The master’s degree was officially recognised as a professionalising study thanks to its guaranteeing a certain number of places in centres of reference authorised as health centres in their autonomous community, as established under Ministerial order ECD/1070/2013 . This qualification of the centres or health services makes it possible to provide students with a high-quality, recognised education.
This master's degree offers 30 places for carrying out external placements. Pre-enrolment on this master's degree requires an undertaking to accept the performance of placements at the centre allocated, depending on preferences and weighted marks.
The subject area of work placements seeks to provide students with the opportunity to put into practice the skills obtained on the master's degree, as students are required to work in their new professional role at an external health centre supervised by a health professional, who will coordinate and supervise activities at the centre.
Work placements on the master's degree are structured into two subjects: External Practical classes. 1, during the second semester, worth 12 ECTS (approximately 180 hrs); and External Practical Classes 2, during the third semester, worth 18 ECTS (approximately 270 hrs).
Both external practical classes allow the student to put his/her skills into practice at a health department or area. Therefore, External Practical classes 1 will be carried out, wherever possible, at one health module or area, while External Practical classes 2 will be carried out at another health module or area. Furthermore, this undertaking can be linked to the student’s master's thesis as a project in the field of health psychology.