Department of Clinical Medicine UMH

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Units: Clinical Medicine



Mode: Teaching e-learning

Specific web: master-mental-health-iv-edition

Telephones: +34 965 91 94 49

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Mode: on-line.

Faculty of Medicine (face to face lessons)

Internships (elective):  University Hospitals of San Juan and Elche, Spain.

Teaching centre: Clinical Medicine

Branch of teaching: HEALTH SCIENCE

Maximum fee of registration:

2250 euros (Normal)

1500 euros (Reduced)

Pre-registration: 30/05/16 at 30/10/16

Registration: 01/10/16 to 01/11/16

Duration: 07/11/16 to 01/11/17

Hours: 1500

Max. students: 50

Min. students: 15

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Master in Mental Health IV Edition

The IV edition of the Master in Mental Health, Miguel Hernández University aims to provide extensive training of professional character, adjusted to the training needs covered by the strategy on Mental Health for the national health system. The program combines aspects of assistance with other more specific clinical research or management. Thus, it offers an extensive agenda, covering different areas in which currently may require a specialized training of Mental health professionals. Along with its mixed methodology (online and face-to-face) that facilitates access to any student, regardless of their place of residence, notably the modular structure of the training program. In this way, each student can design your own itinerary of specialization in the Master. A guideline, there are four basic alternatives: Mental Health Child and Adolescent, Dual Pathology, Psychotherapy, and Legal Psychiatry.


The main objective of the program is focused on providing an update of knowledge in terms of attention to Mental Health, which includes the contents of preferential interest based on the current training needs detected among professionals in this area.

Specific objectives, intends that the students acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed for professional practice in Mental Health and, in particular:

1. The knowledge that trained for efficient access to scientific information as well as to design and develop research projects.

2. Correctly identify the psychiatric symptoms, learning how to conduct an adequate assessment of psychopathology.

3. Know the main evaluation instruments most commonly used in research and clinical practice in Mental Health.

4. Have updated knowledge in the field of common mental disorder and severe mental disorder.

5. Acquire basic knowledge in clinical management that facilitate a more efficient use of available resources.

6. Depending on the education pathway chosen by each student, get a specific training update in the field of child and youth mental health, psychotherapeutic interventions, dual pathology, medico-legal practice, or nursing in Mental Health.


To access the Master’s Degree in Mental Health will be required to be in possession of a degree of official university studies, preferably in Medicine, Psychology, Nursing, and Occupational Therapy.

Students must have access to a personal computer with internet access, as well as sufficient knowledge of English to read and understand the complementary bibliography which could contribute in that language.


The teaching will be preferably on-line, using the virtual platform of the UMH. In some modules that require a face-to-face practical training by the nature of its contents, will complement training online with the delivery of short face-to-face seminars (4-5 hours). The Master includes a total of 350 hours theoretical (online or face-to-face), with the rest of their workload to other activities for the students, such as reading documentation, performing the tasks assigned to each subject, tutoring, personal study, and assessment tests.
Each subject will be given by:

Theory classes: didactic units, developed by teachers, which will be available on the website of the Master reading by students.

Supplementary reference material: on the website of the Master, students will benefit from complementary material (texts, clinical cases I audiovisual material) must read to broaden the content corresponding to the didactic units.

Forum: there will be a forum for the active participation of students, performing equally attention individualized by email.

Seminars: those modules in which the practical nature of its contents is suitable to complement training online with the person (for example, psychotherapeutic interventions modules), will be carried out face to face seminars, with a methodology to check and to deepen the knowledge gained previously through the didactic units and the supplementary material and practical. The seminars will take place in Conference on Friday and Saturday, allowing to combine training with work.

Internships: as a complementary activity, students may pursue health care internships, on a voluntary basis. At the start of the course it will establish the schedule of internships, once known existing demand. Internship will be recognized by the Occupational Observatory of the UMH, extending the corresponding accreditation certificate.



The duration of the master’s degree in Mental health is 60 ECTS (1.500 hours). Its curriculum is distributed in eleven subjects and a final work. Students must take the five compulsory courses (30 ECTS), choose two electives (18 ECTS) and perform a final work of Master (12 ECTS).



