Practicalities for the USI community

Study plan of the Master in Cognitive Psychology in Health Communication (MPHC)

This page contains information for currently enrolled students.

For general information on the Master, please refer to:

www.usi.ch/mphc

 

Study plan of the Master in Cognitive Psychology in Health Communication (MPHC) 

The study plan (also study plan or study curriculum) of the Master includes information on the structure of the programme.

 

 

Expand All

  • Study plan 2019-2021

    The study plan for students matriculated in academic year 2019/20 is available at the following page:

    www.usi.ch/en/education/master/cognitive-psychology-health-communication/structure-and-contents

     

     

  • Study plan 2018-2020

    Study plan of the Master in Cognitive Psychology in Health Communication - curriculum 2018-2020

     

    The programme is organized in 4 semesters:

    • The first semester covers mainly classes in Health Communication and Research Methods;
    • The second semester covers topics in advanced Cognitive Psychology and Neuroscience;
    • The third semester covers topics in Management, Strategy, Organizational Behavior, and other topics in the area of Health Communication.
    • Along the fourth semester students will study selected topics in health and organizational psychology and conduct a field project (by companies, hospitals or by experimental labs) and write their Master Thesis under joint supervision of Faculties of UNISR/USI.

    During the fall semesters (1st and 3rd), students will attend classes taught at USI, whereas courses in spring semesters (2nd and 4th) will be taught at UniSR.

    Over the two years, students will be supported by an active tutoring service and will cumulate extra credits and integrative psychological training, participating in seminar activities, ongoing research projects, and laboratory activities, practical activities held at hospital San Raffaele and in neurology and psychology department at UNISR.

     

    First Semester (USI)

    ECTS

    Health Communication

    6

    Social Marketing 

    6

    Research Methods in Health Communication

    3

    Qualitative Research Methods in Health Communication

    3

    Epidemiology and Experimental Design in Psychology

    6

    Learning and Memory

    6
       

    Second Semester (UNISR)

     

    Advanced Topics in Cognitive Psychology

    6

    Decision Making and Behavior

    9

    Advanced Models for Social and Psychological Sciences

    4

    Advances in Behavioral Neurosciences

    12
       

    Third Semester (USI)

     

    Organizational Behaviour

    6

    Corporate Strategy

    6

    Accounting

    3

    Electives (max 9 ECTS)

     

    Interpersonal Communication in Health

    3

    Efficacy of Health Communication via Media

    3

    Health Policy

    3

    Introduction to Public Health

    3

    Industry & Institutions Perspectives: Stakeholders in the Swiss Health System

    3
       

    Fourth Semester (UNISR)

     

    Health Psychology

    6

    Organizational Psychology

    6

    Electives (min 8 ECTS, max 21 ECTS)

     

    Psychopathology

    4

    Neuropsychology

    4

    Developmental Psychology

    2

    Health Informatics

    4

    Integrative module (extra credits)

     

    Psychiatrics and Clinical Psychology

    7

    Integrative Training in Psychology

    6
       

    4th Semester UNISR/USI

     

    Field Project

    6

    Thesis

    18
       

    TOTAL ECTS

    120

     

    Changes in the study plan may occurr. In case of discrepancies, or for any legal purpose, the study plan indicated by the Director or the Programme Manager of the Master shall prevail.

     

     

  • Study plan 2017-2019

    Study plan of the Master in Cognitive Psychology in Health Communication - curriculum 2017-2019

     

    This full-time study programme comprises 120 ECTS spread over 4 semesters.

    The programme is organized into 4 units, called 'modules', over two years. The first module covers mainly classes in Health Communication and research methods; the second module covers topics in advanced cognitive psychology and neurosciences; the third module covers topics in management, strategy, and accounting. In the fourth semester students will study selected topics in health and organizational psychology and conduct a field project (by companies, hospitals or by experimental labs) and write their Master Thesis under joint supervision of Faculties of UNISR/USI.

    During the fall semesters (I and III), students will attend classes taught at USI, whereas courses in spring semesters (II and IV) will be taught at UNISR.

    Over the two years, students will be supported by an active tutoring service and will cumulate extra credits participating in seminar activities, ongoing research projects, and laboratory activities.

     

    Sem. I - 
    Autumn semester 
    2017/18
    (USI)
    Health Communication Schulz 6
    Research Methods in Health Communication Nakamoto 3
    Qualitative Research Methods in Health Communication          Hannawa 3
    Social Marketing Suggs 6
    Epidemiology and Experimental Design Di Serio 6
    Learning and Communication Malgaroli 6

     

    Sem. II - 
    Spring semester 
    2018
    (UNISR)
    Advanced Topics in Cognitive Psychology Bruno 6
    Recent Advances in Behavioral Neurosciences      Malgaroli-Abutalebi 12
    Statistical Models for Social Sciences Brombin 4
    Judgment and Decision Making in Health Schulz-Ferini Strambi 9

     

    Sem. III - 
    Autumn semester 
    2018/19
    (USI)
    Organizational Behaviour                                                           Wezel 6
    Corporate Strategy Prato 6
    Accounting Calciolari 3
    Electives 8

     

    Sem. IV - 
    Spring semester 
    2019
    (UNISR/USI)
    Organizational Psychology                                                         Pantaleo 6
    Health Psychology Di Mattei 6
    Field Project/Laboratories 6
    Thesis 18

     

    Total ECTS                                                                                                                            120

     

    Changes in the study plan may occurr. In case of discrepancies, or for any legal purpose, the study plan indicated by the Director or the Programme Manager of the Master shall prevail.

  • Study plan 2016-2018

    Study plan of the Master in Cognitive Psychology in Health Communication - curriculum 2016-2018

     

    This full-time study programme comprises 120 ECTS spread over 4 semesters.

    The programme is organized into 4 units, called 'modules', over two years. The first module covers mainly classes in Health Communication and research methods; the second module covers topics in advanced cognitive psychology and neurosciences; the third module covers topics in management, strategy, and accounting. In the fourth semester students will study selected topics in health and organizational psychology and conduct a field project (by companies, hospitals or by experimental labs) and write their Master Thesis under joint supervision of Faculties of UNISR/USI.

    During the fall semesters (I and III), students will attend classes taught at USI, whereas courses in spring semesters (II and IV) will be taught at UNISR.

    Over the two years, students will be supported by an active tutoring service and will cumulate extra credits participating in seminar activities, ongoing research projects, and laboratory activities.

    UNISR Student Guide

     

    Course ECTS
       
    Semester I (USI)  
    Health Communication 6
    Research methods in Health Communication 3
    Qualitative Research Methods in Health Communication 3
    Social Marketing 6
    Epidemiology and Experimental Design 6
    Learning and Communication 6
       
    Semester II (UNISR)  
    Advanced Topics in Cognitive Psychology (Bruno-Sulpizio) 6
    Recent Advances in Behavioral Neurosciences (Malgaroli-Cugnata) 9
    Statistical Models for Social Sciences (Brombin-Cugnata) 4
    Judgment and Decision Making in Health (Schulz-Perna-Galimberti) 9
       
    Semester III (USI)  
    Organizational Behaviour 6
    Corporate Strategy 6
    Accounting 6
    Electives 8
       
    Semester IV (UNISR/USI)  
    Thesis 18
    Field Project/Laboratories 6
    Health Psychology 6
    Organizational Psychology 6
       
    Total 120

     

    Changes in the study plan may occurr. In case of discrepancies, or for any legal purpose, the study plan indicated by the Director or the Programme Manager of the Master shall prevail.

Faculties

Targets

Tags

Updated on: 09/08/2019