Master in Gerontology

Program Presentation

Gerontology is a high priority area attracting interest from different disciplines. That is why both broad and specific training has become a major demand for all professionals who work with the aging. This is especially true these days when gerontology constitutes one of the main sources of employment, nationally and internationally.

Gerontology is the study of aging processes and of individuals as they go from childhood to the later stages in life. It includes the study of physical, social, and mental changes in older people, and the investigation of the changes in society resulting from the increasing aging population.

Older people are very different amongst one another. As one gets older the needs, resources and capabilities vary. The field of aging is very diverse and therefore offers many employment opportunities. The increasing number of elderly people is a social tendency and is a cause of the need for professionals with technical knowledge in aging.

Finally, we can include the high demand that training in Gerontology continues to enjoy.

This Master will not only allow one to specialize in Gerontology, but it also provides an important way of practicing in the field of Gerontology, allowing its contents, methodology and tools to train the professional to cover the high demand in Gerontology training.

Who is the programme for?

The clear and diverse curricular designof the Master's Degree in Gerontology is intended for:

  • Licensed professionals in Psychology, Medicine, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Social Work, Sociology, Physiotherapy, Kinesiology, Social-cultural organizers, Economy, Law.
  • Other interested Licensed / Graduate professionals.

The Master's Degree in Gerontology program is an ideal complement to enrich undergraduate or postgraduate training for anyone interested in specializing in geriatric subjects.

Diploma

Successful completion of the Program will enable you to be awarded the degree in Master in Gerontology.

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

Program Structure

Estimated duration for the completion of the Master’s Degree in Gerontology is 24 Months.

Regarding study time allocations it is established that:

  • Being an Online Program and not being subjected to traditional class attendance, there is no established initial date so that the student can enroll at any time subject to available spaces.
  • For academic and educational reasons it is required a minimum Program attendance of at least 6 Months.
  • Maximum time limit to complete the course is 24 Months. During this period of time, the student must submit all corresponding course evaluations.

The credit structure of the Master’s Degree in Gerontology is stated as follows:

  CREDITSa DURATIONb HOURS
Block 1: Compulsory module 45 12 450
Block 2: Elective module 25 6 250
Block 3: Practicumc and Master’s Degree Final Project 20 6 200
TOTAL 90 24 900

a. The equivalence in credits may vary according to the university that issues the diploma. One (1) credit ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) is equal to 10 + 15 hours. If students attending the program are enrolled in a university not belonging to the European Higher Education Area (EHEA), the relationship between credits and hours may vary.
b. Length in months.
c. It is possible to carry out the Master's Degree without developing an internship.

Objectives

General objective

  • To learn the basic processes of leadership, management and quality control of geriatric centers as well as acquiring a global vision of the different factors related to gerontology.

Specific objectives

  • Getting an overview of the different aspects related to gerontology.
  • Identifying the main clinical manifestations of geriatric syndromes for an adequate diagnostic characterization of the pathological processes in the field of aging.
  • Designing intervention programs aimed at older people who are sick, by selecting the phases, the objectives, procedures and the most appropriate instruments according to the characteristics of the problem and the context.
  • Planning programs of social and environmental intervention that help to improve the quality of life of older people.
  • Creating interdisciplinary strategic plans to be implemented in the health context.
  • Planning the foundations of food and nutrition as part of the strategy of comprehensive care of the elderly people to decrease the morbidity and premature mortality and improve quality of life.
  • Adapting the social and ethical implications of the intervention with older people and respecting and defending the rights of older people in all areas.
  • Knowing, selecting and applying the present architectural features, which are ideal for the everyday life of the elderly, as well as recognizing the variety of technologies and technical aids available for older people with disabilities.
  • Planning and advising the different types of home help social programs aimed at older people, teleservice, community services, informal support and sociocultural animation programs.
  • Knowing and applying the positive communication skills for intervention with healthy and sick older people from the perspective of aid relationship - counselling as a model that enables communication in gerontological intervention.

Career Opportunities

Some Career Opportunities for the Master’s Degree in Gerontology are the following:

  • Professionals who wish to specialize in topics pertaining older adults.
  • Professionals who act as advisors or consultants on issues of economic management, architectural or legal centers for the elderly.
  • Community Social Services staff.
  • Geriatric Clinical Evaluator.
  • Workers in Residential Centers for the Elderly.
  • Collaborators in Elderly Associations (Alzheimer's disease, etc.)
  • Teacher for Seniors.
  • Collaborator in Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO) for the elderly.

