General information

Subject type: Mandatory

Coordinator: Carolina Chabrera Sanz

Trimester: Second term

Credits: 5

Teaching staff: 

Carlos Martínez Piper
Antonio Rosa Castillo 
Laura Curell Ferrer 
Meritxell Puyané Oliva 
Mªjosé Reyes Ramos 

Teaching languages

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

  • 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

  • CG13_Know the principles of health and socio-health financing and use the available resources appropriately

  • 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.

Learning outcomes

  • LO 10. Use strategies and skills that allow effective communication.
  • LO 24. Apply detection and treatment protocols to women subjected to situations of violence.
  • LO 31. Apply the nursing process, from reflective, systemic and integrative approaches to the practice of caring.
  • LO 32. Plan and provide health-oriented care, considering scientific evidence, clinical practice guidelines, and evaluating their impact.
  • LO 35. Understand the ethical principles that govern the practice of care and know the professional values ​​regulated in the code of ethics for nursing.
  • LO 39. Establish an empathetic and respectful therapeutic relationship with people and relatives.
  • LO 40. Use strategies and skills that allow effective communication with patients and families.
  • LO 48. Understand the legal and ethical framework for applying these therapeutic strategies in addition to the nursing role.
  • LO 49. Recognize the frame of reference, concepts and perspectives of the clinical management of the Cures in the framework of the clinical management in general.
  • LO 50. Recognize and use the concepts of clinical management and quality management in the field of care.
  • LO 51. Design proposals for improving the quality of care.
  • LO 52. Analyze the application of the decision-making process in a care management environment in a laboratory situation.
  • LO 53. Identify health team leadership strategies.
  • LO 54. Apply the conflict management process in health teams.
  • LO 55. Understand the basic elements of health and socio-health financing.
  • LO 56. Know and use the contributions of women and gender studies in their discipline
  • LO 57. Identify and problematize deviations, stereotypes and gender roles in their discipline and in the practice of their profession.
  • LO 58. Know how to make inclusive and non-sexist use of language.
  • LO 60. Communicate effectively with patients, demonstrating awareness of the difference in professional-patient power, including the use of language that minimizes power imbalances, validates the experiences of people who suffer, and eliminates gender stereotypes.



Working methodology

The teaching methodologies used in the subject are:

  • MD1. Expository class sessions.
  • MD2. Seminars.
  • MD3. Work in group.
  • MD4. Individual work.
  • MD10. Simulation.
  • MD11. Self-employment.


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.

Learning activities

The following are the learning activities (AF), distribution of ECTS and methodologies:

 Activity ECTS  Methodology
 AF1. Master class 1,75  MD1. Expository class sessions
AF2. Face-to-face tutorials 0,8  MD2. Seminars
 AF7. Individual work 0,2  MD4. Individual work
AF9. Personal study 2,25  MD11. Self-employment

Evaluation system

The evaluation of the competences will be carried out continuously with the following activities:

 Evaluation activity  Weighting  Assessed skills
SE1. Exam 40%  CB5, CB1, CB3, CE16
SE3. Work in group 40%  CG3, CG12, CG15, CE22, CE23, CT1
SE8. Individual follow-up 5%  CB5, CB3
SE4. Classroom participation (Simulation) 15%  CG15, CG14, CG12, CT1

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

- Exam: The exam is a test of knowledge acquired in relation to the use of the contents of the subject. The exam is designed with a minimum of 50 text-type questions with 5 answer options. At least two exam models will be prepared.

- Work in group: It is an assessment activity that is based on the preparation of a group work that guides the student in the development of a proposal for an innovative idea based on the field of nursing management. Group work cannot be done or recovered individually. In the event that any member of the group does not record the delivery of the work by individual or group decision, the work will be evaluated with a 0.

- Participation in the classroom (Simulation): There are a total of 3 simulation sessions with individual and participation evaluation.

Recovery: To pass the subject, it will be necessary to obtain a minimum grade of 5 in both the exam and the group work. In case of suspending the subject for do not pass the exam, the student will take another exam with the same characteristics as the one taken in the ordinary call. In case of suspending the subject for not overcoming group work, the student will carry out a work with characteristics similar to that of the first call, based on the teacher's instructions. The recovery of group work cannot be recovered individually.

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.



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