General information

Academic year: 2023/2024

Level: Master

Type: Official Master's Degree

ECTS Credits: 60

Programme orientation Research

Length of programme (full time): 1 YEAR

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

More info: programme website

Programme coordinator


Faculty of Medicine / Granada campus

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

  • Health, not elsewhere classified (0919)

Main focus

; Graduates of this master’s programme will be capable of applying scientific reasoning to the assessment of community health issues and their determining factors. They will understand and be able to develop strategies for health promotion, illness prevention, and health protection, which improve the health and well-being of the community. Graduates will be able to identify, access, and critically evaluate scientific information relevant to specific health issues and assess its usefulness in particular situations. They will be able to formulate hypotheses, as well as collect and analyse data from a statistical and epidemiological perspective for the solution of health problems. Finally, graduates will adopt quality improvement as one of the essential features of their professional activity.


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 Investigación y Avances en Medicina Preventiva y Salud Pública

Qualification requirements

60 minimum credits

Programme courses

Course NameYearPeriod
Advanced Epidemiology 1st Year 2nd Semester
Basic Statistics 1st Year 1st Semester
Clinical Epidemiology 1st Year 2nd Semester
Control and Monitoring of Environmental Risk Factors 1st Year 2nd Semester
Epidemiology and Control of Infectious Diseases 1st Year 2nd Semester
Epidemiology and Prevention of Cancer 1st Year 2nd Semester
General Epidemiology 1st Year 1st Semester
Health Promotion 1st Year 1st Semester
Health Protection 1st Year 1st Semester
Information Management and Scientific Writing 1st Year 2nd Semester
Logistic Regression, Poisson Regression and Survival Methods 1st Year 2nd Semester
Master's Dissertation 1st Year 2nd Semester
Multiple Linear Regression 1st Year 2nd Semester
Patient Safety 1st Year 2nd Semester
Perinatal Epidemiology and Health Promotion among Pregnant Women 1st Year 2nd Semester
Principles, Organisation and Research Methods in Primary Healthcare 1st Year 2nd Semester
Qualitative Techniques and Public Health 1st Year 2nd Semester
Risk and Disease Prevention 1st Year 1st Semester


Specialisation name

– Research Methodology In Public Health

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

Students with a mother tongue other than Spanish will be required an accredited intermediate level or higher in Spanish, according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

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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