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International Student Guide University College of Health Sciences

University of Malaga


International Student Guide for the University College of Health Sciences of University of Malaga Contents 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

General information about Spain……………………………...........2 Málaga……………………………………………………………....5 Universidad de Málaga/Málaga University……………………........9 University College of Health Sciences………………………...…..10 Student Mobility Programmes…………………………………......17 Useful information…………………………………………………22 Documents to filling in and send…………………………………..24

1. General information about Spain Widely known for Flamenco music and dance, bull-fights, fantastic beaches and lots of sunshine, Spain has to offer much more than that. It is - and has been for thousands of years one of the cultural centres of Europe. It has beautiful cities and towns, offering really old monuments as well as futuristic architecture. Its various regions are all different one to each other, geographically, climatically and even in personality. It is a fascinating country to know and to know more about it. More information in:

Geography Located in south western Europe, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea, between Portugal and France. The country covers a total area of 505,957 sq km. Spain has 4,964 km of coastline. Besides five other places of sovereignty on and off the coast of Morocco, Spain consists of 17 administrative regions, 15 of which are on mainland Spain. Spain occupies four-fifths of the Iberian peninsula and is a land of immense geographical diversity. More information in:

Administrative divisions With 17 autonomous communities (comunidades autonomas, singular - comunidad autonoma); Andalusia, Aragon, Asturias, Baleares (Balearic Islands), Canarias (Canaries Islands), Cantabria, Castilla-La Mancha, Castilla y Leon, Cataluña, Communidad Valenciana, Extremadura, Galicia, La Rioja, Madrid, Murcia, Navarra, País Vasco (Basque Country) note: there are five places of sovereignty on and off the coast of Morocco: Ceuta and Melilla are administered as autonomous communities; Islas Chafarinas, Penon de Alhucemas, and Penon de Velez de la Gomera are under direct Spanish administration.

History Spain's powerful world empire of the 16th and 17th centuries ultimately yielded command of the seas to England. Subsequent failure to embrace the mercantile and industrial revolutions caused the country to fall behind Britain, France, and Germany in economic and political power. Spain remained neutral in World Wars I and II, but suffered through a devastating Civil War (1936-39). In the second half of the 20th century, it has played a catch-up role in the western international community. More information in: 2

Fiestas and traditions All Spanish towns and cities have their own special celebrations, as well as the national holidays such as Christmas, Easter Week, All Saints Day, etc. The way in which the national events are celebrated also varies from place to place. Most festivities have religious base, mainly Catholic. More information in:

Conformities Spanish life has changed over recent years and many of the strict religious customs are giving way to more modern ways. However, many old customs and traditions have not faded. Handshaking is the customary form of greeting and kisses on both cheeks are normal. The Spanish way of life is somewhat slower than the rest of Europe, especially in the south. This may be seen as lazy, but when the Spanish work, they work hard. They have adapted to the weather and play hard too. It is quite common for life to begin when the sun goes down, especially in the summer. Very happy people who enjoy life to the full, loving music, dance and food.

Some useful facts: Area: Population: Languages:

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504,750 sq kms 39,5 million (growth rate 0,2%) Castellan Spanish (official language) Catalonian, Galician, Valenciano, Vasco (are also official languages in the autonomous communities of Catalonia, Galicia, Valencia, and Basque Country) Visa, EuroCard, American Express, MasterCard, Diners Club and Access are widely accepted No visa is required for EU passport holders and for U.S. and Canadian citizens staying up to 90 days GMT/UTC plus 1 hour 220V

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Andalucia is probably one of the best known regions of Spain as this dry, mountainous region embraces the Costa del Sol. The region covers 17.3% of Spanish territory, 87,268 km² in total, making it the largest single region, with an area greater than countries such as Belgium, Holland, Denmark, Switzerland and Austria. The landscape is as diverse as its culture. From the warm Guadalquivir valley to the low mountain areas and volcanic landscapes. The Andalusia shoreline consists of 900km of coastline and some of the finest resorts in Spain. And within 40 minutes of the sandy beach, you can be skiing at the famous resort of Sierra Nevada with its 3,400m peaks. The 50% of Andalusia is mountainous with 30% being at an altitude of more than 600m. Within this diverse land, live more than seven million people. Most live in the major cities such as the eight provincial capitals of Almeria, Cordoba, Cadiz, Granada, Huelva, Jaen, Malaga and Seville. It was in the 1950's that Andalusia began to develop, firstly with the Costa del Sol. In the 60's the whole region underwent massive changes in its economy as it took hold of the new tourist industry. Nowadays, Andalusia is one of the principal European holiday destinations. This tourist boom has helped Andalusia to move into a new era, with a new, modern infrastructure. The region now has more than 24,000km of motorways and highways and some of the best international airports in the world. The coast also offers ports of worldwide important such as those in Malaga and Algeciras. The rail links have also improved beyond any expectation and it is now possible to travel between Seville and Madrid in just 150 minutes. More information in:


