Master of Clinical Research: International Health track
The principal objective of this Master's degree programme is to provide the clinical research competencies necessary to undertake doctoral studies to students with undergraduate studies in health sciences or biomedicine.
International health is a discipline that systematically identifies and compares the factors affecting the health of all human populations, with special emphasis on health problems related to poverty in low and middle income countries and attention to issues of equitable access to health.
The key knowledge, skills and abilities of this discipline allow research and critical analysis related to principal health challenges, health determinants, health systems, health economics, health governance and policy, and health services management.
Researchers in the field of international health should have the skills to analyse and propose sustainable solutions for health problems in a wide range of social, political and economic contexts, especially when faced with diverse options and approaches. Researchers working in international health should have:
A sufficient level of expertise to analyse scientific evidence and generate new hypotheses
A sufficient level of training in research methodology to analyse, design and develop research projects in health systems, prevention, control and treatment of infectious and chronic diseases
A strong multidisciplinary background in health sciences and social sciences in order to interpret and apply the results of their research in local, national and international contexts and within complex situations.
Candidates for this Master's degree should have an interest in clinical research in international health issues from a multidisciplinary perspective. The programme is intended for students who have completed a degree in health sciences or biomedicine and who want to develop a research career in this field with an open mind and a willingness to work in diverse geographical, cultural and political-economic settings.