General information

Subject type: Mandatory

Coordinator: Carolina Chabrera Sanz

Trimester: Third term

Credits: 4

Teaching staff: 

Esther Mateo Aguilar

Teaching languages

  • Catalan
  • Spanish

Additional documentation may be provided in English.


Basic skills
  • CB4_That students can convey information, ideas, problems and solutions to an audience, both specialized and non-specialized

  • CB5_That students have developed those learning skills necessary to undertake further studies with a high degree of autonomy.

  • CB2_That students know how to apply their knowledge to their job or vocation in a professional way and have the skills that need to be demonstrated through the elaboration and defense of arguments and the resolution of problems within their area of ​​study

  • CB1_That students have demonstrated knowledge and understanding of an area of ​​study that is based on general education, and is usually found at a level that, while supported by advanced textbooks. Also includes some aspects that involve knowledge from the forefront of their field of study

  • CB3_That students have the ability to gather or interpret relevant data (usually within their area of ​​study), to make judgments that include reflection on relevant social, scientific or ethical issues

Specific skills
  • CE12_Understand, from an ontological and epistemological perspective, the evolution of the central concepts that make up the discipline of nursing, as well as the most relevant theoretical models, applying the scientific methodology in the process of caring and developing the corresponding care plans

  • CE13_Apply the nursing process to provide and guarantee the well-being, quality and safety of the people being cared for

  • CE14_Know and apply the principles that underpin comprehensive nursing care

General competencies
  • CG3_Know and apply the foundations and theoretical and methodological principles of nursing

  • CG6_Basing nursing interventions on scientific evidence and available media

Transversal competences
  • CT 1 Develop the ability to assess inequalities based on sex and gender, to design solutions


Methodology of Nursing care is a compulsory subject that is carried out during the third term of the first year and that links with the subject Historical and Philosophical Evolution of Care of the Degree in Nursing carried out during the first term of the first year of the Degree in Nursing.

In this subject, students will study the theory and detect the importance of nursing care plans; at the same time, it will begin in the practical applicability of the nursing care process (PAI) through cases that will be presented in various formats, such as through audiovisual capsules.

Through critical thinking and taking into account the importance of fluid communication with patients, they will know how to apply the MYP in day-to-day life in their upcoming practical periods and in their future work. At the same time, it allows an individualized action, either with the application of the different nursing models worked on during the first trimester, or with the use of a standardized language of care. The backbone of the entire subject will be this plan of care, a basic tool that structures the work of a nurse that will be used, both in the learning process during the training in the Degree and in any of the areas where the his future professional work.

In this subject the student will acquire skills that will allow him to develop his thinking and clinical reasoning, choose the nursing model that best suits the current clinical situation of the person, make a complete and individualized nursing assessment taking into account the different nursing models, interpreting the nursing assessment, detecting possible nursing diagnoses arising from the nursing assessment and planning objectives with the respective interventions and activities. At all times the student will be able to evaluate and re-evaluate the whole process taking into account the person as a unique and personal being who lives in a situation of constant change in a specific environment and time, through different clinical cases that are will present.

The student will know different terminology of the nursing language that is currently used in the different areas of care so that he/she can interpret and use it in the process of nursing care, both in the different subjects of the Degree in Nursing and in their development as a future Nursing professional. At the same time, it will be discussed not only the actuality of the Nursing Care Methodology but also where we are going, the professional future.



Block 1: From theory to practice.

Unit 1: Languages ​​Nursing

- Professional languages ​​and classification systems: CIE, NANDA, NOC, NIC, ATIC, ...

- Nursing Methodology Implementation Strategies: Standardized Care Plans and Clinical Trajectories

Block 2: Clinical reasoning process in nursing discipline

Unit 1: Nursing care process

Unit 2: Clinical reasoning process for care planning

- Comprehensive user assessment through structured nursing interview based on 11 Patterns by Marjory Gordon and 14 Needs by Virginia Henderson

- Nursing diagnoses (Taxonomy- II NANDA-I): International terminology; Clinical reasoning from assessment to diagnosis; Determine the appropriate diagnosis; Terminology domains and classes.

- Objectives / indicators (NOC taxonomy): International terminology; Clinical reasoning of the diagnosis to the objective and indicator; Determine the appropriate NOC / indicators; Terminology domains and classes.

- Interventions / activities (NIC taxonomy): International terminology; Clinical reasoning of the goal in the intervention / activity; Determine the appropriate IAS / activities; Terminology domains and classes.

Unit 3: Evaluation and registration of the nursing care process

Block 3: Case practice and research Nursing care methodology

Unit 1: Cases - Nursing care process

Unit 2: Current events and future of Nursing Methodology

Evaluation system

The assessment system for the skills and learning outcomes of this subject includes different assessment activities for Subject 4 - Basic Nursing Sciences:


Evaluation system

Minimum weighting

Maximum weighting

SE1. Exam




SE2. Individual works




SE3. Teamwork




SE4. Classroom participation




SE5. Seminars




SE7. Practical test




SE8. Individual follow-up





A system of quantitative (from 0 to 10) and qualitative (suspended, approved, notable, excellent, honorary registration) is used according to RD 1125/2003.

The total or partial copy in any of the learning activities means a "Not Presented" in the subject, without option to present in the proof of recovery and without prejudice of the opening of a file for this reason.

According to UPF regulations, students who have the option of retrieving the subject are those who have obtained a “suspended” grade, which are the only ones that can be modified in the recovery process.

The evaluation system and recovery period are detailed in the Learning Plan available in the virtual classroom at the beginning of the subject.




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