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    About the Master’s degree

    The Master’s degree in Gerontologyprovides an excellent programme focused on helping future and current professionals from the field of gerontology to achieve a new positive vision of the elderly. It will also equip them with efficient professional resources to maximise their independence and well being, compensate possible health limitations and promote a engaged life style that contributes to make good ageing possible.

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    High rate of employability in social and health centres, healthcare services and health centres and social services providers.High rate of employability in social and health centres, healthcare services and health centres and social services providers.High rate of employability in social and health centres, healthcare services and health centres and social services providers.High rate of employability in social and health centres, healthcare services and health centres and social services providers.

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    METHODOLOGY

    An applied methodology that encourages reflection and critical and creative capacity.An applied methodology that encourages reflection and critical and creative capacity.An applied methodology that encourages reflection and critical and creative capacity.An applied methodology that encourages reflection and critical and creative capacity.

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    EXCELLENT ACADEMIC STAFF

    Professionals with extensive experience linked to important local, national and international companies and institutions.Professionals with extensive experience linked to important local, national and international companies and institutions.Professionals with extensive experience linked to important local, national and international companies and institutions.Professionals with extensive experience linked to important local, national and international companies and institutions.

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    SPECIALISED RESOURCES

    CRAI (resource centre for research and study), gerontology library, psychology test library CRAI (resource centre for research and study), gerontology library, psychology test library CRAI (resource centre for research and study), gerontology library, psychology test library CRAI (resource centre for research and study), gerontology library, psychology test library

    • Campus:

      Bilbao Campus

    • Programme name:

      Gerontology

    • Duration/credits:

      One academic year / 60 ECTS - 60 ECTS

    • Language

      Spanish

    • Number of places

      40

    • Programme type

      On campus

    • Application process:

      Admission opens March 15th 2022

    • Faculty:

      Health Sciences
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    Why study gerontology?

    Testimonial by María Fernández de Valderrama

    I was looking for a different view on ageing, and this Master’s course has given me that.

    Psychologist. Master's Degree in Gerontology 2017.María Fernández de Valderrama
    Testimonial by Amaia Arregui

    The fact that there are lecturers with professional experience in different areas of gerontology makes it easier to deal with new topics.

    Psychologist. Master's Degree in Gerontology 2017.Amaia Arregui
    Testimonials and opinions about the  Master's Degree in Gerontology, University of Deusto

    Combining theoretical and practical learning allows you to apply the theoretical skills you have acquired.

    Social Worker. Master's Degree in Gerontology 2017.Laura Enriquez

    ¿Por qué en Deusto?

    Profesionales bien cualificados y con riguroso conocimiento

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    Envejecimiento de la población

    Es un fenómeno observable a escala mundial y según indican los diferentes organismos internacionales constituye además una tendencia que se acentuará en las próximas décadas afectando especialmente a los países desarrollados. Se ha estimado que en el año 2050 alrededor de un 37% de la población en nuestro entorno tendrá 64 o más años de edad (INE, 2012).

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    Nuevos modelos de atención

    La atención estrictamente asistencialista, que convierte a la persona en mera “receptora” de programas y servicios resulta insuficientes. Se hace especialmente necesario adoptar nuevos modelos de trabajo con las personas mayores que concedan a éstas un papel protagonista en la gestión de su propia vida, que contribuyan a la mejora de su salud y calidad de vida y que promuevan activamente la participación y el bienestar.

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    Envejecer activamente

    Precisamente, durante el Año Europeo del Envejecimiento Activo y la Solidaridad Intergeneracional (2012) se ha puesto de relieve que envejecer activamente es envejecer con salud. Y todo ello, a ser posible en el marco de una sociedad “para todas las edades” en la que las oportunidades para el desarrollo personal, el aprendizaje a lo largo de la vida y el encuentro significativo con otras personas -sin importar la edad- lleguen a ser algo cotidiano.

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    Conocimiento riguroso

    Por estas razón es necesario contar con profesionales bien cualificados, con un conocimiento riguroso sobre los cambios asociados al proceso de envejecer y las posibles estrategias de intervención en cada caso; con habilidades para la comunicación y el encuentro humano, con sensibilidad para valorar la gran diversidad existente entre las personas mayores y apertura para trabajar no sólo “para” las personas mayores sino –fundamentalmente- “con” ellas, con una actitud positiva y una confianza ilimitada en sus posibilidades.

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    This Master's degree is for you if...

    You have a Bachelor’s, Diploma or Licenciatura degree

    in Psychology, Social Education, Medicine, Physiotherapy, Law, Social Work, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Pedagogy, Sociology, Anthropology or Economic and Business Sciences.

    You are committed to the promotion of justice and the welfare of the general population and disadvantaged groups.

    You have interpersonal skills, teamwork capacity and personal maturity.

    in English.

    You have specific competences related to an area of knowledge, discipline or profession linked to health or social sciences.

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    Aim of the master's degree

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    Aim of the master's degree

    • Acquire skills and knowledge that promote an interdisciplinary approach to gerontological care. 
    • Develop skills in the assessment and diagnosis of structures and functions related to healthy and pathological ageing, from an individual, group and social perspective.
    • Learn to design and apply intervention procedures, techniques and strategies as well as programmes and services designed for elderly people and their formal and informal carers.
    • Acquire professional skills and methodological and scientific knowledge to evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of gerontological interventions and programmes .
    • Develop the ethical, deontological, relational and communicative skills necessary for quality intervention with the elderly.

    Requisitos cumplidos

    Una titulación con garantías

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    CRITERIOS DE ADMISIÓN

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    COMPETENCIAS

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    Normas académicas

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    SISTEMA DE GESTIÓN DE CALIDAD (SGC)

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    VERIFICACIÓN, SEGUIMIENTO Y ACREDITACIÓN

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    GRANTS AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION

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    GRANTS AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION

    If you are going to study at the University of Deusto, you can benefit from our grant programme. We will give you information about the eligibility criteria and the range of grants promoted by other organisations.

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    Contact us

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    Contact us

    Bilbao Campus

    Universidad de Deusto / University of Deusto

    Avda. Universidades 24. 48007 Bilbao
    Tel. 944 139 056 
    gerontologia@deusto.es