General information

Subject type: Mandatory

Coordinator: Carolina Chabrera Sanz

Trimester: Third term

Credits: 5

Teaching staff: 

Carme Planas Campmany
Ana Belén Manrique Pallés 
Anna Daer Gómez 
Dolors Montserrat Badia 
Eulàlia Castillo Mestres 
Eva Carbonell Valentín 
Francisca Lajara Latorre 
Gemma Pérez Giménez 
Laura Curell Ferrer 
Lourdes Alarcón Carmona 
Maria Rosario Moreno Carmona 
Mariona Viadé Rocosa 
Marta Comellas Blanchart 
Monica Ulloa Marin 
Vanessa Vicente Aicua 
Yolanda Sánchez Ruiz 


Basic skills
  • 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

Specific skills
  • CE26_Professional internships, in the form of an independent clinical newspaper with a final evaluation of competencies, in health centers, hospitals and other healthcare centers that allow the incorporation of professional values, healthcare communication skills, clinical reasoning, clinical management and critical judgment, integrated in professional practice the knowledge, skills and attitudes of nursing, based on principles and values, associated with the competencies described in the general objectives and in the subjects that make up the degree

General competencies
  • CG10_Protect the health and well-being of the people, family or groups cared for, ensuring their safety

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

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

  • CG11_Establish effective communication with patients, family, social groups and peers and promote health education

  • 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

  • CG8_Promote and respect the right to participation, information, autonomy and informed consent in the decision-making of the people cared for, according to the way in which they live their health-illness process

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

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


The external internships within the degree in Nursing of the ESCS Tecnocampus are carried out in the following subjects:

  • Introductory Practicum I - II - III, in the second academic year of the Degree in Nursing.
  • Clinical Practicum I - II - III, in the third academic year of the Degree in Nursing.
  • Advanced Practicum I - II - III, in the fourth academic year of the Degree in Nursing.

These subjects guarantee the credits and clinical training hours as set out in Directive 2013 / 55EU of 20 November 2013.

External internships include all teaching-learning activities aimed at acquiring skills in the different environments where Nursing develops its practice. For the follow-up and evaluation of the students in the different periods of the Practicum there are three relevant figures: the academic tutor, the clinical tutor and the follow-up tutor. The three tutors accompany and ensure the achievement of the competencies (both generic and specific) of each of the Internships through continuous and formative assessment.

The subject of Clinical Practice III includes a period, where one of its main objectives is to take care of people in childhood and adulthood, healthy or with acute or chronic health pathology. The centers where the clinical stays are carried out include Acute Hospital Units of different levels of complexity, Primary Care Centers and Socio-sanitary Centers in order to promote the learning of basic care for people.

Learning outcomes

LO 2. To develop the nursing process in the care of people in the gerontological field, according to the scientific evidence and the available means.

LO 3. Develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes involved in nursing care for people in the process of aging and death, considering their gender and cultural context.

LO 7. Act in accordance with the ethical principles and legal norms that govern the practice of care.

LO 9. Recognize and apply the principles of care quality in clinical practice.

LO 11. Build new knowledge about care from reflection in action and reflection on action.

LO 14. Make connections between the theoretical framework and the practical field of intervention.

LO 17. Acquire methodologies and work habits appropriate to the field in which pre-professional practices are developed and apply the appropriate clinical guidelines.

LO 18. Develop attitudes of self-analysis and self-evaluation in the context of the activities carried out

LO 20. Develop a critical spirit and ability to make decisions.

LO 25. Know how to make inclusive and non-sexist use of language.

LO 28. Apply the knowledge of the sex/gender system in the analysis of the behavior of men and women and in the assessment and counseling of patients, groups and healthy populations.

LO 29. Communicates effectively with patients demonstrating awareness of the professional-patient power differential, including using language that minimizes power imbalances, validates the experiences of sufferers, and eliminates gender stereotypes.

LO 30. Knows how to make a critical analysis of the information (differences by sex in morbidity and mortality, gender deviations and gaps) and adopt practices that incorporate knowledge of differences according to sex and gender inequalities.

Working methodology

MD2. Seminars.

MD3. Work in group

MD4. Individual work.

MD5. Presentations by topics by students.

MD6. Face-to-face tutorials in groups or individually.

MD9. Directed practice.

MD 11. Self-employment.


The contents that will be worked on in the Practicum are related to the following axes of knowledge:

  • Individualized nursing care through the Nursing Care Process.
  • Prevention and health promotion.
  • Procedures and protocols according to the patient's needs and / or clinical situation.
  • Professional practice in different areas and situations.
  • Aspects of communication and relationship with the user.
  • Teamwork and interprofessional relationship.
  • Observation and assessment of the operation of a health center.
  • Ethical and legal principles that guide the profession.
  • Roles and tasks of nursing professionals in the different areas of care: hospital, social health, primary care.

Learning activities

The following table shows the training activities and the methodology used in them. The aim of these activities is for students to develop an active role in their learning process by encouraging collaborative learning as well as critical thinking in the face of common situations in the clinical practice of nursing professionals.









AF4. Clinical practices


MD2. Seminars

MD3. Work in group

MD4. Individual work

MD5. Presentations of topics by students

MD6. Face-to-face tutorials in groups or individually

MD9. Directed practice. 

MD 11. Self-employment


CB2, CG5, CG8, CG9, CG10, CG11, CG15, CG17, CE26, CT1


Evaluation system

The evaluation of the generic competences will realize of continuous form from what the student demonstrates in the distinct activities proposed.


Evaluation system


Evaluated activity


Individual follow-up


Individual follow-up




Face-to-face seminars


Individual projects


Final practicum work


Practical test


Objective and Structured Clinical Assessment (ACOE)


Individual follow-up:

The individual follow-up of the student is developed in the health institutions with the accompaniment and support of a clinical tutor and a follow-up tutor, both of whom are nursing professionals who look after the improvement and the acquisition of skills by the student during his clinical practice.

The evaluation is carried out jointly taking into account the evolution of the student during the practical period.


During the period of Clinical Practicum III, two face-to-face seminars are held, in synchronous or mixed online format. The seminars are facilitated by the academic tutor, and the group consists of a maximum of 12 students.

Final work:

Students, during their practical stays, do an evaluable written work that they will have to expose during the last seminar.

Objective and Structured Clinical Assessment (ACOE)

The ACOE test is non-refundable.

Important information:

Attendance at external internships and seminars is mandatory and are subject to the "Regulations for External Internships in Healthcare Institutions for UPF Students" and the "Regulations for External Internships for Students of the Degree in Nursing of the ESCST" approved on July 10, 2019.

In the case of not attending the seminars for a justified reason, this evaluation will not be counted in the final grade of the seminars.

It will be necessary to pass the written work of the Practicum, as well as the evaluation of the clinical tutor in order to make an average. In case of work suspension the student can do it again and hand it in during the recovery period. In case of suspension of the evaluation by the clinical tutor, the subject of the Practicum will be suspended and will have to recover during the months of June-July. The evaluation of the seminars is not likely to recover.

In case of suspension of external internships, the grade of the approved parts for recovery will be saved and only the suspended part will be evaluated. It will be used

a system of quantitative qualification (from 0 to 10) and qualitative (suspended, approved, excellent, matriculation of honor) according to the RD 1125/2003.

The total or partial copy in any of the learning activities will mean a "Not Presented" in the subject, without option to present in the test of

recovery and without prejudice to the opening of a file for this reason.

Registration requirements:

To be able to enroll in the Clinical Practicum III, the student must have passed at least one of the three subjects of the Introductory Practicum.



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