General information

Subject type: Mandatory

Coordinator: Carolina Chabrera Sanz

Trimester: Third term

Credits: 5

Teaching staff: 

Carlos Martínez Piper
Ana Maria Codina Bassa 
Anna Daer Gómez 
Carla Benedicto Pañell 
Dolors Montserrat Badia 
Francisca Lajara Latorre 
Gemma Pérez Giménez 
Lourdes Alarcón Carmona 
Maria Rosario Moreno Carmona 
Marta Comellas Blanchart 
Monica Ulloa Marin 
Naomi Sech Macías 
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

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

  • 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

  • CG7_Understand without prejudice to people, considering their physical, psychological and social aspects, as autonomous and independent individuals, ensuring respect for their opinions, beliefs and values, guaranteeing the right to privacy, through confidentiality and professional secrecy

  • 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


El Introductory Practicum III is a compulsory subject of 5 ECTS framed in the matter of the Practicum of the Degree of Nursing. 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. their practice. There are three relevant figures in charge of monitoring, tutoring and evaluating students in the different periods of the Practicum: the academic tutor, the clinical tutor and the follow-up tutor. The three figures accompany and ensure the achievement of the competencies (generic and specific) of each of the Internships through continuous and formative assessment.

The subject of Introductory Practicum III covers a period where one of its main objectives is based on taking care of people in childhood and adulthood, healthy or with acute or chronic health conditions. The centers where the clinical stays are carried out include Acute Hospital Units of different levels of complexity, Primary Care Centers, Social Health and Residential Centers in order to promote the learning of basic care for people.

Learning outcomes

  • LO 7. Act in accordance with the ethical and legal principles that govern the practice of caring.
  • LO 12. Plan and provide results-oriented health care, considering clinical practice guidelines and evaluating their impact.
  • LO 13. Develop skills to ensure the safety and well-being of the people served.
  • LO 15. Recognize the functions and activities of the nursing professional in a specific area of ​​intervention.
  • LO 18. Develop attitudes of self-analysis and self-evaluation in the context of the activities developed.
  • LO 19. Observe and participate in the actions of the professionals of the practice centers collaborating in the interventions carried out by them.
  • LO 20. Develop a critical spirit and ability to make decisions.
  • LO 21. Describe health information systems.
  • LO 25. Knows how to make inclusive and non-sexist use of language.
  • LO 26. Recognizes in professional and non-professional activities the impact of care roles on the health of caregivers. 
  • LO 27. She is able to perform a medical history, physical examination, psychological examination, or nursing diagnosis, specifically for women and men.
  • LO 28. Applies knowledge of the sex / gender system in the analysis of the behaviors of men and women and in the evaluation and advice of patients, groups and healthy populations.

Working methodology

The teaching methodologies (MD) are detailed below:

  • MD 2. Seminars.
  • MD 4. Individual work
  • MD 5. Presentations by topics by students.
  • MD 6. Face-to-face tutorials in groups or individually
  • MD 9. Directed practice.  
  • MD 11. Self-employment.


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

  • Reflective practice
  • Prevention and health promotion.
  • Care procedures and protocols.
  • Communication and relationship with the user.
  • Teamwork and interprofessional relationship.
  • Ethical and legal principles that guide the profession.
  • Self-awareness and self-knowledge.
  • Management of emotions and conflicts.
  • Patient safety.
  • 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 (AF) and the teaching methodology (MD) that reinforce the active role of students in their learning process, encouraging collaborative learning and critical thinking in the face of common situations in the world. clinical practice of nursing professionals.

 Activity  ECTS   Methodology
 AF4. Clinical Practices  5  MD2. Seminars
 MD4. Individual work
 MD5. Presentations of topics by students 
 MD6. Face-to-face tutorials in groups or individually
 MD9. Directed practice
 MD11. Self-employment

Evaluation system

The evaluation will be carried out continuously based on the assessment of the competencies achieved by the student.

 Evaluation system  Weighting   Evaluated activity
 SE8. Individual follow-up  50%  Individual follow-up 
 SE5. Seminars 20%  Individual follow-up
 SE2. Individual projects  30%  Final work of the practicum (Portfolio) 


Seminars: During the period of the Introductory Practicum III, two online seminars are held, in small groups (10-12 students), and facilitated by the academic tutor. In addition, the evaluation of the seminars includes the completion of the Practicum Satisfaction Survey.

Individual follow-up: The individual follow-up of the students is developed in the health institutions with the accompaniment and support of a clinical tutor and a follow-up tutor, both are nursing professionals who look after the improvement and the acquisition of student skills during their clinical practice. The evaluation is carried out jointly taking into account the evolution of the students during the practical period.

Final work: Students, during their practical stays, carry out an evaluable written work based on reflective practice and critical thinking.

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.  

Each seminar will have a weighting that will be part of the final evaluation of the seminars. In the case of not attending for a justified reason, this evaluation will not be counted in the final grade and the average of the other grades of the seminars will be made.

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 will be able to do it again and deliver it to 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.

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. A quantitative (from 0 to 10) and qualitative (suspended, approved, excellent, honors matriculation) qualification system will be used according to 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 proof of recovery and without prejudice of the opening of a file for this reason.

Registration requirements: Have passed at least one subject of Integrated Nursing.



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