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Master’s Degree in Nervous System Sciences: Neurotoxicology, Neuropsychopharmacology, Neuromusculoskeletal physiotherapy, Neurorehabilitation - 2nd edition

The Master’s Degree in Clinical and Experimental Sciences of the Nervous System is a blended master’s degree in the field of the neurosciences with three specialities:

  • Research into Neurotoxicology and Neuropsychopharmacology (research track). This speciality aims to train future specialists to research into evaluating and characterising the effects of neuroactive substances(effects of neurotoxins from environmental pollutants on living organisms, effects of medicines and abusive drugs on behaviour). The objective is to provide students with multidisciplinary training and the basic and methodological knowledge that enable them to work as researchers in the field of neurotoxicology and psychopharmacology.
  • Invasive Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy (professional track). The general aim of this speciality is to learn to examine and treat patients who suffer from problems of neuromuscular pain. Other aims are to use muscle palpation to identify tense bands of muscle and the most common locations for myofascial trigger points (MTP) and to attribute a patient’s pain to the presence of MTP in the corresponding muscles thanks to a knowledge of their pain patterns and the most important semiological characteristics. One of the primary objectives is to correctly apply the main techniques for the conservative and invasive (dry puncture) treatment of MTPs: that is to say, identifying and avoiding the contraindications, risks and complications generated by the various puncture techniques.
  • Neurorehabilitation (professional track). The translational objectives of this speciality are to describe the etiopathological reasons for neurological, sensory and cognitive disorders based on experimental data applied to therapeutic situations. This should enable these disorders to be treated using appropriate and well-founded rehabilitation techniques. One of the main objectives is to use such cutting-edge technologies as robotics.

Career opportunities

  • Biomedical research: researcher in public or private universities, involved in neuroscience and neurorehabilitation.
  • Health care: physiotherapist in public or private institutions specializing in myofascial pain syndrome, rehabilitation services or orthopedic departments.
  • Therapist specialised in motor, sensory and/or cognitive neurorehabilitation: rehabilitation centres for nerve damage.
Master's Degree in Nervous System Sciences: Neurotoxicology, Neuropsychopharmacology, Neuromusculoskeletal physiotherapy, Neurorehabilitation
Duration 60 ECTS - 1 year
Path - Research in Neurotoxicology and Neuropsychopharmacology: On-line
- Invasive Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy: Blended
- Neurorrehabilitation: Blended
Course dates

On-line period: from November  2016 to January 2017

Face-to-face period: from 16th January to 30th June 2017

Timetable Blended. Face-to-face sessions will only be held at weekends
Language Spanish and English
Places available 40
Collaborating institutions University of Almeria (participating university)
Joan XXIII University Hospital, Tarragona (doctors who are not teachers at the URV).
CSIC, Barcelona
University of Barcelona. Faculty of Medicine, Campus Bellvitge
University of the Basque Country. Faculty of Medicine.
Provincial Hospital of Toledo (SESCAM)
Miguel Hernandez University
University of Valencia
Department of Molecular Pharmacology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, USA.
Experimental Psychology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
University of Copenhagen, Denmark
University of Poitiers, France
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
InPaula Institute of Child Neurorehabilitation, Almería
Neurodigital Technologies
Track Mixed: research and professional
Specialities - Research in Neurotoxicology and Neuropsychopharmacology
- Invasive Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy
- Neurorehabilitation
Centre Universitat Rovira i Virgili / Universidad de Almeria
Associated doctoral degree Doctoral programme in Health, Psychology and Psychiatry
Master's degree final project 2 calls: June and September
Participating universities Universitat Rovira i Virgili / University of Almería
Academic coordinator Dr Manel Santafé
Coordinator’s email manuel.santafe(ELIMINAR)@urv.cat
Administrative contact Secretary’s Office of the Faculty of Medicine
977 759 358
Specific Grants 1 Carolina Foundation Grant