Escuela Internacional de Doctorado

 

Coordination

Dr. Antonia Aurelia Gómez Conesa

Faculty of Medicine, Campus Universitario de Espinardo, 30100

E-mail: agomez@um.es

Tel.: + 34 868 88 7283

 

General Information

Presentation

The Doctoral Programme in Health, Disability, Dependency and Well-being is an Interuniversity Programme coordinated by the University Da Coruña and jointly taught with the universities of Murcia, León and Salamanca.

The programme responds to the need to promote research within a scientific field that must necessarily be approached from an inter/trans-disciplinary perspective, being disabled people the axis of both care and research activities.

Programme Guidelines

  • Research teams and lines
  • Training activities
  • Training complements
  • Access profile and admission criteria
  • Academic Committee
  • Quality Assurance
  • Grants and scholarships

 

Research teams and lines

 

Research line in Psychological Intervention and Functional Rehabilitation

 

Teachers-Researchers:

PhD. González Cabanach, Ramón

University lecturer. University Da Coruña

 

PhD. Gómez Conesa, Antonia

Professor (University School). University of Murcia

 

PhD. Arce Fernández, Ramón

University lecturer. University of Santiago de Compostela

 

PhD. Bermúdez Sánchez, Mª de la Paz

University lecturer. University of Granada

 

PhD. Buela-Casal, Gualberto

University lecturer. University of Granada

 

PhD. Calvo Arenillas, José Ignacio

Professor (University School). University of Salamanca

 

PhD. Criado Gutiérrez, José María

University lecturer. University of Salamanca

 

PhD. Fariña Rivera, Francisca

University lecturer. University of Vigo

 

PhD. Fernández Cervantes, Ramón

University lecturer. University Da Coruña

 

PhD. Fernández Martínez, María Nélida

University lecturer. University of León

 

PhD. González Doniz, Luz

University lecturer. University Da Coruña

 

PhD. López Larrosa, Silvia

University lecturer. University Da Coruña

 

PhD. López Pina, José Antonio

University lecturer. University of Murcia

 

PhD. Sancho Sanchez, Consuelo

Contracted lecturer. University of Salamanca

 

PhD. Seco Calvo, Jesus

University lecturer. University of León

 

PhD. Vancampfort, Davy

University of Leuven

 

PhD. Cárceles Pérez, Mª Dolores

University lecturer. University of Murcia

 

PhD. Pérez López, Julio

University lecturer. University of Murcia

 

PhD. Sánchez Meca, Julio

University lecturer. University of Murcia

 

PhD. Bermejo Alegría, Rosa Mª

University lecturer. University of Murcia

 

PhD. Velandrino Nicolás, Antonio Pablo

University lecturer. University of Murcia

 

Training activities

Seminar on the use of documentary resources

Type: Optional

Number of hours: 10

 

Writing and acceptance of a scientific article in an indexed magazine

Type: Mandatory

Number of hours: 100

 

Final writing of research papers

Type: Mandatory

Number of hours: 70

 

Seminar on ethics and legal issues applied to research

Type: Optional

Number of hours: 10

 

Drafting a research plan

Type: Mandatory

Number of hours: 60

 

Oral presentation of a research plan

Type: Mandatory

Number of hours: 20

 

Elaboration of the experimental work (pilot study, improvement of techniques, interventions or measurements to perform, sampling, data collection, statistical treatment)

Type: Mandatory

Number of hours: 500 h.

 

Research seminar to share progress of research works

Type: Mandatory

Number of hours: 25

 

Submission, acceptance, and presentation of an oral or written scientific communication (poster) to a national or international congress

Type: Mandatory

Number of hours: 40

 

Mobility: Stage in other related research centers

Type: Optional

Number of hours: 240

 

Update of the review and drafting of research work.

Type: Mandatory

Number of hours: 250

 

Complementary training

The Academic Committee will establish in each particular case the necessary and specific training complements in relation to the access profiles, taking into account that accreditation of knowledge in research methodology is necessary.

The Academic Committee understands that the need of training complements to ensure successful doctoral studies is limited to training in research methodology whenever students have not passed Master's studies including this kind of training.

Students who come from degrees not giving direct access to the programme must take up to 15 credits of contents included in subjects of different master's degrees closely related to the doctoral programme. The subjects will be determined by the Academic Committee according to the research line in the framework of which the doctoral thesis will be developed. The following subjects are some of them:

 

    Research methodology. Master’s Degree in Disability and Dependency (Uniersity Da Coruña. 9 ECTS.

    Biometry and research methodology. Master's Degree in Healthy Aging and Quality of Life (University of León). 6 ECTS.

    Evaluation and Rating of Functionality and Damage. Master's Degree in Physiotherapy in the Neurological Approach of children and Adults. University of Murcia. 6 ECTS.

    Measurement, design and analysis in Alzheimer dementia. Evaluation of programmes. Master's Degree in Intervention for People with Alzheimer's Disease (University of Salamanca). 3 ECTS.

    Methodology and planning of neuroscience studies. Master's Degree in Neuroscience (University of Salamanca). 3 ECTS.

 

 

Access Profile and Admission Criteria

Access requirements

In accordance with article 6 of Royal Decree 99/2011, of January 28, in order to access an official doctoral programme, the student will be required to be in possession of the official Spanish Bacherlor’s and Master’s degrees, or equivalent.

