Bachelor of Science (Honours) Health Science

Bachelor of Science (Honours) Health Science

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Course title Bachelor of Science (Honours) Health Science
Course code UBSCHHSPDL9
Postnominal B.Sc. (Hons)(Melit.)
Level of qualification First Cycle
National Qualifications Framework level Level 6
Duration 2 to 4 Years
Mode of attendance Part-time Distance Learning
Total ECTS credits not less than 60
Coordinator Josef Trapani
Delivered by Faculty of Health Sciences
The scope of this e-learning programme is to enable qualified health care professionals to develop critical thinking, reading and writing skills through questioning their practice and ultimately becoming more effective in their work. In so doing, they will upgrade their traditional, diploma or higher diploma level professional qualification to a bachelor's level academic qualification. The programme consists of a minimum of 60 ECTS credits* divided into study units carrying a weight of 10 ECTS each. Students need to complete 3 compulsory study units and a minimum of 3 elective study units in order to successfully complete this programme.

The list of study-units which are offered via e-learning may change from year to year. For more information pertaining to study-units offered during each year, students are required to consult the University website by clicking here. One must bear in mind that information is constantly being updated, therefore, students should check the website frequently.

*The number of ECTS credits required to complete the programme depends on the qualification submitted for entry.

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The Course shall be open to applicants in possession of:

(a) the Higher Diploma in Health Science or the Diploma in Health Science awarded by the University of Malta or

(b) a professional qualification deemed by Senate to be comparable to the qualifications indicated in paragraph (a) and

(c) a pass in the ECDL Standard Certificate which must include a pass in all four base modules, a pass in the Intermediate module on Presentation and a pass in two other Intermediate modules, provided that applicants who achieved a pass in the following ECDL Course Modules prior to October 2013 shall be deemed to satisfy this requirement:

Module 2: Using the Computer and Managing Files
Module 3: Word Processing
Module 6: Presentation
Module 7: Information and Communication


(d) the licence to practice in the register of the profession concerned, as kept by the relevant regulatory council.

The notice regarding submission of supporting documents for the course is available here.

The admission requirements are applicable for courses commencing in October 2020.

For more detailed information pertaining to admission and progression requirements please refer to the bye-laws for the course available here.

UM currently hosts over 1,000 full-time international students and over 450 visiting students. The ever-increasing international students coming from various countries, in recent years, have transformed this 400-year old institution into an international campus.

Our international students generally describe Malta as a safe place, enjoying excellent weather and an all-year varied cultural programme. Malta is considered as the ideal place for students to study.

You can compare your national qualifications to the local requirements by visiting our qualifications comparability webpage.

Access more information about our admission process and English language requirements.

After you receive an offer from us, our International Office will assist you with visas, accommodation and other related issues.

Local/EU/EEA Applicants: Tuition Fees: Eur 300 per study unit

Non-EU/Non-EEA Applicants: Tuition Fees: Eur 300 per study unit
On completion of the programme the student will have:

• Demonstrated intellectual development on a range of health care related topics
• Applied insights and new learning from coursework to their own health care practice
• Demonstrated critical thinking skills
• Developed reflective skills that inform practice within their specific clinical settings
• Exercised a range of communication and technological skills
• Improved academic writing skills
• Developed presentation skills
• Managed health care information through effective retrieval, interpretation and utilisation
• Demonstrated personal organization and responsibility (including time management)
• Planned and carried out health related project-based research activities that demonstrate skill in analysis, synthesis and critical evaluation.
• Demonstrated a commitment to own professional development as well as the professional development of health care practitioners in their clinical field.
• Applied learning through a range of educational technologies.
This programme is targeted at all registered health care professionals, including traditionally trained and diploma trained professionals, who wish to improve their academic qualifications. Candidates from overseas will be required to register with the respective Maltese council as well as obtain an equivalence certification from the Malta Qualifications Board.
Graduates of the programme will be prepared to assume leadership roles in improving the quality of health care services. The programme will enable them to build on their experience and develop higher levels of knowledge and skill at an academic level. Graduates of this programme may acquire positions in all parts of the health sector in Malta as well as overseas. Career prospects are diverse, with significant opportunities for professional development and specialisation. Candidates will be eligible for second cycle programmes leading to a Masters degree.
Click here to access the Programme of Study applicable from 2020/1.

Last Updated: 30 September 2020

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.