Study Plan

The Master's Degree in Gerontology has a curricular structure based on 3 training blocks seeking to place the student in a real framework according to a continuous specialized knowledge on this topic. The blocks are:

  • BLOCK 1: COMPULSORY MODULE

The block 1 allows you to know and understand all the complexity in relation to the field of Gerontology from its theoretical, conceptual and historical foundations, until its organizational implementation and intervention.

The corresponding subjects and credits of the program are shown in the following table:

BLOCK 1: COMPULSORY MODULE
  SUBJECTS CREDITS
1 Introduction to Gerontology 4
2 Biopsychosocial Aspects of Aging 6
3 Planning of Gerontological Programs 5
4 Nutrition and Aging 5
5 Geriatrics, Major Geriatric Syndromes and Dementias 6
6 Bioethics and Legal Aspects for the Elderly 4
7 Architecture and Technical Aids for the Elderly 4
8 Communication Skills of the Gerontologist 5
9 Scientific Research Methodolgy 6
  TOTAL 45
  • BLOCK 2: ELECTIVE MODULE

The block 2 offers the students the opportunity to specialize within its gerontological approach, in an area of specific intervention: they can choose to specialize in the subject of the quality of life, health or social intervention, health management and care, and palliative care.

The objective of the subjects is ensuring that students acquire an overall idea of Gerontology and that they are able to master the basic techniques of evaluation, diagnosis, intervention in processes of aging, and also that they have a vision of multidisciplinarity in the gerontological assistance in each context of the intervention.

BLOCK 2: ELECTIVE MODULES SUBJECTS CREDITS
Elective module 2.1
Intervention in Quality of Life of Elderly People
Intervention Programs for the Elderly 5
Geriatric Nursing, Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy 5
Physical Activity in Elderly People 5
Social Policies for Elderly People 6
Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety 4
Elective module 2.2
Social Intervention
Social Policies for Elderly People 6
Intervention Programs for the Elderly 5
Geriatric Nursing, Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy 5
Economics Applied to Gerontology 4
Health Management Tools 5
Elective module 2.3
Health Intervention
Intervention Programs for the Elderly 5
Geriatric Nursing, Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy 5
Health Management Tools 5
Healthcare Planning 4
Management of Health Services 6
Elective module 2.4
Home Care and Management
Social Policies for Elderly People 6
Home care 4
Health Management Tools 5
Geriatric Nursing, Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy 5
Intervention Programs for the Elderly 5
Elective module 2.5
Palliative Care
Intervention Programs for the Elderly 5
Geriatric Nursing, Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy 5
Symptom Controls in Palliative Care 6
The Duel: the Experience of Loss in Elderly People 4
Health Management Tools 5
  • BLOCK 3: PRACTICUM AND MASTER'S DEGREE FINAL PROJECT

The last part of the Master's Degree is aimed at the realization of the Master’s Degree Final Project or Thesis and elective internship, which can be started prior to the end of the 1st Part: Subjects of the compulsory and elective module.

The objective of the development of the MDFP is to present a complete document that shows the total development of the proposed project, including the possibility of its practical implementation in accordance with the guidelines and details of the presented Master’s Degree Final Project or Thesis.

The Project must be a contribution to some of the studied fields or to their relationship, both theoretical and applied in accordance with the doctrines, theories and related disciplines.

In the same way, the practicum must also correspond to the effective implementation of the skills acquired over the previous theoretical-practical blocks.


Note: The contents of the academic program may be subject to slight modifications, depending on the updates or the improvements made.

Description of the Subjects

BLOCK 1:  SUBJECTS OF THE COMPULSORY MODULE

  1. INTRODUCTION TO GERONTOLOGY

    Objectives: Acquiring an overview of the different factors related to Gerontology.

    Contents: Concept of gerontology. Concept of old age. Demographic indicators. The socio-economic situation and health status in old age.

  2. PSYCHOSOCIAL ASPECTS OF AGING

    Objectives: Analyzing the biopsychosocial aspects that occur in the aging process

    Contents: Sensory and motor functioning. Language. Intellectual functioning. Memory and learning. Psychosocial theories. Personality. Family and support. Successful aging. Life styles.

  3. PLANNING OF GERONTOLOGICAL PROGRAMS

    Objectives: Recognition of the principles, phases and essential criteria of intervention with older adults for use in the design of the gerontological schedules.

    Contents: Planning. Strategic planning. Operational planning. Implementation of the plan, program or project, by activities. Assessment. Quality Management of Social Services and residential centers.

