Guías Docentes Electrónicas
1. General information
ECTS credits:
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Use of additional languages:
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Lecturer: ALBERTO GONZALEZ GARCIA - Group(s): 30 
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Office hours
PRIMER SEMESTRE: Martes: 9-12 horas. Miércoles: 9-12 horas. SEGUNDO SEMESTRE: SEMANAS DE TEORÍA: Martes: 9-11 horas Miércoles: 11-13 horas Jueves: 11-13 horas SEMANAS DE SEMINARIOS: Martes: 9-12 horas. Miércoles: 9-12 horas.

2. Pre-Requisites

The Academic Comission of the Master will assign to the student a mentor who will be a doctor with teaching in the Master program. The Master's thesis will be evaluated once the student has passed all the remaining lectures of the Master program and therefore has all the necessary ECTS to obtain the Master's degree, except those corresponding to the Master's thesis itself.

The Master's thesis may be presented and defended either in English or in Spanish.

3. Justification in the curriculum, relation to other subjects and to the profession

The Master's thesis implies the realization by the student of a project, memory or original study and individually, under the supervision of a mentor, in which the knowledge acquired in the Master's degree is integrated and developed. This Master’s thesis will allow to assess the knowledge and skills acquired by the student, taking into account the specialized nature of the degree and its professional orientation. Through the completion of the Master’s thesis, the student has the opportunity to deepen the study of a topic of interest.

The Master’s thesis must be oriented to train for the search, management, organization and interpretation of relevant data in their subject of study, to issue judgments and reflections on relevant aspects of social, scientific, technological or ethical, and facilitate the development of a thought and judgment critical, logical and creative according to the master level.

4. Degree competences achieved in this course
Course competences
Code Description
CB06 Possess and understand knowledge that provides a basis or opportunity to be original in the development and / or application of ideas, often in a research context.
CB07 Apply the achieved knowledge and ability to solve problems in new or unfamiliar environments within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to the area of study
CB08 Be able to integrate knowledge and face the complexity of making judgments based on information that, being incomplete or limited, includes reflections on social and ethical responsibilities linked to the application of knowledge and judgments
CB09 Know how to communicate the conclusions and their supported knowledge and ultimate reasons to specialized and non-specialized audiences in a clear and unambiguous way
CB10 Have the learning skills which allow to continue studying in a self-directed or autonomous way
CE01 To know the applicable legislation, concepts and legal principles in situations of disability, dependency and long-term care.
CE02 To conduct comprehensive and systematic assessments in changing situations of health, suffering, disability or dependence of the person using the appropriate tools and frameworks, taking into account the most relevant physical, social, cultural, psychological, spiritual and environmental factors.
CE03 To understand the basic management tools of the health sector and the functions of health and social coordination and continuity of care of the population in need of long-term care.
CE04 To understand current health systems, their management policies at different levels of care, and the programming and evaluation instruments of health organizations.
CE05 To know the main psychological aspects of patient care in need of long-term care and family members.
CE06 To detect and manage basic and complex emotional processes, psychosocial problems and situations of emotional risk (chronic illness, death, grief), family members and of the professionals themselves, as well as identify the need for specialized intervention and make an appropriate referral to other professionals.
CE07 To establish an effective communication with patients and families using appropriate counseling skills, emotion management and coping strategies for self-control and effectiveness in situations of marked emotional impact.
CE10 To know how to apply the most appropriate multivariate statistical procedure to complex data in the health and social care field.
CE11 To know how to prepare a pertinent, rigorous and feasible research proposal that responds to a priority research problem in the health and social care field.
CE12 To know the main situations of disability, dependency and the need for long-term care based on the main stages of the individual's development: childhood and adolescence, adulthood and old age, as appropriate.
CE13 To identify the main difficulties in the treatment and care of patients with disabilities and dependency, facilitating changes in lifestyle.
CE14 To solve problems related to chronic and dependency processes by guaranteeing, through methodologies and instruments within the health field, the dignity and security, privacy, autonomy and cultural diversity of people.
CE15 To plan care, apply specific nursing techniques and evaluate the results for the promotion of well-being, comfort and quality of life for people with disabilities, dependency and need for long-term care according to the needs of the patient (adult and/or paediatric), primary caregiver, family, community, and other health and social agents.
CE16 To acquire communication skills and approaches to families in order to establish recommendations to improve the situation in which the child is.
CE17 To integrate nursing care both in the institutionalized and in the home settings of patients with mental health problems and people with cognitive impairment, for its prevention, treatment and rehabilitation.
CE18 To know the therapeutic potential of physical activity in the prevention of situations of disability and dependency and in the maintenance of functionality and personal autonomy, especially in older people.
CE19 To acquire knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for nursing care oriented to the sick and their families in advanced and/or end of life situations that contribute to an increase in their quality of life and better coping with the death process.
CE20 To know the bioethical principles and their implication in decisions at the end of life.
CE21 To acquire skills to develop roles as trainer of formal and/or informal caregivers of people with disabilities, dependency, and in need of long-term care.
CE25 To design, develop, write, expose and defend a master's thesis related to the chosen research line.
5. Objectives or Learning Outcomes
Course learning outcomes
The student must be able to work autonomously with tutored support.
The student must be able to apply the competences developed in the master program in a global way.
The student must be able to carry out a final master's thesis of professional orientation or research with scientific rigor.
The student must be able to show a correct oral and written exposition, and show ability to debate and defend arguments in an academic-scientific context.
Additional outcomes
Not established.
6. Units / Contents
  • Unit 1: Development, public presentation and defense of a Master's thesis in the field of long-term nursing care.
7. Activities, Units/Modules and Methodology
Training Activity Methodology Related Competences ECTS Hours As Com R Description *
Writing of reports or projects [OFF-SITE] Self-study CB06 CB07 CB08 CB09 CB10 CE01 CE02 CE03 CE04 CE05 CE06 CE07 CE10 CE11 CE12 CE13 CE14 CE15 CE16 CE17 CE18 CE19 CE20 CE21 CE25 5.1 127.5 Y Y Y Selection of the Master's thesis topic and preliminary collection of information to determine the problem or object of study. Design of the work, preparation and final writing of the Master's thesis.
Individual tutoring sessions [ON-SITE] Guided or supervised work CB07 CB08 CB09 0.8 20 N N N Individual meetings with the mentor for following-up and advising the Master's thesis. Exchange of opinion, debate, reflection, critical discussion between the student and his/her mentor.
Project or Topic Presentations [ON-SITE] Assessment tests CB06 CB07 CB08 CB09 CB10 CE01 CE02 CE03 CE04 CE05 CE06 CE07 CE10 CE11 CE12 CE13 CE14 CE15 CE16 CE17 CE18 CE19 CE20 CE21 CE25 0.1 2.5 Y Y Y Public presentation and defense of the Master's thesis before a Tribunal.
Total: 6 150
Total credits of in-class work: 0.9 Total class time hours: 22.5
Total credits of out of class work: 5.1 Total hours of out of class work: 127.5