Code Subject Themes ECTS Mandatory
OB1 Research methodology Research methodology 6
OB2 Psychopathology Psychopathology 6
0B3 Update in Psychiatric Clinic Update in Psychiatric Clinic 6
OB4 Update in psychotic disorders Update in psychotic disorders 6
OB5 Clinical management and evaluation of results in Mental Health Clinical management and evaluation of results in Mental Health 6
OB6 Final Master’s Project  Final Master’s Project 12
OP1 Child and Adolescent Mental Health Child and Adolescent Mental Health 9
OP2 Psychological treatments in Severe Mental Disorder Psychological treatments in Severe Mental Disorder 9
OP3 Legal and Forensic Psychiatry Legal and Forensic Psychiatrye 9
OP4 Psychotherapy in Common Mental Disorder Psychotherapy in Common Mental Disorder 9
OP5 Dual Pathology: evaluation, clinical and therapeutic approaches Dual Pathology: evaluation, clinical and therapeutic approaches 9


In the curriculum we have considered the needs that are explicitly designated in the Strategy on Mental Health for the national health system. Since the formation in clinical management, evaluation of services or research methodology, until the corresponding to specific clinical areas that are considered priority for Mental health professionals, such as evaluation and diagnostic psychological and neuropsychological instruments, techniques more effective and up-to-date of psychotherapy, rehabilitation interventions, psychosocial, or upgrade of pharmacological treatments, among others. They’ve not forgotten basics such as psychopathology, offering also an update to the clinically most relevant complications. All of this under a multidisciplinary approach, with specific training courses that allow greater specialization on the basis of previous students of the University degree and professional experience.

Although students can choose any combination of subjects to study the 18 elective ECTS required, four possible training itineraries are offered a guideline:

1. Child Mental Health and Adolescent: compulsory subjects, OP1 y OP2/OP3/OP4/OP5 (choose a subject).
2. Dual Pathology: compulsory subjects, OP2 y OP5.
3. Psychotherapy: compulsory subjects, OP2 y OP4.
4. Legal Psychiatry: compulsory subjects, OP3 y OP1/OP2/OP4/OP5 (choose a subject).


The evaluation of the performance of the students of the Master will be made by three complementary systems:

a) Test mode exam: on online mode at the end of each of the subjects. The exams will be weighted according to the duration of each module, resulting in an average that will be up to 40% of the final note of the Master.

b) Open questions: per taught subject, the student must answer to a maximum of 5 open response questions, which will be available at the same time that their corresponding teaching unit and complementary material. The weighted obtained equals 20% of the final grade.

c) Final Master’s Project: students will conduct a final work on any of the contents taught in the Master. The work must have a minimum of 25 pages and maximum of 40 extension, and may consist of a review of the literature, the exposure of a clinical case or any other content that was previously approved by the direction of the Master. The obtained note in this work will be up to 40% of the final grade of the Master.

When the modules completed by students include face-to-face seminars, a minimum attendance to 75% of the hours will be required. In the case of failure to comply with this criterion, the note of the module that will be used in the determination of the corresponding average will be 0 points. If the student was not residing in Spain–or in other duly justified cases and with prior approval of the direction of the Master–attendance at face-to-face seminars may be replaced by viewing the video of them, that will be placed at the disposal of the students.

The final grade will be determined by the formula: Final Note= (0,4*a) + (0,2*b) + (0,4*c). To obtain the Master’s degree is required a minimal note of 5 points.