  4. NUTRITION AND AGING

    Objectives: Setting the foundations of the food and nutrition as part of the strategy of comprehensive care of the elderly in order to decrease the morbidity and premature mortality and improve quality of life.

    Contents: Definition. Demographics and current situation. Theories of the aging process. Physiological changes in the aging process. Psychological, socio-economic and health factors and their impact on food. a) Nutritional status assessment. Anthropometry and biochemistry. Epidemiology of nutritional alterations in aging. Nutritional requirements. Diet during aging. Importance of physical activity in aging. The most frequent pathologies associated with aging and their relationship with nutrition. Drugs during aging.

  5. GERIATRICS. MAJOR GERIATRIC SYNDROMES AND DEMENTIAS

    Objectives: Identifying the different geriatric syndromes, including dementias, through an approach of their comprehensive assessment and intervention.

    Contents: Geriatrics. Major geriatric syndromes. Senile dementia

  6. BIOETHICS AND LEGAL ASPECTS FOR THE ELDERLY

    Objectives: Analyzing the different legal and ethical issues related to elderly people. Acquiring a critical attitude and professional responsibility in the specific actions of the elderly population.

    Content: The Law and Bioethics, similarities and differences. The concept of person in the Law. The legal capacity and capacity to act. The personal rights. The incapacitation. Concept and extension. Tutelary institutions: the protection of incapacitated people. Other forms of protection of elderly people with dementia. The right to food. The information and the informed consent. The mistreatment of elderly people. Legal and ethical aspects of abuse. The prevention of child abuse. Plans and Programs. The protection of personal and family data. Professional secrecy. Living wills or advance directives. Ethical aspects related with the end of life

  7. ARCHITECTURE AND TECHNICAL AIDS FOR ELDERLY PEOPLE

    Objective: Judging the architectural aspects and technical assistance related to elderly people.

    Contents: People with disabilities and the physical environment. Concepts, person and physical environment: satisfactory solution to the problems, people with disabilities, accessible physical environment, reality of people with disabilities. Groups of persons with disabilities and difficulties in the use of the physical environment. Main tools to act: elderly people and physical environment. Needs analysis.

  8. COMMUNICATION SKILLS OF THE GERONTOLOGIST

    Objective: Identifying positive communication skills for intervention with healthy and sick elderly people from the perspective of aid-counselling relationship as a model of communication in gerontological intervention.

    Contents: Humanization and human dignity. The aid-counselling relationship in the gerontologist. The empathy with the elderly person and other communication skills. Accompaniment of people with Alzheimer's disease and in the end of life.

  9. SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

    Objective: Knowing and planning research with methodological rigor in the field of gerontology.

    Contents: Scientific knowledge. Characteristics of scientific knowledge. Stages of scientific work. Publication: forms of scientific communication. Types of scientific sleuthing. Sleuthing strategies. Other processes related to scientific sleuthing. How to write a research project: processes and stages.

BLOCK 2:  SUBJECTS OF THE ELECTIVE MODULES

  1. INTERVENTION PROGRAMS FOR ELDERLY

    Objectives: Designing, developing, and evaluating intervention programs and health promotion at individual and group level for elderly.

    Contents: Intervention in cognitive disorders (dementia). Intervention in affective disorders. Intervention in sociocultural animation.

  2. GERIATRIC NURSING. PHYSIOTHERAPY. OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

    Objectives: Acquiring a critical attitude and professional responsibility in the specific actions of the elderly population. Assessing the techniques of evaluation, diagnosis, and intervention in the areas of geriatric nursing, physiotherapy and occupational therapy.

    Contents: Gerontology as a multidisciplinary discipline: general objectives, introduction, the gerontological team. Gerontological nursing: introduction, interdisciplinary assessment. The nurse and the nurse team, principles of action in the geriatric syndromes. Physiotherapy in gerontology: introduction, physiotherapy, and gerontology, medical history of the physiotherapist, therapeutic techniques and methods, intervention according to pathologies. Occupational therapy in gerontology: introduction, conceptual foundations of occupational therapy, the gerontological assessment of occupational therapy, occupational history, gerontological assessment and occupational diagnosis, planning and treatment of occupational therapy in gerontology.

  3. PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IN ELDERLY PEOPLE

    Objectives: Integrating and consolidating advanced knowledge of physical training for the elderly.

