Requirements for admission include possession of a bachelor's degree (180 credits) or equivalent in nursing, occupational therapy, authorised social education or physiotherapy. Applicants with other relevant bachelor's degrees or equivalent education at college or university level may upon special consideration be accepted as students.
The programme offers two different specialisations; one in rehabilitation and health promotion in chronic health failure, and one in palliative care. In order to apply for the concentration in in palliative care the applicant must hold a bachelor's degree or equivalent in nursing. Applicants must indicate which concentration they apply for when applying.
Admission is given according to the University of Agder¿s regulations for admission to master programmes and continuing education (http://www.lovdata.no/cgi-wift/ldles?doc=/sf/sf/http://www.uia.no/en/content/view/full/45276/(place)/0/(ectsemne08)/sf-200/sf-20051214-1750.html) with supplementary rules for admission to the Master¿s Programme in Clinical Health Sciences.
The master¿s programme in clinical health sciences constitutes part of the rise in competence within the health and social care fields, both nationally, regionally, and locally. It is meant to increase theoretical and research based knowledge in professional health care and create a foundation for research and development within the field of study.
The students are given qualifications in critical analysis, reflection, and a research-based approach to health care practice. This gives a basis for advanced clinical occupational practice with special emphasis on professional development and also for further studies on a PhD level. The candidates will be especially well qualified for combination positions which include both clinical work as well as research ¿ and development work.
The master¿s programme in health sciences is founded on a holistic view on health, based on professional tradition from the humanities, social sciences, and medicine fields.
What is meant by knowledge-based practice is the combination of user perspective, clinical experience and expertise with the best available knowledge from research. A central focus in the programme will be to increase the students¿ competence in actively seeking new knowledge within their field in order to keep themselves up to date. The students will also be taught methods for advanced clinical assessment. Clinical activity does not, however, take place in a vacuum and therefore challenges related to interaction and organisation of health services will be emphasised. In addition, different kinds of welfare technology as well as opportunities and limitations in technology will be emphasised.
|1. sem||HEL418-G Organization and innovation in health services 15 sp|
|2. sem||HEL423-G Advanced mapping and clinical assessment 15 sp|
|3. sem||Specialisation Rehabilitation and health promotion in chronic health f Other specialisation|
|3. sem||HEL419-G Living with chronic disease 15 sp|
|4. sem||HEL420-1 Rehabilitation and health promotion 15 sp|
|5. sem||ME-418-G Philosophy of Science 15 sp|
|6. sem||ME-427-G Research Methods. Common Subject. 5 sp||Reseach Methods - Students Choice|
|7. sem||ME-520-G Master's thesis in clinical health sciences (1/2) 15 sp|
|8. sem||ME-520-G Master's thesis in clinical health sciences (2/2) 15 sp|
After having completed the programme, students will have achieved knowledge, skills and attitudes in clinical health sciences as an interdisciplinary phenomenon and will be able to:
The study programme encourages various forms of instruction and work methods and a close follow-up of the individual student. The teaching environment for the students contains the following main elements:
Teaching languages are Scandinavian languages and English
All previous courses must be passed before the master's thesis can be handed in. Please see progression requirements in the course descriptions.
A written master project plan must be approved before the master's thesis can be started. The project plan must be in accordance with guidelines for the master's degree.
The master programme will qualify for health care work at community, regional and national levels, within the public sector (municipality and health trusts) and in private and voluntary organizations. Typical areas of occupation include:
The programme will qualify for admission to PhD-programmes.
The faculty makes reservations as to whether both specializations will be offered every academic year.
Course pamphlets with more detailed information for each will be published in Canvas.
Faculty of Health and Sport Sciences