MASTER’S DEGREE IN MEDICAL EXPERTISE AND PERSONAL INJURY ASSESSMENT
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ENVIRONMENT / SITUATION
The manifest increase in the frequency of claims in all sectors of activity is also notoriously reflected in the healthcare field, with a constant increase in the judicialization of these claims and in the amounts claimed.
This situation has led to an increasing lack of professionals capable of providing expert opinions on health professional liability and determining the consequences of medical negligence or malpractice. In parallel, there has been a growing need for professionals capable of assessing the bodily injury arising from these complex matters.
On the other hand, insurance companies that assume health and professional liability risks, both underwriters and claims managers, as well as lawyers involved in the defense of this type of claims, need not only the support and technical contribution of the medical expert, but also a better knowledge of the expert’s work, its methodology, processes and conclusions, of the intervening parties and their functions, of the ways of collaboration and coordination of their own activity with the expert’s work, and all this to give more consistency to their task and, above all, to achieve more security and possibilities of success in the defense of their interests.
In response to this manifest need and with the purpose of covering these shortages of specialized professionals, the proposal arose to combine the academic prestige of the Ortega-Marañón University Research Institute with the technical and practical experience of Criteria in the field of medical expertise to offer the market a solid postgraduate training program aimed at training and developing the knowledge, skills and techniques necessary for the preparation of expert health reports.
THE TRAINING PROGRAM HAS THE FOLLOWING CHARACTERISTICS:
It will be accessible, offered in a tutored online format, with the possibility of full online development, in order to guarantee its practical approach oriented to the practice of the profession.
It has first level academic teachers and also linked to very relevant positions in the professional practice in the field of Health Responsibility.
Each training module will have the corresponding evaluation tests required for the achievement of the degree.
The degree obtained by the candidate student who successfully passes the evaluation tests and, if applicable, successfully completes the Master’s Thesis in compliance with the academic requirements, will have a private nature and the academic support of the Instituto Universitario de Investigación Ortega-Marañón’s own degree.
Master’s Degree in Medical Expertise and Valuation of Personal Injury
October 2023 – September 2024
*Possibility of scholarships and grants
- The main objective of the Master is to develop the necessary skills for the preparation of expert reports in the health field.
- To understand the different judicial areas in which a medical expert can develop his activity and the procedural characteristics of each one of them.
- To deepen in the expert methodology and its implementation.
- Specifically develop the different types of health responsibility emphasizing the implementation of the preparation of the report.
ACADEMIC PROGRAM (MASTER’S DEGREE)
The academic program consists of 60 credits distributed in different modules that are configured as follows:
- Introduction to health expertise (5 ECTS)
- Evaluation of bodily injury (10 ECTS)
- Forensic Psychiatry (7 ECTS)
- Labor and social field (3 ECTS)
- Traffic accident experts (2 ECTS)
- Alternative means of conflict resolution (3 ECTS)
- Defense of the expert report in oral proceedings (10 ECTS)
- The program will be completed with the defense of a Master’s Thesis (12 ECTS). (12 ECTS)
The content of the Master has been developed with an eminently practical approach to enable students to acquire and consolidate the necessary skills for the performance of expert work.
The Master will be developed in an eminently online format.
The academic content will be taught with a theoretical syllabus that will be supported and reinforced with complementary video lectures.
Each module will have an evaluation activity to assess the acquisition of competencies in relation to the content developed in each one of them.
Case studies will be presented and presented and their resolution will be provided. Case studies will also be proposed to the students for their development and learning based on real cases.
Master classes will be held periodically to complement the theoretical content and will be given by a recognized expert in the specific subject to be covered.
The final module will be conducted in a classroom format to carry out mediation and trial simulations in which each student will have to prepare a case to be defended in court. In this module, students taking the Master’s degree at a distance will be able to attend or watch the sessions in deferred mode and will be evaluated instead of the face-to-face activity.
