MSc in Complex Rehabilitation

The aim of the programme

The aim of the MSc in Complex Rehabilitation course is to train experts who will be able to effectively facilitate social inclusion of individuals and targeted communities / groups in health, social, educational and occupational rehabilitation after acquiring multi-disciplinary knowledge. In addition, they will be sufficiently prepared to assess, evaluate, represent and improve the outcomes from the rehabilitation activities.


Career opportunities

The experts in Complex Rehabilitation will be competent in all areas of health rehabilitation allowing coordination of services, patient management and activities of rehabilitation providers, supply development, measuring the effectiveness of rehabilitation, and performing research activities which contribute to high standards in practice. In other sectors of the complex rehabilitation including employment, education and social rehabilitation, the experts, beyond organizational and executive tasks can carry out the tasks of specific institutional management, project planning, implementation, monitoring and quality control. They can also carry out activities affecting any segment or entire field of the complex rehabilitation in the political and administrative sectors (ministries, local governments, other offices).

Programme of the MSc in Public Health course

Basic subjects

  • Basics in rehabilitation
  • Biostatistics and Epidemiology
  • Health promotion
  • Ethical and legal issues in rehabilitation

Professional subjects

  • Public health
  • Main fields in rehabilitation medicine
  • Basics in behavioural sciences I. Introduction
  • Basics in behavioural sciences II. The role of team work in rehabilitation
  • Planning clinical studies
  • The relation of prevention and rehabilitation to health and disability
  • Research methods and planning in rehabilitation
  • Public health genomics
  • Health risk assessment, treatment and communication in rehabilitation
  • Evidences in rehabilitation: critical appraisal of the literature
  • Practice of quality in rehabilitation
  • Practice in rehabilitation (120 hours)

Specialized professional subjects

  • Theory and practice in quality of life
  • The impact of employment in rehabilitation.
  • Theory and practice of complex rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation research project planning, management and evaluation
  • Methods and practice of building professional and public relations
  • Cognitive evaluation. Health psychology
  • Public health problems in disadvantaged population
  • Supportive relations and optional methods of psychotherapy
  • Public health nutrition
  • Stroke care with special emphasis on the assessment and treatment of spasticity
  • Pedagogical and social approach to the rehabilitation
  • Basics ergonomy

 Elective subjects

Thesis work

Duration of training, calendar of education

The duration of training is 2 years. The course starts at the beginning of September each year. All subjects are taught in lesson blocks that last from 1 to 4 weeks depending on the number of hours. Between blocks time is provided for individual revision with the use of the library and IT facilities.

Language requirements

The courses are all held in English, therefore it is essential to speak and write English fluently.

How to apply to the English programme of the Faculty of Public Health

Application forms can be downloaded from the following website:

Online application manual:


The following documents have to be uploaded to the application form:

  • Short curriculum vitae
  • High school or college degree and transcript (officially translated into English)
  • Recent medical certificate of general health status
  • Vaccination report for Hepatitis B, Rose-rash (Rubeola), Mumps (Parotitis epidemica) and Measles (Morbilli)
  • Financial statement about the payment of the application fee
  • Copies of relevant pages of the passport
  • 4 recent photos
  • Financial statement verifying that the applicant or his/her sponsor has adequate financial resources to cover the applicants tuition fees and living expenses for the whole course of his/her studies in Debrecen, Hungary  

General Contact Information


Practical informations:


Further information

University of Debrecen Faculty of Public Health

Address: 4028 Debrecen, Kassai út 26. Hungary
Phone/fax: +36 52 512-768

Educational Office Faculty of Public Health: Phone: + 36 52 512 765/ extesion 77408, 77417

Fax: + 36 52 512 769


If the applicant meets the entry requirements the University will inform him/her about all necessary steps in due time.

Application deadline for MSc in Complex Rehabilitation: 31 May.

Tuition fee

Registration fee: 150 USD (non refundable)
MSc in Public Health: 8,000 USD/year* (including students' handbooks, use of library and IT facilities)

* 6,000 USD/year for the graduates of the University of Debrecen, Hungary


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