2. Málaga General information about the city Málaga is the major coastal city of Andalusia and is a genuine and typical Andaluz city with a gritty individualism untouched by tourism and, to a large extent, the passage of time. The Moors occupied the city until the mid fifteenth century, after which it grew to become one of the foremost merchant centres in the entire Iberian Peninsula. This illustrious past has left its imprint on the historic centre, particularly around La Alcazaba, a fortress which dates back to 1065 and is now a fascinating archaeological museum. Also worth a visit is the nearby castle which was rebuilt by the Moors and is today a traditional parador (state hotel) with superb panoramic views. During the nineteenth century, Málaga was a popular winter resort for the wealthy famed for its elegance and sophistication. The impressive park on Calle Alameda Principal dates back to this era and is recognised as being one of the most celebrated botanical collections in Europe. During the winter, open air concerts are held here every Sunday which makes a refreshing change from the bucket and spade scenario on the coast. Pablo Picasso is the city’s famous son (not counting Antonio Banderas of course!) and there is the big Museum Picasso showing his work, including the 16th century Museum of Fine Arts, adjacent to the Cathedral. His birthplace in Plaza Merced is today an archive of his life and works and open to the public; the entrance is absolutely free. Málaga's main theatre is the "Teatro Cervantes". These days, Málaga prides itself on being a modern city with the heart of commerce dominated by Calle Larios. This is the recommended place to start exploring the city as it is surrounded by attractive small streets and plazas, as well as the magnificent cathedral (Renaissance cathedral with a Baroque façade and choir by Pedro de Mena). In the centre of the city is the beautiful Alameda Gardens, and just outside on the way to Antequera one finds the extensive Jardines de la Concepcion. Málaga airport is of course one of the major airports in Spain due to the number of tourist arrivals on charter flights from Northern Europe using Malaga airport as a gateway to the Costa del Sol. The city is also a vital point of the so called “triangulo productivo” productive triangle, which is also formed by the Airport and the Parque Tecnológico de Andalucía For more information, contact:

Public transportation If we want to cover very distant places inside the city, the best possibility can be the bus, as there is no subway in Malaga, but it has a quite widespread bus network. We can get to almost everywhere by bus. There are a lot of taxis as well, and they are not very expensive, but it is also a nice city to walk. Unfortunately there is hardly any possibility to go by bicycle, because of the lack of bicycle roads, the heavy traffic of the city, that’s why traffic jams are quite common.


The airport of the city receives flights from various big European cities. There are flights to and from Madrid almost every hour, and the Barcelona-Malaga line is also very well connected. So the easiest way to arrive in Malaga is by plane! From the airport you just have to catch a bus to get to the city centre, though in case you have a lot of baggage you had better to take a taxi to the centre for about 15 euros. There is a bus into town every 20 minutes, and a ticket costs 1 euro. The stop is located directly outside the arrivals terminal. Trains leave the station connected by a pedestrian walkway to the departure terminal on the second floor every 15 minutes, and a ticket costs between 1-2 euros, depending on the destination. Both the train and the bus station are very near to the centre of Malaga. There are direct buses to almost every big cities of Spain (Madrid, Barcelona, Sevilla, Valencia etc.). In case of trains the coverage is not that good, though the Madrid-Malaga direct line is very fast and comfortable. Anyway the railway network of the area is under construction. For more information about trains, connections, timetables, prices etc., see: For more information about buses, connections, timetables, prices etc., see: For more information about flights, visit the web-page of Malaga Airport: AGP

Climate Malaga enjoys a warm sunny climate throughout the year and is surrounded by beaches. Summers are hot, but with sea breezes to cool you off. One should bring Spring/Autumn type clothing in the winter months. Pay attention to the fact that, though winter is not cold at this part of the country but humidity can cause problems, especially because most of the flats don’t have any kind of heating, and night can be quite cold during the autumn/winter. More information in:








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Culture Malaga, as one of the most important cities of the Costa del Sol, can offer a wide range of possibilities to go out. Before doing this, the best you can do is to have a nice dinner in one of the typical restaurants, bodegas, or tapas bars of the city. The well known local plates are very nice, and well worth a try as well as the famous vines of Malaga. More information in:

Cinema Cinemas of the city offer very wide range of films, so everyone can choose according to his/her taste. Generally a ticket costs about 5 euros. More information in:

Theatre Theatre Cervantes Address: Ramos Marín street, Malaga Tel: 952 2224109. Opening in 1870 the theatre suffered a great fire that practically destroyed it, as time went by, because of abandonment and indifference, the building was almost in ruins. In the middle eighties, the city of Malaga started the renovations and nowadays the Miguel de Cervantes theatre is to be celebrated for the wide range of performances that it presents to the public.. More information in:

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The cheapest price for a particular Malaga show ticket can generally be obtained from the Malaga theatre box office if you make the purchase in person. In the large majority of cases the cost should only be for the ticket itself - without any fees added. This is known as the 'face value'. If you buy your tickets from the Malaga box office over the phone or internet, or if you buy from a ticket agent in Malaga you will almost certainly be charged a booking (ticket or transaction) fee, to cover the distribution and administration costs. The booking fee should not exceed 25% of the ticket face value - but in the large majority of case should be much less than this. So, whenever obtaining quotes for tickets, be sure to find out what the charges will be. Always find out where you will be seated and view a seating plan if possible. If your view is in any way restricted, this should be reflected by a cheaper price. If you purchase your tickets via the internet or phone close to the time of the Malaga performance, collect your tickets up from the theatre in Malaga rather than have them delivered to you. Leave yourself extra time to queue and pick up the tickets - you may have to wait a while.


