Health Science Foundation Year

Health Science Foundation Year

Health Science Foundation Year

Study modes

  • Campus Based

Years

  • 1 year

Universities / Campuses

  • Madrid (Villaviciosa de Odón Campus)

Languages

  • English

ECTS

  • 60 ECTS

Schools

  • School of Biomedical Sciences
  • Areas

    • Nursing
    • Odontology
    • Physical Therapy
    • Psychology
    • Biotechnology
    • Pharmacy

    The Health Science Foundation Year is a program designed by the Universidad Europea de Madrid through which health can discover your true vocation and help you decide your future career as a dentist, pharmaceutical, biotechnologist, nurse, physical therapist or psychologist.

    The objective of this program is to introduce you to the basic knowledge of the health sciences through key subjects such as Cell Biology and Genetics, Human Anatomy, Physiopathology and Biostatistics. Basic material for various Degree qualifications in health sciences corresponding to the structure, functioning and behavior of the human body, and methodologies for information analysis and scientific production.

    You will also begin to develop skills and abilities that are key to your professional future in the health sector: Psychology and Communication Skills, and Management Skills and Group Management. You will improve your level of English or Spanish with the language material depending on the group that you sign up for, and will also learn about health terminology.

    You will be able to discover your true health vocation through the simulation module, as you will undertake an internship in a high fidelity simulation environment in facilities with advanced technology, which are pioneers in Spain. You will always be guided by a faculty of professors with extensive professional and educational experience. Some of the subjects in this program are eligible for recognition as part of the Degree program that you end up choosing to study.

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    90%

    employability in the first year.

    40

    countries to choose from for your internship.

    3000

    agreements with companies.

    87%

    of our students would study with us again and graduate with the same degree

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      Academic excellence

      Leader in facilities and technology. The 2nd ranking private university in Spain in scientific production. An average of 1 professor per 23 students. Advanced technology applied to teaching.

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      International context

      282 exchange agreements. Programs and internships in more than 40 countries. 70 programs 100% in English or in bilingual formats.

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      Skills development

      100% of our students receive the personalized attention of an advisor and study in small groups.

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      Focus on employment

      90% of Universidad Europea graduates find work in the first year after finishing their studies; 69% in the first 6 months. 3,000 agreements with companies. 2,000 internships a year. 10% outside Spain.

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    Curriculum

    Class

    ECTS

    Basic Sciences
    (24 ECTS)

    Structure and Function I

    6

    Structure and Function II

    6

    Applied Biostatistics

    6

    Cellular Biology and Genetics

    6

    Communication Skills
    (9 ECTS)

    Management Skills and Group Management

    3

    Psychology and Communication Skills

    6

    Modern Language
    (12 ECTS)

    Modern Language I

    6

    Modern Language II

    6

    Research Applied to Life Sciences
    (6 ECTS)

    Research Methodology

    6

    Simulation Practicum
    (9 ECTS)

    Simulated practice I *

    2

    Simulated practice II *

    2

    Simulated practice III *

    2

    First Aid and CPR

    3

    Total

    60

    * Students of this program must choose 3 areas of knowledge related to their vocation in which they wish to take simulated practical classes subjects: Dentistry, Pharmacy, Biotechnology, Nursing, Physical Therapy and Psychology.

    If you successfully complete the Health Science Foundation Year you might be eligible for ECTS credit recognition in the following programs of our Biohealth Department:

    DEGREES

    RECOGNITION

    Bachelor's Degree in Dentistry (Spanish/ English)

    30 ECTS

    Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology (Spanish/ English)

    33 ECTS

    Bachelor's Degree in Psychology (Spanish/ English)

    30 ECTS

    Bachelor's Degree in Physical Therapy (Spanish/ French / Italian)

    36 ECTS

    Bachelor's Degree in Pharmacy (Spanish)

    36 ECTS

    Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (Spanish)

    30 ECTS

    GARANTÍA DE CALIDAD

    La Universidad Europea cuenta con un amplio abanico de reconocimientos que avalan su calidad académica. En concreto, cuenta con algunos de los siguientes prestigiosos galardones, como por ejemplo: el Sello de Excelencia Europea 500+, Quali-cert o Madrid Excelente.
    En el rating internacional de acreditación QS Stars, la Universidad Europea ha obtenido un total de cuatro estrellas sobre cinco en el rating internacional de acreditación de la calidad universitaria ‘QS Stars’. Este sistema de acreditación externo determina el nivel de excelencia alcanzado por las universidades en varias áreas. La Universidad Europea ha conseguido la máxima puntuación de cinco estrellas en Empleabilidad, Docencia, Instalaciones y Responsabilidad Social del rating.

    Calidad 2012

    *Estos reconocimientos han sido otorgados a la Universidad Europea de Madrid.

    CALIDAD E INNOVACIÓN EN EL SIGLO XXI

    La innovación es el eje a partir del cual se diseña la oferta formativa de la Universidad con el propósito de adaptarla a las necesidades y expectativas de los estudiantes. Además, la innovación se integra en el desarrollo de todo el proceso de aprendizaje de la Universidad, aplicando nuevas tecnologías y metodologías docentes en el aula.

    Cada estudiante cuenta con un mentor personal que realiza el acompañamiento del estudiante para el desarrollo progresivo de su inteligencia emocional y de determinadas competencias transversales que serán necesarias en el desarrollo de la práctica profesional.

    SISTEMA DE GARANTÍA DE CALIDAD (SGIC)

    La Universidad Europea ha diseñado su Sistema de Garantía Interna de Calidad acorde con las directrices de la Agencia Nacional de Evaluación de la Calidad y Acreditación (ANECA), como base estructural para garantizar la calidad de las nuevas titulaciones oficiales según las directrices de calidad del Espacio Europeo de Educación Superior (EEES) y la Ley Orgánica 4/2007, de 12 de abril, por la que se modifica la Ley Orgánica 6/2001, de 21 de diciembre, de Universidades.

