Subject: ursing IX - Community and Family Nursing

Scientific Area:



112 Hours

Number of ECTS:




Overall objectives:

1 - Analyse the philosophy of Primary Health Care at the international, national and regional levels.
2 - Distinguish concepts of community, public health, community health and community nursing.
3 - Relate health / disease concepts, health determinants, and health belief systems of individuals, groups and communities.
4 - Understanding intervention models in a community context, focusing on health promotion and disease prevention programs.
5 - To know the methodology of health planning and intervention in a community context.
6 - To know the nursing models of evaluation and intervention in the family
7 - To analyze the theories and models of systemic approach necessary to give care to the family.
8 - To recognize the specificities in the scientific methodology applied to intervention in the family


1 - 1. International, national and regional perspective of Primary Health Care
2 - Concepts of community, public health, community health and community nursing
3 - Determinants of community health and development
4 - Models and instruments for evaluation and intervention in community nursing
5 - Methods and techniques of community intervention: community health diagnosis community resources
6 - Systemic family perspective
6.1 - Family Health Nursing
6.2 - Models of assessment and intervention in family nursing
6.3 - Process of nursing to the family
6.4 - Indicators of family health nursing


Figueiredo, M. H , 2012 , Modelo Dinâmico de Avaliação e Intervenção Familiar. Uma abordagem colaborativa em enfermagem familiar , Lusociência
Hanson, S. M. H., Geralfy-Duffy, V., kaakinen, J. R. & Coehlo, D.P. , 2010 , Family health care nursing: Theory, practice and research , Davis Company
Harkness, G. H. & DeMarco, R. F. , 2012 , Community and public health nursing: evidence for practice , Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
Maurer, F. A. & Smith, C. A. , 2013 , Community/public health nursing practice: health for families and populations , S. Elsevier
Stanhope, M.; Lancaster, J. , 2011 , Enfermagem de Saúde Pública. Cuidados de Saúde na Comunidade Centrados na População , Lusociência
Wright, L.; Leahey, M. , 2009 , Enfermeiras e Famílias: Um Guia para Avaliação e Intervençao na Familia , Roca

Assesssment methods and criteria:

Classification Type: Quantitativa (0-20)

Evaluation Methodology:
The training methodology and the learning processes adopted aim at the responsibility in an evolution from the identification of concepts and situations, to the resolution of problems / case studies. They aim at the development of critical thinking for learning with a high degree of autonomy. As a teaching-learning strategy we opted for bibliographic research, analysis of documents in the context of community and family nursing, with problem solving through simulated cases. In this way, the different contents will be treated with an active-participatory methodology. The evaluation is carried out according to model B of the UMa apprenticeship evaluation regulation: 2 frequencies (25% each); 2 group assignments with oral presentation (25% each). The approval of the course implies approval in all components (minimum 9.5 val) and requires the presence in 80% of the hours. There is recovery in resource / improvement or special time of all evaluation components.