Carnival of Malaga Carnival is always joyfully celebrated in a special way here. Lots of people from Málaga dress up to take part in the parade and others enjoy watching the groups perform in the streets. During the night on one of the last days, street bands sing and perform all night long on stages set up on Plaza del Carbón, Plaza de los Mártires and Plaza de Las Flores. On the eve of the end of Carnival there is a big carnival dance and the last day is like a celebration in itself. More information in:

Clubs and bars to go out Like Malaga’s renowned bars and restaurants, the best clubs and discos are often hidden away in the most unlikely of places and known only by the locals, but most are within three main areas of the city. Most of the bars and discos can be found in the historic centre, near the Plaza de la Merced, which is famous for its unique atmosphere, or the surrounding towns, like Torremolinos or Benalmadena are also famous places to go out. Entrance fees are usually below 10 euros, and there are some places where entrance is free, especially for girls.More information in:

Sightseeing/interesting places to visit Once you have the possibility to visit Malaga, there are some places you really must see! First of all, let’s start our sightseeing trip in the very centre, where you can see the cathedral, but the harbour and the Alameda Principal can’t be left out either. It is highly recommended to visit the birthplace of Pablo Picasso, and the Picasso Museum. Once you are in the centre on the way to the Alcazaba, an old Moorish fortress, before climbing up, take your time to see the ruins of the Roman Theatre. Don’t forget the Castle of Gibralfaro, or the beautiful botanic garden “La Concepción”, etc... And of course, the seaside! More information in:


3. University of Malaga. In its 29 years of existence the University of Malaga has taken on a major role as both principal catalyst of the cultural life of the city and fundamental platform for future developments in the fields of technology and research. The University of Malaga constitutes one of the three vertices of the so-called “productive triangle” of the city, together with the airport and the PTA or Parque Tecnológico de Andalucía (Andalusian Science and Technology Park). The latter has close ties with the University due to the constant flow of ideas, highly qualified professionals and advanced technologies. At present the University of Malaga has two campuses, El Ejido and Teatinos, in addition to several other buildings located in different parts of the city. The ultimate objective of the policy of the university regarding infrastructure is to eventually have all university centres and services located on the Teatinos campus. For example, our faculty, the University of Health Sciences is not located on the above mentioned campus yet, but in a few years all the faculties are going to be part of the newly constructed higher education centre. The University of Malaga contemplates the 21st century from different angles. However, if one of its objectives stands out above all others, that objective is without a doubt research. Encouragement and support of technological research and development are amongst the top priorities of the University of Malaga, since these fields in themselves contribute in multiple ways to the educational system, raising the level of excellence in teaching and internationalising the life of the university. One of the fundamental objectives of this institution is to promote research, not only in its theoretical aspects, but also in its applications. To that end there are presently 209 research groups working on different projects at the University of Malaga. The largest number of these groups belongs to the area of the Humanities, followed by those of the Social Sciences and Life Sciences. More information in:


4. University College of Health Sciences. The University of Malaga College of Nursing was founded in 1.990. It began operations following the integration of the "Carlos Haya" School of nursing which was attached to the University of Malaga and which was governed by the “Servicio Andaluz de Salud” (Health Service of Andalucía). The School was initially known as the " Escuela de Ayudantes Técnicos Sanitarios” (School of Health Assistant Technicians) founded in 1972, later becoming the University College in 1978. It was finally integrated into the University of Malaga in December 1990. Also in 1990, the University of Malaga was authorised to prepare studies corresponding to a Diploma in Physiotherapy, so that from that moment onwards, the Centre became known as The University School of Nursing and Physiotherapy. The present name, Escuela Universitaria de Ciencias de la Salud de la Universidad de Málaga, (University of Malaga College of Health Science) dates from October 10th 1992. The board and administration of the University of Malaga College of Health Science is structured around the following bodies: -

Representative: College Board and Academic Supervisory Commission.


Unipersonal: Director, Subdirectors, Secretary, Vice-secretary.


Teaching staff: Teachers of the Nursing Department, the physiotherapy teaching division, and from other areas.


Students: Students of the Diplomas in Nursing and Physiotherapy, from other Spanish or foreign Colleges and Faculties, and postgraduates.


Administration and services personnel: The administrative and other services required for the operation of the institution.

Location of the University of Malaga and the University College of Health Sciences First of all, we have to mention that Malaga University has two university campuses, the most important and also the largest is the campus Teatinos, which concentrates the most faculties of the institution and it is planned to create an even larger campus, which contains all the faculties. So, if everything goes well in a few years all the faculties and departments of Malaga University are going to take place in this enlarged campus. The other important campus is campus el Ejido, where the faculties of EU Polytechnics, Industrial Engineers, Business and Economic Studies can be found. The University College of Health Sciences is near to the city centre, is situated in the northern part of Malaga, next to the river. At present, it does not belong to either campus. More information in: E-mail address: Phone: 952131494 Fax: 952132779 Address: Paseo Martinicos s/n 29009 (MÁLAGA)


How to arrive at University College of Health Sciences There are a lot of buses passing the school, buses, number 7, 15, 17, and Circular 2. From the city centre it’s an easy walk of 20 minutes. Normally one bus ticket costs 0,85 euros, but it is recommended to buy a “tarjeta bus” which is used as a monthly ticket. You can have this card made in every shop called “Estancos”, and it can be recharged later. To have the card made, it cost about 5 euros. Recharging for one month costs 29 euros, recharging for 10 journeys costs 5,70 euros. There is a discount price for students, which requires to posses the student card of the host university or other kinds of documents to prove that you are entitled to such kind of discount.

