The Study program informs about the subjects of the degree scroll and their nature, as well as their credits.
The master's degree consists of 60 credits spread over twelve months (from October to September). You will have class on Wednesdays (afternoons only) and Thursdays. The degree is obtained by passing each of the subjects organised into four modules and the Master's Thesis. In module IV, students carry out Advanced Practical Work placements and carry out specific case studies in oncology.
Module I: Essence, structure and nature of Advanced Practice Nursing. 14 ECTS credit
Module II: Applied Health Research. 17 ECTS credit
Module III: knowledge and advanced role in oncology. 11 ECTS credit
Module IV: Advanced Clinical Practice. 8 ECTS credit
The external placements are aimed at goal to promote the development of the advanced role in nursing, through direct clinical practice at specialization program oncology, applying the knowledge and skills developed during the rest of the Master's modules. They will take place in the second semester.
The method of evaluation of the knowledge and skills acquired by student is carried out periodically through:
- Individual and/or group work
- Participation in the classroom
- Oral presentation, at class, of individual and/or group work.
- Evaluation of clinical practice
- Public defence, before an examining board, of the Master's thesis.
Students must submit a Master's thesis at the end of the academic year, in October. The research project is evaluated on the basis of a report prepared by student and must have the favourable report of director of project.
The methodology professor includes a variety of teaching-learning modes centred on student.
-Theoretical face-to-face classes: in which, in addition to the lecturer's presentation, feedback is given to the students in relation to the subject presentation and the student's work and reflection.
-Face-to-face seminars: for the seminars submission bibliography must be studied and presented after the student's reflective work.
-Face-to-face tutorials: personal interview between the teacher and student for academic guidance and personal study reinforcement.
-Personal study of student: this includes both personal study and preparation of seminars, development of summaries and personal reflection on the recommended readings.
-Practical classes and workshops: these involve practical work carried out on the computer using different data instructions (Pubmed, Cinahl, Cochrane), computer programmes for data management and analysis (SPSS, EdEt), and computer programmes for the management of bibliographic references. Oral presentation of topics related to bibliographic reviews and the combination of research methodologies. Discussion forums.
-Oral presentations and discussion forums on the topics related to literature reviews and the combination of research methodologies.
- 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
- Students are able to apply their acquired knowledge and problem-solving skills in new or unfamiliar environments within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to their field of study.
- Students are able to integrate knowledge and deal with the complexity of making judgements on the basis of incomplete or limited information, including reflections on the social and ethical responsibilities linked to the application of their knowledge and judgements.
- Students are able to communicate their conclusions and the ultimate knowledge and rationale behind them to specialist and non-specialist audiences in a clear and unambiguous way.
- Students possess the learning skills that will enable them to continue studying in a largely self-directed or autonomous way.
- Develop the ability to organise, plan and management time, being flexible to adapt to different areas of cancer patient care (Hospital, Day Hospital, Primary Care...); and throughout the entire oncology disease trajectory, from diagnosis to the end of life.
- Acquire effective tools and techniques from speech to apply them, in their clinical internship , with the cancer patient, their family and the team multidisciplinary.
- To know the learning resources (human, material and computer) and methodological tools and to apply them in the advanced oncology nursing internship .
- To develop critical reasoning and the ability to define and solve problems, using scientific evidence available, in the field of advanced oncology nursing internship .
- To be able to recognise and respect diversity and multiculturalism in the professional environment where internship advanced oncology nursing is carried out.
- promote a model of internship professional, in the field of oncology nursing, centred on the person/family and underpinned by the values of nursing, such as compassion and respect for the dignity of the human being.
- Develop and formulate their own conclusions and judgements in the ethical dilemmas and conflicts that arise in the care of cancer patients and their families; and throughout the entire oncological disease trajectory, from diagnosis to the end of life.
- Integrate ethical principles in decision-making in the performance of advanced oncology nursing internship , evaluating the ethical consequences of such decisions.
- To understand the concept and characteristics of the advanced role and to generate strategies to integrate them in the advanced oncology nursing internship .
- Acquire knowledge and skills that promote autonomy and clinical leadership, becoming an agent of change and having a positive impact on the direct care of the cancer patient/family, on the development team and on the healthcare organisation.
- Acquire the knowledge, skills and tools necessary to develop research activity and use it to guide advanced clinical internship in the field of oncology nursing.
- Identify problems or gaps, carry out literature searches, analyse and apply the best scientific evidence available, in advanced oncology nursing internship .
- To know the main risk factors for cancer and to inform, both at individual and population level, about primary and secondary prevention measures to prevent its appearance or to detect and diagnose it early.
- To know the principles of cancer physiopathology, oncological pharmacotherapy, the management of physical and psychological symptoms of cancer, and to apply this knowledge to patient and family care.
- To know and apply the main tools of evaluation and advanced diagnosis to cancer patients and their families.
- Design, implement and evaluate comprehensive care plans for cancer patients and their families.
- Develop educational interventions that guide the person with cancer and their family in learning self-care, effective health management and empowerment.
- Develop a direct clinical internship and implement each of the attributes that characterise the advanced role; and drive the professional nursing internship in response to priority health issues such as oncology.
- Plan, implement, evaluate and defend a nursing improvement project in order to increase the quality and effectiveness of care provided to patients and their families in oncology.