    Sistema de Garantía de Calidad (SGIC)

    LÍDERES EN I+D+I

    La excelencia en investigación es parte del compromiso que en la Universidad Europea hemos adquirido con la sociedad. Investigamos con el fin de generar conocimiento transferible y así contribuir al desarrollo y el progreso social. Disponemos de cuatro Centros de Excelencia de Investigación, que potencian la creación de sinergias entre los grupos de investigación dando lugar a alianzas con otras instituciones y empresas nacionales e internacionales.

    DEFENSOR DEL ESTUDIANTE

    La Universidad cuenta con un avanzado Servicio de Atención al Estudiante que permite reducir los tiempos de espera de los estudiantes en cuanto a información solicitada así como para la rápida tramitación y solución de las instancias generales que pueda haber presentado.
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    The Health Science Foundation Year is a program aimed at students who legally meet the university's eligibility requirements and who wish to study health sciences, but are unsure as to which health discipline they would like to specialize in: Dentistry, Pharmacy, Biotechnology, Nursing, Physical Therapy and Psychology.

    Through these programs students will be introduced to basic materials, competencies and skills in health sciences and will choose a schedule of practical classes that will help them decide on their future profession in the field of health.

    International Outlook

    Enjoy some of the advantages that position us as a university with a clearly international focus:choose among double degrees with many international universities, benefit from an Erasmus scholarship, study totally or partially in English or take your internship abroad.

    We are part of the prestigious Laureate international network, the leader in further education, serving more than 850,000 students in 30 countries and over 80 institutions worldwide.

    Cutting Edge Professional Facilities

    At the Universidad Europea our priority is learning with an eminently practical approach. Our Madrid, Valencia and Canary Islands campuses offer you the best facilities for putting your knowledge into practice, in the most fully equipped laboratories and using the latest technologies, before joining the career world. Likewise, in the university clinics, students of the School of Biomedical Sciences and the School of Health Sciences can develop their practical learning in contact with the professional world.

    Guarantee of Quality

    Our hard work and constant dedication to academic excellence have been recognized by many of the most prestigious quality certificates, such as: EFQM 400+ “European Excellence”, Quali-cert, and Madrid Excelente.

    Calidad 2012

    *These marks of recognition were granted to Universidad Europea de Madrid.

    Leaders in R&D&I

    At the Universidad Europea excellence in research is part of our commitment to society. We research to generate transferable knowledge and thus contribute to social development and progress. To do this, we have five Centers of Excellence for Research which organize all our research activity in each line (projects, training programs, scientific forums, dissertations, scientific dissemination, etc.). These enhance the creation of synergies among research groups both in the University and outside, leading to alliances with other institutions and companies in Spain and abroad.

    Students who enroll in the Health Science Foundation Year will be able to choose whether they want to study in Spanish or English to strengthen their level in the chosen language and expose themselves to the necessary health terminology for their future profession.

    Academic, Human and Social Education

    Students at the Universidad Europea have an important added value in their professional preparation. In addition to developing the technique, the knowledge and the praxis necessary for your future profession, you are trained in a series of essential competencies to excel both on the personal and the professional plane. We will work with you on skills such as conflict resolution, leadership capacity or teamwork, emotional intelligence, creativity, innovation, critical spirit, entrepreneurship and communication skills.

    Personalized Teaching

    The philosophy of placing students into small groups (an average of 1 professor for every 23 students), the excellent students program and the presence, from the first day, of one advisor per student enable and encourage the motivation of each student and the development of their full potential.

    Our Academic Advising Program (PAT) follows the coaching and mentoring model and is designed to help you focus on your profession from the start, until you join the world of work.

    Faculty Connected to the Professional World

    Our faculty have teaching, professional and research experience which will enrich your theoretical and practical training. They come from the most prestigious companies and institutions and teach the latest courses of study, focused on the professional world.

    They are an essential asset for making our students highly competitive. Furthermore, we design Teaching Plans, which, amongst other aspects place particular emphasis on academic and effective student monitoring throughout their university experience.

    Committed to the Environment

    At the Universidad Europea we have awareness-raising programs, national and international volunteer groups, groups in defense of human rights, or to promote alternative forms of consumption. We encourage our faculty to include these as social content in degree courses through the Curricular Sustainability Program.

    Develop Your Entrepreneurial Spirit

    At the Universidad Europea we foster entrepreneurship among our students through different workshops, prizes and activities. Examples include the Specific Plan to Develop the Entrepreneurial Spirit (900 students have joined so far) or the Annual Young Social Entrepreneurs Awards, in collaboration with the International Youth Foundation. We support young people who devote themselves to creating a more sustainable world through real action projects.

    ADMISSIONS

    The admissions process to study a Bachelor's Degree at the Universidad Europea is via a few simple steps, which basically consist of submitting certain documentation, taking an entry exam and conclude with formalization of enrollment.

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    FINANCIAL AID

    At the Universidad Europea de Madrid we have a full system of financial aid available to you to help you pay for your education. Some examples are:

    • Flexibility in payments
    • Monthly installments
    • Help for prompt payment
    • Aid for continuing studies
    • Aid for simultaneous studies
    • Aid for having a family member at the Universidad Europea

    Funding

    The Universidad Europea has signed several agreements with banks to help you pay for your studies.

    Grants and scholarships

    In 2012-13, more than 1,100 grants and scholarships worth over 5 million euros were awarded to students of the Universidad Europea.

    Grants and scholarships from the European Career College of Madrid

    Official grants and scholarships from the Ministry of Education

    Talented, Outstanding People Program (TOP Program),

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