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Health system in Spain

University of Castilla-La Mancha

Course description

This course is designed to familiarize students with how the national healthcare system works in Spain. Students will have the opportunity to visit different health centers within Castilla-La Mancha, where they will be able to observe the daily activities of medical professionals within different specialty areas.

Thanks to these visits to the various national and local health facilities, students will be able to obtain a complete picture of our national and regional health care system.

This course will take place on two of our campuses. The first few days of the sessions will be held in Ciudad Real, which houses one of the University of Castilla-La Mancha’s Schools of Medicine. The second part of the program will be held in Toledo, a “World Heritage Site” and home to the National Hospital for Paraplegics which is the premier hospital in Spain for the rehabilitation of spinal cord injuries.

Academic program

Introduction to the teaching plan of the Medical School

The National Health System: Current model and future challenges

Introduction of the functioning of the Main Hospital of Ciudad Real

Introduction of the functioning of the Hospital Nacional de Parapléjicos

Explanatory talk about the functioning of the Primary Healthcare Center

Cultural program

Apart from the theoretical contents of the Academic Program, the course concludes with a series of cultural tours around Toledo, which was declared a World Heritage City by UNESCO and a visit to Madrid and the Prado Museum.