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FOR COURSES COMMENCING IN OCTOBER 2010 OR LATER

Legal Notice 298 of 2005 – ­ Malta Government Gazette No. 17,808 – 23 August 2005
Amended by:
Legal Notice 3 of 2010 –­ Malta Government Gazette No. 18,531 –­ 8 January 2010
Legal Notice 416 of 2010 ­ – Malta Government Gazette No. 18,637 – 27 August 2010
Legal Notice 471 of 2010 – Malta Government Gazette No. 18,665 – 2 November 2010
Legal Notice 164 of 2012 – Malta Government Gazette No. 18,920 – 25 May 2012

EDUCATION ACT (CAP. 327)

Bye-Laws of 2010 for the Selection of Applicants for Admission to the Preparatory Course for the Diploma in Health Science Course under the auspices of the Faculty of Health Sciences

IN EXERCISE of the powers conferred upon him by sections 30(5) and 31(6) of the Education Act (Cap. 327), the Chancellor of the University of Malta has promulgated the following bye-laws made by the Board of the Faculty of Health Sciences in virtue of the powers conferred upon it by section 37 (1) of the said Act and which have been approved by the Senate of the University of Malta as required by section 37 (2) of the said Act:

Applicability

1. These bye-laws shall apply to courses commencing in October 2010 or later.

2. (1) Whenever the number of students that may be admitted to any or all of the areas of study is limited by Senate in terms of the provisions of bye-law 9 of the Bye-Laws of 2005 in terms of the General Regulations for University Undergraduate Awards, 2004 for the Diploma in Health Science, and the number of eligible applicants exceeds the number of places in the course, the selection of applicants shall be made according to the criteria listed in bye-law 3.

(2) Applicants for the preparatory course leading to a Diploma in Health Science Nursing whose qualifications are obtained by the 31st August preceding the commencement of the course shall be considered first.

(3) If the maximum number of B.Sc. (Hons) Nursing students is not reached, the remaining applicants for the preparatory course leading to a Diploma in Health Science Nursing whose qualifications are obtained by the 31st August preceding the commencement of the course shall be considered after the selection of applicants for the B.Sc.(Hons) degree in Nursing is completed.

(4) Applicants for the preparatory course leading to a Diploma in Health Science Nursing whose qualifications are obtained following resits taken in the September preceding the commencement of the course shall be considered after selection of applicants in accordance with paragraph (3) of this bye-law is completed.


3. (1) Applicants who satisfy the entry requirements as laid down in the bye-laws for the course shall be awarded points for their qualifications in:

(a) Maltese, English Language, Mathematics, one Science subject and the best result in two other subjects, obtained in any of the indicated levels; or

(b) the BTEC National Diploma in Health and Social Care (Health Studies).

Points shall be awarded as follows:

 

Points
Grade at Advanced Level
Grade at Intermediate Level
BTEC National Diploma in Health and Social Care (Overall Grade)
Grade at SEC Level
Grade at GCE Ordinary Level
Grade from Prevocational School
30
A





24
B





24


Distinction



18
C





16


Merit



12
D





12


Pass



10

A




8

B

1


6
E
C

2
A
A
5



3


4



4
B
B
3



5
C
C

(2) If applicants present more than one pass in a subject, only the best grade shall be taken into consideration. Subjects may only be offered at one level.


(3) For the purpose of selection, applicants whose qualifications were obtained by 31st August preceding the commencement of the course shall be considered first.

(4) If the applicants falling in the last eligible group with the same number of points is such that the total number of applicants to be admitted exceeds the number of places established by Senate, then the applicants in that group shall be interviewed by an ad hoc Admissions Board appointed by Senate in order to fill the remaining place/s. The ad hoc Admissions Board may consider additional qualifications to those indicated in paragraph (1) of bye-law 3.

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