The Master's Degree in Surgical Nursing teaches the general and specific competences needed for the expert care of persons undergoing surgery. To this end, it can rely on professionals with expertise in learning resources and practical training, and also on two level III hospitals that treat pathologies of the greatest complexity, where all surgical specialities are performed, to high scientific, technological and humanistic standards.

To achieve its objectives this degree can count on the commitment and support of the nursing professionals working in the surgical units. Their continuous professional development and the experience they have built up day by day have given them the level of expertise they need to respond to the academic demands of their nursing colleagues.

This is a profession-oriented master's degree whose teaching staff is largely made up of nurses who have acquired high levels of competence in surgical procedures by gradually taking on more and more responsibilities and solving problems.

Surgical procedures require a great deal of highly specialised knowledge, which means that postgraduate-level training is needed to meet the academic and employment-related demands of today's society.

Finally, this master's degree continues the work of the postgraduate diploma in Surgical Nursing that preceded it, over nineteen consecutive editions.


The principal aim of this master's degree is to provide the specific training needed to take on a lead role in surgical nursing.

Its specific objectives are to do the following.

- Facilitate the acquisition of knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to provide all-round care for the surgical patient.

- Offer a broad vision of all the components of the surgical area and the interrelationship between the different services that make it up.

- Develop skills and attitudes needed to become an expert professional in the surgical area.

- Give information on technological advances arising in the extensive field of surgery.

- Assist students in correctly carrying out their work placement in the interdisciplinary surgical team.

- Help students to take decisions for themselves regarding patients in life-threatening situations in the surgical area.

Access requirements

Degree in nursing.

Career opportunities

Surgeryunit nursing in the different areas of level I and II specialized care.


Axel Mora Sabanes

Phone: 93 489 4078



UAB-specific Master's Degree

4 Edition
Places: 44
Orientation: Professional
Code: 3331/4
Price: 3960 §

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Modality: Onsite
Location: Unitat Docent Vall d'Hebron. UD Germans Trias i Pujol; Hospital Universitari J Trueta, Hospital San Rafael
Dates: from 03/10/2017 to 28/09/2018
Teaching language:
Catalan (50%), Spanish (50%)
Coordinating centres:
Departamento de EnfermerŪa
Collaborating centres:
Hospital de la Vall d'Hebron
Hospital Josep Trueta

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