How to find accommodation Youth Hostels Most of the incoming international students first have to face the problem of accommodation, as it is hardly possible to arrange a flat from their home country. So we can recommend to spend a few days in a Youth Hostel, they have quite good prices, and try to find a flat during this time. Here is a list of some Youth Hostels (2004): Albergue Juvenil Plaza de Pío XII. s/n Phone number: 0034 952308500 Residencia Universal Jacinto Benavente Jacinto Benavente, 25-2º-A, 29014, Spain. Average price about : 21 euro Roaming Bull C/Guzman el Bueno, 38, Pedregalejo, 29012, Spain. Average price about: 18 euro Hacienda del Sol Carretera de Rubite, Buzon 14, Correos Trapiche, 29719, Spain. Average price: 12 euro Useful information is also available at Tourist Information Offices. Here is a list of these offices in Malaga: Oficina de Turismo de la Junta de Andalucía Pasaje de Chinitas, 4 95 22134 45


Oficina de Turismo de la Junta de Andalucía Aeropuerto/ Airport 95 222 23 21 Oficina Municipal de Turismo Plaza de la Merced 95 235 00 61 Patronato Provincial de Turismo de la Costa del Sol Compositor Lehmberg Ruiz, 3 95 228 83 54

Students Residence The university has a residence for students, which is available to international students, as well. All applications should be sent to Registro General – Universidad de Malaga, Plza. El Ejido, s/n, 29071 Malaga, Spain. For more information, see the web-page of the residence:

Looking for a flat During spending a few days in such hostels, you can take your time to find a flat, in which the Accomodation Office “Viajes Solera” can help a lot. It is also worth to look for some advertisements in daily papers. It is very important, that if you want to book your accommodation towards this agency you must contact them at least two months earlier, their service costs about 30 euros.

Accommodation Office Accommodation Office “Viajes Solera” C/ La Victoria, 30 E-29012 Malaga Telephone: +34 952 122499 Fax: +34 952 060843 E-mail: For further information vis-à-vis accommodation, please consult the following webpage:

Enrolling procedure On arrival all Erasmus students must report to the International Relations Office, (Vicerrectorado de estudiantes, campus el Ejido) where they receive their Erasmus I.D. card and general information. Students are advised to attend the informative meeting.

Enrolment and contact with the academic co-ordinator. The students will be required to enrol in Málaga University (Campus el Ejido, Pabellón de Gobierno, Sección de Alumnos) and present their Erasmus I.D. card and Annex 1, with a list of the modules that they wish to study. It is essential that students provided the module code along with its title. Internationals students are allowed to study modules in any faculty or school. Before their visit to the “sección de alumnos”, students are advised to get in contact with his


academic co-ordinator in the College of Health Sciences or where they are going to study, and to fill in with him the Annex 1 (page nº 29, this document). At each college there is an academic co-ordinator, to whom International Student can turn, in case they have questions, debts, problems etc… International coordinator contact in the University College of Health Sciences:

International Student Card International students, have to solicit their student card at campus Ejido, Vicerrectorado de Estudiantes, Malaga. Students have to keep this card during their stay at the University of Malaga to be identified. All International Students are entitled to have a “student-bus-card”. To solicit for this card, students have to fill and present the necessary documents at the “Junta de Distrito” nº1, at the first plant of the Market place of Plaza de Merced. Tel.: 952120016. This solicit should be accompanied with the following documents taken in a closed envelope. 1. Copy of the matriculation or authorised photocopy 2. Photocopy of the ID or passport 3. An ID photo After 15-20 days students are going to get the card sent by post to the given address, they have to pay 5 euros for the plasticization.

Arrival and leaving certificate The certificate in question is to be signed when students arrive and leave. Students have to keep the original document.


The governing and administration of Malaga University. The Departments The governing and administration of Malaga University is carried out by group or unipersonal bodies, which include the Department Boards and Department Heads. The Department is the basic body responsible for the organisation and development of research work and teaching directly related to its particular area of knowledge, in one or more faculties, University Colleges and other centres. The Departments are formed in relation to areas of knowledge and assemble all teaching staff and researchers whose specialities correspond with that area. The Educational Projects of the Nursing Department and the Physiotherapy Division are based on the following principles: - The contents of the curriculum are orientated towards the academic and theoretical development experienced in the nursing and physiotherapy disciplines in recent years, in accordance with social necessities. - The use of teaching activities which ensure maximum effectiveness in the Student’s learning process. - The development of research skills and attitudes in students and teachers. - Educational content which provide in-depth knowledge of the ways human beings behave.