Aguilar García-Iturrospe, Eduardo Psychiatrist. University Clinical Hospital of Valencia. Professor of Psychiatry. University of Valencia. CIBERSAM.
Alcántara Lapaz, Antonio Psychiatrist. University General Hospital Reina Sofía. Murcia.
Alfonzo Bello, Luís Psychiatrist. Advisor on Substance Abuse. Regional Mental Health Program. Panamerican Organization of Health (Washington, United States).
Baeza Alemañ, José Vicente Head of section of Psychiatry. University Hospital of Elche (Alicante). Associate Professor of Psychiatry. Miguel Hernández University.
Baeza González, José Vicente Psychologist Specialist in Coaching. Master in Human Resources, Work and Organizations. International Master in Migrations.
Baeza González, Leticia Psychologist. Master’s degree in Health Psychology. Behavioral Cognitive Therapy Practical Master.
Basurte Villamor, Ignacio Psychiatrist. Eating Behavior Disorders Care Coordinator. Gregorio Marañón General University Hospital (Madrid).
Blasco Herrero, José María Psychiatrist. Adolescent Mental Health Unit. University General Hospital of Elche (Alicante).
Bobes Bascarán, Mª Teresa Doctor in Psychology. Clinical Psychologist. CIBERSAM.
Bustamante Navarro, Rosario Clinical Psychologist. Adolescent Mental Health Unit. Elche. Associate Professor of Social Psychology. Miguel Hernández University. EMDR Clinician.
Camarero Candela, Manuel Psychiatrist. University General Hospital of Elche (Alicante). Associate Professor of Psychiatry. Miguel Hernández University.
Cantó Díez, Tomás José Psychiatrist. Unit of Mental Health of Children and Adolescents. San Vicente (Alicante).
Carratalá Munuera, Mª Concepción Doctor Assistant Professor. Department of Clinical Medicine. Miguel Hernández University.
Casas Brugué, Miguel Chief of the Psychiatry Service. Vall D’Hebron Hospital (Barcelona). Professor of Psychiatry. Autónoma University of Barcelona.
Cid Colom, Jordi Clinical Psychologist. Rehabilitation Service. Programs Coordinator. Institute of Health Care. Institut Dassistencia Sanitaria (IAS), Girona.
Diéguez Porres, María Francisca Psychiatrist. Teaching Unit of Psychotherapy. Psychiatry Service. Príncipe de Asturias University Hospital. Alcalá de Henares (Madrid).
Elvira Cruañes, Vicente Psychiatrist. Chief of the Psychiatry Service of San Juan University Hospital (Alicante).
Fernández Sánchez, Francisco Javier Professor. Dpto. Clinical Medicine. Director of the Master in Research in Clinical Medicine. Miguel Hernández University.
García Fernández, Lorena FED Psychiatry. San Juan University Hospital (Alicante). Associate Professor of Psychiatry. Miguel Hernández University (UMH).
García Palacios, Azucena Professor of Psychopathology. Jaume I University of Castellón.
Garolera Freixa, Maite Doctor in Psychology. Specialist in Clinical Psychology. Expert in Neuropsychology. Neuropsychology of the Healthcare Consortium Unit of Terrassa. President of the Catalan Society of Neuropsychology.
Gil Guillén, Vicente Francisco Professor of Clinical Medicine. Director of the Master in Research in Primary Care. Miguel Hernández University.
Giner Jiménez, Lucas Psychiatrist. Assistant Professor. Department of Psychiatry. University of Seville.
Gisbert Aguilar, Cristina Psychiatrist. Head of the Department of Psychiatric Rehabilitation. Parc Hospitalari Martí i Julià. Institute of Health Care (IAS), Girona.
González Piqueras, José Carlos Psychiatrist. Clinical University Hospital of Valencia. Associate Professor. University of Valencia. CIBERSAM.
Iborra Giner, Pedro Psychiatrist. Unit of Psychiatric Hospitalization of the University Hospital of San Juan (Alicante).
Javaloyes Sanchis, Auxiliadora Adolescent psychiatrist.
Junquero Valle, Josefa Clinical Psychologist Program of Adolescents and Youth. Center for Prevention and Intervention in Addiction – SPOTT. Provincial Council of Barcelona.
Lana Moliner, Fernando Psychiatrist. Director of the Day Hospital and TLP Program. Institute of Neuropsychiatry and Addictions (INAD) – CAEMIL. Parc de Salut Mar of Barcelona. Co-Director of the Master in Disorder Mental Gross of the University of Barcelona.
Latour-Pérez, Jaime Head Service of Intensive Medicine the General University Hospital of Elche. Associate Professor of the Department of Clinical Medicine of Miguel Hernández University.
Lorente Rovira, Esther Doctor in Psychology. Clinical Psychologist. USM Malvarrosa. Valencia. CIBERSAM.
Martínez Raga, José Psychiatrist. Dr Peset Hospital (Valencia). Associate Professor of Psychiatry. University of Valencia.
Mirapeix Costa, Carlos Psychiatrist. Director of the Foundation for Research in Psychotherapy and Personality. President of the Spanish School of Psychotherapy. Co-Director of the Course of Postgraduate Diploma in Psychotherapy Integrated of the Disorders of Personality by the University of Deusto.
Montenegro Corona, Mariano Psychiatrist. Ibero-American Master in Drug Addiction. Former Head of the Area of Treatment, Rehabilitation and Social Integration of the National Council for the Control of Narcotic Drugs (CONACE). Government of Chile. External consultant of OEACICAD.
Ochoa Mangado, Enriqueta Psychiatrist. Psychiatry Service. General University Hospital Ramon y Cajal. Madrid.
Orozco Beltrán, Domingo Managing Director of the Foundation for the Promotion of Health Research and Biomedical of Valencian Community (FISABIO). Professor Department of Clinical Medicine. Miguel Hernández University.
Palacios Payá, Dolores Clinical Psychologist. Altabix Mental Health Unit. Elche.
Pascual Fernández, César Director Manager of the University Hospital Marqués de Valdecilla. Cantabria’s Health Service. Santander.
Pérez Gálvez, Bartolomé Psychiatrist. Alcohology Unit. University Hospital of San Juan (Alicante). Associate Professor of Psychiatry. Miguel Hernández University.
Pérez Martín, Jorge Psychiatrist. Psychiatry Service. University Hospital of San Juan (Alicante).
Ramos Rincón, José Manuel Specialist in Internal Medicine.Internal Medicine – Infectious Service General University Hospital of Elche. As Professor of Medicine accredited by ANECA. Associate Professor Department of Clinical Medicine. Miguel Hernández University.
Renovell Farré, Mercedes Head of Psychiatry. Clinical University Hospital of Valencia.
Rojo Moreno, Luís Head of Section of Psychiatry of Children and Adolescents. La Fe Hospital. Professor of Psychiatry. University of Valencia.
Roncero Alonso, Carlos Psychiatrist. Drug Addiction CAS Coordinator. Psychiatry Service. Vall D’Hebron University Hospital. Associate Professor of Psychiatry. Autónoma University of Barcelona.
Ruíz Parra, Eduardo Psychiatrist. Psychiatry Service. Hospital of Basurto. Bilbao.
Sánchez Hernández, Antonio Clinical Psychologist. University General Hospital of Elche.
Sanjuán Arias, Julio Psychiatrist. Psychiatry Service. University Clinical Hospital of Valencia. Professor of Psychiatry. University of Valencia. CIBERSAM.
Segarra Echevarría, Rafael Psychiatrist. Psychiatry Service. Hospital of Cruces (Baracaldo). Faculty of Medicine. University of the Basque Country.
Szerman Bolotner, Néstor Head of Service Mental Health Retirement. University General Hospital Gregorio Marañón (Madrid). President of the Spanish Society of Dual Pathology.
Terrés Ruíz, Encarnación Psychiatrist. Adolescent Mental Health Unit. University General Hospital of Elche (Alicante).
Torrens Mèlich, Marta Director of the Line of Addictions. Institute of Psychiatric Care, Mental Health and Addictions (IAPS) – Hospital del Mar. Professor of Psychiatry. Autónoma University of Barcelona.
Ziadi Trives, Mehdi Psychiatrist. Unit of Psychiatric Hospitalization of the University Hospital of San Juan (Alicante).


