General Practicum I

  • code 09527
  • course 2
  • term Semester 2
  • type PR
  • credits 7.5

Main language of instruction: Catalan

Other languages of instruction: Spanish

Teaching staff


Professional practices in healthcare institutions are included as a compulsory course, continuous and structured along the four-year degree. It is the backbone of the curriculum from which the student integrates the theoretical knowledge, allowing it to generate practical knowledge useful for their future professional life.
The General Practicum I lasts 4.5 weeks and is in the 2nd half of the second year

Pre-course requirements

  • Updated Vaccination (according to the rules laid down in the Degree Guide)
  • Having the appropriate uniform
  • Having done the Basics of Care course
  • Having completed the necessary credits of the Basic Simulation Laboratory
  • Not be on leave for health reasons , accident or any other contingency related to health.


  1. Care context knowledge
  2. Communication with the patient, family and healthcare team
  3. Assessment of the child /healthy adult/the sick
  4. Guided participation in the care for the child / healthy adult / the sick in Primary Care
  5. Guided participation in the care for the child / hospitalized adult


  • 11. E - Establish effective communication with patients, families, social groups and partners and promote health education.
  • 12. B - Know and observe the ethical code of conduct of Spanish nursing, understanding the ethical implications of health in a changing global context.
  • 15. B - Work with the team of professionals as a basic unit in which uni or multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary professionals and other staff of health care are organized.
  • 1. G - Ability to provide technical and professional health care appropriate to the health needs of the people they treat, with full technical and scientific autonomy, according to current and available scientific knowledge and to the quality standards and safety requirements set forth in the applicable legal standards and code of ethics.
  • 22. G - Use and management of information and research
  • 23. B - Ability to analyze and synthesize.
  • 24. G - Ability to work autonomously.
  • 26. G - Ability to generate knowledge from practice.
  • 27. G - Ability to adapt to new situations.
  • 2. E - Plan and provide nursing care for individuals or groups, taking health outcomes into account and their impact, through guidelines for clinical practice and care, which describe the four processes by which a health problem is diagnosed or treated.
  • 4. B - Understand the interactive behavior of the person according to their gender, group or community, within their social and multicultural context.
  • 7. B - Understand people without prejudice, considering their physical, psychological and social aspects, as autonomous and independent individuals, ensuring respect for their opinions, beliefs and values, ensuring their right to privacy through confidentiality and professional secrecy.
  • 9. E - Promote healthy lifestyles, self-care, as well as the maintenance of therapeutic and preventive behaviors.

Learning outcomes

  • Participate in the assessment and monitoring of the adult in the field of primary care and hospitalization, detecting and communicating signs and symptoms indicating impairment of health of the patient-user
  • Propose contacts with different members of the interdisciplinary team based on the problem with the patient
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the indications and undesirable effects of administered medications
  • Show respect for cultural values and beliefs of individuals and their families even though they may differ from your own
  • Apply ethical and moral principles in the nursing profession
  • Participate in the care of children and adults under the supervision of the clinical tutor, demonstrating responsibility and good work ethics in the execution of procedures
  • Share the use of health documentation responsibly
  • Formulate nursing diagnoses and identify medical and interdisciplinary problems


  • Care Context
  • Role of nurses in different hospital settings
  • Communication with the patient, family and healthcare team
  • Assessment of healthy children and adults
  • Assessment of pediatric and adult patients
  • Introduction to nursing procedures
  • Introduction to the application of nurse methodology 

Teaching and learning activities

  • Case Method
  • Individual tutorial
  • Group tutorials
  • Reflective practice
  • Care practice

Evaluation systems and criteria

  • Clinical Mentoring: 30%
  • Academic tutorial: 20%
  • Reflective Journal (first practicum period): 50%
  • Practice report (second practicum period): 50%

Evaluation documents, where the expected results for the student's learning are specified, are available on the Intranet, in the dossier assessment of the Practicum in the section "Teaching materials" from the Course Description of the subject. The document which the academic tutor evaluates, will be shown in the first tutorial of the practicum.