    Contents: Benefits of physical activity in aging. Health exam and pre-participation to an exercise program. Physical capacity assessment and assessment of the level of physical activity in elderly. Training of flexibility, strength and endurance. Aging, illness and physical activity.

  4. SOCIAL POLICY FOR ELDERLY

    Objectives: Learning, developing, assessing and managing different types of social programs (home help, telecare, community services and sociocultural animation programs).

    Content: Needs of elderly and their families and care systems. Case management. Primary Care Social Services: aging at home. Programs and resources to support families and/or friends who care for dependent elderly people. Alternative accommodation and housing. Care programs for elderly people living in rural environments.

  5. HEALTHCARE QUALITY AND PATIENT SAFETY

    Objectives: Designing care quality protocols for elderly people in health care context. Reflecting on the quality and safety of health services knowing the importance of patients in the processes.

    Contents: Care quality: components and importance. Management by processes. Planning and implementation of quality. Quality control and improvement plans. Conceptual framework of the clinical safety of the patient. Management of the health risk and prevention of adverse effects

  6. ECONOMICS APPLIED TO GERONTOLOGY

    Objectives: Judging the economic aspects associated with elderly people.

    Contents: Introduction to economy. Economic effects of aging: macroeconomic and microeconomic levels. Theories and evidence on elderly consumers behavior: Perception, perceived risk, attitudes and habits. Marketing mix strategies for elderly consumers: product, price, distribution and communication. Empirical analysis of elderly consumers.

  7. HEALTH MANAGEMENT TOOLS

    Objectives: Analyzing the methods and means of the mechanisms that can be used to understand how a health center is working properly.

    Contents: Organizational climate and culture. Methods and techniques of planning and organization of the time. Leadership in the health field. Competency management, design of competency profiles and profiles of charges. Communication functions.

  8. HEALTHCARE PLANNING

    Objectives: Identifying and applying concepts of strategic planning in health, models, scopes of the process and ratings of health services. Designing strategic plans applied in the health context.

    Contents: Strategic direction and Objectives and levels of health planning. Qualitative and quantitative techniques in health planning. Planning model. Tactical, strategic and process planning. Assessment of needs and use of services.

  9. MANAGEMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES

    Objectives: Analyzing the state of the art in the management field to generate a database that will allow the development of the tools and skills to be applied in the various health facilities.

    Contents: Elements and principles of health management. The product and the production process in the hospital. Technical aspects of management control. Implementation of an integrated system of management control.

  10. HOME CARE

    Objectives: Health care interventions in the home of the elderly person considering the maximum respect for the habits and ways of life of the person.

    Contents: Models of home care (public and private) and their operation. Address of the service/role of the technical direction. Selection and management of resources and equipment SAD. The customer SAD (sick and families). Professional ethics and conflict management in home care. Coordination with other services/ entities (continuity of care)

  11. SYMPTOM CONTROLS IN PALLIATIVE CARE

    Objectives: Deepening the conceptual bases of palliative care in geriatrics. Optimizing the pharmacological and non-pharmacological options more appropriate in the processes of intervention in palliative care in a coordinated manner with the interdisciplinary team.

    Contents: Conceptual bases and principles of palliative care in geriatrics. Typical symptoms of the geriatric patient in palliative care. Pharmacological and non-pharmacological intervention appropriate to each geriatric context of palliative care. Rehabilitation interventions which are urgent and surgical in palliative care. Palliative care at the end of life in geriatric context.

  12. MOURNING: THE EXPERIENCE OF LOSS IN ELDERLY PEOPLE

    Objectives: Deepening the conceptual bases and classic models of mourning.

    Supporting the dimensions involved and the needs of the person in grief. Designing the evaluation and intervention guidelines on the accompaniment of mourning in the elderly person. Contents: Conceptual Bases and classic models of mourning. The dimensions involved and the needs of the person in grief. Mourning in the context of palliative care. The experience of grief and loss by the elderly person. Humanization of the mourning in elderly people.

BLOCK 3:  MASTER'S DEGREE FINAL PROJECT OR DEGREE THESIS AND PRACTICUM

The last phase of the program is aimed at the realization of the Master’s Degree Final Project or Degree Thesis and elective internship, which can be started prior to the end of the 1st and 2nd Part, Compulsory and Elective Subjects, since at that time the student will have the elements needed to begin the work.

The objective is to present a complete document that shows the total development of the proposed work, contemplating the possibility of its practical implementation, in accordance with the guidelines and details of the submitted Master’s Degree Final Project or Degree Thesis. The work must be a contribution to some of the studied fields or to their relationship, both theoretical and applied in accordance with the doctrines, theories and related disciplines.

