Subject: Nursing I: Conception and Practice

Scientific Area:



176 Hours

Number of ECTS:




Overall objectives:

1 - know the competency profile of the General Care Nurse and the Quality Standards of Nursing Care;
2 - Relate the socio-political organization of health care to the international, national and regional levels;
3 - Understand the fundamental concepts related with community health and the factors that condition it;
4 - Characterize PHC by integrating them into the socio-political organization of health care;
5 - Understand the different strategies of nursing intervention in the community associating them with the different levels of prevention;
6 - Recognize the principles of human communication and its importance in interpersonal relationships and in nursing intervention;
7 - Acquire cognitive, technical and relational skills in the nursing consultation using the interview techniques and the help relationship;
8 - Understand the nursing process as a scientific methodology in nursing intervention;
9 - know the principles and epidemiological concepts in the context of population health.


1 - 1. Roles of the Generalist Nurse and Quality Standards of Nursing Care;
2 - Political-social organization of health care;
3 - Fundamental concepts of community: community process, community health and its determinants, community nursing;
4 - Community intervention: individual, family and community; intervention strategies;
5 - Primary Health Care: historical boundary, characteristics and intervention levels;
6 - Theoretical principles of communication;
6.1 - General principles of interpersonal communication and group dynamics;
7 - Communication in Nursing: assumptions, objectives and strategies;
7.1 - Interview and Relation of Help;
8 - Nursing Consultation: principles, stages, registers;
8.1 - Scientific Methodology in Nursing Intervention: Nursing Process;
9 - Evolution of demografhic population;
9.1 - Epidemiology: evolution / concepts / objectives;
9.2 - Mass phenomena;
9.3 - Quantitative measurement in collective health;
9.4 - Risk measurement in the population;
9.5 - Epidemiological studies.


Bonita, R.; Beaglehole, R.; Kjellström, T. , 2010 , Epidemiologia Básica , S.Paulo: Santos
Chalifour, Jacques , 2009 , A Intervenção Terapêutica. Estratégias de Intervenção , Loures:Lusodidacta
Harkness, G. & DeMarco, R. , 2012 , Community and public health nursing: evidence for practice , Philadelphia:Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Ordem dos Enfermeiros , 2012 , Regulamento do Perfil de Competências do Enfermeiro de Cuidados Gerais , Lisboa: Ordem dos Enfermeiros
Ordem dos Enfermeiros , 2001 , Padrões de qualidade dos cuidados de enfermagem , Lisboa: Ordem dos Enfermeiros
Phaneuf, M. , 2005 , Comunicação, entrevista, relação de ajuda e validação , Loures:Lusodidata
Santos, S. & Cubas, M. , 2013 , Saúde coletiva. Linhas de cuidados e consulta de enfermagem , Rio de Janeiro: Elsevier
Sequeira, C. , 2016 , Comunicação clínica e relação de ajuda , Lisboa:Lidel
Stanhope, M.; Lancaster, J , 2011 , Enfermagem de Saúde Pública. Cuidados de Saúde na Comunidade Centrados na População , Lisboa: Lusociência

Assesssment methods and criteria:

Classification Type: Quantitativa (0-20)

Evaluation Methodology:
The expository and demonstrative methodologies will be used with the active participation of the students, both in the discussion of the subjects covered during the lectures and in the scope of their autonomous work. Bibliographic research and document analysis. Resource for training techniques through simulation and role-playing. Discussion in the case room. Assessment according to model B of the UMa apprenticeship evaluation regulation, namely in the normal period: 3 frequencies (25% each), 1 practical test (10%) and 1 group assignment with oral presentation (15% each) The approval of the course implies approval in all components (minimum 9.5 values) and requires attendance in 75% of the hours. There is recovery at resort/improvement or special season. The final classification is expressed in the scale of 0 to 20 values and is the responsibility of the teacher.