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University of Malta

Faculty of Health Sciences

Preparatory Course for Higher Diploma in Health Science in Nursing Studies

(for courses commencing October 2016)


Year (This/these unit/s start/s in Semester 1 and continue/s in Semester 2)

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

NUR0223 Fundamental Clinical Skills 6 ECTS (NC)

Semester 1

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

CHE0012 Foundations of Chemistry and Biochemistry 2 ECTS (NC)
NUR0224 Physiology and Anatomy Related to Care Delivery 1 4 ECTS (NC)
NUR0225 Ethical and Legal Aspects of Care Delivery 2 ECTS (NC)
NUR0226 Health and Wellness 4 ECTS (NC)
NUR0227 Basic Elements of Immediate Care 2 ECTS (NC)
NUR0228 Aspects of Care Delivery 4 ECTS (NC)
NUR0229 Personal Development 4 ECTS (NC)
NUR1009 Introduction to Searching Evidence in Nursing Practice 2 ECTS (NC)

Semester 2

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

NUR0231 Caring for the Individual in Acute Settings 4 ECTS (NC)
NUR0232 Caring for the Individual in Non-Acute and Community Settings 4 ECTS (NC)
NUR0233 Physiology and Anatomy Related to Care Delivery 2 4 ECTS (NC)
NUR0234 Interpersonal and Intrapersonal Skills 4 ECTS (NC)
NUR0235* Clinical Placement 1 14 ECTS (NC)

*Study-unit NUR0235 starts in Semester 2 and continues up to mid-July.

This programme of study is governed by the General Regulations for University Undergraduate Awards, 2004 and by the Bye-Laws for the award of Higher Diploma in Health Science - H.Dip. - under the auspices of the Faculty of Health Sciences.
Notes: NC = Non Compensatable
Last Updated: 19 March 2017
The University makes every effort to ensure that the published Courses Plans, Programmes of Study and Study-Unit information are complete and up-to-date at the time of publication. The University reserves the right to make changes in case errors are detected after publication.
The availability of optional units may be subject to timetabling constraints.
Units not attracting a sufficient number of registrations may be withdrawn without notice.
Unless for exceptional approved reasons, no changes to the programme of study for a particular academic year will be made once the students' registration period for that academic year begins.
Courses to be Offered as from October 2017

A list of courses to be offered by the Faculty of Health Sciences, together with details on individual courses and links to further information on the procedure for application submission are available via the prospective students page.

Dates for interviews that will be held with applicants for limited number courses (in the event of over-subscription), as well as interviews to be held with applicants considered in terms of the ‘Adult Learner’ clause are available here.


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