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San Rafael-Nebrija Health Sciences Center

"We bet on personalized attention, small groups and clinical practices in first level public and private centers"
Carlos Calleja de Fruto Director
Centro San Rafael-Nebrija Ciencias de la Salud
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Recognized prestige in the quality of our students


The University Center of Health Sciences San Rafael-Nebrija is attached to Nebrija University and managed by the San Juan de Dios Foundation, created by the Hospitaller Order of San Juan de Dios for the training and promotion of scientific and assistance research in the areas of bio-medicine and social sciences.

It is located in a central and well-connected area of Madrid, within the San Rafael Hospital, an institution with extensive experience teaching Nursing and Physiotherapy degrees, and with recognized prestige in the quality of its students, both for the technical training received and for the integration of humanistic education, which prepares them to offer comprehensive care.


Practical training with professionals with extensive experience


Currently, the San Rafael-Nebrija Center offers Undergraduate degrees in Nursing and in Physiotherapy. The students have at their disposal an excellent staff of professionals with extensive experience in teaching and in the development of health work, which will contribute to the materialization of their vocation to provide health services to people.

In the Health Sciences degrees taught, practical training has a great importance, and in order to carry this out there are agreements with health centers in all areas, where the student will complete the acquisition of the skills that will make him/her a competent professional.



Gema Escobar Aguilar Gema Escobar Aguilar Director of the San Rafael-Nebrija Health Sciences Center

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Gema Escobar Aguilar

Gema Escobar Aguilar

Directora Director

Doctora en Ciencias de la Salud por la Universidad de Alicante. Master Oficial en Ciencias de la Enfermería en la Universidad de Alicante y Diplomada en Enfermería por la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.
Ha desempeñado tareas docentes impartiendo materias de estadística y metodología de la investigación desde el año 2004 en diferentes universidades, comenzando en 2016 como profesora en el Centro San Rafael-Nebrija en el que imparte la materia de Estadística y Tecnologías de la Información Aplicadas y ha sido coordinadora del Trabajo Fin de Grado en Enfermería. Además ha colaborado como asesora científica en la Fundación San Juan de Dios.
Su experiencia anterior se desarrolló en su mayor parte en la Unidad de Investigación en Cuidados de Salud (Instituto de Salud Carlos III), siendo responsable de la gestión del Centro Colaborador Español del Instituto Joanna Briggs para los Cuidados de Salud basados en la Evidencia.

PhD in Health Sciences from the University of Alicante. Official Master's Degree in Nursing Sciences from the University of Alicante and Associate's Degree in Nursing from the Autonomous University of Madrid.
She has taught statistics and research methodology since 2004 in different universities, starting in 2016 as a professor at the San Rafael-Nebrija Center, where she teaches the subject of Applied Statistics and Information Technology, and has been Coordinator of the Final Research Project in Nursing. She has also worked as a scientific advisor at the San Juan de Dios Foundation.
Her previous experience took place mostly in the Health Care Research Unit (Carlos III Health Institute), where she was responsible for the management of the Spanish Collaborating Center of the Joanna Briggs Institute for Evidence-Based Health Care.


Begoña Cuenca

Mª Begoña Cuenca de Prada

Jefa de Estudios de Enfermería Head of Nursing Studies

Diplomada Universitaria y Graduada en Enfermería. Máster en Gestión y Educación en Enfermería. Desde el año 1997 profesora, en la asignatura de Fundamentos de Enfermería. Amplia experiencia asistencial y docente en Diplomatura y Grado en Enfermería. Desde al año 2004, ha ejercido un puesto de Gestión como Jefe de Estudios de la Diplomatura y del Grado en Enfermería. Ha participado en diversos Congresos y Jornadas Nacionales e Internacionales.

Associate's and Undergraduate Degrees in Nursing. Master's degree in Management and Education in Nursing. Since 1997, she has been a professor in the subject of Fundamentals of Nursing. She has extensive care and teaching experience in the Associate's and Undergraduate Degree in Nursing. Since 2004, she has held a position of Management as Head of Studies of the Associate's and Undergraduate Degrees in Nursing. She has participated in several National and International Conferences.

Rosa Mª Ortiz Gutierrez

Rosa Mª Ortiz Gutierrez

Jefa de Estudios de Fisioterapia Head of Physiotherapy Studies

Doctora por la Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, en el programa de doctorado de Neurocontrolmotor. Diplomada en fisioterapia. Máster en patología neurológica.
11 años experiencia clínica en centros de especializados de atención a personas con patología de origen neurológico, atención temprana y personas con discapacidad intelectual.
En el ámbito docente ha despeñado funciones de colaborador en la formación práctico-clínica de alumnos de fisioterapia y docente en asignaturas teórico-prácticas relacionadas con la fisioterapia neurológica.
Ha participado en diversos proyectos de investigación y publicaciones científicas en el campo de la neurorrehabilitación. Actualmente es la coordinadora del Área de Fisioterapia y del Laboratorio de biomecánica del Centro Universitario de CC.SS San Rafael.

