Title name: Master's Degree in Psychogerontology (2nd ed)
Branch of knowledge: Health Sciences
Center where it is taught: Faculty of Psychology Rúa Xosé María Suárez Núñez, s / n. South campus. 15782 Santiago de Compostela
Date of authorization for the implementation of the title by the Xunta de Galicia: Orde do 18/03/2014 (DOG 28/03/2014)
Date of publication in the BOE: 03/18/2016
Date of the last accreditation: 02/27/2014
Responsible for the title:
Title coordinator: Facal Mayo, David
Teaching conditions:Offer periodicity: annual
Type of teaching: face-to-face
Study regime: full tempo / partial tempo
Languages of use: Spanish GalicianInteruniversity degree:
Coordinating University:University of ValenciaParticipating universities:Autonomous University of Barcelona
University of Salamanca
University of Santiago de CompostelagoalsThe creation of new official Master's degrees generated within the framework of the European Higher Education Area constitutes a historic opportunity to develop the official specialization in Psychogerontology, thus ensuring the necessary presence of an academic training that enables professional and research training higher level of interested students and that allows more closely co-ordination of the teaching and research efforts of the teachers involved.
An important objective is that upon completion of the master's degree the student is able to be original in the development and application of the knowledge acquired. His understanding of Psychogerontology should allow him to solve new problems and apply his teachings to unusual contexts, being able to make his own judgments, argue rationally, express his conclusions with adequate language, write articles that can be reviewed and published in national and international journals.
General CompetencesKnow in depth the different models of evaluation, diagnosis, intervention and treatment in the field of Psychogerontology, as well as the techniques and procedures derived from them.
Plan, develop and supervise the psychogerontological evaluation process in the different contexts and areas of action.
Design, develop, supervise and evaluate psychogerontological intervention and treatment plans and programs based on prior evaluation and individual, social and institutional variables.
Show appropriate interpersonal communication and emotion management skills for effective interaction with the elderly, family members, caregivers and other professionals involved in gerontological care.
Know at an advanced level the normal and pathological aging process from the psychobiological, cognitive, personal and social point of view.
Knowing how to apply the acquired knowledge and the ability to solve problems to new or little-known areas within the interdisciplinary contexts related to Psychogerontology.
Know how to identify the ethical implications of their professional performance and adjust to the deontological obligations of Psychology and other related professions, showing an ethical and professional commitment in relation to civic, social and global responsibilities.
Know how to identify and formulate research problems in the context of their professional practice, and contribute to their approach according to the research methods, techniques and procedures typical of health, social and behavioral sciences.CurriculumSpecialties or itineraries:
Are not contemplated
Credit transfer and recognition:
Recognition of credits: consists of the acceptance by a university of the credits that were obtained in an official education, in the same or in another university, and that are computed in other different teachings for the purposes of obtaining an official degree.
Transfer of credits: implies that in the official academic documents accrediting the successive teachings for each student, the totality of the credits obtained in official teachings taken previously, in the same or in another university, that have not led to the obtaining of an official title.SaidasEurope is the continent with the oldest population in the world. Today, the European population over 60 years of age exceeds 200 million people. Thus, there are more and more programs aimed at older people aimed at improving their quality of life, both in the case of older people who age healthily and those who do so with some degree of dependency.
In the case of Galicia, the development of services for the elderly in the Wellness area is also shaping the demand for psychologists for this area. Thus, in April of this year, the first job offer was announced for Day Care Centers for the elderly in various municipalities. In all of them, the offer includes places for "Psychological Intervention" for which the title of psychologist is required; The functions and the examination syllabus for these places is largely adjusted to the training offered by this postgraduate course.
The proposed interuniversity postgraduate program will train specialists capable of carrying out qualified work in Geriatric Residences, Day Centers, Community Centers, Town Halls, Mental Health Centers, Rehabilitation Centers, Research Centers, Respite Units, Dependency Centers, Home Help Services, Telecare and private practice with the elderly and / or their families.