General information

Subject type: Optional

Coordinator: Carolina Chabrera Sanz

Trimester: First term

Credits: 4

Teaching staff: 

Maria Jose Reyes Ramos

Teaching languages

  • Catalan
  • Spanish


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

  • 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

  • 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
  • CE4_Use of medicines, evaluating the expected benefits and the associated risks and / or effects derived from their administration and consumption

  • CE14_Know and apply the principles that underpin comprehensive nursing care

  • CE17_Know the health disorders of the adult, identifying the manifestations that appear in their different phases. Identify care needs arising from health problems. Analyze the data collected in the assessment, prioritize the problems of the adult patient, establish and execute the care plan and perform its evaluation. Perform nursing care techniques and procedures, establishing a therapeutic relationship with patients and relatives. Select interventions aimed at treating or preventing problems arising from health deviations. Have a cooperative attitude with the different members of the team

  • CE24_Know the most relevant mental health problems in the different stages of the life cycle, providing comprehensive and effective care in the field of nursing

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

  • CG6_Basing nursing interventions on scientific evidence and available media

  • CG9_Foster healthy lifestyles, self-care, supporting the maintenance of preventive and therapeutic behaviors

  • CG17_Perform nursing care based on comprehensive health care, which involves multiprofessional cooperation, integration of processes and continuity of care

  • CG19_Enjoy autonomy and critical ability to use ICT

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


The axis of the nursing profession is the care of people throughout the life process, in which periods of health will alternate with those of illness. At both times, the nurse plays a basic role in caring for people. Mental illness is often largely unknown, which causes stigma and a great personal and social impact.

The Mental Health nurse attends to children, adults and the elderly, understanding the evolution of mental pathology over the years and the impact on the person and their environment at each stage of life.

In the subject Mental Health, the student must apply and relate both knowledge and nursing skills, in order to respond to the mental health needs of today's society.

In this subject, students will acquire skills that will allow them to deal with people with mental disorders at the different levels of care.

Based on prior knowledge of the most important pathological processes in the field of mental health, nursing care is considered, from the detection of needs in promotion, prevention and pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment of mental health problems that affect the person, the family and the community.


Block 1. Mental Health and Nursing

Block 2. Child and adolescent mental health care. Detection, prevention and intervention in the most frequent problems

Block 3. Attention to mental health in adulthood. Detection, prevention and intervention in the most frequent problems

Block 4. Ethical and legal aspects in the care of people with mental health problems and addictions

Evaluation system

The system for evaluating the skills and learning outcomes of this subject includes different evaluation activities for Subject 8 - Optionality:


Evaluation system

Minimum weighting

Maximum weighting

SE1. Exam




SE2. Individual works




SE3. Teamwork




SE4. Classroom participation




SE5. Seminars





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.