Official Master in Public Health
The Master in Public Health is an International program of excellence for professional training in public health.
Its main objective is to enable students to understand the processes of health/disease and its determinants from the population perspective and tackling health problems through collective interventions of promotion, protection and health recovery.
Interuniversity Official Master is jointly organized by the University of Pompeu Fabra University (UPF) and the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB).
The program offers two itineraries: the professionalization and research, with the same load (120 ECTS, two academic years).
Since the academic year 2007-2008, the head of Health Services Research Unit (Dr. Jordi Alonso) is the coordinator of Master program. Some of the researchers involved in the group are in the steering committee and they are also teachers and responsible for some of the courses.
Johns Hopkins Fall Institute in Health Policy
Dr. Jordi Alonso is a member of the Directive Committee of the Fall Institute and participates, every year since 2004, as professor of some of the courses. Dr. Jordi Alonso is associated professor of Bloomberg School, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA, since 2007.
Medical Residency Training (MIR)
Our group is part of the Training Unit in PSMar Public Health and Preventive Medicine created in 2003. The Unit is composed by 4 institutions (Hospital del Mar, IMIM, Agència de Salut Pública de Barcelona, and Experimental and Health Sciences Department at the Pompeu Fabra University). The purpose of the Unit is to offer quality traning for Preventive Medicine and Public Health specialist to be as a way to help achieving excellence in their professional competence. The Unit stresses the abilities and attitudes related to public health research. Dr. Montserrat Ferrer is IMIM tutor of the Unit since 2008.
Diploma in Public Health
The Diploma in Public Health is a postgraduate program of 30 ECTS oganized by IDEC-UPF in collaboration with the Public Health Agency of Barcelona (ASPB) and the Department of Health of the Generalitat de Catalunya.
The main objective of the program is to ensure the knowledge and skills necessary for professionals to public health through public authorities or other public services, to develop more effectively its role in the field of promotion and protection of health and the prevention and control of diseases in the population, taking into account the socio-political and economic environment.
The Diploma in Public Health is offered in blended mode. Around 80% of learning is done online through the virtual campus of the University. Dr. Jordi Alonso is the co-director, along with Dr. Carme Borrell (ASPB), Dr. Carmen Cabezas (ASPC). Dr. Olatz Garin is the academic coordinator.
Ongoing PhD Thesis
The group’s formative capacity has been important and it currently counts with 5 pre-doctoral researchers (2 of them with competitive contracts) in different phases of their thesis project.
Ávila Pacheco MM. Evaluación económica de los principales tratamientos de Cáncer de Próstata Localizado. Directors: Ferrer M, Alonso J.
Blasco MJ. Factors Associated with Suicidal Ideation and Behavior in University Students Castro JI. A study of factors associated with the outcome of common mental disordersin ambulatory settings. Directors: Forero CG, Alonso J.
Castro JI. A study of factors associated with the outcome of common mental disorders in ambulatory settings. Directors: Forero CG, Alonso J.
Cunillera O. Statistical tools for utility data. Director: Guillén M. Co-director: Ferrer M.
Hernández G. Seguridad, adherencia e impacto en la calidad de vida del tratamiento del asma en niños y adultos. Director: Ferrer M.
Miranda A. Conducta suicida en adolescentes y adultos jóvenes y factores asociados en subpoblaciones de riesgo. Directors: Castellví P, Alonso J.
Soriano Palacios N. Estudio evaluativo del manejo del paciente con ictus en la Atención Primaria. Director: Ferrer M. Tutor: Alonso J.
Vilagut G. Screening of mental disorders in the adult general population. Director: Forero CG. Co-director: Alonso J.
Zaror CE. Calidad de vida relacionada con la salud oral en niños y adolescentes. Director: Ferrer M.