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1. General information
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Lecturer: MARIA JOSE DIAZ VALENTIN - Group(s): 30 
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Melchor Cano 3.13

Lecturer: MARIA ANGELES GREGORIO SANZ - Group(s): 30 
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Lecturer: MARIA JOSE RODRIGUEZ SANCHEZ - Group(s): 30 
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2. Pre-Requisites

No prerequisites are established, although it is recommended that the student has taken the subjects: Human Anatomy, Human Physiology, Fundamentals of Nursing. You should also be familiar with the tools of the Moodle platform.

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

This subject, a compulsory part of the UCLM Nursing Degree Study Plan, is one of those that make up the Nursing Care in Adult and Elderly Nursing subject within the Nursing Science Module.

The purpose of the course is to prepare students to provide nursing care in any of its fields of action (hospital, community, outpatient and home) to adult individuals with health problems, based on principles of bioethics and human sciences, integrating knowledge, skills and attitudes related to promotion, prevention, treatment, recovery, rehabilitation, projecting care to the individual and the family.

Medical-Surgical Nursing, which in this Study Plan is divided into four subjects (Medical-Surgical Nursing 1, 2, 3 and 4) allows the student to acquire the skills to provide care for adults with health alterations that affect their structure and function, and require medical or surgical treatment to restore normal functioning or alleviate the effects of the disease.

