Workplace health
  • Epidemiology of transmittable diseases
Module IV: Research with 12 ECTS credits (all the associated subjects are mandatory for the research model)
  • Environmental epidemiology
  • Research into health services
  • Epidemiology III
  • Statistics III
Module V: Specialisation of 22 ECTS credits (all of the subjects are optional)
  • Statistics III
  • Epidemiology III
  • Health economics
  • Environmental epidemiology
  • Cardiovascular epidemiology
  • Epidemiology of cancer
  • Genetic epidemiology
  • Nutrition epidemiology
  • Social epidemiology
  • Epidemiology of transmittable diseases
  • Assessment of preventive programmes and policies
  • Risk assessment
  • Management of public health
  • Research into health services
  • Lectures on public health

Module VI: professional work placements (they will take place during the second academic year. They are mandatory for the two models of the master's degree)

Module VII: Master's thesis (it will be done in the second academic year and it is mandatory for the two models of the master's degree)

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Students from outside the European Union: €4063.91