Health Research

Program Presentation

Health Research has an utmost importance for the improvement of health globally, whether for identifying problems that will allow to optimize the current conditions or promoting scientific innovation in various fields of interest. In general, research allows to resolve on a scientific basis queries that will help to improve people’s quality of life.

The Health Research course has been created to meet that purpose by integrating concepts related to Epidemiology, Biostatistics and scientific research methodology. Thus, it promotes the development and interpretation of research studies with a solid knowledge basis.

Who is the programme for?

The proposed training methodology, in addition to the clarity, amplitude and didactics of the contents design, allows to direct Health Research course to health professionals who wish to perform and properly interpret scientific research.

Diploma

Successful completion of the Program will enable you to be awarded the degree in Health Research.

After successfully completing the Program, the student will receive the degree as awarded by the University where they have enrolled.

Program Structure

The estimated length of the course Health Research is 180 hours (18 credits)1.

Regarding time distribution:

  • Since it is an on-line course, it does not have a specific starting date, so that the student can register at any time, provided that there is enough place.
  • The estimated time to complete the course is five months. During this period of time, the student must have submitted all the pertinent evaluation tasks.

The credit structure of the Health Research course is stated as follows:

SUBJECT ECTS CREDITS LENGTH
Epidemiology I 5 1
Epidemiology II 5 1
Biostatistics 5 1
Research Methods 3 1
TOTAL 18 4

1The equivalence in credits may vary according to the University that issues the Diploma.

Objectives

General Objectives:

  • Acquire a global vision and holistic approach to health research that allows the resolution of questions on a scientific basis to improve, in this way, people’s quality of life.

Specific Objectives:

  • Know and use the necessary tools to understand epidemiology in health studies.
  • Perform quality Internet searches in the area of health.
  • Know and properly use statistical tools in health studies and correctly interpret findings in other research.
  • Perform a scientific research, taking into account the analysis between variables, the guidelines for the organization of data and the development of appropriate, logical reasoning.
  • Know, understand and apply the qualitative methodology and identify the context which is necessary its use.

Career Opportunities

The course Health Research provides tools to help the best professional development as a researcher and teacher.

Study Plan

The aim of this course is to achieve a comprehensive vision of health research which will allow the student to develop his/her own of research and to correctly interpret existing research.

The course Health Research is structured into:

  • 1ST PART: SUBJECTS
  • 2ND PART: FINAL EXAM

The subjects and working hours corresponding to the course are shown in the following table:

SUBJECTS HOURS
Epidemiology I 50
Epidemiology II 50
Biostatistics 50
Research Methods 30
TOTAL 180

Subjects, despite being independent, are structured according to a consistent pedagogical order. Each subject is divided into basic thematic units or chapters. A printed version of the content is offered, so the student can successfully complete the various evaluation tasks.

Description of the Subjects

1ST PART: SUBJECTS

  1. EPIDEMIOLOGY I

    This subject is oriented to design the conceptual and methodological framework to recognize the strategic and systemic approach of the current Human Resources Management (HRM) and the importance of staff to achieving objectives.

    CLINICAL EPIDEMIOLOGY METHODOLOGY AND IMPLEMENTATION.
    RUNNING MEDICINE RESEARCH BASED ON EVIDENCES
    EVALUATION TOOLS.
    INTERNET SCIENTIFIC DOCUMENTATION AND ACCESS TO DATABASE AND WEB SITES ABOUT HEALTH SCIENCES.
  2. EPIDEMIOLOGY II

    This subject aims to provide the necessary tools to understand, in a pedagogical manner, the different components of qualitative studies and to leave open the possibility of students reflecting on the relevance of this approach in the daily life or in the development of their own research.

    THEORETICAL PRINCIPLES OF QUALITATIVE RESEARCH
    DESIGNING QUALITATIVE STUDIES
    STRATEGIES TO COLLECT DATA AND FOR THE FIELDWORK
    OBSERVATION
    PREPARING FIELDWORK
    ANALYSING QUALITATIVE DATA
    PRESENTING AND DISSEMINATING RESULTS
    REPORTING PERSONAL FINDINGS
    RIGOR IN QUALITATIVE RESEARCH
    COMBINING QUALITATIVE AND QUANTITATIVE METHODS
    CARACTERIZING QUALITATIVE AND QUANTITATIVE METHODS
    ETHICS IN QUALITATIVE RESEARCH
    CRITICAL READING OF QUALITATIVE STUDIES
  3. BIOSTATISTICS

    This subject shows processes of transformation that took place in current organizations and discusses future trends to face.

    DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS
    FREQUENCY DISTRIBUTION
    FREQUENCY DISTRIBUTION
    THREE VARIABLES AND THEIR RELATION
    STRATIFIED ANALYSIS
    CONFUSION AND INTERACTION
    PROPORTIONS AND PROBABILITY.
    BAYES THEOREM.
    PROBABILITY DISTRIBUTION
    STATISTICAL INFERENCE
    NORMAL DISTRIBUTION AND CENTRAL LIMIT THEOREM
    SAMPLE SIZE FOR ESTIMATION
    CASE-CONTROL DESIGN.
    CONTINGENCY TABLES.
    VARIANCE ANALYSIS
    LINEAR REGRASSION
    RESEARCH STATISTICAL POWER
    SAMPLE SIZE FOR TESTS
  4. RESEARCH METHODS

    This subject aims to study techniques and stages of scientific research, analysis between variables, guidelines for the organization of data and the processing of logical reasoning in order to compare populations.

    THE SCIENTIFIC METHOD
    RESEARCH TECNIQUES
    THE RESEARCH PROCESS
    FINAL REPORT OF THE REASEARCH

Management

Dirección Académica:

  • Dr. Maurizio Battino. Director of the health and nutrition area of the Ibero-American University Foundation. Researcher in Biochemistry and teacher of the Scuola di Specializzazione in Scienza dell'Alimentazione.
  • Dr. José Manuel Figueroa González. PhD in Project Engineering at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain. Master in Human Resources by EAE Business School, Barcelona. Director of the Department of Innovation, Business and New Technologies of the International Iberoamerican University.

General Academic Coordination:

  • Dr. (c) Irma Domínguez Azpíroz. International Coordinator of Health Area.
  • Dr. (c) Carmen Lilí Rodríguez Velasco. International Coordinator of business organization, Managerial Development and HR Areas

Program Coordination:

  • Dr. (c) Vivian Lipari Zegarra. Phd candidate. Master in Public Health of Universidad de Chile and Administration of Health Services of the Universidad Federico Villarreal of Peru.

Teaching staff and Authors

  • Dr. David Barrera Gómez. Doctor Engineer by the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya and MBA at the School of Industrial Engineering of Barcelona, UPC. Business, technology and business solutions consultant. Professor at the International Iberoamerican University
  • Dr. Roberto M. Álvarez. PhD in Project Engineering at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain. Master in Project management and design, by the Polytechnic of Milan, Italy. Professor of the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Professor at the International Iberoamerican University. Dr. Francisco J. Hidalgo Trujillo. Doctor in Projects Engineering: Environment, Safety, Quality and Communication at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Organizations Adviser and Consultant. Strategic Processes and Business Development Analyst.
  • Dr. Manuel Maeda Takeuchi. Professor of Engineering Programs and Business Administration, University of Piura, Peru. Management experience in administration, Corporation projects, Operations Management and Administration and Finance.
  • Dr. Cristina Hidalgo González. PhD in Business Sciences at the Universidad de León. Professor at the Department of Applied Economics at the Universidad de León.
  • Dr. (c) Saúl Domingo Soriano. PhD candidate in Business Sciences at the Universidad de León. Master in General Business Management by the Institut Català de Tecnologia. Master in Consultancy and Information Technologies, E-business by the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain. Director of master and specializations Final Projects, FUNIBER.
  • Dr. (c) Vivian Lipari Zegarra. Phd candidate. Master in Public Health by the Universidad de Chile and Administration of Health Services by the Universidad Federico Villarreal of Peru.
  • Dr. (c) Carmen Lilí Rodríguez Velasco. Doctorate in Education, by the Iberoamerican International University (in process). Master in Labor and Organizational Psychology from the University of Havana, Cuba. International Academic Coordinator of the Management Development, Business Organization and Human Resources Area, FUNIBER.
  • Dr. (c) Ana Godoy Magdaleno. Doctorate in Psychology from the University of the Basque Country (in the process). Degree on Advanced Studies by the University of the Basque Country. Expert in Mediation: Fields of Action and Techniques Applied to the Resolution of Conflicts, by the Complutense University of Madrid. Academic Coordinator of the Master and Specialization Programs on Conflict Resolution and Mediation.
  • Ms. María Eugenia Luna Borgaro. Master in Human Resources and Knowledge Management at the University of Leon, Spain. Expert in Human Resources and Leadership Skills Management. Professor in FUNIBER.
  • Mg. Lucía Odette Castillo. Master in Human Resources Administration and Management(USACH). Head Nurse of the Clinical Hospital of the University of Chile
  • Mg. Tania Herrera Martínez. Master of Business of the University Queensland (Australia). Master in Management for Globalization and Master in Public Health in the University of Chile.
  • Mg. Laura Prieto Parra. Master in Public Health of Universidad de Chile Academic Coordinator within the Master in Public Health of the University of Chile.
  • Mg. Javiera Parro Fluxá. Master in Public Health of Universidad de Chile Docente del Área de Investigación de la Universidad de los Andes en Chile.

FUNIBER Training Scholarships

The Iberoamerican University Foundation (FUNIBER) allocates periodically an extraordinary economic item for FUNIBER Training Scholarships.

To apply, please fill out the information request form that appears in the web of FUNIBER or contact directly the Foundation’s headquarters in your country that will inform you if you need to provide some additional information.

Once the documentation is received, the Evaluation Committee will determine your application's eligibility for the FUNIBER Training Scholarship.