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Course description

Competencies and objectives


Course context for academic year 2019-20

The creation of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) implies a change in the educational model with a more participatory and responsible approach to students. The main focus of teaching moves towards student learning. Students must acquire leadership skills and engage in autonomous learning, decision making and ethical commitment. This transformation implies changes not only in theoretical classroom training but in practical training as well. The EHEA emphasizes the presence of the practicum in business areas that ensure the achievement of curricular competencies. In the case of nursing, clinical practicums already constituted a substantial part of the training program, but the current regulations of the degree give greater relevance to inclusion of pre-professional practicums in the form of a clinical rotation as a module or independent subject.
Quality training inevitably involves programming that includes clinical experiences with patients and real scenarios, supervised by accredited professionals that provide students with feedback and facilitate reflection. It is much more than application of what the student learns in the classroom or a repetition of what students observe during their time in the social welfare centers of practicums. It consists of a much broader vision of the work of nursing, in which each problem is unique, immersed in a certain reality and whose resolution lies in action that stems from reflection.
The application of reflective thinking helps students learn and integrate knowledge, attitudes and skills that allow them to acquire the competencies and objectives of teaching and learning that are shared by all the actors involved (students, university professors and others).
"Practicum III" is a part of the nursing degree in the second year and in the second semester. It is a subject that draws on the theoretical knowledge of the subjects taught in the first year, in addition to the subjects of the second course "Nursing Care in the Life Cycle" and "Fundamentals of Nursing II".



Course content (verified by ANECA in official undergraduate and Master’s degrees)

Specific Competences (CE)

  • E-2 : Base the interventions of Health Science professionals on scientific evidence and the available resources.
  • E-3 : Establish evaluation mechanisms, taking into account scientific, technical and quality aspects.


General Competences of the Degree Course (CG):>>Nursing sciences module

  • 35 : Apply general care during the maternity process to facilitate the adaptation of women and the newborn to new demands and avoid complications.
  • 41 : Select interventions aimed at healthy and sick children, as well as those derived from diagnosis and treatment methods.
  • 42 : Be able to offer health education to parents and/or primary carers.


Specific transversal competences of the degree course :>>Foreign language proficiency

  • CT1 : Read and understand texts in a foreign language.


Specific transversal competences of the degree course :>>IT and information competences

  • CT2 : Show computer and information system skills and abilities.


Specific transversal competences of the degree course:>>Oral and written communication competences

  • CT3 : Show oral and written communication skills.




Learning outcomes (Training objectives)

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Specific objectives stated by the academic staff for academic year 2019-20

COMPETENCES (to be added to the previous ones)
20. Ability to describe the foundations of the primary health level and the activities to be developed to provide comprehensive nursing care to the individual, the family and the community.
22. Promote the participation of families and groups in their health and illness process.
34. Identify the characteristics of women in the different stages of the reproductive cycle and climacteric, and in the alterations that may occur, providing the necessary care at each stage.
37. Identify the characteristics of the different stages of childhood and adolescence and the factors that condition the normal pattern of growth and development.
43. Understand the changes associated with the aging process and its impact on health.
44. Identify structural, functional, psychological and lifestyle modifications associated with the aging process.
Objectives indicated in the evaluation tool of the practicum subjects, among which are:
Integrate through experience the concept of health, person / family, profession and context in which care is developed.
Know the cultural diversity to offer comprehensive care.
Guarantee the respect and dignity of the person.
Acquire the level of experience provided by direct contact with people / families and the diversity of cases, situations and experiences.
Know the communication resources in the community to carry out health prevention.
Observe the different forms of communication established between professionals / family / groups.
Acquire and strengthen the use of professional terminology.
Express your own needs to the team or tutor.
Accept and carry out constructive criticism and confrontation of opinions with the professionals or tutors of practices and the health team.
Maintain a communicative attitude seeking the participation of users in any field of professional application.
Show an active attitude during the practices taking initiative, but consulting with the professional or tutor any action that is going to be carried out.
Share their learning experiences with the rest of their classmates and faculty, during the practice sessions
Be critical and reflect on the performance of the health team in assessing and using the resources available.
Being able to collaborate in creating an environment favorable to spontaneity, to work without tension and comfort in relationships.
Know the applicability of new information technologies in the health sector.
Reflect and criticize the bibliography related to topics applied to clinical practice.
Use ICT tools in clinical practice.
Prepare reports, works, projects and communications, based on tables and appropriate graphic representations.
Show an open and positive attitude about new information and communication technologies.




Code: 27018
Lecturer responsible:
Credits ECTS: 6,00
Theoretical credits: 0,00
Practical credits: 1,20
Distance-base hours: 4,80

Departments involved

  • Dept: NURSING
    Area: NURSING
    Theoretical credits: 0
    Practical credits: 0
    Area: NURSING
    Theoretical credits: 0
    Practical credits: 1,2
    This Dept. is responsible for the course.
    This Dept. is responsible for the final mark record.

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