The nursing department Initially, The Nursing Knowledge Area was created in October 1990, and was integrated into the Department of Pharmacology, Physiology, Paediatrics and Nursing. On May 24th 1994, The Governing Board of The University of Malaga approved the foundation of today’s Nursing Department, which is presently (June 2000) made up of the following staff: • • •

Senior University College Lecturers LRU Associate Lecturers Clinical Associate Lecturers

The physiotherapy teaching division The Physiotherapy Knowledge Area was created in October 1990 and was initially integrated into the Department of Radiology, Physical Medicine and Psychiatry. On March 27th 1998 the Department of Psychiatry and Physiotherapy was formed, and in April 1992 the area became the Physiotherapy Teaching Division with all the attributes and competence that the title entails. The physiotherapy teaching division is currently (June 2000) made up of the following staff: • University College Professor • Senior University College Lecturers • LRU Associate Lecturers • Associate Clinical Lecturers • Assistant Lecturers 14

Other departments involved in teaching in the college of health science -

Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Organic Chemistry. Department of Physiology, Pharmacology and pediatrics. Department of Radiology and physical medicine, Ophthalmology. Department of Medicine Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health and History of Science Department of Normal Morphology and pathology Department of Social and Personality Psychology Department of Basic psychology, Psychobiology and Behavioural Science Methodology Department of Computer Layouts and Technology

Aims of the school: “The objective of the training in University Collage of Health Sciences is to obtain the University Degree of Nursing and/or Physiotherapy, focusing on the training of professionals able to face the needs in health or illness of individuals or groups and apply the relevant attention taking into consideration the socio-cultural patrons, the possibilities of the country, the relevant legislation and his/her personal improvement. He/She has to be able to pay attention to Nursing and/or Physiotherapy of individuals, families and communities, as in the case of health as in the case of illness, focusing his/her activity on the health protection, the prevention of illnesses, the catering for patients and the rehabilitation, participating in the group of health, organizing and evaluating his/her own functions of Nursing and/or Physiotherapy.

General aims: -

Improving the capacities of investigation in the area of Nursing, Physiotherapy and Health Care in general Improving the essential abilities in order to maintain an attitude critical and creative. Acting as a link between academic and health institutions resulting in the improvement of the training conditions of professionals in the area of Nursing and/or Physiotherapy.

All in all, the University College of Health Sciences of Malaga University has the main aim of realizing an integrated training and improvement of the student, in order to became a competent and responsible professional of his/her working group and of the community on behalf of which he/she offers his/her services.

Co-operation with different health institutions Nursing and physiotherapy training requires the cooperation of health centres where students carry out their practical training, consolidating their theoretical knowledge, and developing skills, dexterity etc, in the application of that knowledge. The General Health Law 14/86, dated April 25th, stipulates in article 104: “All healthcare facilities must be made available for their use in the pre-graduate, postgraduate and continuous teaching of professionals�.


The health sector has established a permanent relationship with the education sector, in order to train professionals who are suitable to work in the health system and to ensure that the training given is fully integrated in that system. In order to train professionals in the Health Sector, agreements are signed between the University and the health sector. The general basis for these agreements is laid down in the Royal Decree 1558/1986, dated June 28th, in which the following general objectives are outlined. Teaching: To promote maximum use of health resources for university teaching, collaborating in the clinical and health training of all students from any of the three university cycles or pursuing post-graduate studies, in all qualifications and subjects related with the Health Sciences. The main aim is to cooperate in maintaining the qualification of professionals working in the Health sector, monitoring their actions and re-training, favouring their incorporation in the university teaching. Assistance: To cooperate so that research and the university teaching of health science may be used for in the continuous improvement of healthcare. Research: To promote research, coordinating the activities of the Universities with the Health Institutions.

Clinical Associate Teachers Clinical Associate Teachers are nursing professionals and part time teachers from Malaga University, they assess students, tutorage and co-ordinate their practice. The position of associate clinical lecturers, outlined in the above-mentioned Royal Decree, is that which, while belonging to the University staff, must cover for the staff of the authorised Health Institution. At present, under the Agreement between the Junta de Andaluc铆a (local government) and the Universities of our region, a Specific Arrangement has been signed for the University of Malaga. Published in the BOJA (Official gazette) dated August 5th 2000, in appendix 1, the health institutions authorised to participate are listed, and are as follows: A) University Health Institutions Specialized Assistance: - Hospital Universitario Carlos Haya. - Hospital Universitario Virgen de la Victoria

Primary Health Assistance: - Distrito de Atenci贸n Primaria de M谩laga - Distrito de Atenci贸n Primaria Valle del Guadalhorce


B) Associated Health Institutions - Hospital de la Axarquía. - Hospital de la Serranía. - Hospital de Antequera - Hospital Costa del Sol - ( - Distrito de Atención Primaria de Ronda - Distrito de Atención Primaria Costa del Sol - Distrito de Atención Primaria Anarquía

The “Complejo Hospitalario Carlos Haya” The Sanitary Center of Carlos Haya belongs to the Andalusia Sanitary Service (Servicio Andaluz de Salud), it is a large sanitary centre situated at the south of Spain. It attends patients not only from the city and the province of Malaga, but in special cases from other regions. As it is situated in a region with high tourism, it was easy to establish international relations, and soon became a centre of influence and prestige of South-Europe, because of the applied quality, training, and the level of investigation. The services of the hospital are available free for all the citizens, based on equality as it is normal in the case of a public health centre. At 1996 the Strategic Plan of the Management of the Hospital Carlos Haya was formulated in order to realize the needs of the future in all areas. It defined the inside and outside situation of the institution, the most relevant aims of the future, and what they want to become. Its innovation plan for the period of 2001-04 embraces the following areas: - Quality, Speed, Efficiency, Kindness, Responsibility. For more information, please contact the following address:


5. Student mobility programmes The mobility programmes of both the University of Malaga and the University College of Health Sciences have three main areas. -

Students can choose among the member countries of the European Union and the two associated members (Bulgaria, Rumania), under the Socrates/Erasmus programme. They also have the possibility to spend a semester, or more, in other countries, which don’t belong to the EU and Canada. They can choose among the other Spanish universities, as the University College of Health Sciences has a wide range of contacts with other national institutions.