José Miguel Hernández
Rosa Romay, Benjamín Herreros, Andrés Santiago, Bernardo Perea, Fernando Bandrés, Begoña Berlana
ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT
MARÍA AHIJADO PÉREZ
Law degree from the UCIII in Madrid. Lawyer specialized in Medical Liability and Insurance Law with 19 years of experience in Courts and legal advice. Senior Lawyer and Head of the Health Law Department in the Madrid office of IENELAW. Lecturer in the Master’s program on access to the legal profession at the USPCEU for 5 years.
Director of the Gregorio Marañón Study Center of the Ortega-Marañón Foundation. President of the Fundación Tecnología y Salud. Member of the Academic Council of the Instituto Universitario de Investigación Ortega-Marañón.
VICTORIA BARES JALÓN
Degree and PhD in Medicine and Surgery from UCO. Master in Valuation of Bodily Injury and Master in Health Expertise by UCM. Specialist in Family and Community Medicine. Senior Management Program for Health Institutions, Health Services Management at IESE Madrid. Manager of the Medical Unit of Mutua Madrileña. Advisor to the Medical Committee of UNESPA.
Degree in Medicine and Surgery (UCM). Member of the National Forensic Medical Corps. Degree in criminology. Master’s Degree in Health Expertise and Valuation of Bodily Injury.
Degree and Doctor of Medicine in Medicine from the UCM. Specialist in Legal and Forensic Medicine. Specialist in Occupational Medicine. Chief Medical Examiner. Professor of Legal Medicine at the UCM. Currently, honorary professor at UCM.
Law Degree (UCM – CEU San Pablo). Master in Health Law School of Legal Medicine UCM. Partner in charge of the medical and professional liability department of the law firm Clyde & Co.
Degree and PhD in Medicine from the UCM and the University of Granada. Master in Forensic Anthropology and Health Law. Member of the National Corps of Forensic Physicians. Specialist in Forensic Medicine and Forensic Anthropology. Associate Professor of the Department of Legal Medicine, Pathology and Psychiatry of the Faculty of Medicine of the UCM.
Degree and Doctor of Medicine. Degree in Biological Sciences. Biochemist. Master in Epidemiology. Medical Epidemiologist of the Public Health Institute of Madrid. Associate Professor of the Department of Legal Medicine, Psychiatry and Pathology of the Faculty of Medicine of the UCM.
Degree and PhD in Medicine from the UCM. Specialist via MIR in Psychiatry and Legal and Forensic Medicine. Master in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Expert in Mental Health Emergencies. Member of the National Corps of Forensic Physicians.
D. in Psychology from the Complutense University of Madrid. Master in Clinical, Legal and Forensic Psychology, UCM. Expert in Forensic Sciences for State Security Forces and Justice Administration Personnel (UNED). Specialist in Psychotherapy, Miguel Hernández University. National Accreditation of Expert Psychologist in Legal and Forensic Psychology by the General Council of Psychology. Forensic Psychologist of the Superior Court of Justice of Madrid. Attached to the Institute of Legal Medicine and Forensic Sciences of the Community of Madrid.
Doctor of Medicine at the UCM. Specialist in Internal Medicine and Legal and Forensic Medicine. International Master in Health Law (EU). Specialist in Internal Medicine at the Hospital Universitario Fundación Alcorcón. Associate Professor of the Department of Legal Medicine, Psychiatry and Pathology, School of Medicine, UCM. Director of the Master’s Degree in Clinical Bioethics, Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo-Fundación Ortega Marañón. Director of the Francisco Vallés Institute of Clinical Ethics – Universidad Europea.
Doctor in Dentistry. Master’s Degree in Health Expertise. Associate Professor at the Department of Legal Medicine, Psychiatry and Pathology (UCM). Research Group (UCM) on Professional Responsibility and Patient Safety in the Health Professions. Member of the Deontological Commission of the Illustrious Official College of Dentists and Stomatologists of the I Region. Expert witness of the expert corps of the School of Forensic Medicine of Madrid.
