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Objectives and competences


In generic terms, the degree in Nursing is intended to train general nurses with scientific and human preparation and sufficient training to assess, identify, act and assess the health and care needs of healthy or sick people, families and of the community. The phenomena that particularly concerned nurses are responses to actual or potential health problems of individuals, families, or groups. These human responses range, generically, from health needs to disease recovery.

Thus, the role of the nurse when caring for healthy or sick people is to assess their responses to their health and help them perform activities that contribute to their health, recovery or a dignified death. , helping them, if possible, to regain their independence as soon as possible. Within the environment of the health system, the nurse shares with other health professionals the functions of planning, organization, direction and evaluation to ensure an adequate health system for the development of the potential of people in different situations of their lives. daily; health promotion; the prevention of diseases, and the care of sick or disabled people.


 -          Understanding the interactive behavior of the person according to gender, group or community, within their social and multicultural context.

-          Ability to understand people without prejudice, considering their physical, psychological and social aspects, as autonomous and independent individuals, ensuring respect for their opinions, beliefs and values, and guaranteeing the right to privacy through confidentiality and professional secrecy.

-          Ability to establish effective communication with patients, family, social groups and peers and promote health education.

-          Ability to work with the team of professionals as a basic unit in which professionals and other people from healthcare organizations are structured in a unidisciplinary or multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary way.

-          Ability to perform nursing care based on comprehensive health care, which involves multi-professional cooperation, integration of processes and continuity of care.

-          Correction in oral and written expression.

-          Proficiency in a foreign language.

-          Mastery of ICT.

-          Respect for the fundamental rights of equality between men and women, the promotion of human rights and the values ​​of a culture of peace and democratic values.



-          Ability, in the field of nursing, to provide technical and professional health care appropriate to the health needs of the people they care for, in accordance with the state of development of scientific knowledge at any given time and with the levels of quality and safety that are established in the applicable legal and deontological norms.

-          Ability to plan and provide nursing care for individuals, families or groups focused on health outcomes by evaluating their teaching, through clinical and care practice guides that describe the processes by which a problem is diagnosed, treated or cared for. of health.

-          Knowledge and application of the foundations and theoretical and methodological principles of nursing.

-          Ability to design care systems aimed at individuals, families or groups, assessing their impact and establishing appropriate modifications.

-          Ability to base nursing interventions on scientific evidence and available media.

-          Promotion and respect for the right to participation, information, autonomy and informed consent in the decision-making of the people cared for, in accordance with the way they live their health-illness process.

-          Fostering healthy lifestyles, self-care, based on the maintenance of preventive and therapeutic behaviors.

-          Protection of the health and well-being of the people, family or groups cared for, guaranteeing their safety.

-          Connection of the ethical and deontological code of Spanish nursing, understanding the ethical implications of health in a changing global context.

-          Knowledge of the principles of health and socio-health financing and appropriate use of available resources.

-          Ability to establish evaluation mechanisms, considering the scientific-technical and quality aspects.

-          Knowledge of health information systems.

-          Knowledge of strategies to adopt measures of comfort and care of symptoms aimed at the patient and family in the application of palliative care that help alleviate the situation of advanced and terminally ill patients.



Physiotherapy, according to the definition adopted by the WHO, is “the art and science of treatment through therapeutic exercise and physical agents such as heat, cold, light, water, massage, electricity, etc. In addition, Physiotherapy includes the execution of electrical and manual tests to determine the level of involvement of the innervation and muscle strength, the amplitude of joint movement and measures of vital capacity, as well as diagnostic aids for the control of evolution”. Physiotherapy aims to develop, maintain and restore to the maximum the functional abilities throughout the life of people with somatic, psychosomatic and organic effects, or those who want an adequate level of health and quality of life.

The general objective of the degree is training professional physiotherapists, so the curriculum places a strong emphasis on the acquisition of skills and attitudes that serve as a guide for the performance of physiotherapeutic acts. These acts are considered to be changing, so the physiotherapist, in Professional practice, must be flexible and must have the ability to adapt to change. Consequently, it is necessary to prepare the student to be able to survive in the complex world of health care and to take the reins of his own Professional development.

In order to achieve this goal, the training curriculum is developed based on three different perspectives: an ideological perspective, a scientific perspective and a social perspective.

We can say, in general, that the Physiotherapy Dregree aims to train professional general physiotherapists, with sufficient scientific preparation and training to describe, identify, treat and compare health problems that can be answered from Physiotherapy. Fot that this they will use the set of methods, procedures, models, techniques and actions that, through the application of physical means, cure, recover and adapt to people affected by impairments, functional limitations, disabilities or changes in physical function and state of health, produced as a result of an injury, illness, or other cause; also using these means in the promotion and maintenance of health, and in the prevention of diseases and their consequences. All this considering the individual in a threefold dimension: biological, psychological and social. (White Paper Degree in Physiotherapy, p. 92).

