Degree in Nursing

240 credits - Faculty of Nursing and Physiotherapy

Nursing contributes to: protecting and improving the health, safety, and wellbeing of populations; preventing illnesses and their consequences; and promoting the sustainability of the healthcare system. Nurses are experts at providing treatment for the different health needs of people, families, and social groups at different stages of life and with different states of health, as well as identifying their own abilities, coming up with methods to compensate for their own limitations by focusing on improving their shortcomings, and creating an environment favourable for personal betterment.

The nursing degree, which allows for graduates to practice the regulated profession in Spain, complies with the following regulations regarding the professional career:

 

In this way, the Healthcare Professions Law (2003) indicates that graduates from nursing programmes be able to manage, assess, and provide nursing care directed at promoting, maintaining, and recovering health, as well as preventing diseases and disabilities. The profile of general nurses addresses the social issues of promoting, improving, and restoring the health of the population by utilizing technological, scientific, and human resources in order to guide, prescribe, and provide quality care for patients, families, and the community.

Future professionals must be able to work in different social and institutional contexts on local, national, and international levels while carrying out the multidimensional responsibilities inherent in their roles. In order to effectively do so, their training and education should be based on the following pillars:

  1. Combining knowledge of advanced sciences, technologies, and biomedicine to make and perform ethical decisions and actions with respect to healthcare;
  2. Acquiring the competencies necessary for exercising their roles autonomously and as integrated members of interdisciplinary teams in order to ensure effective high-quality resolution of health problems.
  3. Understanding the complexity and diversity of human beings, taking differences into account as an inherent part of people who live and grow up with differing political, social, and cultural backgrounds. Nurses must understand that health determinants shape the need for treatment and the way in which such treatments should be provided.
  4. Developing a critical and creative point of view that guides them towards high-quality work and research.

 

Credit Summary

Core Training Mandatory Elective Subjects External Practicum Final Degree Project Total
  60   84   6   78   12 240

Subjects

First course
Name Type Credits Period
21604 - Social Determinants of Health Core Training 6,0 1st semester
22700 - Anatomy Core Training 6,0 1st semester
22701 - Psychosocial Sciences Applied to Health Core Training 6,0 1st semester
22702 - Historical Bases of Nursing Professionals Core Training 6,0 1st semester
22703 - Biochemistry and Nutrition Core Training 6,0 1st semester
21608 - Communication and Health Core Training 6,0 2nd semester
22705 - Human Physiology Core Training 6,0 2nd semester
22706 - Applied Statistics in Health Sciences Core Training 6,0 2nd semester
22707 - Ethics and Health Legislation Core Training 6,0 2nd semester
22708 - Methodology of Nursing Care Mandatory 3,0 2nd semester
22710 - Food and Diet Therapy Mandatory 3,0 2nd semester
Second course
Name Type Credits Period
22704 - Education and Health Promotion Mandatory 6,0 1st semester
22709 - Epidemiology, Public Health and Community Mandatory 6,0 1st semester
22711 - Pharmacology Core Training 6,0 1st semester
22712 - Nursing in Adults I Mandatory 6,0 1st semester
22713 - Nursing in Adults II Mandatory 6,0 1st semester
21615 - Clinical Practice I External Placements 12,0 2nd semester
21619 - Nursing in the Elderly Mandatory 6,0 2nd semester
22714 - Nursing in Adults III Mandatory 6,0 2nd semester
22715 - Nursing in Adults IV Mandatory 6,0 2nd semester
Third course
Name Type Credits Period
22716 - Nursing, Primary Care and Global Health Mandatory 6,0 1st semester
22717 - Psychiatric Nursing and Mental Health Mandatory 3,0 1st semester
22718 - Sexual and Reproductive Health Mandatory 3,0 1st semester
22719 - Nursing in Childhood and Adolescence and Family Mandatory 6,0 1st semester
22720 - Clinical Practice II External Placements 12,0 1st semester
22721 - Management of Nursing Services Mandatory 3,0 2nd semester
22722 - Nursing in Adults V Mandatory 6,0 2nd semester
22723 - Nursing in Adults VI Mandatory 6,0 2nd semester
22724 - Palliative Care Mandatory 3,0 2nd semester
22725 - Clinical Practice III External Placements 12,0 2nd semester
Fourth course
Name Type Credits Period
22730 - Final Degree Project Final Degree Project 12,0 Yearlong
22750 - Clinical Practice IV External Placements 9,0 1st semester
22751 - Clinical Practice V External Placements 9,0 1st semester
22728 - Clinical Practice VI External Placements 12,0 2nd semester
22729 - Clinical Practice VII External Placements 12,0 2nd semester

Calendars and timetables

Available from 07/07/2021