• Title: Master's Degree in Integrated Care in Chronicity and Aging
  • Study load: 60 ECTS
  • Delivery mode: Blended learning
  • Timetable: Friday from 08:15h to 14h and from 15h to 19h
  • Qualification: Master's Degree in Integrated Care in Chronicity and Aging from the Pompeu Fabra University
  • Fee: €5.650,20 + €200 taxes (including recognition of 4 academic credits (ECTS); Approximate price pending approval by the Catalan Decree setting the prices for the provision of academic services at Catalan public universities for each academic year.
  • Approach: Professional and Research, providing access to doctoral programmes
  • Next edition: From 9th October 2020 to 30th July 2021
  • Places: 20
  • Languages: Catalan, Spanish and English
As a health provider, are you ready to face the changing needs of integrated care management in the field of chronic illnesses and ageing?
The underlying aim of the Master’s Degree in Integrated Care Management in Chronicity and Ageing from the Pompeu Fabra University is to provide training for health professionals in the field of research into chronic illnesses and ageing.
The principles underlying this Master’s Degree and that have consolidated it over time are: 
  • A multidisciplinary and multidimensional approach that addresses prevalent health problems from different dimensions: social, clinical, economical and care.
  • The high prevalence of chronic diseases, which constitute the everyday work of health professionals. In addition, the ageing population means that people over 65 compose the segment with the highest increase from now until 2021. 
  • Integrated social and health care, which has become a fundamental issue on the social and health services in Catalonia.
  • The need for master's degree to provide health professionals access to doctoral programmes and the promotion of lines of research related to the field of chronicity and ageing.
For all these reasons, the team at the TecnoCampus School of Health Sciences believe that in our health system we must be able to count on the participation of highly qualified health professionals. These health providers should be ready to lead new collaborative work models in direct communication with health administration, health policymakers, researchers, lecturers, patients, families and carers.
Dr. Esther Cabrera
Academic director of the Master’s Degree in Integrated Care Management in Chronicity and Ageing.

Organization and course structure

The Master’s Degree in Integrated Care Management in Chronicity and Ageing.(MAICE) is a well-consolidated master’s degree and a reference in the territory. The TecnoCampus School of Health Sciences TecnoCampus receives support from prestigious entities such as the TicSalut Social Foundation, the University Institute for Primary Care Research (IDIAP Jordi Gol), Fecunmed and the Maresme Health Consortium.

The master’s degree has a total of 60 ECTS. It is composed of 30 ECTS of compulsory subjects, 12 ECTS of optative subjects, 4 ECTS external practicum and 14 ECTS belonging to the Master’s Degree Final Project.


This Master’s Degree is verified as an Official University Master’s Degree at the Pompeu Fabra University.


The Master’s Degree in Integrated Care Management in Chronicity and Ageing provides access to doctoral programmes, being a research master’s degree.

The TecnoCampus School of Health Sciences has established several agreements with doctoral programmes to offer students the possibility of accessing doctorate courses like the UPF Biomedicine Doctoral Program and the Doctoral Program in Nursing Sciences of the Jaume I University -Castelló.

who is it designed for?

  • Health professionals: nurses, physicians, psychologists, social workers, physiotherapists and nutritionists, who need to deepen knwoledge of chronic patholigies and ageing and to enhance their skills in research.


What skills are developed in the master’s degree?

On completing this master’s degree, students will be able to:

  • Respond in a clear, precise and relevant way to people with chronic pathologies, to their relatives and/ or carers along their life cycle, via planning and evaluation of specific programmes within the health field.
  • Resolve problems arising in clinical practice related to the ageing process and its resulting dependence, while guaranteeing, via methodologies and management resources within the healthcare field, patients’ dignity, safety, privacy and autonomy.
  • Select and develop research designs, with multidisciplinary teams, to formulate and test hypotheses, design interventions and evaluate results related to chronic pathologies and ageing.
  • Cope with new challenges and situations that appear in current health systems, in their management policies and in the social area at different levels of care through programming and evaluation instruments of health organizations.
  • Write research projects via which professionals can access to competitive programmes funded by agencies in the field of health care.


  • Leadership in research projects in the field of chronicity and ageing
  • Leadership in clinic and care management in hospitals, assistance centres and health institutions
  • Joint doctoral programmes
  • Joint University Schools, Faculties o Departments to teach a degree or a postgraduate’s degree
  • Health management of geriatric centres, social-health centres or nursing homes