The mention in Sports Physiotherapy, aims to provide physiotherapists with the skills and resources needed to prevent, treat and achieve a rapid restoration of function in the injured athlete as part of a multidisciplinary team, being able to develop the maximum preventive and therapeutic potential inherent in their specialty and being qualified to develop evidence-based practice.

The mention in geriatric physiotherapy aims to provide physiotherapists with skills to perform a comprehensive assessment of their physical, motor and functional state to provide maximum autonomy through exercises and manual techniques to create an optimal shared individualized prevention plan with an interdisciplinary team. The physiotherapist also advises relatives and caregivers on the care and precautions to be followed and on what skills should be promoted.



The main objective of the degree is to train professionals who acquire the knowledge, skills and competencies that allow them to take on responsibilities in carrying out tasks in activities specific to the sport profession, which is the one that is specifically exercised in the various sports, through the application of knowledge and techniques of the sciences of physical activity and sport (Law 3/2008, of 23 April, on the exercise of the professions of sport ( DOGC No. 5123, of 2.5.2008), and the adaptation of their own behavior to the circumstances to solve problems.Graduates may work as, among others, as a physical education teacher, animator or professional sports monitor, professional coach and sports director.

Interest for students:

The interest of the double degree itinerary is justified on the basis of the acquisition of a higher level of competitiveness and therefore a greater opportunity to enter the working world. It allows you to expand your knowledge and career opportunities in the world of sports and health.



List of general competencies: teamwork, communication, problem solving, etc.

1. Ability to communicate effectively and clearly, both orally and in writing, with users of the health system, as well as with other professionals.

2. Ability to know how to work in professional teams and other staff of professional care organizations as a basic unit in which they are structured in a unidisciplinary or multidisciplinary way and interdisciplinary.

3. Ability to incorporate the ethical and legal principles of the profession into professional practice, as well as to integrate social and community aspects in decision-making.

4. Correction in oral and written expression.

5. Mastery of a foreign language.

6. Mastery of ICT.

7. Respect for the fundamental rights of equality between men and women, the promotion of human rights and the values ​​inherent in a culture of peace and democratic values.



List of specific competencies: knowledge, skills (knowledge and know-how) expected of graduates.

1. Knowledge and understanding of the morphology, physiology, pathology and behavior of people, both healthy and sick, in the natural and social environment.

2. Knowledge and understanding of the sciences, methods, techniques and instruments on which physiotherapy is based, articulated and developed.

3. Knowledge and understanding of the methods, procedures and physiotherapeutic actions aimed both at the therapy itself that must be applied in the clinic for pre-education or functional recovery, and at carrying out activities aimed at promotion and maintenance. of health.

4. Acquisition of appropriate clinical experience that provides intellectual abilities and technical and manual skills; that facilitates the incorporation of ethical and professional values, and that develops the capacity of integration of the acquired knowledge, so that, at the end of the studies, the students know how to apply them so much to concrete clinical cases in the hospital and outpatient environment as actions in primary and community care.

5. Ability to assess the functional state of the patient, considering the physical, psychological and social aspects.

6. Ability to make a diagnostic assessment of physiotherapy care according to standards and with internationally recognized validation instruments.

7. Ability to design the physiotherapy intervention plan according to criteria of adequacy, validity and efficiency.

8. Ability to execute, direct and coordinate the physiotherapy intervention plan, using its own therapeutic tools and taking into account the individuality of the user.

9. Ability to evaluate the evolution of the results obtained with the treatment in relation to the objectives set.

10. Ability to prepare the discharge report for physiotherapy care once the proposed objectives have been met.

11. Ability to provide effective physiotherapy care, providing comprehensive care to patients.

12. Ability to intervene in the areas of health promotion, prevention, protection and recovery.

13. Ability to participate in the development of physiotherapy care protocols based on scientific evidence, encouraging professional activities that stimulate research in physiotherapy.

14. Ability to carry out physiotherapeutic interventions based on comprehensive health care that involves multiprofessional cooperation, the integration of processes and continuity of care.

15. Understanding the importance of updating the knowledge, skills, abilities and attitudes that make up the professional competencies of the physiotherapist.

16. Acquisition of clinical management skills that include the efficient use of health resources and develop planning, management and control activities in care units where care is provided in physiotherapy and its relationship with other health services.