4. Degree competences achieved in this course
Course competences
Code Description
A02 To know the use and indication of health products linked to nursing care.
A04 To know the use of medicines, evaluating the expected benefits and the associated risks and/or effects derived from their administration and consumption.
A05 To know and assess the nutritional needs of healthy people and people with health problems throughout the life cycle, promoting and reinforcing patterns of healthy eating behavior. To identify the nutrients and foods in which they are found. To identify the most prevalent nutritional problems and select the appropriate dietary recommendations.
A06 To apply the information and communication technologies in systems of health care.
A07 To know the physiopathological processes, their manifestations and the risk factors that determine the health and disease states in the different stages of the life cycle.
A09 To recognize life-threatening situations and know how to execute basic and advanced life support maneuvers.
A10 To know and to identify psychological and physical problems derived from gender violence to train students in the prevention, early detection, assistance, and rehabilitation of victims of this form of violence.
A13 To apply the nursing process to provide and guarantee the well-being, quality and safety of the people served.
A14 To know and apply the principles that support comprehensive nursing care.
A15 To direct, evaluate and provide comprehensive nursing care to the individual, the family and the community.
A17 To know the health alterations of the adult, identifying the manifestations that appear in their different phases. To identify the care needs derived from health problems. To analyze the data collected in the assessment, prioritizing the problems of the adult patient, establishing and executing the care plan and perform its evaluation. To perform nursing care techniques and procedures, establishing a therapeutic relationship with patients and family members. To select interventions aimed at treating or preventing problems derived from health deviations. To have a cooperative attitude with the different members of the team.
A28 To know the physical principles, clinical indications, norms of protection and care in radiological examinations and treatments, as well as in other techniques of diagnostic imaging.
B01 To have proficiency in a second foreign language, preferably English, at the level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
B02 To master the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT).
B03 To demonstrate a correct oral and written communication.
B04 To demonstrate ethical commitment and professional deontology.
C01 Learning to learn.
C02 To solve complex problems effectively in the nursing field.
C03 To apply critical, logical and creative thinking, demonstrating innovation skills.
C04 To work autonomously with responsibility and initiative.
C05 To work in a team in a collaborative way and shared responsibility.
C06 To communicate information, ideas, problems and solutions clearly and effectively in a specific public or technical field.
C07 To show sensitization in environmental issues.
C08 To manage complex technical or professional projects.
5. Objectives or Learning Outcomes
Course learning outcomes
Know the health alterations and their manifestations in the adult and elderly.
Communicate with clarity concepts related to care and use of technical terminology in another language, if necessary.
Use the nursing care process holistically and ethically as a work tool, performing the assessment, identifying problems and prioritizing interventions in the adult and the elderly.
Use the different groups of drugs knowing their benefits and possible risks.
Use information and communication systems and technologies in health care.
Perform nursing techniques and procedures correctly.
Know the basic principles of radiological and imaging diagnostic tests and perform specific care in the explorations and treatments carried out by these means.
Identify the most prevalent nutritional problems, knowing the adequate dietary recommendations in the different health problems.
Identify and use health products linked to nursing care.
Recognize situations of vital risk and know how to manage taking the necessary measures.
Collaborate in the realization of techniques and procedures in an interdisciplinary way.
Additional outcomes
6. Units / Contents
  • Unit 1: Nursing Care for Patients with Cardiovascular Problems
    • Unit 1.1: Assessment of the patient with cardiovascular problems. Semiology. Complementary tests
    • Unit 1.2: Nursing care in structural cardiopathies. Valvulopathies.
    • Unit 1.3: Inflammatory and infectious problems: Pericarditis, endocarditis.
    • Unit 1.4: Nursing care in coronary artery disease
    • Unit 1.5: Cardiorespiratory arrest and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation.
    • Unit 1.6: Nursing care in complications of heart disease: Heart failure. Acute pulmonary edema
    • Unit 1.7: Angiopathies. Arterial hypertension. Nursing care.
    • Unit 1.8: Phlebopathies. Embolisms. Thrombosis. Nursing Care
    • Unit 1.9: Nursing care for patients with vascular ulcers
  • Unit 2: Nursing care for patients with haematological problems
    • Unit 2.1: Assessment of the patient with haematological disorders. Semiology. General physiopathology and pathological anatomy. Complementary tests
    • Unit 2.2: Treatment with blood products. Nursing Care
    • Unit 2.3:
    • Unit 2.4:
  • Unit 3: Nursing care for patients with respiratory problems
    • Unit 3.1: Assessment of the patient with respiratory disorders. Semiology. General physiopathology and pathological anatomy. Complementary tests
    • Unit 3.2: Pulmonary tuberculosis. Bronchiectasis. Lung cancer. Pneumothorax. Restrictive disorders.
    • Unit 3.3: Upper respiratory tract problems
    • Unit 3.4: Acute respiratory failure. Nursing control and management.
    • Unit 3.5:
  • Unit 4: Nursing care for patients with nephrourological problems.
    • Unit 4.1: Assessment of the patient with nephrourological problems. Semiology. General physiopathology and pathological anatomy. Complementary tests
    • Unit 4.2: Renal and urological disorders. Infectious and inflammatory disorders of the urinary system. Immunological renal disorders. Obstructive problems. Tumors of the urinary tract. Surgery of the urinary tract. Nursing Care
    • Unit 4.3: Acute renal failure and chronic renal disease. Dialysis and renal transplantation. Nursing Care
7. Activities, Units/Modules and Methodology
Training Activity Methodology Related Competences (only degrees before RD 822/2021) ECTS Hours As Com Description
Class Attendance (theory) [ON-SITE] Lectures A02 A04 A05 A06 A07 A09 A10 A13 A14 A15 A17 A28 1.4 35 N N This activity presents the key aspects of the fundamental Contents of the subject, which will allow the student to achieve objectives related to knowledge and knowledge. It also aims to lead students to reflect and discover the relationships between the various concepts promoting a critical attitude in the way to address problems. In the Moodle platform the student will be able to monitor the subject, consulting the indications and materials proposed by the teacher.
Class Attendance (practical) [ON-SITE] Guided or supervised work A02 A04 A09 A13 A14 A15 A17 A28 B03 B04 C01 C02 C03 C04 C05 C06 C07 C08 0.8 20 Y Y Their main objective is to carry out activities that connect the theoretical contents with the practical contents. The plenary group is divided into groups of 25 students. Simulation of nursing procedures with anatomical models and simulation teaching material.
Study and Exam Preparation [OFF-SITE] Self-study A09 A13 A14 A15 A17 B03 B04 C01 C03 C07 2.4 60 N N Study of the contents of the subject and preparation of evaluation tests.
Writing of reports or projects [OFF-SITE] Group Work B02 B03 B04 C01 C02 C03 C04 C05 C06 C08 0.8 20 Y N Autonomous work, creativity and relationship with the group. Contributions to group work and assessment of interventions.
Final test [ON-SITE] Assessment tests A02 A04 A05 A06 A07 A09 A10 A13 A14 A15 A17 A25 A28 B03 C02 C03 0.08 2 Y Y Mastery of the basic concepts of the subject. Demonstration of the knowledge by means of a written test.
Individual tutoring sessions [ON-SITE] Guided or supervised work A13 A14 B02 B03 B04 C01 C03 C05 C06 0.12 3 N N
Self-study [OFF-SITE] Group Work B01 B02 B03 B04 0.4 10 Y N Group work, mastery of ICTs and use of nursing language
Total: 6 150
Total credits of in-class work: 2.4 Total class time hours: 60
Total credits of out of class work: 3.6 Total hours of out of class work: 90

As: Assessable training activity
Com: Training activity of compulsory overcoming (It will be essential to overcome both continuous and non-continuous assessment).

8. Evaluation criteria and Grading System
Evaluation System Continuous assessment Non-continuous evaluation * Description
Final test 70.00% 100.00%
Assessment of problem solving and/or case studies 15.00% 0.00% Evaluation of the development and resolution of the problem(s) raised.
Laboratory sessions 15.00% 0.00% Passing the course implies having carried out the autonomous activities (memoirs, search for information, etc.) and having attended all the programmed group activities.
Total: 100.00% 100.00%  
According to art. 4 of the UCLM Student Evaluation Regulations, it must be provided to students who cannot regularly attend face-to-face training activities the passing of the subject, having the right (art. 12.2) to be globally graded, in 2 annual calls per subject , an ordinary and an extraordinary one (evaluating 100% of the competences).

