Universitat Internacional de Catalunya

Practicum in Emergencies Outside Hospital Settings

Practicum in Emergencies Outside Hospital Settings
Main language of instruction: Catalan

Other languages of instruction: English, Spanish

Teaching staff

By e-mail: coordinacion.muues@uic.es


The internships are in accordance with the provisions of Royal Decree 1707/2011, of 18 November, which regulates the external academic internships of university students, as well as the provisions of the Internal Regulations governing internships in companies and institutions approved by the Executive Committee of the Governing Board of the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya (UIC) on 14.10.2013.

Pre-course requirements

No hay requisitos previos para cursar esta asignatura


  • Integrar e implementar los conociemientos teóricos adquiridos en aula
  • Adquirir y mejorar habilidades técnicas específicas

Competences/Learning outcomes of the degree programme

  • CP03RA - Design advanced research projects on clinical aspects capable of generating new and specific knowledge for disciplinary, professional and institutional development, considering the differences in the expression of diseases in men and women and the consequent health care and treatment needs.
  • CP04RA - Evaluate clinical findings that indicate vital risk or serious functional threat to a patient to establish a priority of actions, adapting available resources and ensuring quality in their care.
  • CP05RA - Readjust care and modify care planning through continuous evaluation of the patient in urgent and emergency situations.
  • CP07RA - Apply in an agile and decisive manner the action protocols and clinical practice guides in the most serious or prevalent processes in urgent care and emergencies.
  • CP08RA - Intervene decisively, precisely and effectively in the application of invasive and non-invasive therapeutic techniques used in emergencies.
  • CP09RA - Develop the necessary skills to adequately care for any patient, respecting the fundamental rights of equality between men and women, and the promotion of human rights as well as the values ​​of a culture of peace and democratic values ​​that include the promotion of inclusive, non-discriminatory language free of stereotypes.
  • HB01RA - Formulate judgments based on incomplete or limited information that adjust to the reality of the clinical case to establish the necessary parameters of action.
  • HB02RA - Discuss judgments taking into account the area of ​​study (urgency and emergency), including reflections on ethical and social responsibilities.
  • HB07RA - Apply the rules of ethics and law that govern healthcare and the relationship with the patient in urgent and emergency situations, being prepared to communicate the fundamental aspects of these rules when required.
  • HB08RA - Identify, through anamnesis and physical examination, the symptoms and signs of the main acute pathological processes and the acute complications of chronic ones, interpreting them correctly.

Learning outcomes of the subject




This subject involves the approach to the integral application, in real circumstances, of the knowledge and skills acquired, under the supervision of a practice tutor, through rotation by the SEM Medical Emergency System.

  • Outside hospital emergencies: Mobile units and coordinating centre of the SEM Medical Emergency System (4 ECTS credits)

The student must prepare and deliver a final report of practices that must contain at least the following information:

  • Personal data of the student.
  • Centers and services through which it has been rotate
  • Concrete and detailed description of the tasks carried out in each service over time of rotation.
  • Evaluation of the tasks carried out with the knowledge and skills acquired.
  • Relate the problems and the procedures followed to solve them.
  • Identification of the contributions that the practices have meant in terms of learning.
  • Evaluation of practices and proposals for improvement.

Teaching and learning activities

In person

The teaching methodology of the Practicum combines:

  • Problem-based learning
  • Practical learning by performance 
  • Practical learning by model observation.
The Internship rotations develop following an individual program in a network of healthcare centers specifically selected for their care and research activity and their potential for the training professionals.    This individual program is communicated to the student at the beginning of the academic year, and changes can be made at the request of the student under certain conditions and requirements.    In each practical rotation the student is tutored by a work placement tutor, who will be a health professional qualified for clinical practice and teaching, who will be in charge of guiding the student in their practical learning.    The work placement Coordinator will carry out individualized and continous monitoring of the student during the development of the internship. As long as the pandemic circumstances derived from COVID advise the limitation of personal contact, the work placement Coordinator will maintain continuous contact with the centers and intership tutors, as well as with the students through online meetings with Meet, to guarantee the learning and satisfaction of the student during the internship experience, in addition to consulting doubts and/or solving conflicts. 

Daily attendance at the practices is mandatory. If for justified reasons it is not possible to go to the practices one day, the student must notify the Internship Coordinator, who will evaluate if the lack is justified and if it is necessary and it is possible to reschedule it.

If for reasons arising from the COVID-19 pandemic it is necessary to suspend or interrupt any rotation, the Internship Coordinator will reschedule this rotation to the affected students whenever possible.

Evaluation systems and criteria

In person

In general terms, the practices will be evaluated taking into account the individual activity of the student, the evaluation in the workplace by the tutors/professionals, as well as the elaboration by the student of the Report of Internship.

During the internship the student will have to prepare the Internship Report that will be delivered the day he finishes them. The delivery will be telematic through the virtual classroom.
The student will have to prepare and deliver a Internship Report that must contain 2 clinical cases seen during the Practicum and that would have aroused a special interest, developing aspects such as:

  • Approach of the clinical case
  • List of the procedures carried out for their approach and resolution
  • Evaluation of the tasks carried out with the knowledge and skills acquired
  • Identification of the contributions that in terms of learning have meant for the student
  • Improvement aspects

Each internship tutor of the student will carry out the evaluation of the students by him tutored according to some evaluation criteria adapted, aligned with the objectives and the learning criteria established in the academic report for the Practicum.
The final grade of the Practicum will be determined by:

  • 60%: Average grade of all the evaluations carried out by the Practice Tutors in each of the rotations.
  • 30%: Average grade of the Practicum Practice Report.
  • 10%: Assistance and individual effort.

Bibliography and resources

They will found on the Moodle Virtual Platformmspecific instructions for each rotation related to calendar, schedules, location, instructions, uniformity, contact person, etc.