In the same way, the practicum must also correspond to the effective implementation of the skills acquired during the previous theoretical-practical blocks.

Management

Academic Direction

  • Dr. Maurizio Battino. Director of the Health and Nutrition area of the Iberoamerican University Foundation. Researcher in Biochemistry and teacher of the Scuola di Specializzazione in Scienza dell'Alimentazione.
  • Dr. (c) Irma Domínguez Azpíroz. PhD in Education (in process). International Master's Degree in Nutrition and Applied Dietetics from the University of León. Master’s Degree in Physical Activity: Training and Sports Management from the UNINI. Degree in Nutrition and Applied Dietetics from the University of León. International Academic Coordinator of the Health and Nutrition Area of the Iberoamerican University Foundation.

Teaching staff and Authors

  • Dr. Antonio Martínez Maroto. PhD in Law. Master’s Degree in Bioethics. Jurist and gerontologist. Chief of the Gerontological Plan Area of IMSERSO. Coordinator of the ethics and legislation group of the Spanish Society of Geriatrics and Gerontology.
  • Dr. Antonio Martos Martin. PhD by the University of Granada. Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. Professor of Postgraduate Studies at the University of Granada, Department of Evolutionary Psychology and Education of the Faculty of Psychology of the University of Málaga.
  • Dr. Assumpció Roset Elijah. Phd in Pharmacy. Degree in Applied Nutrition. Bachelor's Degree in Biological Sciences. High School Teacher. Coordinator of the Program for Health Education in the School of the Education Department of the Generalitat de Catalunya.
  • Dr. Carlos Aibar Remón PhD in Medicine by the University of Zaragoza. Specialist in Preventive Medicine and Public Health. Professor of Preventive Medicine and Public Health at the University of Zaragoza and Chief of Preventive Medicine at the Hospital Clínico Universitario Lozano Blesa, Zaragoza, Spain.
  • Dr. Carmen Moreno Lorite . PhD in Mediterranean International Studies, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Master's Degree in International Cooperation for Development and Humanitarian Action and Counselling. Head of the Department of projects and research and professor at the Centro San Camilo-Centro de Humanización de la Salud of Madrid.
  • Dr. Carmen Sánchez Carazo. PhD in Medicine. Specialist in Preventive Medicine and Public Health. Master’s Degree in Public Health from the Comillas University. Master’s Degree in Business Management and Direction of Health Institutions. Primary Care Physician at the Hospital of El Escorial.
  • Dr. Fidel Ortiz Ordaz. PhD in Economic Sciences. Master’s Degree in Education Sciences from the University of la Habana. Master's Degree in Organizational Culture and Change; Strategy and Technology Market Orientation from the University of Seville, Spain. Researcher and Business Consultant at the "Hermanos Saiz" University of Pinar del Río.
  • Dr. Gema Torres Luque. PhD in Sport Sciences. Master’s Degree in High Performance Sports. Coordinating professor of the Didactics of Corporal Expression Area at the University of Jaén.
  • Dr. Ildefonso Grande Esteban. PhD in Economic Sciences and Business, University of the Basque Country. Bachelor's degree in Economic Sciences and Business, with a degree from the Universidad Autónoma de Bilbao. Teacher and Professor of the University of Navarra in the Area of Marketing and Market Research.
  • Dr. Jesús María Aranaz Andrés. PhD in Medicine. Specialist in Preventive Medicine and Public Health and Occupational Medicine. Master's Degree in Public Health. Master's Degree in Hospital Management (EADA). International Master's Degree in Humanitarian Medicine. Chief of the Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health at the University Hospital Ramón y Cajal in Madrid.
  • Dr. Jose Joaquin Mira Solves. PhD in Psychology, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Specialist in Clinical Psychology by the Ministry of Education and Science. Specialist in Health Care Organization by the Complutense University of Madrid. Certificate of Competence in Quality Management in the Services of the Technical University of Madrid. European Expert in Quality Management in the Health Sector (AEC). EOQ Quality Systems Manager in Healthcare, European Organization for Quality, EOQ (2010). Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology at the University of Valencia. Holder teacher at the Miguel Hernández University of Elche.
  • Dr. Jose Manuel Figueroa González. PhD in Project Engineering, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Master’s Degree in Human Resources Management. Degree in Psychology at the University of la Habana. Consultant.