As: Assessable training activity
Com: Training activity of compulsory overcoming
R: Rescheduling training activity

8. Evaluation criteria and Grading System
  Grading System  
Evaluation System Face-to-Face Self-Study Student Description
Final test 100.00% 0.00% Evaluation of Master's thesis public presentation and defense before the Tribunal according to the criteria of scientific quality, written and oral expository clarity, capacity for debating and argument defense.
Total: 100.00% 0.00%  

Evaluation criteria for the final exam:
The final numerical mark will be between 0 and 10, according to the current Spanish legislation in force. The Master¿s thesis will be evaluated by a Tribunal in accordance with the Regulations on the elaboration and defense of Master's Final Dissertations of the University of Castilla-La Mancha. The Tribunal will take into account the criteria of scientific quality, written and oral expository clarity, capacity for debating and argument defense.
Specifications for the resit/retake exam:
The same as for the ordinary call.
Specifications for the second resit / retake exam:
The same as for the ordinary call.
9. Assignments, course calendar and important dates
Not related to the syllabus/contents
Hours hours

Unit 1 (de 1): Development, public presentation and defense of a Master's thesis in the field of long-term nursing care.
Activities Hours
Writing of reports or projects [AUTÓNOMA][Self-study] 127.5
Individual tutoring sessions [PRESENCIAL][Guided or supervised work] 20
Project or Topic Presentations [PRESENCIAL][Assessment tests] 2.5
Teaching period: Second semester

Global activity
Activities hours
10. Bibliography and Sources
Author(s) Title Book/Journal Citv Publishing house ISBN Year Description Link Catálogo biblioteca
Argimón Pallás, JM; Jiménez Villa, J Métodos de investigación clínica y epidemiológica Barcelona Elsevier 978-84-8086-941-6 2014 Ficha de la biblioteca
Cervera Rodríguez, Ángel; Salas Parrilla, Miguel Cómo se hace un trabajo escrito Madrid Ediciones Laberinto 84-87482-34-1 1998 Ficha de la biblioteca
Clanchy, John; Ballard, Brigid Cómo se hace un trabajo académico. Guía práctica para estudiantes universitarios Zaragoza Prensas Universitarias de Zaragoza 84-7733-436-6 2000 Ficha de la biblioteca
Contandriopoulos, AP Preparar un proyecto de investigación Barcelona SG 84-87621-06-6 1991 Ficha de la biblioteca
Eco, Umberto Cómo se hace una tesis Barcelona Gedisa 84-7432-896-9 2006  
Faus Gabande, F.; Santaainés Borredá, E Búsquedas bibliográficas en bases de datos + StudentConsult Barcelona Elsevier 978-84-9022-113-6 2013 Ficha de la biblioteca
Gerrish, Kate; Lacey, Anne Investigación en enfermería Madrid McGraw Hill 978-84-481-6390-7 2008 Ficha de la biblioteca
Huth, Edward J. Cómo escribir y publicar trabajos en ciencias de la salud Barcelona Masson 84-458-0044-2 1992 Ficha de la biblioteca
Polit, Denise F.; Hungler, Bernadette Investigación científica en ciencias de la salud: principios y métodos Madrid McGraw Hill 970-10-2690-X 2000 Ficha de la biblioteca
Pérez Martín, Santos Normas de presentación de tesis, tesinas y proyectos Madrid Universidad Pontificia Comillas 978-84-87840-49-4 2007 Ficha de la biblioteca

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