Master’s Degree in Nursing Applied to Pre-Hospital Emergency Care (MIA-EE)


Edition 8th 
Number of vacancies 30
ECTS credits 60
Modality In person
Place Escola Superior d’Infermeria Hospital del Mar (Campus Universitario Mar)
Dates September 2024 to June 2025

Classes will be held on Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 1.30pm and 3pm to 8.30 p.m.

Price 3960€ + fees
Center in charge Escola Superior d'Infermeria Hospital del Mar (affiliated to Universitat Pompeu Fabra)

General Information

Current models of emergency medical systems are based on advanced and intermediate life support units that require nursing professionals with a high degree of autonomy and quality training in the management of critical patients.

The Master in Nursing Applied to Pre-Hospital Emergency Care at ESIHMar, a center affiliated to UPF, is built on 3 pillars, which are the key to its success:

  • Introspection in emergencies.
  • Comprehensive care.
  • Extrospection of care.


The general goal of the Master's program in Nursing Applied to Pre-Hospital Emergency Care is to train professionals in the necessary competencies to be able to autonomously exercise the role of nursing within medical emergencies, and to give an effective response to any incident.

The training of the nursing professional has to be up-to-date, inclusive, and high-quality, in order to be able to address the emergencies that may arise in our society.

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This master's degree becomes the precise instrument to train nursing professionals who want to develop their professional activity in the field of pre-hospital emergencies and their different procedures with a high scientific and professional level.

  • Systems of Medical Emergencies at the assistance level of operations or coordination and management of health resources.
  • Rescue Services and Corps.
  • Private entities and companies dedicated to: Coverage of special presence; Interhospital transfers and national and international repatriations; Sport events' coverage; Health training for external companies; etc.


Quarter Course  Type ECTS
First (24 ECTS) Introspection of the community emergency: the professional and the user Mandatory 6
Research and innovation methods applied to out-of-hospital emergencies Mandatory 6
Adult medical emergencies Mandatory 6
Specialized medical emergencies: pediatrics, obstetrics-gynecology, psychiatry and end of life Mandatory 6
Second (21 ECTS)

Advances medical emergencies

Mandatory 6
Medical emergencies in the urban and rural environment Mandatory 6
Clinical practices (I) in healthcare units Mandatory 3
Final Project (I) Mandatory 3
Third (18 ECTS) Medical emergencies in rural environment: mountain, water and air Mandatory 6
Medical emergencies in the special environment: leisure, catastrophic and hostile-tactical environments Mandatory 6
Clinical practices (II)  Mandatory 3
Final Project (II) Mandatory 3
Simulation workshops and weekend workshops * (the weekend ones are not mandatory)    

Our new curriculum for nursing training in out-of-hospital emergencies is linked to three of these training courses in cascade.

Pedagogical Bases

Academic calendar 2023-2024

Cursos con certificado oficial incluidos en el Máster:

  • Soporte Vital Avanzado (Acreditado por el Consell Català de Ressuscitació i l'European Resuscitation Council).
  • Prehospital Trauma Life Support (Acreditado por NAEMT [National Association of Emergency Technicians] i avalat per l'American College of Surgeons).
  • Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (Acreditado por el Comité Iberoamericano de Medicina Táctica y Operacional).


In the master's degree in Nursing Applied to Pre-Hospital Emergency Care (MIA - EE), technical and transversal skills are put into practice through simulation, integrating them in simulated emergency situations, both in the school's simulation rooms and in Real outdoors spaces, with the aim of training the student in the same or similar environmental conditions as those faced by professionals in this field. In addition, this training offers the student the opportunity to put their knowledge into practice before carrying out the clinical practices.

Final project

The final master's project (Trabajo de Fin de Máster - TFM) constitutes a total of 6 ECTS credits. To approve the TFM it is necessary to submit it in writing and make an oral defense, before a committee fulfilling, in both cases. The requested skills and content.

Academic management of master's and postgraduate degrees

For further information, you can contact:

Anna López Cortina, secretary of master’s and postgraduate degrees at ESIHMar

Phone: 93 248 39 32
Phone service available:

  • Monday through Thursday: from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Friday: from 1:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.