School of Health Science
The TecnoCampus Advanced College of Health Sciences (TACHS) began operating in the 2010-2011 academic year. As an affiliated centre of a university of excellence, the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, the TACHS has consolidated its status in the region as a leading university centre setting the standard in health training.
The TACHS currently runs 3 Bachelor Degree programs and an Inter-university Master program. In June 2014, the first 72 nurses graduated from TecnoCampus, a great source of satisfaction for a committed teaching team who strive to provide their students with quality tuition. The Bachelor Degree in Physical Activity and Sports Sciences (PASS) with a major in Sailing, run in a blended format, offers students a qualification that is unique in Catalonia, enabling the TACHS focus on physical activity and sport as essential elements for maintaining people’s health. Moreover, TecnoCampus’s status as a technology and business park enables us to incorporate cross-disciplinary competences in our Bachelor Degrees linked to entrepreneurship and management in the fields of sport and health.
In terms of postgraduate education, the TACHS offers our graduates and various health professionals Master and Postgraduate diplomasand the UniversityMaster in Integrated Care Management in Chronicity and Ageing, a university Master that provides excellent training to health professionals concerned with research into chronic pathologies or who need to tackle new challenges that required the integrated care of patients and their families.
The TACHS boasts privileged facilities located by the sea and within the TecnoCampus Mataró-Maresme Science Park.
To enhance the tuition on its Bachelor Degree program, the TACHS has the Healthcare Simulation and Innovation Centre (HSIC), which aims to facilitate and promote students’ and health professionals’ development and training, using the most innovative learning methodologies. The HSIC boasts five Simulation Labs fitted with the latest equipment and designed to achieve maximum realism, with simulation being used as an essential methodology for acquiring and developing competences.
Committed to providing quality tuition, at the TACHS, we work in small groups in which students play an active role in their learning process. The methodologies applied enables continuous evaluation and close monitoring of the students by the lecturers. Moreover, throughout their university life, students have access to a tutor to give them guidance on any matters that may be of interest to them.
Working together, the academic facility, administrative professionals and service staff are at the students’ service, committed to offering excellent university tuition, enhancing internationalization and inter-university mobility, will the aim of equipping students to perform effectively in their professions and improve their employability.
In the field of research, the TACHS has active projects under way in the fields of aging, chronicity, physical activity and health, dementia, cancer and health innovation. The College also takes part in various multidisciplinary projects and consolidated research groups.
In its quest to provide a meeting point between the university and business worlds, and as a Science and Innovation Park, TecnoCampus Mataró-Maresme has partnership agreements in place with leading healthcare institutions in the region, sport centres and sailing ports, where TACHS students do internships with the tutorship of qualified professionals.
We are very aware of our responsibility in training future health and sport professionals, and we embrace this mission with commitment and passion.
We want our students to form part of this TecnoCampus project.
Dr. Esther Cabrera
Director of the TecnoCampus Advanced College of Health Sciences
Future students must be able to build interpersonal relationships continually with the individual, the family and the community. They must also have communication skills, as communication is a tool that they require in their professional activities. Moreover, they must be able to work in a team as the fundamental approach with various professionals who are members of the healthcare team that has to respond to the needs of the person, the family and the community.
Future students must be inquisitive and keen to learn about unknown fields and explore them to acquire skills that, in the future, will enable them to provide quality nursing treatments.
As a service profession, the student profile also includes values and attitudes relating to serving people, family and community.Furthermore, they are expected to display a clear interest in lifelong learning, building their nursing knowledge on a foundation of evidence.
Lastly, future students have to demonstrate a humanistic attitude in relation to the values of human beings and society, which enables them, right from the start of their training, to consider each person as a unique individual, valuing them as a member of family and social groups, making their own decisions based on their own personal interests and the interactions that take place between them.