In addition, students who are in any of the following cases may also access:

1. Have an official Spanish university degree, or of another country belonging to the European Higher Education Area, giving access to a Master’s programme and have passed a minimum of 300 ECTS of official university studies, of which, at least 60, must be at Master's level.

2. Have an official Spanish Graduate Diploma consisting of at least 300 ECTS, as established by the EU law. These graduates must compulsorily complete the training supplements referred to in article 7.2 of Royal Decree 99/2011, of January 28, unless the syllabus of the corresponding degree includes credits in research training that are equivalent in training value to research credits in master's programmes.

3. University graduates who, after obtaining a training place in the corresponding test to access specialised health training, have successfully passed at least a two years training in a programme to obtain the official title of one of the specialties in Health Sciences.

4. Have a diploma obtained in accordance with foreign educational systems –no need to have it officially recognised, after the General Doctorate Committee has verified that this certificate accredits a training level equivalent to that of the official Spanish Master's degree and giving access to doctoral studies in the country where it was issued. This admission does not imply, in any case, the official recognition of student’s previous degrees or its recognition for purposes others than accessing doctoral education.

5. To be in the possession of another Spanish title of doctor obtained according to previous university regulations and related to the areas of Health Sciences, Experimental Sciences and Enginneering.

Admission profile

As for the academic profile recommended for admission to this doctoral programme, the Master’s studies that will allow access to this doctoral programme without training complements will be, among others the ones directly related to the field of disability and dependency, the following:

 

    Master's Degree in Disability and Dependency (University da Coruña)

    Master's Degree in Healthy Aging and Quality of Life (University of León).

    Master's Degree in Physiotherapy in the Neurological Approach of children and adults (University of Murcia)

    Master's Degree in Intervention for People with Alzheimer's Disease (University of Salamanca)

    Master's Degree in Neuroscience (University Of Salamanca)

    Master's Degree in Communication Disorders: Neuroscience of Hearing and Language (University Of Salamanca)

    Master's Degree in Support Treatment and Palliative Care in Cancer Patients (University Of Salamanca)

 

Other profiles: students can also access the doctoral programme with a different type of profile than the previous ones, provided that it is considered appropriate by the Academic Committee. The Committee will evaluate each case individually.

Consideration will be given to the possibility of requiring additional training (up to 15 ECTS).

The ACADEMIC COMMITTEE will assess the suitability of the candidates who prove to have passed at least 60 ECTS in some other official master's degrees when, after admitting priority students, there remain free vacancies.

For other profiles that have not completed a Master's degree, a training equivalence of 15 ECTS research credits will be required, equal to at least those of the master’s that gives direct access.

Interest in research in the field of any aspect of disability and dependency (psychosocial intervention, functional rehabilitation, etc.) is recommended.

Admission Criteria

In the event that student demand exceeds the number of places offered, the Academic Committee in Health, Disability, Dependence and Well-being will carry out a selection process in which the candidate's curriculum vitae will weigh up to 40% of the maximum score, while the academic record will represent 60% of the score.

Places of the Programme

Number of places offered: 40 (10 places at the University of Murcia)

 

Regulations and oral defense of doctoral theses

The University of Murcia in its Regulation on the official teaching of Doctoral Studies, in Chapter II of BORM 11-02-2012 (approved by Governing Council of 27 January 2012 and modifications approved in Governing Council of 26 July 2013), establishes the rules for the presentation and defense of Doctoral Theses.

All updated information can be consulted on: http://www.um.es/web/vic-estudios/contenido/doctorados/tesis

 

Academic Committee

Composition of the Academic Committee

PhD. Ramón González Cabanach (Coordinator). University Da Coruña.

PhD. Antonia Gómez Conesa (Secretary). University of Murcia

José Ignacio Calvo Arenillas. University of Salamanca

PhD. José María Criado Gutiérrez. University of Salamanca

PhD. María Nélida Fernández Martínez. University of León

PhD. Silvia López Larrosa. University Da Coruña

PhD. José Antonio López Pina. University of Murcia

PhD. Jesús Seco Calvo. University of León

 

Quality Assurance System

Royal Decree 1393/2007 establishing the management of official university education (as amended by Royal Decree 861/2010) establishes the general framework for regulating the verification, monitoring and accreditation processes to which the University teaching.

 

Royal Decree 99/2011, which regulates the official teaching of doctorates, is the frame of reference for the organization of doctoral studies. This legislation incorporates recommendations that refer to the structure and organization of the doctorate, competences to be acquired by doctoral students, the conditions of access and the development of the research career in its initial stage, the fundamental role of supervision and supervision of training Researcher, to the insertion of this training in a research environment that encourages communication and creativity, internationalization and mobilization.

In order to avoid possible inconsistencies, the Quality Assurance System to be adopted in this interuniversity programme will be the coordinating university (http://www.udc.es/eid/seguimento/index.html?language=en).

Scholarships and grants

If you have Spanish nationality or your permanent residence is in Spain, please visit the following site.

http://www.um.es/web/eidum/contenido/estudios/doctorados/artes/becas

If you are a foreigner, please visit our Service of International Relations and try one of our exchange programmes or just contact the Office of International Relations for further information.