General information

Academic year: 2023/2024

Level: Master

Type: Official Master's Degree

ECTS Credits: 90

Programme orientation Professional

Length of programme (full time): 1.5 YEARS

Mode of delivery: Face-to-face

Level of qualification: Máster (MECES level 3 - EQF level 7)

Model of study: Full-time (42-60 ECTS per school year)

Work-based learning (Practicum): Yes

Language(s) of instruction Spanish

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Programme coordinator


Faculty of Psychology / Granada campus

Field(s) of education and training (ISCED-F)

  • Health, not elsewhere classified (0919)

Main focus

; – Acquire the knowledge necessary to carry out research, assessments and psychological interventions on aspects of a person’s behaviour and activity in order to promote and improve their state of health, provided that such activities do not require specialised attention from other health professionals. – Acquire, develop and put into practice a comprehensive health approach, including its biopsychosocial components, in accordance with the WHO guidelines.; – Apply the basic principles of bioethics and the method of deliberation in professional practice, in accordance with the provisions of Law 44/2003, of 21 November, that establishes the organisation of health professions. – Demonstrate interpersonal communication and emotion management skills for appropriate interactions with patients, families and caregivers during the process of identifying the problem, assessment, communicating the diagnosis, and psychological monitoring and intervention. – Critically analyse and use clinical information sources. – Use information and communication technologies in professional practices. – Write appropriate psychological reports to the addressees. -Formulate working hypotheses in research, collecting and critically assessing information for problem solving by using the scientific method. – Become familiar with the scope of action of the general health psychologist and be able to refer a patient to the pertinent specialised professional.; – Develop their work from the perspective of quality and constant improvement, with the self-critical capacity required for a responsible professional performance. – Communicate and interact with other professionals, and master the required skills for teamwork and multidisciplinary work groups. – Be aware of the obligations and responsibilities of healthcare service staff regarding the confidentiality of information and the protection of patients’ personal data. – Acquire in-depth knowledge of the psychological nature of human behaviour, as well as the social and biological factors that may affect it. – Understand the psychological nature of human behaviour disorders in depth. – Acquire in-depth knowledge of the psychosocial factors associated with health problems and diseases. – Acquire in-depth knowledge of the biological and psychosocial factors associated with health problems and diseases, especially those related to mental health. – Understand the different models of assessment and intervention in the field of general health psychology, as well as the techniques and procedures derived from them, to tackle behavioural disorders and the psychological factors associated with health problems. – Plan, carry out and, where appropriate, supervise the process of psychological assessment of human behaviour and of the psychological factors associated with health problems. – Design, develop and, where appropriate, supervise and evaluate psychological intervention plans and programmes, based on psychological assessment and on individual and social variables concurrent in each case. – Be familiar with the activities necessary for the constitution, setting up and management of a company, including its legal structure as well as the associated legal, accounting and tax obligations. – Be familiar with the current regulations in the Spanish health sector. – Carry out promotion and education activities for individual and community-based mental health.


Students that have completed the second cycle have the following competencies: – Have demonstrated knowledge and understanding that is founded upon a basis or opportunity for originality in developing and/or applying ideas, often within a research context. – Can apply their acquired knowledge and understanding, and problem solving abilities in new or unfamiliar environments within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to their field of study. – Have the ability to integrate knowledge and handle complexity, and formulate judgments with incomplete or limited information, but that include reflecting on social and ethical responsibilities linked to the application of their knowledge and judgments. – Can communicate their conclusions, and the knowledge and rationale underpinning these, to specialist and non-specialist audiences clearly and unambiguously. – Have the learning skills to allow them to continue to study in a manner that may be largely self-directed or autonomous.

