Official Master's Degree in General Health Psychology

Work placements

The total number of placements is established in the Spanish Official State Gazette (BOE-A-2011-15623). In accordance with this, the training of General Health Psychologists includes 30 ECTS credits, equivalent to 750 hours spent on-site and on independent work, for external work placements. These take place mainly in the health institutions affiliated to the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB): Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, Barcelona, Consorci MAR-Parc de Salut, Barcelona, Hospital de la Vall d'Hebró, Hospital Germans Trias i Pujol and Corporació Sanitària Parc Taulí, Sabadell. They may also be undertaken at other authorised centres that are registered as healthcare centres.

The placements that students undertake (30 ECTS credits) in the accredited centres with which the UAB has teaching collaboration agreements in place are supervised by clinical psychology specialists or general health psychologists who work at these centres as clinical psychologists. Work schedules for placement students are set by the centres themselves. Placement activity usually takes place in the mornings, Monday to Friday, during the second and third semester of the master's degree. The organisation of external work placements includes minimum and maximum rotations between the different centres and care units. Placement activity includes clinical practice, seminars and clinical sessions. At present, the placement centres for the master's degree are the following.

  • Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau.
  • Hospital Universitari Vall d’Hebrón.
  • Hospital del Mar-Parc Salut Mar.
  • Hospital Universitari Germans Trias i Pujol.
  • Corporació Sanitària Parc Taulí de Sabadell.
  • Corporació de Salut del Maresme-La Selva/Comunitat Terapèutica del Maresme.
  • Hospital Universitari Institut Quirón-Dexeus.
  • Hospital Mare de Déu de la Mercè.
  • Hospital de Sant Rafael.
  • Consorci Sanitari de Terrasa.
  • ICO-Hospital Durán i Reynals.
  • Fundació CPB-Centre de Psicoterapia de Barcelona.
  • MC-Mutual.
  • Centre Sanitari de l'Anoia (Hospital d'Igualada).

External work placements have the following educational aims.
 

  • Amplify, diversify and intensify the contact with professional healthcare practice that was initiated in the bachelor's degree.
  • Develop the competences and skills needed to practise the profession.
  • Experience and learn to respond to problems relating to the professional code of practice in the health sector.
  • Know the competences and the limitations of the General Health Psychologist when practising the profession, so as to recognise when cases or situations go beyond these and need to be referred to other professionals.
  • Know the functioning, the work dynamic and the particular characteristics of health institutions, the healthcare system, and the communities they serve.
  • Learn about continuing professional development.
  • Know the competences and the limitations of the General Health Psychologist when practising the profession, so as to recognise when cases or situations go beyond these and need to be referred to other professionals.

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