Chronic Illness and the Challenges of Life
In this study programme, students will gain deeper knowledge and specialisation in the field of chronic illness. This study programme will benefit individuals in their job and empower them to deal with the various challenges that await professionals in the service to those who struggle with chronic illness. The number of individuals with chronic illness has been increasing in recent decades and continual advances in treatment require greater knowledge and expertise on the part of health care professionals. The students set their own goals within the programme. Dr. Árún K. Sigurðardóttir, 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 Chronic Illness.
In this study programme, four courses are compulsory, a total of 40 ECTS, plus a Master's thesis.
|LSL1015||Chronic Illness and the Challenges of Life||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 Allnesses||10 ECTS|
|EEL0105||Rehabilitation, Empowerment and Quality of Life||10 ECTS|
|GHB0110||Mental Health: Issues and Intervention||5 or 10 ECTS|
|HGE0110||Health Care and Health Promotion||10 ECTS|
|KRA0105||Cancer and Palliative care||10 ECTS|
|OFB0105||Trauma, Violence and Traumatic Stress||5 or 10 ECTS|
|ÖHÍ0105||Aging and Health in Icelandic Society||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:
Office Manager of the School of Health Sciences:
tel. +354 460 8036
fax: +354 460 8999
Department Head of this study programme:
Dr. Árún K. Sigurðardottir, Professor
tel. +354 460 8464
fax: +354 460 8999