Master's Degree in Nursing Care for People Affected by Burns and Chronic Wounds: A Comprehensive Approach

Are you a nurse and have difficulty assessing injuries and deciding on the best treatment? Would you like to gain security and confidence with the knowledge of leading professionals in chronic and burn injuries? This is your master's degree

  • UAB-specific Master's Degree
  • Code: 3901/4
  • 4th edition
  • Modality: Onsite
  • Credits: 60 ECTS
  • Start date: 07/10/2022
  • Finish date: 29/07/2023
  • Places: 40
  • Orientation: Professional
  • Price: 3960 €
  • Special price 3564 €
    Group of application: Alumni UAB Premium+
  • Teaching language: Catalan (50%), Spanish (50%)
  • Location: Unitat Docent Vall d'Hebron, Pg. Vall d'Hebron, 119-129, 08035 Barcelona
Along with chronic wounds, burns are a very common problem and represent a notable health problem from all aspects, epidemiological, economic and, of course, with respect to the direct impact on patients’ quality of life. These pathologies are treated at all levels of care, both in primary care as well as in hospital care. That is why in practice, nurses need to deal with chronic and complex injuries with total security, regardless of the service, area or specialty in which they work.
In recent years, a wide variety of products have been issued for the prevention and treatment of ulcers, but there are no studies comparing these as a means of evaluating their efficacy. This makes it hard for nurses, as care managers, to choose the best options at the lowest possible cost. Furthermore, each type of injury must be treated differently and certain studies have shown that professionals have difficulty in correctly assessing injury types.
Degree training provides basic knowledge, but this is insufficient for the continuous changes taking place in this field. An increase in the complexity of the patients treated, as well as the wide variety of therapeutic options that the biomedical industry has currently placed on the market, make it difficult for professionals to come to decisions about care and therefore justify the need for postgraduate programmes that help update knowledge based on the best available evidence.
Catalonia has nursing professionals who are expert in the care of patients suffering from burns or affected by chronic wounds; these professionals are nationally recognised. Their practical expertise is essential in training other nursing professionals with the support and endorsement given by the framework of university education.

Career opportunities

- Burn units (small and large).
- Out-of-hospital care and disaster units
- Hospital care units
- Specialised chronic-wound units.
- Primary and domicile care units



UAB masters and graduate diplomas may include or facilitate external academic internships in companies or institutions in order to help the student to achieve a level of expertise that facilitates the insertion or promotion in the workplace.

For this study programme non-curricular (optional) internships are possible:

  • Non-curricular
    As a UAB student, you have access to the University occupation portal, the Occupability Service, through which you can participate in selection processes for non-curricular practices as well as getting a contract. In both cases, you need to sign up to the Nexus application.

Scholarships and financial aid

Chek all the information on the possibilities for grants and scholarships in the page for UAB financial aids, grants and calls.

Coordinating centres

Departamento de Enfermería

Collaborating centres

Consorci Sanitari de Terrassa
Hospital de la Santa Creu de Vic
Althaia Xarxa Assistencial Universitària de Manresa F.P.
Gerència Territorial Metropolitana Sud de l'ICS
Gerència Territorial de Barcelona de l'ICS
Hospital Universitari Germans Trias i Pujol
Hospital de la Vall d'Hebron
Parc Sanitari Pere Virgili


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