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Mental Health

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.

GHB0110 Mental health: Issues and Interventions 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
HGE0110 Healt Care and Health Promotion 10 ECTS
KRA0105 Cancer and Palliative Care 10 ECTS
LSL0105 Chronic Illness 10 ECTS
OFB0105 Trauma and Violence 5 or 10 ECTS
ÖHÍ0105 Aging and Health 10 ECTS
ÞFS0105 Serving 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 45 ECTS Qualification at Master's level and learning outcomes

For more information on this study programme, please contact:

 Anna Bryndís Sigurðardóttir

Anna Bryndís Sigurðardóttir, Office Manager of the School of Health Sciences
tel. +354 460 8036


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University of Akureyri

Sólborg v/norðurslóð         600 Akureyri, Iceland         S. 460 8000 / f: 460 8999

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