Programme qualification

Name of title awarded in original language

Máster Universitario en Psicología General Sanitaria

Qualification requirements

90 minimum credits

Access to a regulated profession

Professional Status Health Psychologist

Programme courses

Course NameYearPeriod
Ageing: Assessment, Diagnosis and Intervention 2nd Year 2nd Semester
Assessment and Diagnosis in Eating Disorders: Implications for Intervention 1st Year 1st Semester
Assessment and Intervention in Drug Dependence 2nd Year 2nd Semester
Assessment, Diagnosis and Intervention in Anxiety Disorders 1st Year 1st Semester
Assessment, Diagnosis and Intervention in Language Disorders during Childhood 1st Year 2nd Semester
Assessment, Diagnosis and Intervention in Psychopathy and Panic Related Disorders 1st Year 1st Semester
Assessment, Diagnosis and Psychological Intervention in Functional Somatic Syndromes and Somatoform Disorders 1st Year 2nd Semester
Assessment, Diagnosis and Psychological Report 1st Year 1st Semester
Assessment, Diagnosis and Psychological Treatment of Children and Adolescents 1st Year 2nd Semester
Assessment, Diagnosis and Treatment in Patients with Neuropsychological disorders 1st Year 2nd Semester
Assessment, Diagnosis and Treatment in Sexual Disorders 1st Year 2nd Semester
Assessment, Diagnosis and Treatment of Mood Disorders and Grief 1st Year 2nd Semester
Assessment, Diagnosis and Treatment of Personality Disorders 2nd Year 2nd Semester
Early Attention: Assessment, Diagnosis and Intervention in Children with Special Educational Needs 2nd Year 2nd Semester
Evidence-based Research and Methods in Health Psychology 2nd Year 2nd Semester
Health Promotion 1st Year 1st Semester
Intervention Skills in Health Psychology 1st Year 2nd Semester
Learning Potential Assessment Foundations and Applications in Health Psychology 1st Year 2nd Semester
Master's Dissertation 1st Year 1st Semester
Professional and Ethical Foundations of Health Psychology 2nd Year 2nd Semester
Research Design and Techniques for Scientific Communication in Health Psychology 2nd Year 2nd Semester
Scientific Foundations of Health Psychology 1st Year 1st Semester
Work Placement 1 1st Year Yearly
Work Placement 2 1st Year Yearly


Specialisation name

– No Specialisation

Admission information

Access to Master’s Degree programmes is granted to holders of:
A.1. A Spanish official university degree.
A.2. A degree issued by a Higher Education institution from another European Higher Education Area Member State which allows access to Master Degree’s programmes in that State.
A.3. A degree from a non-EHEA education system, upon verification by the Spanish University that the aforementioned degree accredits an equivalent education level to that of a Spanish university degree and allows access to postgraduate programmes in the issuing country.
A.4. A Spanish Bachelor in Advanced Artistic Education.
A.5. Official Spanish university degrees of Diplomado, Arquitecto Técnico, Ingeniero Técnico, Licenciado, Arquitecto, Ingeniero, Graduado or Máster Universitario.

Specific admission requirements

Ministerial Order ECD/1070/2013, dated 12 June (Spanish Government Gazette, BOE of 14 June 2013) sets out the specific access criteria for the Master’s Degrees in General Health Psychology necessary for admission to the regulated and formally recognised profession of General Health Psychologist. The Order stipulates that access to the Master’s degree will be conditional upon the possession of a degree of Licenciado or Graduado (Bachelor’s degree) in Psychology, together, where appropriate, with the successful completion of complementary training to ensure the candidate has achieved at least 90 ECTS credits in specifically health-related topics. Prior to entering the Master’s degree programme, candidates will be required to provide documentary evidence of having achieved these 90 credits in the form of official academic certification specifying the courses or subjects covered, with their respective credits. These courses and subjects must pertain to the areas of Personality, Psychological Assessment and Treatment, Clinical Psychology and Health Psychology. In this regard, those courses with a specific focus on health will be considered to be those covering health-related spheres of knowledge and those belonging to the areas of Clinical Psychology and Health Psychology, provided these are aimed “specifically and fundamentally at providing students with the knowledge, skills and attitudes required in the healthcare environment.

General regulations

Grading scale
In the Spanish university system, modules/courses are graded on a scale of 0 to 10 points with the following qualitative equivalence:
0-4,9: «suspenso»; 5-6,9: «aprobado»; 7-8,9: «notable»; 9-10: «sobresaliente». A special mention, «Matrícula de Honor» may be granted to up to 5% of the students in a group provided they have got a «sobresaliente». To pass a module/course is necessary to get at least 5 points.
In cases of recognition of ECTS, professional experience, cultural or sports activities, or student representation no grading will be recorded but, where appropriate, the word «Apto».


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