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Doctoral Programme in the Promotion of Autonomy and Social and Health Care in Dependency

Programme code: 3148

Regulations: RD 99/2011

Knowledge branch: Health sciences

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Organised by:Faculty of Psychology

Management Centre:Postgraduate School

Participant Universities:UVEG

Programme coordinator:Amparo Oliver Germes

1st year available places:15 places

Aims: The main goals of this doctoral programme are mainly two: On the one hand, absorbing the demand in academic training in research of the Master’s Degree where Master’s Degree students where the emphasis is teaching. Creating a “breeding ground” propitious for continuing advancing in research, where young researchers, guarantee of the programme and other researchers enter a integrative programme, with training for excellence research in R&D&i in Life Quality in attention to groups who generate dependence, either from disability, ageing, families with youngsters with development disorders, chronic diseases, or palliative care at the of the life. The UV and the centres Psychology and FCAFE (Faculty of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences) specifically are very prestigious in all fields of research with clear transfer. On the other hand, to be interlocutor between society and University in training and research in the advance of life quality in sensitive groups.

Description: Doctoral Programme in Social and Health Care in Dependency, a doctoral programme which has been being taught for an academic year and a research line in Research in Physical Activity and Sport are integrated and reinforced with this proposal (RD99/2011). Both, due to their recent implantation, have not been able to opt for a quality or Excellence Mention. The suitability for this programme to be offered in the UV is due to the fact that their thematic is one of the centres of reference at an European and state level. Recently, the university which proposed this programme has received, maybe, the most relevant prize and recognition that may be bestowed to a public entity: the Telefónica Ability Awards. It means a recognition for excellence in the care for sensitive groups. Therefore, this programme is offered where a greater recognition to the teaching, researching and of management in the area for treating diversity exists. The starting programme focused on social care to dependent people was the only in this thematic: a generalist and multidisciplinary character being th eonly one with a researching perspective “health and social” on a state level, since few existing doctoral programmes opted for an approach exclusively focused on health.

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