Evaluation criteria for the final exam:
  • Continuous assessment:
    The student must take a final exam (theoretical-practical contents of the program) according to the official examination schedule approved by the Center Board.
    The evaluation of the activity "laboratory practices" will be made with tests of continuous evaluation during the course of the same ones and in the final test. Students who are repeating the subject, it is clarified that the grades of the workshops, seminars and / or laboratory practices of the previous course will be kept as long as they are equal to or greater than 5, provided that the contents developed in the present course are similar to the course in which they were approved.
    The final evaluation will be based on the weighted average of the following tests and having passed them with a minimum grade of 5:
    a) Written test with a weight of 70% of the final grade.
    b) Execution and improvement of laboratory practices; with a weight of 15% of the final grade.
    c) Resolution of cases or problems; with a weight of 15%.
    In order to apply the weighted average, it is established as a requirement to have successfully passed tests A and B. In the case of not passing any of them, the calculation of the weighted average will not be applied, but the grade of the passed (A or B) will be kept for the extraordinary call.
  • Non-continuous evaluation:
    Evaluation criteria not defined

Specifications for the resit/retake exam:
In this convocation the student will have to be examined of the or of the blocks of the subject not approved in the previous academic year, that are divided in two final tests (theoretical part and practical part of laboratory). In order to do so, it is compulsory to have attended the "laboratory practices" activity during the previous academic year.
Specifications for the second resit / retake exam:
It will be carried out:
1.- Written test of multiple choice items and resolution of clinical case and/or developmental questions.
2.- Simulated practical exam on the nursing procedures performed.
9. Assignments, course calendar and important dates
Not related to the syllabus/contents
Hours hours

Unit 1 (de 4): Nursing Care for Patients with Cardiovascular Problems
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 13
Class Attendance (practical) [PRESENCIAL][Guided or supervised work] 8
Study and Exam Preparation [AUTÓNOMA][Self-study] 10
Writing of reports or projects [AUTÓNOMA][Group Work] 10
Individual tutoring sessions [PRESENCIAL][Guided or supervised work] 1
Self-study [AUTÓNOMA][Group Work] 1
Group 30:
Initial date: 29-01-2024 End date: 18-02-2024

Unit 2 (de 4): Nursing care for patients with haematological problems
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 8
Class Attendance (practical) [PRESENCIAL][Guided or supervised work] 8
Study and Exam Preparation [AUTÓNOMA][Self-study] 20
Writing of reports or projects [AUTÓNOMA][Group Work] 5
Individual tutoring sessions [PRESENCIAL][Guided or supervised work] 1
Self-study [AUTÓNOMA][Group Work] 2
Group 30:
Initial date: 19-02-2024 End date: 25-02-2024

Unit 3 (de 4): Nursing care for patients with respiratory problems
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 8
Class Attendance (practical) [PRESENCIAL][Guided or supervised work] 4
Study and Exam Preparation [AUTÓNOMA][Self-study] 12
Writing of reports or projects [AUTÓNOMA][Group Work] 5
Individual tutoring sessions [PRESENCIAL][Guided or supervised work] 1
Self-study [AUTÓNOMA][Group Work] 4
Group 30:
Initial date: 26-02-2024 End date: 17-03-2024

Unit 4 (de 4): Nursing care for patients with nephrourological problems.
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 6
Study and Exam Preparation [AUTÓNOMA][Self-study] 16
Writing of reports or projects [AUTÓNOMA][Group Work] 2
Final test [PRESENCIAL][Assessment tests] 2
Self-study [AUTÓNOMA][Group Work] 3
Group 30:
Initial date: 18-03-2024 End date: 05-05-2024

Global activity
Activities hours
10. Bibliography and Sources
Author(s) Title Book/Journal Citv Publishing house ISBN Year Description Link Catálogo biblioteca
Brunner y Suddarth Enfermería Médico-Quirúrgica L'Hospitalet de Llobregat (Barcelona) Wolters Kluwer 978-84-17370-35-0 2018  
Burke K, Lemone P Enfermería Médico-Quirúrgica vol. I y II Madrid Pearson 9788483225189 2009  
Butcher HK Clasificación de intervenciones de Enfermería (NIC) Madrid Elsevier 9788491134749 2018  
Heather Herdman T, Kamitsuru S, Takáo Lopes Diagnósticos enfermeros: definiciones y clasificación 2021-2023 Madrid Elsevier 978-8413821276 2021  
Moorhead S. Clasificaicon de resultados de enfermería (NOC): medición de resultados en salud Madrid Elsevier 8491134050 2018  
Olasveengen TM et al European Rescitation Council Guidelines 2021: Basic Life Support 2021  
Piqueras Flores J, Gómez Ramírez D Electrocardiografía para estudiantes de Medicina Cuenca UCLM 978-84-9044-375-0 2020  
Píriz Campos R, De la Fuente Ramos M Enfermería Médico Quirúrgica I, II, III Madrid DAE 2015  
Soar J, et al Guidelines 2021: Adult advanced life support 2021  

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