Socrates/Erasmus mobility programme The main objectives of the Socrates/Erasmus programme are to promote students’ mobility, to increase the quality of education and promote the exchange of information, the newest results of different research centres and to make language learning easier. The European Commission has developed the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) to help students make the most of their studies abroad. Basically, this system is a way of measuring and comparing learning achievements and transferring them from one institution to another. Likewise, it helps higher education institutions to enhance their co-operation with other institutions by improving access to information on foreign curricula and providing common procedures for academic recognition. ECTS credits are a value allocated to modules to describe the student workload required to complete them. They reflect the quantity of work each course requires in relation to the total quantity of work required to complete a full year of academic study at the institution, that is, lectures, practical work, seminars, private work – in the laboratory, library or at home – and examinations or other assessment activities. ECTS credits are allocated to courses and are awarded to students who successfully complete those courses by passing examinations or other assessments. They are also allocated to practical placements and to thesis preparation when these academic activities form a part of the regular study programme both at home and at host institutions. The overall objective is to offer ECTS students flexible study programmes with the aim of allowing them to make the most of their studies at the host university and plan their own study programme. The University of Malaga has already introduced the ECTS into all its faculties and schools. With this system 60 credits represent one year of study (in terms of workload); normally 30 credits are awarded every six months (a semester) and 20 credits every term (a trimester). One ECTS credit is = 25 student work hours.

In framework of Socrates/Erasmus programme students can apply for grants to all the member countries of the European Union, and the two associated members, Bulgaria and Rumania, as well. These grants are available for the practice period, too, so students can have the opportunity to get known the work-life of other countries. 18

Grading system The grading system used by Spanish universities is based on specific attainment levels, rather than on a numerical scale. It should be noted that the grade Matrícula de Honor is rarely given. Spanish System Matrícula de Honor (MH) Sobresaliente (SOB) Notable (NOT) Notable (NOT) Aprobado (APR) Suspenso / No presentado (SUS) / (N.P.)

ECTS Grading Scale Excellent Very Good Good Satisfactory Sufficient Fail

Academic calendar (depending on the degree course) First semestre Second semestre

September/October - February February - June/July

Generally there are two weeks holidays in December, at Christmas including the first week of January. In March there is another week free, because of the Semana Santa, before Easter. The school-year finishes approximately at the first week of July. Please note that students enrolling in the free language course offered by Malaga University, should arrive before September 4 (first semester) or February 4 (second semester).

Record transcripts All transcripts will be sent to the Vicerrectorado de Estudiantes of the different partner institutions. Students are asked to collect them from the home institutions. In the College of Health Sciences, the international coordinator, will send a copy to the home coordinator and give a copy also to the students for information. Note: (Sometimes because the clinical assessment need more time, we spend one or two weeks). (anexo 8. certificado de estudios)

University Sports Centre The University of Malaga offers a wide range of interesting sports activities for sports enthusiast of all levels. To take part in such activities or to use the university’s sports facilities (or those belonging to those clubs that have signed agreements with the university), apart from being enrolled at the university, students only have to obtain a pass from the Sports Vice-rectorate. Furthermore, teams from the university are now taking part in federated competitions, national university leagues and the University Games. It is located on the Teatinos campus and consists of a series of modern sports facilities. The installations cover an area of more than 76,000 square meters, at the centre of which is the multiple sports area, where different state-of-the-art sport units and equipment are located. The building also includes a swimming pool and a sports track, along with squash courts, bodybuilding room, gymnasium, dressing rooms and offices.


Free Spanish Course There is a free Spanish language course for all International students, which is given at the “CURSO DE ESPAÑOL PARA EXTRANJEROS” language school located at the following address: Avenida de Andalucía, 24 E-29080 Málaga Telephone: +34 952 278211 Fax: +34 952 279712 E-mail: Note: Those international students wishing to attend the free Spanish course will be required to present their Erasmus I.D. card at the language school before enrolling. To obtain the said card students will have to visit the International Office. Since students are required to attend 80% of the classes in order to obtain an attendance certificate, those who arrive after the course has started may find that they are not entitled to the said certificate. Likewise, students who arrive a week after the course has started will not be allowed to attend classes. Students are only entitled to take one free Spanish course, either in September or in February.

Electronic mail Erasmus students who would like to have a university e-mail account should fill in the attached form and send it to the International Office.

Libraries To use the university libraries International students must have been officially enrolled since they will be required to present both their enrolment certificate and their Erasmus I.D. card.

