Master's Degree in Cognitive Psychology in Health Communication Program By Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele |Top Universities

Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele

Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele, Milan, Italy
  • QS World University Rankings
  • Degree MSc
  • Study Level Masters
  • Study Mode On Campus
  • Course Intensity Full Time
  • Fees(CHF) 8000-
  • Scholarships Yes
  • Start date Oct

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The Master’s Degree in Cognitive Psychology in Health Communication, jointly offered by the Faculty of Communication of Università della Svizzera italiana (USI) and the Faculty of Psychology of Vita-Salute San Raffaele University of Milan (UniSR), presents a joint MSc programme in Cognitive Psychology with an interdisciplinary training in Neuroscience, health communication and management. The program focuses on the intersection between the theoretical bases of cognitive psychology and those of communication applied to the context of health. Cognitive psychology is the study of all those mental processes which are relevant for behaviour, normal and pathological, including, among the many, communication, language, memory, perception, attention, problem solving. Students, who choose this curriculum, will get an advanced theoretical background in neuroscience and modern psychology, will learn research methods in health communication and advanced statistical tools for the analysis of health frameworks, acquiring at the same time knowledge on organizational behaviour and management. The program is also designed to train students who will understand the causes of health-related behaviours and who will also be able to design new and effective interventions to prevent disease and promote health. It offers a high degree of innovation thanks also to the advanced technologies available on site in the two universities in terms of high-tech equipment, data centres, laboratories and health facilities. The study program promotes a cross-sectoral approach along four semesters. Modules at USI and UniSR are subdivided in thematic modules that include compulsory and electives courses. Elective courses and integrative training represent a flexible part of the programme allowing students to deepen either the clinical psychological aspects or to focus on health communication. During the Fall semesters (1st and 3rd), students will attend classes at USI, whereas courses in Spring semesters (2nd and 4th) will be held at UniSR. Over the two years, students will be supported by an active tutoring service and will cumulate extra credits and integrative psychological training, participating in seminar activities, ongoing research projects and laboratory activities, practical activities held at San Raffaele Hospital and in neurology and psychology department at UniSR. The formal requirement for admission to the Master’s degree in Cognitive Psychology in Health Communication is a Bachelor’s degree (Major) in Psychology granted by a recognized university. Up to 30 students will be admitted to the programme each year. Admission depends on the academic results of the candidate. The program is entirely held in English. Applicants who are not native English speaker or whose first degree was not taught in English, are required to provide an internationally recognized certificate to demonstrate a B2 level on the Common European Framework of Reference for language learning (CEFR).

About University

Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele is a vibrant and acclaimed University based in Milan, the most populous and International city in Italy.

The mission of Vita-Salute San Raffaele University is to answer to the question Quid est homo? (What is Man?) strongly believing that the human kind is biologically, psychologically and spiritually unique, hence the creation of the three faculties.The teaching and practice of humanistic medicine is central to San Raffaele’s mission. The teaching and practice of humanistic medicine is central to San Raffaele’s mission. It is recognized as provider of exceptional primary care and attract patients, faculty and students from all over the world. It is a private non per profit organization born in 1996.

The University campus now  includes a Medical School, a School of Psychology and a School of Philosophy, an Internationally recognized Research Institute and a Science Park all on the same site allowing for unsurpassed interaction. The University is affliated with San Raffaele Hospital, a 1,400 bed hospital part of the San Donato Group, Italy's leading Hospital group, and has 26 Medical Specialization Schools within.

San Raffaele is considered the leading Scientific Care Institution as per volume and scientific research in Italy: The publications of 2015 amount to 1163 with a total impact factor of 6465.668. Scientific Research of the San Raffaele comes from the work done in a number of divisions, institutes and research centers operating in all areas of biomedical research and occupying an area of ​​over 130,000 square meters. There are numerous collaborations with leading international research centers that have helped put the San Raffaele to the global forefront of biomedical research.

Students from all over the world are welcome to San Raffaele. The University offers undergraduate, graduate and single-cycle courses in Italian within the three faculties. It also offers two English taught courses, the International MD Program a six-year MD degree course and the Msc in Cognitive Pyschology in Health Communication. Master programs and PhD courses are also offered in English.

The University has 2 Student Halls allowing International Students to have a place to stay on campus. The UniSR International Office is the referent for any aspect of the International Student's life while in San Raffaele.

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