General information

Subject type: Mandatory

Coordinator: Carolina Chabrera Sanz

Trimester: Second term

Credits: 5

Teaching staff: 

Carlos Martínez Piper
Antonio Rosa Castillo 

Teaching languages

  • Catalan
  • Spanish

The classes are in Catalan or Spanish, while the teaching material (articles, presentations, etc.) can be in Catalan, Spanish or English.


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

  • 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
  • CE22_Know the Spanish Health System. Identify the characteristics of the managerial function of nursing services and care management. Know and be able to apply group management techniques

  • CE23_Know the applicable legislation and the code of ethics and deontology of Spanish nursing, inspired by the European code of ethics and deontology of nursing. Provide care, guaranteeing the right to dignity, privacy, intimacy, confidentiality and decision-making capacity of the patient and family. Individualize the course considering age, gender, cultural differences, ethnicity, beliefs and values.

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

  • CG5_Design care systems aimed at individuals, families or groups, evaluating their impact and establishing the appropriate modifications

  • CG12_Know the ethical and deontological code of Spanish nursing, understanding the ethical implications of health in a social context of transformation

  • CG14_Establish evaluation mechanisms, considering the scientific-technical and quality aspects

  • CG15_Working with the team of professionals as a basic unit in which the professionals and other staff of the healthcare organizations are structured in a unified and multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary way

  • CG16_Know the health information systems

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


The subject of Management and Innovation in Nursing Care is a subject of the third year of the degree of Nursing in the category of compulsory subjects within the subject of Advanced Nursing Sciences.

The course offers the opportunity to work on the basics of administration, planning and organization of health services. També es descriuen i analitzen les bases legals del sistema sanitari espanyol i català, així com els aspectes de finançament, la despesa sanitària, l'eficiència, la qualitat, la cobertura i l'equitat. This vision will be expanded with the study of other health systems on an international scale. There is no shortage of innovation and gamification in this subject, which are part of both the curricular content and the possibilities they offer in healthcare practice. In this subject we also work on the importance of the concepts of quality and safety, the knowledge of different models and designs, as well as their repercussions in practice.


Thematic Unit 1. Conceptual framework and elements of the structure of health organizations. Conceptual framework of management. Organizational models. The management of health care

Thematic Unit 2. Clinical and economic management of care and resource management: HR and materials management. Management of nursing care. Information systems: components and structure. Subsystems. Hospital and primary care information systems. Electronic medical record (HCE): models, structure and organization. Integration, interoperability. Management of nursing care plans.

Thematic Unit 3. Development, implementation, evaluation and continuous improvement of the quality of care: Patient and healthcare organization safety policies. Quality management models. Safety culture in the healthcare environment. Error analysis and learning. Design of proposals for quality improvement. Quality and safety standards. Evaluation and continuous improvement of quality. Quality of care in nursing care.

Thematic Unit 4. Management function in nursing. Decision making. Leadership styles: Management models. Talent management. Management team. Leadership. Team leadership in health organizations. The conflict management process.

Thematic Unit 5. Innovation in Health and advanced nursing roles: Digital health as an innovation in care. Gamification. Advanced roles in nursing. Advanced Practice Nurse.

Evaluation system

The assessment system for the skills and learning outcomes of this subject includes different assessment activities for Subject 5 - Advanced 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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