General Library The University of Malaga has a General Library located on the Teatinos campus, and other smaller libraries located in different schools and faculties of the University. The fundamental objective of all these libraries is to ensure that the university community has access to scientific information contained in published material in order to meet study, research and teaching needs. General library services available to the academic community include reading rooms, with seating room for 8,000 persons, direct access to books and periodicals, check out system, bulletins (Boletín de Sumarios) summarizing the contents of the latest issues or volumes available, the Information and Reference Service (Servicio de Información y Referencia), providing access to dictionaries, guides, catalogues, etc., located in the general library via data bases, interlibrary loans and photographic documentation (Préstamo Interbibliotecario y Fotodocumentación); and lastly, user training programmes. The library's opening hours are from 8.30 a.m. to 20.45 p.m., Monday to Friday.

The library of the University College of Health Sciences, which has been renovated recently, offers a wide range of books, especially those of which are needed for the studies. Great number of books in English is also available.


Cooperation with non-EU countries Students from all countries of the European Economic Area, which are not EU-members, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Iceland, Norway can take part in mobility programmes with the same conditions as students from EU-countries. There are similar mobility programmes for the students from Canada and the USA. ISEP is a mobility programme which creates a network of 225 educational institutions in 35 countries of the world. In the USA there are about 100 educational institutions available for the students of Malaga University, for pre or postgraduate education. This programme helps to cut the costs of accommodation, averages daily costs, matriculation thanks to the principle of direct reciprocity between the UMA and the US institutions which take part in the programme. In the case of Canada the rules of the mobility are formulated by the programme, called Guelph. For more information, please visit the following web page: Students also have the possibility to choose a country from Latin-America, in the framework of the ALFA programme, which is a common EU aid programme with the participation of all the member countries of the EU and 18 countries of the Latin-American region, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela. For more information, please visit the following web page:

National mobility programmes In order to promote mobility the National Conference of Rectors decided to realize a programme which ensures the possibility to realize part of the studies in other Spanish universities, with the guarantee of academic acceptance of their studies. The so called S.I.C.U.E. (Sistema de Intercambio entre Centros Universitarios de España) programme and the Seneca grants make it possible for students to opt for other national institutions. In the case of nursing, students can choose among the following national institutions: -

Universidad de Alcalá de Henares Universidad de Almería Universidad de Barcelona Universidad de Cádiz Universidad de Cantabria Universidad A Coruña Universidad A Coruña (Ferrol) Universidad de Castilla la Mancha (Ciudad Real) Universidad de Castilla la Mancha (Toledo) Universidad de Castilla la Mancha (Cuenca) Universidad de Córdoba Universidad de Extremadura (Cáceres) Universidad de Extremadura (Badajoz)



Universidad de Huelva Universidad de Jaén Universidad de Oviedo Universidad de La Rioja Universidad Rey Juan Carlos

In the case of physiotherapy the following universities can be chosen: -

Universidad de Castilla la Mancha (Toledo) Universidad de A Coruña Universidad de Extremadura (Badajoz) Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria-1 Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria-2 Universidad Miguel Hernández (Alicante) Universidad de Oviedo Universidad Rey Juan Carlos Universidad de Valencia


6. Useful Information Security Civil Protection: +34 952 21 47 33 Bomberos (Fire brigade): 080 and +34 952 30 60 60 Policía (Police station): 092 Urgencias Seguridad Social a domicilio (Home Emergency Health Service): +34 952 22 44 00. Emergencias Sanitarias (Emergency service): 061 Hospitals Carlos Haya: +34 952 39 04 00 Hospital Civil: +34 952 30 77 00 Hospital Clínico Universitario: +34 952 64 94 00 Materno Infantil: +34 952 30 44 00 Transport Airport: +34 952 04 88 04 Bus station: +34 952 35 00 61 Taxis: +34 952 32 00 00 and +34 952 33 33 33 Renfe (Train station): +34 902 24 02 02 City council tourist information centre (information about the city) Avda. de Cervantes, 1 Paseo de Parque E-29016 Malaga. Tel.: +34 952 60 44 10 Fax: +34 952 21 41 20 Regional government tourist information centre (information about the city, the province and Andalusia) Pasaje de Chinitas, 4 E-29015 Málaga Tel.: +34 952 21 34 45 Fax: +34 952 22 94 21 Students Residence of Malaga University PLAZA DE JOSÉ BERGAMÍN, Nº 6 29007- MÁLAGA,(SPAIN) TEL: +34 - 952 089200 // FAX: +34 - 952326660 Youth hostel Albergue Juvenil Plaza Pio XII, nº 6 E-29007 Malaga Tel.: +34 952 30 85 00 Fax: +34 952 30 85 04


Accommodation office “VIAJES SOLERA”, S.L. c/ Victoria, 30 E-29012 Malaga Tel.: +34 952 12 24 99 Fax: +34 952 61 61 37 E-mail: Free Spanish course Cursos de Español para Extranjeros Avd. Andalucía, nº 24 E-29080 Málaga Tel.: +34 952 27 82 11 Fax: +34 952 27 97 12 E-mail:

7. Documents to fill in and send


Vicerrectorado de Estudiantes Secretariado de Programas de Movilidad



FIELD OF STUDY: …………………………………. PERIOD OF STUDY: from…..……….to….………..


Nombre/Name: ………………………………………………………………………………………….... Dirección/Full address: ……………………………………………………………………………………. Teléfono-fax-email:………………………………………………………………………………………... Código InstitucionalErasmus/Erasmus Institutional Code:……………………….................................. Coordinador Institucional/Institucional Coordinator:…………………………………………………..


