Disability and Rehabilitation
In this study programme, students will gain deeper knowledge and specialisation in the field of interdisciplinary rehabilitation and disability. The programme is structured in collaboration with the Disability Studies programme at the University of Iceland and is intended to benefit and empower professionals in dealing with the various challenges of service to those who live with a disability or a long-standing health issue. Rehabilitation and support for this group to maximise its social participation require greater knowledge and expertise on the part of health care professionals. The students set their own goals within the programme. Guðrún Pálmadóttir, 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 Disability and Rehabilitation.
In this study programme, five courses are compulsory, a total of 50 ECTS, plus a Master’s thesis.
|EEL0105||Rehabilitation, Empowerment and Quality of Life||10 ECTS|
|FFR302M||Disability, a Life Course Approach (University of Iceland)||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 10 ECTS.
The Faculty offers the following courses as electives:
|BRÞ0110||Health Care in Case of Accidents and Acute Illnesses||10 ECTS|
|KRA0105||Cancer and Palliative Care||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:
Ingibjörg Smáradóttir, Office Manager of the School of Health Sciences
tel. +354 460 6036
fax: +354 460 8999
Guðrún Pálmadóttir, Associate Professor, Department Head of this study programme
tel. +354 460 8466
fax: +354 460 8999