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A broad programme designed to introduce you to health sciences.

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The Health Science Foundation Year is designed by Universidad Europea de Madrid to help you discover your true vocation and decide whether to pursue a career as a dentist, pharmacist, biotechnologist, nurse, physical therapist or psychologist.

  • Face to face
  • Villaviciosa de Odón
  • Start: 10 sep. 2020
  • 1 Year
  • Non official degree
  • 60 ECTS
  • Title issued by Universidad Europea de Madrid
  • School of Biomedical and Health Sciences - Madrid

Discover your true healthcare vocation

Gain a broad understanding of different areas of healthcare sciences before specialising in one subject you would like to focus on. On this one-year programme, you shall be introduced to topics such as cell biology and genetics, human anatomy, physiopathology and biostatistics.

Universidad Europea’s innovative learning-by-doing model will ensure you start to develop the key skills needed in whatever field of healthcare science you go into. These include psychology and communication skills, as well as management and team leadership skills.

You shall discover your true healthcare vocation by interning at one of our partners in Spain and you shall always be guided by a faculty of professors with extensive professional and educational experience.

Should you decide to study one of our healthcare science degrees at the end of the foundation year, some of the subjects in this programme are eligible for recognition as part of the degree that you end up choosing.


Complete your training in our Simulated Hospital, a safe environment where you shall learn to face multiple life-like simulated clinical scenarios and learn to interact with other healthcare students.


Train your abilities and skills in different simulation laboratories and in the most pioneering virtual reality simulation classroom in Spain.


Simulation modules throughout the year enabling the student to explore a range of areas.


International Students

You’ll interact with students from more than 88 different countries.



Employability rates for our students are extremely high in the first year after graduation.


Square Metres

Simulated Hospital and four consultation clinics equipped with the latest technology.

What is our methodology?

The HyFlex experiential learning model responds to the digitalisation of higher education with a new educational ecosystem that combines in-person teaching with a virtual classroom for a smooth, flexible blend of study methodologies. In this model, all subjects feature an extended classroom and a practical component. Experiential learning forms the basis of this model, in which you shall learn by doing with an integrated and multidisciplinary approach to prepare you for a diverse and international world. This model shall allow you to acquire the knowledge, competencies and skills needed to thrive in your future profession and tackle any obstacles to social and digital transformation.

How will you learn?

The pillars underpinning our academic model are practical experiences that equip you with a broader view of healthcare and help you decide on which area you wish to specialise in.

Simulated environments allow you to go where the real world cannot. Thanks to the equipment and technology present in our laboratories and the Simulated Hospital, students from the Faculty of Biomedical and Health Sciences are faced with situations that mimic the ones they shall encounter in the real world. This allows students to learn in a controlled and safe interdisciplinary environment, to instill confidence in both themselves and in their practical abilities, thus ensuring they can offer the best treatment for their future patients and seamlessly collaborate with other healthcare professionals.

The One World approach allows students to gain an awareness of diversity, form a responsible and committed attitude, in addition to a solid understanding of inequality and common needs.

All of our degrees and qualifications take a closer look at new technologies, data analysis, and the importance of artificial intelligence in future professions, instilling an analytical and data-driven approach.

Digital transformation in the classroom

Universidad Europea is committed to digital transformation, allowing our students to achieve their goals with a number of tools:

The extended classroom: The pandemic has transformed the way we teach. For this reason, technology including cameras, microphones and interactive whiteboards is present in all of our classrooms. This allows us to integrate in-person and virtual classrooms to create a new learning environment that facilitates interactions between in-person and remote students and their professors. This creates an immersive experience where students can fully participate in classes and interact with professors and peers, enriching the learning process.

Virtualisation of hands-on learning: Besides the simulated spaces where you shall undergo in-person training, you shall also have access to labs, virtual simulation environments and gamification tools. In this way, you’ll complete the necessary hours of training to achieve maximum academic excellence. You shall undergo virtual training of both the structure and function of the human body, while familiarising yourself with laboratory materials, procedures and techniques.


We are NUMBER ONE in the Community of Madrid in teaching excellence, according to the U-Ranking 2020 from the BBVA Foundation and Ivie.

The Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2021, an international evaluation ranking, places Universidad Europea de Madrid in the top 5 nationally, occupying the second position among the best private universities in Spain, especially in the area of "Clinical and Health" and the third best private university nationally in "scientific citations".


Universidad Europea offers you a range of laboratories and simulation rooms equipped with the most advanced and cutting-edge technologies so that you can fully benefit from our innovative academic model.

Hospital Simulado en campus de Villaviciosa de Odón

Campus of Villaviciosa de Odón

Simulated Hospital

The Simulated Hospital’s facilities allow health professionals to undergo clinical training using simulation methodology led by accredited instructors.

Campus of Villaviciosa de Odón

Research Laboratories

Different laboratories are available to carry out research studies, developing projects in different areas

Laboratorio de simuladores Odontología preclínica Universidad Europea de Madrid

Campus of Villaviciosa de Odón

Simulator Laboratory - Preclinical Dentistry

A space designed for practical, comprehensive pre-clinical training.