Apellidos / Family …………………………………………………………………………………..


Nombre / First …………………………………………………………………………………….



Pasaporte / Passport: ………………………….Fecha de nacimiento / Date of birth:………………… Lugar de nacimiento / Place of birth: ………………………Edad / Age: …………… Sex: ………….. Dirección / Permanent Address: ………………………………………………………………………….. Ciudad / Town or city: ………………………………..Postal Code: ………………………………….. País / Country:………………………………………Nacionalidad / Nationality:…………..................... Tel.-Email:…………………………………………………………………………………………… …… Facultad en Málaga/Faculty Málaga:………………………………………………………………….. 1º Cuatrimestre/Autum Semester:……………………







Título al que conducen sus estudios / Diploma obtained after final exam: ………………………………………………………………………………………………… ……………..


¿Solicita curso gratuito de español? / Do you want a free Spanish course? Sí……….No………. (Ver información sobre el curso en la Guía para el estudiante Erasmus. Se les ruegan a los estudiantes que informen con antelación a la Dirección Gral. de Relaciones Internacionales si quieren hacer el curso y cuándo lo quieren hacer. Aquellos estudiantes que llegan tarde no podrán hacer dicho curso) (Consult the Erasmus Guide. Students are asked to inform the International Relations Office if and when they would like to take the said course. Those students arriving after the course has started will not be allowed to attend the course)

Por lo presente me comprometo a cumplir las normas de la Universidad de Málaga y a seguir el programa de estudios acordado por la universidad de origen y la Universidad de Málaga. I hereby promise to fulfil the rules and regulations of the University of Malaga and to follow the syllabus agreed on by the home institution and the University of Malaga. Firmado / Signed: Fecha / Date:

PLEASE SEND TO:Universidad de Málaga Mª Carmen González Mobility Office, Pabellón de Gobierno Adjunto Campus El Ejido 29071 Málaga. ESPAÑA E-mail:<>


Autumn semester: June 15 Spring semester: November 1



(Mark with “X”) First semester (5-30 September):

Second semester (1-24 February):

FICHA DE INSCRIPCION: Apellido (Surname): Nombre (Name):

Fecha de nacimiento (Date of birth): Dirección de origen (Origin Address):

Code: Ciudad (City):

País (Country):




Nacionalidad (Nationality): Pasaporte (Passport): Universidad de origen (Origin University):

Coordinador en su país (Erasmus coordinator in your country):

Fecha (Date):

Firma (Signature):


PLEASE SEND TO:Universidad de Málaga Mª Carmen González Mobility Office, Pabellón de Gobierno Adjunto Campus El Ejido 29071 Málaga. ESPAÑA E-mail:<>


Autumn semester: June 15 Spring semester: November 1


Universidad de Málaga Mª Carmen González Mobility Office, Pabellón de Gobierno Adjunto Campus El Ejido 29071 Málaga. ESPAÑA MIERCOLES Y VIERNES 18 HORAS

Silvia García Assistant Director Exchange Coordinator University College of Health Sciences Málaga University Paseo de Martiricos, s/n 29071 Málaga Spain Tef.: +34952137005 Fax: +34952132913 Fax: +34952137021



FACULTAD / ESCUELA ________________________________________ FACULTY / SCHOOL UNIVERSIDAD DE MÁLAGA

TITULACIÓN ______________________________________________ COURSE




Documento de matrícula para alumnos procedentes de Programas de Movilidad. Curso 200___/___

(Annex 1)


Apellidos y Nombre del Alumno/a:_________________________________________ Pasaporte.:___________________________________________________ STUDENT’S SURNAME & NAME


Domicilio durante su estancia en Málaga:______________________________________________________________________Teléfono de contacto:________________ Consigne las asignaturas que va a cursar en centros de la Universidad de Málaga dentro del programa de movilidad suscrito con su universidad de origen, de acuerdo con las previsiones académicas del mismo. Centro /Faculty Schooll

Código / Code

Materia(s) / Module(s)

Total de Créditos a cursar en la Universidad de Destino _______ = Curriculares _______ + No Curriculares _______

Tipo* / Type

Créditos / Credits

Total noº of credits to be studied at the Receiving Institution _______ = Curricular _______ + Non-curricular _______

* T (Troncal / Core); PT (Parte de Troncal / Part of Core); OU (Obligatoria de Universidad / Cumpulsory Module); O (Optativa / Elective); LB (Libre Elección / Free Election). Los nombres de las asignaturas y el número de créditos coincidirán exactamente con los aprobados en los Planes de Estudios Oficiales de cada Titulación y con la información publicada en las correspondientes guías de estudios de cada Centro. Utilizar más copias de esta hoja si es necesario. The module names and the number of credits must coincide exactly with those to be found in the Official Degree Programme of each course and with the information published in the corresponding study guides of each centre. Use as many copies of this form as required.

Málaga a ___ de _________________________ de 200__

Firma del Alumno/a:

Firma del Coordinador Académico

Firma del/los Coordinador/es de Centro/s:





8. (Annex 1). Document to fill in with the international coordinator in The University College of Health Sciences. UMA.


International Student Guide  

Guide for international students. University College of Health Sciences University of Malaga