The Health Science Foundation Year is a one-year programme 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.
The health course, taught entirely in English and worth 60 ECTS, takes place at our campus in Villaviciosa de Odón. You will study subjects such as cell biology, genetics, human anatomy, physiopathology, and biostatistics. Throughout the programme, which counts towards your degree should you decide to further your studies, you will have access to top class facilities including our simulated hospital, research labs, and preclinical dentist practice.
|Villaviciosa de Odón||60 ECTS|
|Start: 19 sep. 2022||Title issued by Universidad Europea de Madrid|
|1 Year||School of Biomedical and Health Sciences - Madrid|
Experiential learning, Simulated Hospital, multidisciplinary teams and more. Discover the field of heathcare at Universidad Europea.
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 24 ECTS||Structure and Function I||6|
|Structure and Function II||6|
|Cellular Biology and Genetics||6|
|Communication Skills 9 ECTS||Management Skills and Team Leadership||3|
|Psychology and Communication Skills||6|
|Modern Language 12 ECTS||Modern Language I||6|
|Modern Language II||6|
|Research Applied to Life Sciences 6 ECTS||Research Methodology||6|
|Simulation Practicum 9 ECTS||Simulated practice I*||2|
|Simulated practice II*||2|
|Simulated practice III*||2|
|First Aid and CPR||3|
*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.
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.
Start your future at Universidad Europea
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. You can become a student at Universidad Europea in three easy steps.
Start your admission process by calling 917407272 or completing the admission form via the link below.
Once you have been admitted, secure your place by paying the reservation fee.
Submit the required documents to formalise your enrolment.
Start your admission process here.
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.
To begin the admissions process, please first book your appointment online or by calling 91 740 72 72.
2.-What does the entrance exam consist of?
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 email@example.com.
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.