Residencia Universitaria Universidad Europea de Madrid

Campus of Villaviciosa de Odón

University accommodation in Madrid

The Xior Picasso-Velázquez Residence Hall, a Residence Hall unlike anything you've ever seen before!

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Discover all the opportunities within your reach

Learn about our clubs, sports teams, volunteer opportunities, student discounts and how to become a delegate. Join the UE Experience Community today!


Extracurricular initiatives organised by students, for students.

With more than 40 clubs, you’ll find the ideal spaces to develop and share your favourite hobbies with your peers.

Find your true passion with our comprehensive study plan.

The Health Science Foundation Year is designed by the Universidad Europea de Madrid to help students discover their true healthcare vocation.

The objective of this programme is to introduce students to key foundational subjects in healthcare sciences such as cell and genetic biology, human anatomy, pathophysiology or biostatistics. These subjects empower students to acquire a strong foundation before pursuing a bachelor’s degree, where they shall further explore subjects relating to the structure, function and behaviour of the human body as well as methodologies for scientific research and analysis.

In addition, they shall develop key competencies and skills to thrive as a future healthcare professional:

psychology and communication skills, management and team leadership skills. Language courses shall reinforce students’ level of Spanish and their mastery of technical healthcare terminology.

A range of simulation modules shall bring students into contact with different subject areas. In addition, they’ll perform internships at state-of-the-art facilities equipped with the most cutting-edge technology in Spain. Students shall be guided by faculty members with extensive professional and teaching experience. What’s more, certain programme subjects may be validated/recognised for different healthcare bachelor’s degrees if the total number of credits are exceeded.

Basic Sciences Structure and Function I6
24 ECTS  
 Structure and Function II6
 Applied Biostatistics6
 Cellular Biology and Genetics6
Communication Skills Management Skills and Team Leadership3
9 ECTS  
 Psychology and Communication Skills6
Modern Language Modern Language I6
12 ECTS  
 Modern Language II6
Research Applied to Life Sciences Research Methodology6
6 ECTS  
Simulation Practicum Simulated practice I*2
9 ECTS  
 Simulated practice II*2
 Simulated practice III*2
 First Aid and CPR3
Total 60

*Students of this programme must choose three areas related to their vocation to take simulated practical classes: Dentistry, Pharmacy, Biotechnology, Nursing, Physical Therapy and Psychology.

If you successfully complete the Health Science Foundation Year, you may be eligible for ECTS credit recognition in our Biohealth Department programmes.

Academic calendar



External internship rules.

Internships are a key component of your training. Acquiring experience after what you have learnt in your degree is the best way to enter the employment market. There are two types of internships: curricular—which are included in your study plan—and extracurricular—which you can do on a voluntary basis.

In order to complete your curricular internships, you need to have passed 50% of the programme credits and have enrolled in the subject before starting your internship. These internships are monitored by the company and the internship coordinator, and interim and final reports are prepared for evaluation.

If you want to take your work experience to the next level before finishing your university education, you can pursue an extracurricular internship. It’s possible to do internships in any academic year, but keep in mind that they are a complement to your studies; therefore, the more knowledge you have acquired throughout your studies, the more you shall benefit from the internship.

Admissions Process in Madrid

Choosing what to study is one of the most important decisions you will make. That is why we have an advisory team who will guide you every step of the way.

Start your future at Universidad Europea

You can become a student at Universidad Europea in three easy steps.


Admission exams

Start your admission process by calling 917407272 or completing the admission form via the link below.


Place reservation

Once you have been admitted, secure your place by paying the reservation fee.



Submit the required documents to formalise your enrolment.

Credit recognition and transfers

You don’t have to stick with something you don’t like. That’s why we’ve designed specific plans for credit recognition and transfers. Request your online credit recognition review free of charge, transfer your academic file and start studying at Universidad Europea.

Application for admission

Start your admission process here.

Profile for prospective students and how to access this degree

The Health Science Foundation Year is aimed at students who legally meet the university's eligibility requirements and wish to study healthcare sciences, but are unsure as to which discipline they would like to specialise in: Dentistry, Pharmacy, Biotechnology, Nursing, Physical Therapy and Psychology.

Throughout these programmes, students shall discover basic materials, competencies and skills and shall select a schedule of practical classes that shall help them decide on their future profession.

Admissions process


To begin the admissions process, please first book your appointment online or by calling 91 740 72 72.

  • Proof you passed the entrance exam
  • Two photocopies of your ID
  • Administrative student file transfer
  • Proof of payment of the admission fee before or on the date of the appointment

2.-What does the entrance exam consist of?

  • Skills and abilities test
  • General knowledge test
  • Language assessment test
  • Personal interview

When do you find out whether you have been accepted?

You’ll find out the result of the entrance exam via an admissions letter that you’ll receive by email. If you have any questions, you can contact our New Students Admissions Department at

3.-Reserve your spot

Along with the admissions letter, you will receive an envelope with information about official registration. In order to reserve your place, we recommend responding within seven days of receiving the letter.


All students attending Universidad Europea for the first time must open a university file prior to registration. The New Students Admissions Department will provide candidates with all the documentation and forms to complete their registration.

Regulations on credit transfer and application