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Master of Science in Cognitive Psychology in Health Communication


Course Description

The Master in "Cognitive Psychology in Health Communication", jointly offered by Università della Svizzera italiana (USI) and the Faculty of Psychology of Vita-Salute San Raffaele University of Milan (UNISR), presents a new joint Master's programme through training in cognitive psychology, neuroscience and communication. The programme focuses on the intersection between the theoretical bases of cognitive psychology and those of communication applied to the context of health.

Students who choose this specialization will get a strong biological, methodological and statistical training, acquiring also knowledge in management. The specialization will familiarize students with the latest research and practice in cognitive psychology and provide a modern preparation to lead and influence change in health in today's diverse communities.

The master's programme is designed to train students who will understand the causes of health-related behaviours and who will also be able to design new and effective interventions to prevent disease and promote health.

The entire master's programme takes advantage of synergies and complementarities between the two Universities, USI and UNISR, and offers excellent competences in teaching and research. This Master offers a high degree of innovation thanks also to the advanced technologies available on site in the two universities in terms of high-tech equipment, data centres, laboratories, and health facilities.

Entry Requirements

The formal requirement for admission to the Master's degree in Cognitive Psychology in Health Communication is a Bachelor's degree in Psychology granted by a recognised university.Up to 30 students will be admitted to the master's programme. Admission depends on the final grade of the bachelor's degree in Psychology.Students, without a Bachelor's degree in Psychology interested in obtaining the Master of Science degree in Cognitive Psychology in Health Communication must acquire at least 88 ETCS at Bachelor's level in Psychology at Università Vita Salute San Raffaele.

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