As potential future health care professionals, students have a duty to provide the relevant information to the Faculty of Health Sciences. Failure to disclose information about a physical or mental health problem (that could affect safety of the student him/herself or of others; including patients, clients, students and staff), would be considered to be contrary to the dispositions included in the University Suitability to Practice Regulations. All medical and sensitive personal information provided by students will be held in complete confidence by the Faculty of Health Sciences and the Occupational Health (Medical) Unit (OHU). The Occupational Health (Medical) Unit provides a medical service to the Faculty by screening all its students prior to the commencement of clinical placements/practicals. The Faculty of Health Sciences will be informed by the OHU of the impact of a health problem or impairment, if relevant to the student’s educational needs and/or safety, and if there are any recommendations on support or adjustments, that could be of assistance to students.
The completed Occupational Health Protocol (OHP), including the Health Questionnaire in Annex 1, should be submitted as soon as possible, but by not later than 30 November 2021. All documentation should be submitted in a sealed envelope including the student's name, ID Card No and course to the Reception Desk, Faculty of Health Sciences. Students should plan any required vaccinations sufficiently in advance so that these, together with any blood tests needed to show immunity, are completed well in advance of the 30 November 2021 deadline.
This protocol is applicable to all students following the Certificate for Graduates of Non-EU/EEA Nursing Programmes, the Preparatory Course for the Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Nursing, the Bachelor of Science (Honours) programme (direct entry), the Bachelor of Science in Physics, Medical Physics and Radiation Protection, the Master of Science in Diabetes Care, the Master of Science in Medical Physics, the Master of Science in Mental Health Studies, the Postgraduate Diploma in Dietetics and the Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Imaging. Students following particular areas of study within the Master of Science (both mainly taught and mainly research streams) may be directed by the Board to complete this protocol.
Applicants interested in pursuing a Master of Science (by Research) are strongly advised to refer these instructions .
It is also advisable for applicants to submit the completed Expression of Interest Form ; this form is to be submitted to the Faculty by the end of June 2021.
Applicants seeking to join the Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Nursing course are required to sit for a values-based test . Applicants are strongly advised to refer to the sample test paper and to a set of resources for preparation.
Applicants interested in pursuing the Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Mental Health Nursing top-up Degree are strongly advised to refer to the criteria for the selection of applicants (applicable in the case of over-subscription). Applicants may also access instructions regarding the submission of documents to support their application.
An academic proficiency test will be held for applicants in terms of the 'maturity (adult learners) clause'. The closing date for receipt of applications from applicants in terms of the 'maturity (adult learners) clause' (those who will be sitting for the test) is 31 August 2021. Closing date for other applicants is 30 September 2021.
Refer to the notice regarding the Academic Proficiency Test for Adult Learners.
Applicants in terms of the 'maturity (adult learners) clause' are directed to apply for the Preparatory Course for the Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Nursing programme. If they are in possession of related qualifications or work experience in the healthcare sector, they may submit an application to be considered for direct entry to the Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Nursing course through the Recognition of Prior Learning process. Access further details on this process, as well as the RPL application form, at www.um.edu.mt/sas/rpl.
The Faculty will also be offering Continuing Professional Development courses for registered practitioners. Applicants interested in pursing CPD courses are strongly advised to refer to these instructions.