General information

Subject type: Mandatory

Coordinator: Carolina Chabrera Sanz

Trimester: Third term

Credits: 4

Teaching staff: 

Esther Mateo Aguilar

Teaching languages

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.


Learning outcomes

LO 1. Develop attitudes and skills that favor the understanding of practical care situations.

LO 8. Know the philosophical and epistemological bases of the care process methodology

LO 9. To know the components and activities of the methodology of the nursing care process.

LO 10. Understand the usefulness of nursing taxonomies in clinical judgment and decision-making.

LO 11. Analyze and interpret care situations using the methodology of the care process and nursing taxonomies.

LO 17. Understand the theoretical and methodological principles of nursing

LO 18. Know how to identify the intersection of gender inequalities with other axes of inequality (age, class, race, sexuality and gender identity / expression, functional diversity, etc.).

LO 20. Identify and problematize deviations, stereotypes and gender roles in their discipline and in the exercise of their profession

LO 21. Know how to make inclusive and non-sexist use of language


Working methodology

MD1. Expository class sessions
MD2. Seminars
MD3. Work in group
MD4. Individual works
MD5. Presentations by topics by students
MD6. Face-to-face / group tutoring
MD11. Self-employment
MD14. Case study



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

Learning activities


training activities


AF1. Master class

0.75 credits

AF2. Face-to-face tutorials

0.1 credits

AF5. Seminars

0.2 credits

AF6. Work in group

0.5 credits

AF7. Individual work

0.1 credits

AF9. Personal study

2.35 credits


Evaluation system


The evaluation will be carried out continuously based on the assessment of the skills achieved by the student and the activities for each block in the classroom and in the classroom of the subject are detailed

Evaluation system


Evaluated activity

SE1. Exam


Final exam

SE4. Classroom participation


Activity and individual monitoring

SE3. Teamwork


Group activities

SE5. Seminars


Group activities and monitoring




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


Attendance at classes is recommended in order to achieve the subject's skills. The grade of the different activities can be affected individually within each member of the group in those cases that do not come to make the oral presentations on the designated days or do not participate in the classroom during the preparation of the same.

  • 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.
  • És necessari obtenir una qualificació mínima de 5 en la mitjana de les activitats avaluatives i l'examen haurà d'igualar o superar la nota de 5 per aprovar l'assignatura. En el cas que la nota sigui inferior la matèria estarà suspesa. 
  • En cas de que algun membre del grup no consti en el lliurament del treball per decisió individual o del grup, el treball serà avaluat amb un 0. 


  • According to current regulations, you can only opt for recovery if the subject has been suspended. If the grade is "Not Submitted", you will not be able to opt for recovery.
  • 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.
  • L’única part susceptible a recuperar serà el treball final en grup (durant el període de recuperació corresponent) i l'examen.
  • Continuous assessment is not likely to recover.
  • If the subject is suspended, it will have to be taken up next year (no grade will be saved).
  • La recuperació del treball en grup no es podrà realitzar ni recuperar de forma individual.
  • En cas de no superar l'assignatura per suspendre l'examen, l'estudiant realitzarà una prova avaluadora durant el període de recuperació.
  • En cas de no superar l'assignatura per suspendre el treball grupal, els estudiants hauran de presentar un treball grupal durant el període de recuperació.






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