At the beginning of the course, students from the current calendar of events, which will indicate the dates that will be available on the web the relevant didactic units and supplementary material, as well as the questions and test of evaluation of each module will be provided at the beginning of the year. Similarly, will communicate the dates of face-to-face seminars that corresponding where appropriate, depending on the learning path chosen by each student.

The Master will start on November 7, 2016, being the date limit for the delivery of the final papers of September 30, 2017.


How to make the pre-registration? 

You can pre-enrol by completing the “Pre-registration Form at Training Postgraduate Courses and Continuing Education”, by clicking here. The period of application period starts on May 30 and finishes on October 30 2016. The application involves a deposit of €200, which will be deducted from the cost of tuition or, in your case, returned to the applicant if not be admitted to the course or renounce the definitive registration in the same.

How to enroll?

Once the application period, will be communicated to students the procedures of registration to be made for short to complete the enrollment process.

Price of the registration and payment system

Tuition for the Master’s Degree in Mental Health will be 2.250 euros. The fees may be split in two payments: the first to the beginning of the course and the second two months after starting this. 50 of the registration fee shall be paid in each term. Not to pay the second installment will lead to low automation of the student, as well as lose any right to repayment of the amount already paid.


The following types of scholarships or normal tuition reductions shall be established:

  1. Former-students of Miguel Hernández University: applicants who have previously obtained a Degree of Bachelor, Diploma or Degree in the UMH, the cost of tuition is set to 2. 000 euros.
  2. Postgraduate Mental Health: students who had previously done the courses of University Specialist in Dual Pathology or Postgraduate Diploma in Psychotherapy. In these cases, tuition is set to 1.750 euros.
  3. Reduced registration: a maximum of 5 scholarships, a reduction of 33 of the cost of normal tuition, based on the assessment of the professional curriculum may be granted. In these cases, the final cost of the tuition will be 1.500 euros.
  4. Latin American professionals: when students were residing in a Latin American country, the registration will have a value of 1.250 euros.


If you need more information about the Master’s degree in Mental Health, you can contact by telephone with the administrative secretariat (María José Blasco) on the phone (+34) 96 591 94 49, or personally with the director of the course (Bartolomé Pérez Gálvez) at the following email address: [email protected]