Nursing Care of Women

Universidad Católica de Valencia

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Nursing Care of Women

  • Host University

    Universidad Católica de Valencia

  • Location

    Valencia, Spain

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    The main goal of the course is that the student gains a better understanding of the normal and
    abnormal pregnancy, delivery and puerperium, as well as the main pathologies in gynaecology
    that affect women during their reproductive age and during postmenopause.
    a. To know the physiological mechanisms of the pregnancy, delivery and puerperium
    b. To know the different obstetric distocia and their nursing care.
    c. To know and be involved in the nursing care of the gynaecological pathology during the
    woman?s reproductive age and postmenopause.
    d. To know the fundamentals of prevention in gynaecological health.

    measuring scale
    1. To be able, within the framework of nursing, to give technical and professional care to carers, of the correct needs of these persons in agreement with development of the scientific knowledge in each moment and with the levels of quality and safety that are established by the legal and the deontological norms which are applicable.
    2. To plan and give nursing care directed towards persons, families or groups with the aim of improving health, evaluating its impact through guidelines of clinical practice which are described in the process by which a health problem is diagnosed, treated or taken care of.
    3. To understand the interactive behaviour of the person regarding gender, group or community within a social and multicultural context.
    4. To design caring systems directed towards persons, families or groups, evaluating the impact of such systems and establishing the appropriate modifications.
    5. To base interventions in nursing on scientific evidence and on the available means.
    6. To understand people without prejudices, taking into account their physical, psychological, and social aspects, as independent and autonomous individuals, ensuring respect for their opinions, beliefs or values, always guaranteeing their right to privacy through professional confidentiality and secrecy.
    7. To promote and respect the right to participate in decision taking for the patients in agreement with the way in which they live their process of health ? disease.
    8. To promote healthy life spans, to promote taking care of each person by themselves and support the maintenance of preventive and therapeutic measures.
    9. Proteger la salud y el bienestar de las personas, familia o grupos atendidos, garantizando su seguridad.
    10. To establish efficient communication with patients, family, social groups, and companions to promote education for health.
    11. To establish means of evaluation regarding scientific and technical aspects and those of the quality required.
    12. To understand the systems of information related to health
    13. To promote nursing care based on the attention to health involving multiprofessional cooperation, integration in the process and continuity in the care of patients.

    1. To apply the process of nursing to guarantee wellbeing and safety for the patient.
    2. To know and apply the principles that support the integral care as applied to nursing.
    3. To direct, evaluate, and give the integral care for nursing to the individual family and community.
    4. To promote a participation of persons, family, and groups in their own process of health and disease.
    5. To identify care needs derived from health problems.
    6. To perform the techniques and procedures of health care at the nursing level, establishing a therapeutic relationship with patients and their families.
    7. To select interventions leading to treating or preventing the problems derived from the deviations of health.
    8. To have a cooperative attitude towards the different members of the team.
    9. To identify women?s characteristics at different stages of their reproductive cycle, menopause and alterations that may occur by giving nursing care at each stage.
    10. To apply the general care during the process of maternity to facilitate the adaptation of women and neonates to new demands and to prevent complications.
    11. To individualize the care taking into account the age, gender, cultural differences, ethnic groups, beliefs and values of each patient

    R-1 To be able to distinguish and appreciate changes
    experienced by women at different stages of life; to be able to define the symptoms and apply specific care in main gynecological and obstetric pathologies.
    COMPETENCIES: Generals: 1, 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,12,13 Specifics: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11.


    Assessment Tool:50 multiple-choice questions tests.
    A: hits
    E: mistakes
    N: alternative responses
    Awarded Percentage:70%

    Assessment Tool:Class participation and Attendance
    Awarded Percentage:30%

    In order to achieve the average rate, it will be mandatory to have a minimum of 50% qualification at the multiple?choice test. Mention of Distinction: one every 20 students provided they meet minimum achievement of 95% of the evaluated results.

    Assessment criteria:
    To pass the subject will be mandatory:
    ? Have approved each of the theoretical and practical parts.
    ? Approval is considered a minimum rating of 5 out of 10.
    ? The value of the written assay will be 70%
    ? The written exam will consist of a multiple?choice question test, whith penalized failures
    [A?(E/n?1)] . It will cover the contents of the program.
    It will be carried out at the end of the course and it will last 1h.
    ? Participation and group work: Attendance and participation, discussions interventions,
    resolution of clinical cases and questionnaires, individual and group exposures with appropriate
    literature, etc. It will not be mandatory but will add up to a 30% to the final grade.
    - For those students in an international exchange program, class attendance will not be required.
    Clinical cases resolution or individual works may be made by the UCV computing platform.
    - In each of the activities the correct use of language will be taken into consideration.
    Misspellings, grammatical mistakes and ?SMS? abbreviations will be penalized with minus 0.1 of
    the grade given to the exercise

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.