Post-Bachelor Specialization in Medical-Surgical Nursing

Course presentation

The post-bachelor course in Specialization 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 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 prerequisite the possession of a degree in nursing. Thus, considering that students already possess 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 the nurse asserts herself as a key element in the conception, management and supervision care clinic of greater complexity.
This course confers the necessary qualification to obtain the professional title of Specialist Nursing in Medical-Surgical Nursing , conferred by the Order of Nurses.


With the objectives of this course, directed to the areas 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 specialized nursing in medical-surgical nursing;
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 YearTeachersWork hoursECTS
Advanced Nursing7231st semesterErnestina Silva*
Emília Coutinho
Nursing Management7231st semesterOlivério Ribeiro*7520103
Health Promotion7201st semesterCarlos Albuquerque*
Odete Amaral
Nursing Research7231st semesterJoão Duarte*
Madalena Cunha
Personal and Interpersonal Communication3191st semesterSofia Campos7520103
Trauma and Catastrophe Intervention7201st semesterJoão Duarte*
Mauro Mota
Wound Management and Treatment7231st semesterJoão Duarte*12530205
Emergency Medical Surgical7232nd semester125605
Intensive Care Nursing7232nd semester7520103
Advanced Nursing Practices7232nd semester17530457
Option 1 – Option Stage – Nursing Perioperative7232nd semester3751803615
Option 2 – Option Stage – Neurosurgery Nursing7232nd semester3751803615
Option 3 – Option Stage – Traumatology Nursing7232nd semester3751803615
Option 4 – Option Stage – Nephrology Nursing and Nursing Techniques Renal Replacement7232nd semester3751803615
Option 5 – Option Stage – Nursing in Wound Management and Treatment7232nd semester3751803615
Option 6 – Option Stage – Nursing in Quality and Safety Management7232nd semester3751803615

* Head of Course

2nd YEAR

Curricular UnitScientific areaOrganization of the Curricular YearTeachersWork hoursECTS
Final Report Internship:
In the context of urgency;
In the context of intensive care.
7233rd semester75036012630

Final Report



Declaração de Aceitação do Orientador
Declaração de Integridade Cientifica
Requerimento para a realização de provas de defesa de relatório final de curso de pós-licenciatura de especialização em enfermagem
Termo de responsabilidade
Autorização para arquivo e disponibilização de trabalhos finais do 2º ciclo de estudos no Repositório Digital do IPV

Informação sobre a entrega de trabalhos em formato digital:
Despacho n.º 123/2018 – Trabalhos em formato Digital

Nota – Número de exemplares a entregar:
O n.º de exemplares de dissertações, trabalhos de projetos, relatórios, teses ou trabalhos que a substituam encontra-se definido no Regulamento do Curso respetivo.

Information – Postgraduate Nursing Specialization Courses:
Final Report – sets up a research report related to the specialized clinical practice, to be developed individually or in groups, in this case composed of a maximum of three students. (Resolution at Special Meeting no. 28 of 22.11.2018 of the Scientific Technical Council – in addition to the provisions of the ILC Regulation, Section I, Chapter VII).


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Access conditions

Candidates who meet the conditions set out in article 12 of Administrative Rule 268/2002 of March 13 may apply for this course:
a) Hold a degree in Nursing, or legal equivalent;
b) Hold the professional title of nurse (Ordem dos Enfermeiros – Portugal);
c) Have at least two years of professional experience as a nurse.

More information

Ordinance no. 316/2019

Nurses’ Order:
General Guidelines for Nursing Order

Statistical information: DGEEC

Course Code
Application online
Candidate Portal
3 semesters
Course coordinator
Madalena Cunha, PhD

Application fee
€ 20.00
Tuition fees
Registration – € 50.00/ per academic year

School Insurance – € 4.36/ per academic year
€ 960.00/ per academic year and tuition
DGES Registration
Ordinance no. 120/2010
Data do registo: 26-02-2010
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