The dossier evaluation documents of work placement have to be delivered, signed and sealed. The presentation without this requirement will mean the withdrawal of 1 point from the final practice mark.

Unexcused absence at the introductory session of the course will be penalized with a 0.5 point deduction in the overall mark for the course.

Justified reasons for absence (have to be recovered):

  • Disease
  • Accident
  • Death of a relative
  • Main family events such as weddings, communions, baptisms, etc.
  • Competition in federated teams of the University.

There will be no option to recover unexcused absences (work placement or mentoring sessions).

These will be reflected in the student's mark as follows:

  • 1 DAY lowering 1 point the overall mark
  • 2 DAYS lowering 2 points the overall mark
  •  > 2 DAYS Practicum fail and retake in a second call. 

In both cases the final decision on the student's mark will be taken by the work placement evaluation board. 

The first day of work placement the student must present the internship dossier to the clinical mentor and submit the internship agreement in the assigned Health center, this is a prerequisite to star the internship.

The evaluation documents of the internship dossier must be submitted, signed and sealed. The presentation without this requirement will entail the withdrawal of 1 point of the final mark.  

First Class of Honors is a special mention in addition to the final mark, granting this special mention will be decided by the evaluation board of the subject, according to the merits of the student.

Honors will not be awarded in the first resit.

Students who fail a practicum in 1st call because they have not passed the portfolio, if they are in 4th course, they will not be able to process the title until the closure of records in 2nd call.


The final grade of this subject will be affected by the non-attendance to any of the 3 leadership tutorials of each semester in the following proportion: 0.5 points if missing in the 3 occasions; 0.4 points if you miss 2 tutorials and 0.3 if you miss 1 tutorial. This rule will apply to approved students and unca will be subject to suspension of the subject.

Bibliography and resources

  • Elkin MK, Potter AG, Perry PA. (1996). Nursing interventions and skills. St. Louis: Mosby
  • Kozier B, Erb G, Blais K, Wilkinson J. (1998). Fundamentals of nursing: concepts, process, and practice. (5ª ed.). Redwood City, CA: Addison-Wesley
  • Kozier B, Erb G, Blais K. (2005). Conceptos y temas en la practica de enfermeria. (7ª ed.). Nueva York: Interamericana, McGraw-Hill
  • Iyer P. W., Taptich B. J., Bernocchi-Losey D. (1997). Proceso y diagnostico de enfermeria (3ª ed) Mexico: Interamericana, McGraw-Hill
  • Marrier-Toney A. (1994). Nursing theorists and their work. (3ª de.). St. Louis: Mosby
  • Orem, D.(1983) Normas prácticas en enfermería. Madrid, Pirámide
  • Cavanagh, S.(1993) Modelo de Orem: aplicación práctica. Barcelona, Masson-Salvat
  • Roy, C. and Andrews, H. (1999). The Roy Adaptation model. Stamford, Appleton & Lange.
  • Henderson, V. (1971). Principios básicos de los cuidados de enfermería. Ginebra, S.Karger
  • Henderson, V. (1998). La naturaleza de la Enfermería. Madrid, McGraw-Hill
  • Fernández, C. y Novel, G. (1993). El proceso de atención de enfermería: Marco conceptual de Virginia Henderson. Barcelona: Masson-Salvat
  • Luis Rodrigo, Mª Teresa (2007). Los diagnósticos enfermeros. Revisión crítica y guía práctica. Barcelona, Masson.
  • Marriner, a. ( )Teorías y modelos de enfermería
  • Hernández Conesa, J. (1995). Historia de la Enfermería: Análisis histórico de los cuidados de enfemrería. Madrid, interamericana - McGraw-Hill.
  • Dossier de Laboratorio de Simulación

Teaching and learning material

            Guía de pràctiques guiadepracticascastellano17-18.pdf 
            Memoria de Pràcticas memoriapracticas.pdf 
            Reglamento Interno UIC prácticas ri_regulador_practiques_externes.pdf 
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