PhD from the Rey Juan Carlos University, in the doctoral program of Motor Neurocontrol. Associate's Degree in physiotherapy. Master's Degree in Neurological Pathology.
11 years clinical experience in specialized care centers for people with pathologies of neurological origin, early care and people with intellectual disabilities.
In the teaching field, she has worked as collaborator in the practical-clinical training of physiotherapy students and professor in theoretical-practical subjects related to neurological physiotherapy.
She has participated in various research projects and scientific publications in the field of neurorehabilitation. She is currently the coordinator of the Physiotherapy and Biomechanics Laboratory of the San Rafael University Center for Health Sciences.

Elena García García

Elena García García

Directora de Postgrado e Investigación Director of Postgraduate and Research Departament

Doctora en Medicina y Máster en Epidemiología y Salud Pública con la especialidad de Gestión Sanitaria, Diplomada en Fisioterapia. Ha desarrollado su actividad investigadora y docente desde 2010 en diferentes universidades, siendo éstas la Europea de Madrid, Escuela de Enfermería y Fisioterapia San Juan de Dios-Universidad Pontificia Comillas y actualmente en el Centro de Ciencias de la Salud San Rafael, donde además es Directora del Departamento de Investigación y Postgrado. Desde 2014 ha trabajado en el Departamento de Investigación de la Fundación San Juan de Dios, dando apoyo y gestionando proyectos de investigación en centros socio sanitarios, siendo actualmente la Directora.

Doctor of Medicine and Master's Degree in Epidemiology and Public Health, with the specialty in Health Management, Associate's Degree in Physiotherapy. She has carried out her research and teaching activity since 2010 in different universities, these being the European University of Madrid, San Juan de Dios School of Nursing and Physiotherapy-Comillas Pontifical University, and currently at the San Rafael Health Sciences Center, where she is also Director of the Department of Research and Postgraduate. Since 2014, she has worked in the Research Department of the San Juan de Dios Foundation, giving support and managing research projects in socio-health centers, currently as the Director.

Pedro Chana

Pedro Chana Valero

Coordinador de Postgrado e Investigación Postgraduate and Research Coordinator

Doctor en Fisioterapia por la Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM); Grado en Fisioterapia; Máster en Investigación y Cuidados. Con formación de posgrado en Fisioterapia Deportiva, Fisioterapia Neurológica y Fisioterapia manual avanzada en el manejo del dolor músculo-esquelético. Cuenta con 13 años de experiencia clínica como fisioterapeuta en centros de rehabilitación deportiva y funcional. 7 años de experiencia como colaborador docente de la diplomatura y grado en fisioterapia de la Facultad de Enfermería, Fisioterapia y Podología de la UCM (2008-2014), y es profesor del grado de fisioterapia del Centro Universitario de Ciencias de la Salud San Rafael – Nebrija (CUSRN) desde el año 2013. Participa como profesor en formación de posgrado desde el año 2010, realiza tareas de gestión en el CUSRN desde el año 2014 y está vinculado a grupos de investigación desde el año 2010.

Félix Zaragoza

Félix Zaragoza Cuesta

Director del Máster Universitario en Psicología General Sanitaria Director of the Master's Degree in General Health Psychology

Doctor en Psicología por la Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Máster en Psicoterapia Cognitivo-Conductual. Licenciado en Psicología por la Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
Cuenta con 12 años de experiencia en el ámbito de la psicología clínica y de la salud. Ha trabajado en Centros Médicos de Sanitas y es socio profesional del Centro Activa Psicología y Formación. Su área de especialización se centra en la terapia sexual y de pareja. Asimismo está especializado en la terapia asistida con animales como herramienta de trabajo en psicología.
Ha organizado varios seminarios y cursos sobre psicología y etología. Y ha sido invitado como conferenciante en diversos actos organizados por diferentes universidades y entidades gubernamentales. Ha coordinado y dirigido varios proyectos de investigación sobre el comportamiento y psicología animal. Ha presentado ponencias en congresos nacionales e internacionales, y ha publicado en revistas internacionales diferentes trabajos sobre el comportamiento animal.
Ha sido profesor desde el año 2000 en diferentes universidades españolas, impartiendo asignaturas relacionadas con la psicología aplicada al ámbito de la salud. Actualmente es profesor y director del Máster de Psicología Sanitaria, del Centro Universitario San Rafael-Nebrija.

Doctor in Psychology from the Complutense University of Madrid. Master's degree in Cognitive-Behavioral Psychotherapy. Undergraduate degree in Psychology from the Complutense University of Madrid.
He has 12 years of experience in the field of clinical psychology and health. He has worked in Sanitas Medical Centers and is a professional associate of the Active Psychology and Training Center. His area of specialization focuses on sexual and couple therapy. He is also specialized in assisted therapy with animals as a work tool in psychology.
He has organized several seminars and courses on psychology and ethology. He has also been invited as a lecturer in various events organized by different universities and government entities. He has coordinated and directed several research projects on animal behavior and psychology. He has presented papers at national and international conferences, and has published in international journals different works on animal behavior.
He has been a professor since 2000 in different Spanish universities, teaching subjects related to psychology applied to the field of health. He is currently a professor and director of the Master's Degree in Sanitary Psychology at the San Rafael-Nebrija University Center.

