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Gerontology

Student profile

Admission profile

The recommended admission profile for this Master’s programme are candidates holding university degrees or diplomas in fields related to Gerontology, such as the following:

campos y disciplinas gerontologia
Psychology Social work
Social education Nursing
Medicine Occupational therapy
Physiotherapy Pedagogy
Law Sociology
Economics and Business Administration Anthropology

 

The following will be highly valued:

  • General first cycle competences.
  • Specific competences related to a field of knowledge, discipline or profession in Social Sciences or Health.
  • Engagement with social change, the promotion of justice and well-being of the general population and disadvantaged groups.
  • Capacity for interpersonal relationships, willingness to work in a team and personal maturity.
  • Knowledge of English (particularly reading skills).

Graduate profile

Graduates of the Master’s degree in Gerontology (official Spanish diploma) have a profile which meets the requirements to work competently in their professional field. They are equipped to carry out evaluation and diagnosis, and design and implementation of high quality ethical interventions with the elderly and their families, both in terms of community (elderly people who still enjoy a good level of personal autonomy) and institutions (elderly dependents). This approach is based on a biopsychosocial model.

These practitioners have a multidisciplinary focus which enables them to work in social and healthcare services (nursing homes and day-care centres), health and medical services (dementia or end of life care service units), public organisations, social services companies, social centres for the elderly, training centres for adults and seniors, remote assistance for the elderly, leisure and recreation, rehabilitation centres and memory clinics, among others.

Student profile

Admission profile

The recommended admission profile for this Master’s programme are candidates holding university degrees or diplomas in fields related to Gerontology, such as the following:

campos y disciplinas gerontologia
Psychology Social work
Social education Nursing
Medicine Occupational therapy
Physiotherapy Pedagogy
Law Sociology
Economics and Business Administration Anthropology

 

The following will be highly valued:

  • General first cycle competences.
  • Specific competences related to a field of knowledge, discipline or profession in Social Sciences or Health.
  • Engagement with social change, the promotion of justice and well-being of the general population and disadvantaged groups.
  • Capacity for interpersonal relationships, willingness to work in a team and personal maturity.
  • Knowledge of English (particularly reading skills).

Graduate profile

Graduates of the Master’s degree in Gerontology (official Spanish diploma) have a profile which meets the requirements to work competently in their professional field. They are equipped to carry out evaluation and diagnosis, and design and implementation of high quality ethical interventions with the elderly and their families, both in terms of community (elderly people who still enjoy a good level of personal autonomy) and institutions (elderly dependents). This approach is based on a biopsychosocial model.

These practitioners have a multidisciplinary focus which enables them to work in social and healthcare services (nursing homes and day-care centres), health and medical services (dementia or end of life care service units), public organisations, social services companies, social centres for the elderly, training centres for adults and seniors, remote assistance for the elderly, leisure and recreation, rehabilitation centres and memory clinics, among others.