Health Care II

Base Knowledge


Teaching Methodologies

The expository method is used in presenting the theoretical basis. Active methods are privileged in a participatory and experiential form, including Role-playing; Group dynamics; Video tematic analysis, Learning by problem solving (critical thinking-analyzing clinical cases); Observation of practices in a professional context that allow joint work with other UC

Learning Results

1. Identify and manage the major geriatric syndromes.

2. Identify the different contexts of care and what are the responses to the needs of the elderly.

3. Learn to develop, coordinate and manage care techniques basic self-care and institutional care and home care.

4. Recognize and implement measures to prevent the risk of injury to the elderly at home and in the home or day center.

5. Recognize key aspects of care for the elderly in hospice care.

6. Projecting the team that develops health care to the elderly in an interdisciplinary context


1. Addressing geriatric syndromes major.

2. Analysis techniques of basic care and self-care institutional care and home care.

3. Analysis of support tools, intervention strategies, registration assistance and gerontological care.

4. Presentation of the different contexts of care for the elderly (hospital, community care and continued care network), what is your reality and assists the elderly.

5. Principles and fundamentals of palliative and continuing care.


Curricular Unit Teachers

Grading Methods

Continuing Evaluation
  • - group presentation - 20.0%
  • - group work - 40.0%
  • - test - 40.0%
  • - Test - 100.0%




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