Miguel Mendoza

Miguel Mendoza Puente

Director del Máster Universitario en Fisioterapia Musculoesquelética Avanzada basada en Razonamiento Clínico Director of the Master's Degree in Advanced Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy based on Clinical Reasoning

Doctor por la Facultad de Enfermería, Fisioterapia y Podología de la Universidad de Sevilla. Diplomado en Fisioterapia por la Universidad Pontificia de Comillas.
Postgrado en Terapia Manual Osteopática y en posesión del D.O. Internacional.
15 años de experiencia clínica en ejercicio privado y en fisioterapia deportiva. Experiencia docente de postgrado en la Escuela de Osteopatía de Madrid desde 2006 y profesor del Grado de Fisioterapia en San Rafael - Nebrija desde 2011.

Doctor from the School of Nursing, Physiotherapy and Podiatry of the University of Seville. Associate's degree in Physiotherapy from the Pontifical University of Comillas.
Postgraduate degree in Osteopathic Manual Therapy and in possession of the International D.O. (Diploma in Osteopathy)
He has 15 years of clinical experience in private practice and sports physiotherapy. Postgraduate teaching experience in the School of Osteopathy of Madrid since 2006 and professor of the Undergraduate Degree of Physiotherapy in San Rafael-Nebrija since 2011.

Eva Martín

Eva Martín Olivera

Directora del Máster de Odontopediatría (Título propio) Director of the Master's degree in Pediatric Dentistry (University's Own Degree)

Licenciada en Medicina y Cirugía por la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.
Especialista en Estomatología y Cirugía Oral por la Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
Postgrado de Odontopediatría del Hospital San Rafael de Madrid.

Undergraduate Degree in Medicine and Surgery from the Autonomous University of Madrid.
Specialist in Stomatology and Oral Surgery from the Complutense University of Madrid.
Postgraduate degree in Pediatric Dentistry of the San Rafael Hospital in Madrid.

Laura Aneiros

Laura Aneiros Fernández

Directora del Máster de Ortodoncia y Ortopedia Dentofacial (Título propio) Director of the Master's degree in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics (University's Own Degree)

Directora del Máster de Ortodoncia y Ortopedia Dentofacial (Título propio).

Director of the Master's degree in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics (University's Own Degree).

Ivan Nieto

Ivan Nieto Sánchez

Director del Máster de Ortodoncia Avanzada (Título propio) Director of the Master's degree in Advanced Orthodontics (University's Own Degree)

Licenciado en Odontología por la Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Máster en Ortodoncia por el Hospital San Rafael. Diplomado en Cirugía Ortognática por la Universidad de Lyon 1-Saint Étienne. Diplomado en Ortodoncia Lingual por la Universidad Lyon 1.

Undergraduate Degree in Dentistry from the Complutense University of Madrid. Master’s degree in Orthodontics from the San Rafael Hospital. Associate's degree in Orthognathic Surgery from the University of Lyon 1-Saint Étienne. Associate's degree in Lingual Orthodontics from the Lyon University 1.

Organigrama del Centro Universitario San Rafael-Nebrija

Organizational chart of the San Rafael-Nebrija University Center

Services and Facilities


Located within the premises of the San Rafael Hospital, in the center of Madrid, it continues the teaching work in the fields of Nursing and Physiotherapy that has been carried out in this hospital for over 50 years, with recognized prestige of its students by the quality of the training received, in both the technical and human spheres, which prepares them to offer comprehensive care in the health and socio-health fields.

Its privileged location in the area of the Santiago Bernabéu stadium, very close to the Nuevos Ministerios station, makes it very well connected by metro, bus and train.

The building that houses the Center is newly built (2011) and has infrastructures adapted to the training needs of students and the teaching needs of professors.

Professors


The faculty of the San Rafael Nebrija Center consists of full-time professors and part-time professors.

Full-time professors, of which a large number are doctors, are professors with a strong dedication to teaching and research. Part-time professors have a more professional profile, they are currently linked to the development of their profession in Health Centers, both public and private. There is also a group of collaborating professors in the different Hospitals where the students carry out their Tutored Internships.

The San Rafael Nebrija Center is characterized because its programs have an eminently practical and connected approach to professional reality, so it is important that its professors have a rich professional experience and know how to transmit and make the most of it in the classroom.

Research


Research Groups

The School devotes part of its effort to research tasks, as a fundamental complement to teaching. These tasks are structured around the existing Research Groups, which are part of the official register of the University, and which materialize in research projects with companies and public institutions of the sector.

Consult here the lines of activity and research groups

Publicaciones


The School’s professors usually publish publications related to their research as an essential part of their activity at the University.

Consult here the most recent publications