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December
2018

Master in Cognitive Psychology in Health Communication

The Master in “Cognitive Psychology in Health Communication”, jointly offered by the Faculty of Communication of Università della Svizzera italiana (USI) and the Faculty of Psychology of Vita-Salute San Raffaele University of Milan (UNISR), presents a joint Master programme in Cognitive Psychology with an interdisciplinary training in neuroscience, health communication and management.

The programme focuses on the intersection between the theoretical bases of cognitive psychology and those of communication applied to the context of health. Cognitive psychology is the study of all those mental processes which are relevant for behaviour, normal and pathological, including,  among the many, communication, language, memory, perception, attention, problem solving. Students, who choose this curriculum, will get an advanced theoretical background in neuroscience and psychology, will learn research methods in health communication and advanced statistical tools for the analysis of health frameworks, acquiring at the same time knowledge on organizational behaviour and management. An additional goal of this programme is to familiarize students with the latest research and practice in these areas and to translate and use this knowledge in the context of health in today’s diverse communities.

 

Awarded degree

After successful completion of their studies, students will obtain the "Master of Science in Cognitive Psychology in Health Communication" from Università della Svizzera italiana and from Vita-Salute San Raffaele University.

The degree does not automatically grant the right to practice as a clinical psychologist and psychotherapist in Switzerland and Italy. Admissions to specialization programs will be subjected to the relevant Cantonal, Federal and State regulations and to the individual school admission requirements.