  • Dr. Julián Vitaller Burillo. PhD in Medicine. Chef of Medical Inspection of Health Services in Alicante. Associate Professor in the Department of Public Health of the UMH of Elche. Member of the management team of the National Study of Adverse Effects “ENEAS Project” in 2005 and “APEAS” in 2007, the Ministry of Health and Consumer Affairs. Auditor for the Teaching Accreditation of the Training Plan of the Internal Resident Doctors (MIR). Audits of Hospital Teaching Units and Centers and University Schools.
  • Dr. Luis Olivera Madge. PhD in dental surgery. Specialist in Orthodontics and Maxillary Orthopedics by the Scientific University of the South. Diploma in Medical Audit and Aesthetics Oral Rehabilitation. Postgraduate Studies in Orthodontics and Oral Rehabilitation, Dental Prosthesis. Resident Teacher of the Specialty of Orthodontics and Maxillary Orthopedics of the Scientific University of the South.
  • Dr. Luis Vivanco Sierralta. Postdoctoral Fellow at University of La Rioja, Spain. PhD in Medicine, San Pablo CEU University, Spain. Master's Degree in Philosophy and Bioethics in Colombia, D.E.A. Master’s Degree in Bioethics and Biojuridical at the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain. Bacherlor’s Degree in Biology in Perú. Partner of the Platform of Bioethics and Medical Education at the Center for Biomedical Research of La Rioja (CIBIR). Coordinator of the Area of Bioethics in FUNIBER.
  • Dr. María del Pino Sánchez Hernández. PhD in Gerontology from the University of Granada. Degree in Psychology at the Universidad of Granada. Teacher of Postgraduate Studies at the University of Granada.
  • Dr Maurizio Battino Director of the Health and Nutrition Area of the Iberoamerican University Foundation. Researcher in Biochemistry and teacher of the Scuola di Specializzazione in Scienza dell'Alimentazione.
  • Dr. María Dolores Garcia Olalla PhD in Psychology, Rovira i Virgili University. Associate Professor of the Department of Psychology in the Area of Evolutionary Psychology and Education at the Rovira i Virgili University.
  • Dr. Misericordia Camps Llauradó. PhD in Psychology Researcher and Professor of the Department of Psychology in the Area of Evolutionary Psychology and Education at the Rovira i Virgili University.
  • Dr. Montse Celdrán Castro Interuniversity PhD in Education Psychology from the University of Barcelona. Master's Degree in Psychogerontology and applied neurosciences. Associate Professor in the Department of Evolutionary Psychology and Education at the University of Barcelona. Member of the Gerontology Research Group of the University of Barcelona.
  • Dr. Nuria Garatachea Vallejo. PhD in Physical Activity and Sports Sciences. Professor and Coordinator of the Degree Physical Activity and Sports Sciences of the Faculty of Health and Sport at the University of Zaragoza.
  • Dr. Pedro Zayas. PhD in Psychological Sciences. Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. Assistant professor and researcher at the Center of Business Management Studies at the University of Holguín.
  • Dr. Ramona Rubio Herrera. PhD in Psychology, University of Barcelona. Degree in Psychology at the University of Barcelona. Gerontology professor at the University of Granada. Director of Master's degrees and PhDs.
  • Dr. Rodrigo Serrat. PhD in Psychology from the University of Barcelona. Associate Professor in the Department of Evolutionary Psychology and Education at the University of Barcelona. Researcher of the Evolutionary Psychology and Education area at the University of Barcelona.
  • Dr. Silva Pueyo Villa. PhD in Educational Sciences. Master’s degree in Training of Teachers of Spanish as a Foreign Language. Professor at the European University of the Atlantic. Academic Coordinator of the Area of Teacher Training at the Iberoamerican University Foundation, FUNIBER.
  • Dr. (c) Amélia Cristina Stein. PhD in Physical Activity and Sports Sciences, University of León, Spain (in process). Diploma of Advanced Studies - DEA. Area of knowledge: Physiology. Research title: The role of physical exercise in diabetic patients and effects of strength training. Professor of the Master’s Degree in Sports of FUNIBER.
  • Mg. Anabel Pérez. Master's Degree in Applied Social Gerontology. Degree in Psychology at the University of Barcelona.
  • Dr. (c) Anna Marín Bachs. PhD in Education (in process). International Master's Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of León. Degree in Human Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of Barcelona-CESNID. Professor in the Area of Health and Nutrition of FUNIBER.
  • Dr. Antonio Illana Conde. Lawyer and Judge of the Court of Motril, Granada. Coordinator of the Master's Degree in Social Gerontology of the University of Granada.
