Program Details

The two-year master’s program with 120 ECTS-credits includes core courses that will be offered during the first three semesters. The core courses include different modules: Human Functioning Sciences, research design, and qualitative and quantitative meth
Location:
Luzern, Switzerland
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Graduate
Term:
Fall Semester

Program Overview

Program Description:
The Master in Health Sciences at the University of Lucerne offers students from a wide range of disciplines the necessary knowledge and skills for a scientific understanding of health. The program provides a broad background in health from a biopsychosocial perspective as well as the opportunity to go into more depth in selected fields by choosing a major in the area of interest. Overall, it focuses on topics on the interaction of individuals and their environment within the context of health. It concentrates on how to optimize the provision of comprehensive care through individuals, healthcare services and systems. The goal of the Master is to train students in conducting research in the field of health, and in analyzing and interpreting health-related models, programs and policies.

The two-year master’s program with 120 ECTS-credits includes core courses that will be offered during the first three semesters. The core courses include different modules: Human Functioning Sciences, research design, and qualitative and quantitative methods. Other core courses include scientific and professional skills development. Starting in the second semester, students will be able to choose a major, according to their interest. In the third semester, students will be required to do an internship, while the fourth (final) semester will be dedicated to completing the master thesis.

Students have the opportunity to apply for a paid internship with a collaborating partner organization of the Department of Health Sciences and Health Policy. They will have the chance to gain first hand experience in applying their knowledge and skills in health sciences research and practice. During their internship, students will also be expected to develop their master thesis proposal, which will be supported by their supervisor and members of their research group.
Setting Description:
Majors The program offers a list of majors that will provide students with the unique opportunity to closely work with their supervisors. Students will be able to work in small groups to further develop expertise in their chosen area of interest. After completion of the first semester, students can then choose from the following majors: Human Functioning Sciences: How the theories and models of health influence practices and policies. Research Methods: How research in the health sciences is carried out using statistical methods. Health Economics and Health Policy: How health care policies work from an economic perspective. Health and Social Behavior: How health behaviours and health experiences can be addressed and changed with appropriate interventions or changes to the health system. Health Communication: How health information is produced and exchanged through communication, and it impacts on individuals, community groups, institution and public policy.
Cost:
CHF 800 / CHF 1100.- per semester

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