Doctor in Medicine and Surgery (UAM). Specialist in Family and Community Medicine and Specialist in Legal and Forensic Medicine. Master in Health Law and Bioethics (UCLM). Expert witness School of Forensic Medicine UCM. Bioethics and Health Law Technician. Ministry of Health of Madrid. Department of Humanization and Patient Care.
Law Degree. Procedural Lawyer at MBE Legal. Specialist in Health Law and Bioethics, especially in Health Patrimonial Liability.
JOSÉ LUIS MIGUEL
Degree in medicine and surgery (UCM). Degree in criminology (Universidad Francisco José Cela). MIR specialist in psychiatry and specialist in Legal and Forensic Medicine. Master in forensic psychiatry. National Corps of Forensic Physicians. Associate Professor of the Department of Legal Medicine, Psychiatry and Pathological Anatomy of the UCM.
Law degree from the University of Santiago de Compostela. Lawyer member of the ICAM specialized in criminal law. She worked in the criminal department of Uría Menéndez. Subsequently, after working for a year with the criminal law firm Sánchez Junco Abogados, she opened her own office and continues to work independently in criminal law.
Doctor of Medicine, UCM. Specialist in Internal Medicine. Specialist in Legal and Forensic Medicine. Medical examiner. Director of the Forensic Medical Clinic of Madrid. Honorary Professor of Forensic Medicine School of UCM and of Pharmacology UAM area of Forensic Medicine. Member of the UNESPA Commission for the reform of the Traffic Accident Scale.
Doctor of Medicine and Surgery. Medical specialist in Legal and Forensic Medicine. Director of the School of Legal and Forensic Medicine of the UCM.
Degree in Medicine and Surgery (UCM). Specialist in Legal and Forensic Medicine. International Master in Health Law. Master’s degree in health expertise and valuation of bodily injury. Master in Clinical Bioethics. National Corps of Forensic Physicians. ASISA Ethics and Health Law Committee. Associate Professor of the Department of Legal Medicine, Psychiatry and Pathology of the Faculty of Medicine of the UCM.
Doctor of Medicine (UCM). Officer of the scale of Medical Inspectors of the Health Inspection Corps of the Social Security Administration, currently on leave of absence. Senior Technician in Occupational Risk Prevention. Senior Management Program in Health Institutions at IESE. University expert in applied statistics for health professionals. Civil and commercial mediator accredited by the Ministry of Justice. Senior medical expert, specialized in the valuation of bodily injury derived from health liability, liability for medicines and medical devices and advice on claims derived from employer’s liability, as well as quantification of bodily injury derived from accidents at work and occupational disease. Criteria’s Medical Director.
Doctor of Medicine, University of Valladolid. University expert in disability and personal injury assessment for social protection. Area specialist, Hospital Infanta Leonor, Madrid. General and Digestive Surgery. Collaborating expert in health liability and personal injury valuation at Criteria Insurance Claims & Loss Adjusters.
Degree in Medicine and Surgery from the UAM. Doctor of Medicine (UCM). Specialist in family and community medicine and legal and forensic medicine. Master’s degree in valuation of bodily injury (UCM). International Master’s Degree in Health Law. Associate Professor of the Department of Legal Medicine, Psychiatry and Pathology of the Faculty of Medicine of the UCM. Deputy Director of the School of Legal and Forensic Medicine (UCM). Head of the Legal Medicine Department of the Hospital Clínico San Carlos de Madrid.
Graduate in Medicine. Doctor of the Social Security Inspectors Scale. National Corps of Forensic Physicians. Master’s Degree in Psychiatry Update from the San Pablo CEU University.
Medical specialist in psychiatry, medical specialist in forensic and legal medicine. Psychiatric specialist in the Andalusian Health Service. He is a member of the National Corps of Forensic Physicians and is assigned to the Institute of Legal Medicine and Forensic CC of Granada.
ADVANTAGES OF ENROLLMENT IN THE MASTER’S PROGRAM