Cancer and Palliative Care
In this study programme, students will gain deeper knowledge and obtain a specialisation in the field of oncology and palliative care. This study programme will benefit individuals in their job and empower them to deal with the various challenges that await professionals in service to cancer patients or patients who need palliative care. Cancer incidence has been increasing in recent decades, and continual advances in medical and palliative care call for increased knowledge on the part of health care professionals. The students set their own goals within the programme. Dr. Elísabet Hjörleifsdóttir, Associate Professor, is the Department Head of this study programme. She assists students in goal setting and identifying courses that best build the foundation for their Master's thesis.
This 120 ECTS Master's degree programme is divided into 60 ECTS of coursework and 60 ECTS for the Master's thesis. The academic title is a Master's degree in Health Sciences with a focus on Cancer and Palliative Care.
In this study programme, four courses are compulsory, a total of 40 ECTS, plus a Master's thesis.
|KRA0105||Cancer and Palliative Care||10 ECTS|
|HHS0105||Health and the Health Care System: Status, Goals and Trends||10 ECTS|
|EIR0155||Qualitative Research||10 ECTS|
|MER0110||Quantitative Research||10 ECTS|
|MPR0160||Master’s Thesis||60 ECTS|
Electives in this study programme amount to 20 ECTS.
|BRÞ0110||Health Care in Case of Accidents and Acute Illnesses||10 ECTS|
|EEL0105||Rehabilitation, Empowerment and Quality of Life||10 ECTS|
|GHB0110||Mental Health: Issues and Interventions||5 or 10 ECTS|
|HGE0110||Health Care and Health Promotion||10 ECTS|
|LSL1015||Chronic Illness||10 ECTS|
|OFB0105||Trauma and Violence||5 or 10 ECTS|
|ÖHÍ0105||Aging and Health||10 ECTS|
|ÞFS0105||Servant Leadership, Management and Reflection||10 ECTS|
Students can also attend elective courses at other universities, subject to the approval of the Head of Faculty and the Master’s thesis supervisor.
Course and programme structure
Please click on the course number link for course descriptions and learning outcomes.
See more in the curriculum about the 120 ECTS Master's programme and learning outcomes
See more in the curriculum about the 40 ECTS Qualification at Master's level and learning outcomes
For more information on this study programme, please contact:
Anna Bryndís Sigurðardóttir, Office Manager of the School of Health Sciences
tel. +354 460 8036