  • Dr. (c) Carlos Lago Fuente. PhD in Sport Science, Physical Education and Physical Activity, University of Vigo and University of A Coruña (in process). Master’s Degree in Research in Physical Activity, Sport and Health, University of Vigo. Professor of the Bioethics Area at the Iberoamerican University Foundation.
  • Dr. (c) Carmen Rodríguez Velasco. PhD in Education from the International Iberoamerican University (in process). Master’s Degree in Labor and Organizational Psychology at the University of La Habana, Cuba. International Academic Coordinator of the Management Development, Business Organization and Human Resources Area, FUNIBER.
  • Dr. Cecilia Edineth Camero Zavaleta. Doctor. Clinical practice and teaching experience in Palliative Care.
  • Dr. Consuelo Moral Ávila, Architect. Professor in the Department of Architectural Constructions and Director of the Universal Accessibility Area of the University of Granada.
  • Mg. Cristina Muñoz Alustiza. Master's Degree in Palliative Care, Counselling, Management of residences and services to elderly people. Responsible for Training and Quality in the Centro de Humanización de la Salud de los Camilos.
  • Dr. David Padilla Gángora. Professor of Evolutionary Psychology and Education at the University of Almeria.
  • Mg. Dayro Gutiérrez Bejarano. Master’s Degree in Epidemiology. Doctor Specialist in Family and Community Medicine in Segovia. Clinical practice and teaching experience in Palliative Care.
  • Lic. Elena Jiménez Gómez. Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. Professor of the University School of Nursing "Peace", Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Clinical practice and teaching experience in Palliative Care.
  • Lic. Enrique Arrieta Antón. Degree in Health and Care to the Alzheimer's Disease. Specialist in Family and Community Medicine. Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Surgery at the University of Valencia. Primary care doctor and member of the committee of ethics in the Health Center ‘Segovia Rural’. Researcher in palliative care. Member of the working group of Neurology, SEMERGEN. Associate Professor at IE University (Segovia Campus). Clinical practice and teaching experience in palliative care.
  • Dr. (c) Flavio Marques. PhD in Nutrition by the International Iberoamerican University (in process). Master’s Degree in Health Services Management. Bacherlor's Degree in Nutrition. Bacherlor's Degree in Diet and Nutrition. Professor of the Area of Health and Nutrition at FUNIBER.
  • Lic. Gloria Arbonés Vilá. Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmacy, University of Barcelona. Community pharmaceutical.
  • Mg. Gustavo Saleme. Master’s Degree in Human Resources in Organizations at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology at the National University of Tucumán.
  • Mg. Helia Silva Bustos. Magister and Doctor Specialized in Public Health at the University of Chile. Diploma in Occupational Health, University of Chile. Medical surgeon from the University of Chile. Professor and academic coordinator of courses of Public Health in Chile. Researcher in the area of Occupational Health.
  • Dr. (c) Irma Domínguez Azpiroz. PhD in Education (in process). International Master's Degree in Nutrition and Applied Dietetics from the University of León Master’s Degree in Physical Activity: Training and Sports Management from the UNINI. Degree in Nutrition and Applied Dietetics from the University of León. International Academic Coordinator of the Health and Nutrition Area of the Iberoamerican University Foundation.
  • Dr. José María Corella. Dentist Specialist in Orthodontics and Dentomaxillary Orthopedics. Medical dentist. A member of the Colombian Society of Orthodontics and the World Federation of Orthodontists.
  • Mg. Juan Manuel Diminich. Master's Degree in Occupational Health with major in Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Master's Degree in Occupational Risk Prevention with the specialties of Hygiene, Ergonomics and Psychosociology. Medical surgeon from the University of San Martín de Porres. Specialist Medical Auditing. Lead Auditor ISO 9001: 2008. Member of the Peruvian Society of Medical Auditing. Superintendent of Occupational Health - Minera Chinalco, Peru.
  • Dr. (c) Leandro Maroto Gomez. PhD in palliative care in the Faculty of Health Sciences, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos of Alcorcón, Madrid (in process). Master’s Degree in Gerontology at the University of Salamanca. Interuniversity Master's Degree in study and treatment of pain at Universidad Rey Juan Carlos of Alcorcón, Madrid. Doctor Specialist in Geriatrics. Degree in Geriatric Medicine issued by the Spanish Society of Geriatrics and Gerontology. Degree in Medicine and Surgery at the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Salamanca. Responsible for the Palliative Care in the Health Area of Segovia (AECC - SACyL).
