Master’s Degree in Medical-Surgical Nursing

Course presentation

The Master Course in Medical-Surgical Nursing aims to ensure the acquisition and / or development of scientific, technical, relational, ethical and research competencies to intervene in the provision of nursing care in the clinical area of medical-surgical nursing.

The course also aims to enable students to integrate multidisciplinary teams in order to contribute to the promotion of the highest level of health of the population and to enable the development of research in the area of medical and surgical nursing, contributing to the creation of scientific evidence. In addition to promoting the development of good practices in a work context, the School intends to prepare nurses who can act in society, who are able to intervene and be able to deal with social and professional changes in the future and who contribute to the advancement of the profession in order to respond to the needs of the individual, family and community.

The learning outcomes proposed for the Course assume as a pre-requisite the possession of a degree in nursing.

Thus, and considering that students already have the competencies established for the first level of nursing training, it is intended that they develop and deepen them in the area of surgical medical nursing so that nurses assert themselves as a key element in the conception, management and supervision care clinic of greater complexity.


With the objectives of this master’s degree, directed to the area of medical-surgical nursing, we intend that students throughout the course develop the capacity to:

Apply their knowledge in an in-depth and systematized way and their ability to understand and solve problems in the area of medical-surgical nursing care;
Collect, interpret and synthesize information on the evaluation of critically ill patients (urgency, emergency and intensive care) in order to act with quality standards;
To implement a specialized practice in urgent / emergency situations and in situations of catastrophe according to the ethical, deontological and legal principles of the professional practice;
Integrate specific knowledge about wounds that optimize the actions for their prevention and to reach the best treatment with the best results;
To analyze the scientific bases of its intervention in the area of medical-surgical nursing and to implement an evidence-based practice;
Communicate and establish appropriate interpersonal relationships with the individual and the family in a crisis situation, as well as in the health team, motivating and knowing how to manage conflictive situations;
Collaborate effectively with transdisciplinary and multidisciplinary teams, knowing the contribution of other professionals and respective competencies, either as a participant, leader or consultant in the scope of medical-surgical nursing care;
Implement information management, human capital and material resources in order to better decide on the consumption of health care;
Understand, evaluate and contribute to the development of the performance of services provided to users or populations;
Critically analyze the theories and models of health concepts, promotion and protection of health and prevention of diseases and disabilities;
Integrate knowledge and understand in depth the physiological, psychological, family and social problems of the patient in terminal illness, that allow him to act with the patient, his relatives and / or caregivers;
Reflect on their practice and their profession in order to identify personal and professional goals for continuous professional development and promoting lifelong learning on an autonomous basis;
Formulate new questions, select, plan and implement research strategies in the area of medical-surgical nursing, review results in a systematized form and disclose them appropriately.


1st YEAR

Curricular UnitScientific areaOrganization of the Curricular YearWork hoursECTS
Advanced Nursing7231st semester17550257
Nursing Management7231st semester7520103
Health Promotion7201st semester7520103
Nursing Research7231st semester10015304
Personal and Interpersonal Communication3191st semester7520103
Intervention in Trauma and Catastrophe7201st semester125405
Wound Management and Treatment7231st semester12530205
Emergency Medical Surgical7232nd semester125605
Intensive Care Nursing7232nd semester7520103
Advanced Nursing Practices7232nd semester17530457
Option Curricular Stages (Option 1 to 6)
1 – Perioperative Nursing Curricular Stage7232nd semester3751803615
2 – Nursing in Neurosurgery Curricular Stage7232nd semester3751803615
3 – Traumatology Nursing Curricular Stage7232nd semester3751803615
4 – Nursing in Nephrology and Renal Replacement Techniques Curricular Stage7232nd semester3751803615
5 – Nursing in Management and Wound Care Curricular Stage7232nd semester3751803615
6 – Nursing in Quality and Safety Management Curricular Stage7232nd semester3751803615

2nd YEAR

Optional Curricular UnitCurricular UnitScientific areaOrganization of the Curricular YearWork hoursECTS
Option 7Dissertation7233rd semester75014430
Option 8Work Project7233rd semester75014430
Option 9Curricular Stage with Final Report in an Urgency and Intensive Care Context7233rd semester7503607230

Final Report




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Access conditions

They can apply for the study cycle (under the terms of article 17 of Decree-Law no. 74/2006, dated March 24, republished by Decree-Law no. 65/2018, of August 16 ):
a) Holders of the degree of licenciado or legal equivalent;
b) Holders of a foreign higher academic degree conferred following a 1st cycle of studies organized according to the principles of the Bologna Process by a State adhering to this Process;
c) Holders of a foreign higher academic degree that is recognized as satisfying the objectives of the degree of licenciado by the scientific body competent of the higher education institution where they wish to be admitted;
d) Holders of a school, scientific or professional curriculum that is recognized as attesting to the capacity to carry out this cycle of studies by the scientific body that is legally competent in the higher education institution where they wish to be admitted.

More information

Dispatch no. 9780/2017

Course Code
Application online
Candidate Portal
3 semesters
Course coordinator
PhD Daniel Silva
Application fee
€ 20.00
Tuition fees
Registration – € 50.00/ per academic year
School Insurance – € 4.36/ per academic year
Normal student € 1,050.00/ per academic year and tuition
International student € 1,600.00/ per academic year and tuition
Status: Accredited
Process no .: ACEF/1516/19172
Number of years of accreditation: 6
Date of publication: 06-07-2017
Accreditation A3ES
Script for self-evaluation
DGES Registration
Status: Accredited
Registration number: R/A -Ef 722/2011/AL01
Date of registration: 18-10-2017


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