Synthesis Practicum II

  • code 09835
  • course 4
  • term Semester 2
  • type PR
  • credits 9

Main language of instruction: Catalan

Other languages of instruction: Spanish

Teaching staff


The subject of Synthesis Practicum II is a new course aimed at 4th year students. It is designed to help students complete their practical curriculum and to reach the standards needed to qualify for the Degree in Nursing. It can be developed in hospital or social health settings, as in the community field. It consists of two different periods in which the students will not only have the opportunity to complete their practical traditional curriculum but also as an educational innovation, will have access to new roles being played by the nurse in our context today. The student will be train to be aware of the reality that nursing is living as a profession leader in case management, patient safety, teaching, diabetic patients, care management, ect. It takes place in the second half of 4th year and it lasts 10 weeks. A number of rotations will be done along the period so that students can diversify their learning experience in different contexts.

Pre-course requirements

  • Not required


  1. Going into depth in the knowledge, skills and attitudes of students in specific areas of professional practice
  2. Contacting the student with the new roles of leadership that are developing nursing professionals nowadays
  3. Developing skills up to the required level, according to the criteria defined in the 4th year


  • 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.
  • 20. B - Multidisciplinary teamwork
  • 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.
  • 28. E - Leadership in nursing care and in nursing teams to improve quality care for people, participation in health policy and professional development.
  • 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

  • Makes supervised decisions, inside the interdisciplinary team
  • Assesses the consequences of her or his decisions
  • Makes supervised use of relevant communication skills in her or his daily practice
  • Poses potential nursing research problems
  • Provides alternative solutions to problems
  • Proposes (supervised) alternative solutions, to ethical conflicts detected.
  • Assembles concrete lifelong learning proposals (LLL)
  • Decides how to implement care plans, under supervision
  • Reflect on the action and identifies improvable situations
  • Sets personal and professional development goals
  • Develops concrete strategies to achieve her or his goals
  • Assertively face the clinical practice changes.
  • Provides appropriate care to patients, community and risk groups, under supervision, through a critical use of the Nursing Care Process
  • Implements, after a critical analysis, the results of science research into professional practice.
  • Proposes care plans, incorporating elements of the cultural context of the user and in the context of the code of practice of Nursing.
  • Develops, under supervision, care plans aimed at health promotion and disease prevention, adapted to the target population.
  • Suggests new strategies to develop community empowerment


  • Work placement in different contexts (hospitals, social care , community or Health and Cooperation), treating patients in critical condition, chronic patients, healthy people and risk groups.

Teaching and learning activities

  • Clinical mentoring: focuses on the accompaniment of the student by the nurse who is assigned in the placement center, and on the monitoring of the learning process of the student. It is an observational and modeling learning model.
  • Academic tutoring: it is a learning and assessment activity developed by a University Professor, individually and / or in small groups, within the placement context of the students. It is based on reflective learning and is held every week at the University, with an average student dedication of 30-45 minutes per session.
  • Practicum Report: At the end of the practicum, the students must submit a project that presents their learning goals, explaining what they have learnt from their experience during professional practices and presenting their reflections on the internship. Case Method

Evaluation systems and criteria

  • Clinical mentoring: 25%
  • Academic tutoring (20%)
  • Practicum Report 50%
  • Self-assessment (5%)

Evaluation documents, where the learning results expected for the student are specified, are available on the Intranet, in the dossier of the practicum, section "Teaching materials" of the Course Description (Guía Docente) of the subject. The document, through which the academic tutor evaluates, will be shown to the student during the first tutorial of the practicum.

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.

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.

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 práctica de enfermería. (7ª ed.). Nueva York: Interamericana, McGraw-Hill
  • Iyer P. W., Taptich B. J., Bernocchi-Losey D. (1997). Proceso y diagnóstico de enfermería (3ª ed) México: 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. (2007 )Teorías y modelos de enfermería
  • Hernández Conesa, J. (1995). Historia de la Enfermería: Análisis histórico de los cuidados de enfermería. 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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