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COURSE TITLE Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Nursing
 
COURSE CODE UBSCHNUR9

POSTNOMINAL

LEVEL OF QUALIFICATION

NATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
FRAMEWORK LEVEL

DURATION

MODE OF ATTENDANCE

TOTAL ECTS CREDITS

B.Sc. (Hons)(Melit.)

First Cycle

Level 6

3 Years

Full-time

180

COURSE OVERVIEW
The overall aim of the B.Sc. (Hons.) in Nursing programme is to prepare first-level nurses who are able to provide effective evidence-based patient-centered care. This course aims to provide students with an understanding of nursing’s distinct knowledge base as well as knowledge derived from the other life and social sciences. It also aims to equip students with the ability to perform the required clinical skills competently and in full knowledge of the current evidence. It is in view of this that this course comprises both theoretical and practical components, with a diversified content that is designed to develop the students’ ability to draw upon the various types of knowledge, the appropriate skills and an understanding of an individual’s personal wishes, to guide the appropriate nursing action in a variety of settings. The 3 year programme conforms to the European Union Directives on Nursing Education and secures recognition as a first level nurse across EU member states.
 
LEARNING OUTCOMES The course aims to prepare prospective nurses who through critical thinking, knowledge and reflection are able to practice in a professional, accountable manner.
Provide students with knowledge of the theories and concepts that underpin and challenge nursing practice.
Provides students with the knowledge, skills and attitudes central to nursing to function effectively, as a professional nurse, using evidence based interventions in a variety of health care environments.
Provide students with the interpersonal skills to be key members of the multidisciplinary team within any health care setting.
 
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES AND ACCESS TO FURTHER STUDY On successful completion of the course, candidates are eligible to apply for registration with the Malta Council for Nurses and Midwives.

Graduate nurses work in a variety of health care settings, such as the community and occupational health care setting, and engage in a variety of roles, such as management and policy development roles. Employment and educational opportunities are prevalent across all sectors.

The successful completion of the undergraduate programme renders a candidate eligible for application for enrollment on to Master’s programmes of studies.
 
MOBILITY PERIOD Students who wish to participate in an ERASMUS exchange are encouraged to do so during the first semester of the third year of the course.
 
ADMISSION AND
PROGRESSION REQUIREMENTS
Applicants must satisfy the General Entry Requirements for admission, namely, the Matriculation Certificate and Secondary Education Certificate passes at Grade 5 or better in Maltese, English Language and Mathematics.

Applicants must also satisfy the following Special Course Requirements:

An Advanced Level pass in Biology

provided that applicants in possession of a pass in the MCAST-BTEC Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care (Health Studies) or the MCAST Advanced Diploma in Health Sciences, together with the MCAST Level 5 Award in Health Sciences shall be considered as having satisfied both the general and special entry requirements.

Whilst filling in the online application, applicants must have their Police Certificate of Conduct in hand as they are required to include certain details from the Police Certificate of Conduct in the application form.

On acceptance, applicants are required to submit a recent Police Certificate of Conduct (not more than 6 months old) at Room 2, Faculty of Health Sciences (Block A, Level 1, Mater Dei Hospital). It is advisable that this mandatory document is submitted by hand.

Prior to registering for the Course, eligible applicants are also required to undergo a medical fitness test as directed by the Board so as to ascertain that they are fit for the duties related to their proposed studies.

The admission requirements are applicable for courses commencing in October 2016.

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


 

 

 
Last Updated: 19 March 2017
 
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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.

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CPD Study-Unit - MNH4001 Child and Adolescent Mental Health

During Semester 2 of Academic Year 2017/8, the Department of Mental Health shall be offering the study-unit MNH4001 Child and Adolescent Mental Health to registered professionals in possession of a first degree, currently working with children or adolescents.

Applications shall be received between the 27th November and the 1st December 2017.



 
 

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