  • Mg. Lucia Vassallo Gjurinovic. Master’s Degree in Health Services Management. Faculty of Dentistry of San Martín de Porres University, Perú. Specialist in University Self-Assessment at the Asamblea Nacional de Rectores. Internal Auditor in Quality Management Systems ISO 9001:2008. Supervisor of Clinic Specialized in Dentistry.
  • Lic. Mª Carmen Santiago Trapero. Bachelor's Degree in Nursing. Clinical practice and teaching experience in palliative care.
  • Dr.(c) Lidia Henriques Rego. PhD in Education (in process). Specialization in mourning (Humanize). Master’s Degree in Palliative Care, Portuguese Catholic University. Degree in Clinical Psychology, University of Lisbon. Professor of the Health and Nutrition Area at FUNIBER.
  • Dr.(c) Lucibel Vásquez. PhD in Social Intervention by the University of Barcelona (in process). Master’s Degree in Psychogerontology, University of Barcelona. Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology, San Martin de Porres University, Lima. Professor of the Health and Nutrition Area at FUNIBER.
  • Dr. (c) María Fernanda Figueroa. PhD in Projects in Sports Management (in process). Master’s Degree in Sports Strategic Management. Professor of the Master’s Degree in Physical Activity: Training and Sports Management (Spanish and Portuguese). Director of the Specialization: Management and Skills for the Sports Centers Administration. Translator of Spanish to English.
  • Ms. María Luján Japan Belmonte. Director of Projects and Institutional Relations of Asisttel, Servicios Asistenciales S.A.
  • Lic. María Nuria Sanchis Luis. Degree in Nursing. Palliative Care Home Support Service of Segovia. Clinical practice and teaching experience in Palliative Care.
  • Lic. Niurka Y. Cabrera. Specialist in Telecommunications and Entrepreneurial Leadership.
  • Mg. Núria Fustier García. Master’s Degree in Management and Direction of the Local Administration. Degree in Social Work. Expert in Social Services. Bachelor’s Degree in Law. Associate Professor in Social Work at the University of Barcelona.
  • Dr. (c) Paul Eisendecher Bertin. PhD in Law, University of Chile (in process). Lawyer with a Degree in Legal and Social Sciences at the Universidad Austral de Chile. Professor at the Universidad Autónoma de Paraguay and Professor of Environmental Law at the Universidad Austral de Chile. Researcher at the University of Chile. Professor of the European University of the Atlantic - International Iberoamerican University.
  • Mg. Pilar Rodríguez Rodríguez. Degree in Social Gerontology and expert in Social Research and Planning. Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy and Education Sciences at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. President of the Fundación Pilares para la Autonomía Personal. Member of Social and Behavioral Sciences of the Spanish Society of Geriatrics and Gerontology. Services of IMSERSO Studies.
  • Dr. (c) Ricardo Almeida. PhD in Education (in process). Master's Degree in Homeopathy and Biological-Naturist Studies by the University of León. Postgraduate in Business Management. Degree in Nursing. Professor of the Area of Health and Nutrition at FUNIBER.
  • Dr. Ricardo Filipe Borges Oliveira, Doctor. Clinical practice and teaching experience in Palliative Care.
  • Dr. (c) Sandra Jarrin Motte. PhD Education by the UNINI (in process). Master's Degree in Biological-Naturist Studies by the University of León. Bachelor's Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics at the Scientific University of the South. Professor of the Health and Nutrition Area at FUNIBER.
  • Dr. (c) Sandra Sumalla Cano. PhD in Projects (in process). International Master's Degree in Nutrition and Applied Dietetics at the Rovira i Virgili University. Master’s Degree in Physical Activity: Training and Sports Management from the UNINI. Degree in Food Science and Technology, University of Barcelona. Degree in Human Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of Barcelona-CESNID. Professor of the Health and Nutrition Area at FUNIBER. Dean of Health Sciences of the European University of the Atlantic.
  • Mg. Tania Herrera Martinez. Master of Business of the University Queensland (Australia). Master’s Degree in Management for Globalization and Master’s Degree in Public Health, University of Chile. Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine, University of Chile.
  • Dr. (c) Vivian Lipari Zegarra. PhD in process. Master’s Degree in Public Health by the University of Chile and Master’s Degree in Administration of Health Services by the Federico Villarreal National University, Peru. Coordinator of the Master’s Degree in Health Management and Research at FUNIBER.

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.