Degree in Nursing (2009 syllabus) Minorca

240 credits - Faculty of Nursing and Physiotherapy
  This study programme will not be continued ; new students will not be admitted. You can refer to the corresponding current study programme. .

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   84   6 240


First-year subjects
Name Type Credits Teaching
21304 - Foundations of Applied Statistics in Health Sciences Core Training 6,0
21600 - Structure and Function of the Human Body Core Training 6,0
21601 - Conduct, Health and Quality of Live Core Training 6,0
21602 - Conceptual Bases and Methodologies for Health Sciences Core Training 6,0
21603 - Biochemistry and Nutrition Core Training 6,0
21604 - Social Determinants of Health Core Training 6,0
21605 - Structure and Function of the Human Body II Core Training 6,0
21606 - Pharmacotherapy and Dietotherapy Core Training 6,0
21607 - Ethics and Health Legislation Core Training 6,0
21608 - Communication and Health Core Training 6,0
Second-year subjects
Name Type Credits Teaching
21609 - Historical, Conceptual and Methodological Bases of Care Mandatory 12,0
21610 - Health Promotion and Family and Community Participation Mandatory 9,0
21611 - Nursing throughout the Life Cycle Mandatory 9,0
21612 - Clinical Foundations and Diagnostic and Therapeutic Procedures Mandatory 6,0
21613 - Nursing in Childhood and Adolescence Mandatory 6,0
21614 - Nursing in Adults I Mandatory 6,0
21615 - Clinical Practice I External Placements 12,0
Third-year subjects
Name Type Credits Teaching
21616 - Management of Nursing Services Mandatory 6,0
21617 - Nursing in Adults II Mandatory 6,0
21618 - Nursing in Adults III Mandatory 6,0
21619 - Nursing in the Elderly Mandatory 6,0
21620 - Clinical Practice II External Placements 6,0
21621 - Nursing in Complex Situations Mandatory 12,0
21622 - Clinical Practice III External Placements 18,0
Fourth-year subjects
Name Type Credits Teaching
21623 - Clinical Practice IV External Placements 24,0
21624 - Final Degree Project Final Degree Project 6,0
21625 - Clinical Practice V External Placements 12,0
21639 - Clinical Practice VI External Placements 12,0
Elective subjects
Name Type Credits Teaching
21375 - English for Health and Behavioural Sciences Elective 6,0
21626 - Introduction to Qualitative Research in Health Elective 3,0
21627 - Introduction to Qualitative Research in Health Elective 3,0
21628 - Health, Society and the Media Elective 3,0
21629 - Bioethical Questions in Nurse Practice Elective 3,0
21630 - Transcultural Communication Elective 3,0
21631 - Electro-Physiological Techniques for Diagnosis Elective 3,0
21633 - Socio-Medical Care in Vulnerable Groups Elective 3,0
21634 - Family Intervention for Socio-Medical Professionals Elective 3,0
21635 - Gender and Health from a Multidisciplinary Perspective Elective 3,0
21636 - Immigration and Health: Transcultural Care Elective 6,0
21637 - Therapeutic Non Compliance and Compliance Elective 3,0
21638 - Critical Premature Neonatal Nursing and Physiotherapeutic Care Elective 6,0

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Available from 09/09/2020