Faculty of Health Sciences

Faculty of Health Sciences

The list of study-units is updated for Academic Year 2020/21 except where indicated by asterisk (*).


General study-units

Introduction to Patient Safety and Infection Prevention and Control in Healthcare
2
Semester 2
Disease Prevention and Control
4
Year
Clinical Education in Practice (Mentorship)
6
Semester 1
Maltese Culture
2
Semester 2
Introduction to First Aid
2
Semester 1
Ethics for Health Professions
2
Semester 1
Health Promotion - Approaches and Methods
2
Semester 1
Health Promotion - Approaches and Methods
2
Semester 2
IT for Health Care Professionals
2
Semester 2
Ethics for Health Professions and Ethical Dilemmas
4
Year
Health Promotion and Health Education
4
Semester 2
Communication Skills for Health Professions
4
Semester 2
Effects of Tobacco Smoke on Health
2
Semester 1
Effects of Tobacco Smoke on Health
2
Semester 2

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Communication Therapy

Professional Skills
2
Semester 2
Introduction to Semantics for Communication Therapy (CT) Students
2
Semester 1
Introduction to Pragmatics for Communication Therapy (CT) Students
2
Semester 1
Audiology
2
Semester 2
E.N.T.
2
Semester 2
Communication Disorders and Intellectual Disability
4
Semester 2
Hearing Impairment
4
Semester 1
Clinical Phonology
2
Semester 1
Fluency Disorders 1
2
Semester 1
Fluency Disorders 2
4
Semester 2
Clinical Audiology
2
Semester 2
Language and Psychiatry
4
Semester 2
Prevention and Early Intervention of Communication Difficulties
2
Semester 2
Alternative/Augmentative Means of Communication
2
Semester 2
Clinical Semantics and Pragmatics
4
Semester 1
Communication and Ageing: A Clinical Perspective
2
Semester 2
Neurogenic Disorders
6
Semester 2
Drama/Music/Art Therapy
2
Semester 1
Applied Neurology
6
Semester 2

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Food Sciences and Nutrition

General Food Microbiology
4
Semester 1
Social Policy and Health Systems
4
Semester 2
Psychology, Food Issues and Perceptions
4
Semester 2
An Introduction to Food Supply Chain Issues
4
Semester 2
An Introduction to Mathematical Techniques in Food Science
2
Semester 1
Applied Nutrition
6
Semester 2
Food Legislation and Quality Assurance Principles
6
Semester 2
Fundamental Principles of Dietetics
6
Semester 2
Principles of Health Promotion and Public Health Nutrition
4
Semester 1
Interventions in Public Health
4
Semester 1
Further Aspects of Health Promotion
4
Semester 1
Concepts of Health, Food, Procurement and Marketing
6
Semester 2
Food: New Product Design and Development
4
Semester 2
Fundamentals of Human Nutrition
5
Semester 2

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Midwifery

Management of Care in a Midwifery Setting
10
Semester 1
Management of Care in a Midwifery Setting
10
Semester 2

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Mental Health

Education in Mental Health Nursing
4
Semester 2
Mental Health Nursing Clinical Practice 7
4
Semester 1
Physical Care in Mental Health Nursing
4
Year
Care of the Psychogeriatric Patient
6
Semester 2
Psychiatric Nursing 3
4
Semester 1
Rehabilitation in Mental Health Nursing
4
Semester 1
Mental Health Nursing Clinical Practice 8
4
Semester 2
Management of Care in Mental Health Nursing
10
Semester 2
Forensic Psychiatry
6
Semester 1
Forensic Psychiatry Related to Practice
2
Semester 2
Clinical Mental Health Nursing Skills
4
Semester 2
Dissertation in Mental Health Nursing Studies
10
Year
Management of Care in a Mental Health Setting
10
Semester 2
Research Study in Mental Health Issues
10
Year
Mental Health Rehabilitation
4
Semester 1

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Nursing

Physiology and Anatomy Related to Care Delivery 1
4
Semester 1
Interpersonal and Intrapersonal Skills
4
Semester 2
Nursing in Paediatrics and Maternal Care Settings
4
Semester 1
Searching Evidence in Practice
2
Semester 2
Nursing the Individual 1
8
Semester 1
Nursing the Individual 2
8
Semester 2
Community Health Nursing
2
Semester 2
Clinical Nursing Skills
4
Semester 2
Paediatrics and Maternal Care
4
Semester 1
Practical Nursing Skills 1
4
Semester 1
Foundations of the Nursing Profession
4
Semester 1
Ethical and Legal Aspects of Nursing Care Delivery
2
Semester 1
Fundamentals of Immediate Care
2
Semester 1
Client Assessment
2
Semester 1
Nursing Individuals with Mental Illness and Conditions
4
Semester 2
Nursing the Chronically Ill Patient
4
Semester 2
Clinical Nursing Skills
5
Semester 1
Foundations for Health Promotion and Public Health
4
Semester 1
Clinical Nursing Skills 3
2
Semester 2
Care of the Older Person
4
Semester 2
Individualised Nursing Care 1
8
Year
Empowerment and Engagement
2
Semester 1
Perioperative Care
4
Semester 1
Nursing in the Accident and Emergency Setting
4
Semester 1
Care of Patients in the Orthopaedic Setting
4
Semester 1
Care of the Patient in Critical Care Settings
4
Semester 1
Nursing Patients with Cardiac Problems
4
Semester 1
Care of the Patient in the Oncology Setting
4
Semester 1
Rehabilitation Care
4
Semester 1
Health Promotion and Public Health Care
4
Semester 2
Management and Leadership in Nursing Practice
4
Semester 1
Assessment, Assimilation and Implementation of Care
6
Semester 2
Individualised Nursing Care 2
6
Semester 2
Achieving Nursing Competence in EU Practice Settings
10
Semester 1
Achieving Nursing Competence in EU Practice Settings
10
Year

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Occupational Therapy

Human Occupation Across the Lifespan
4
Semester 2
Practicum and Seminar
2
Semester 2
Foundations of Occupational Therapy 1: Professional Identity, History and Paradigms
4
Semester 1
Practicum and Seminar 1
3
Semester 1
Practicum and Seminar 2
3
Semester 2
Theoretical and Conceptual Knowledge in Occupational Therapy
4
Semester 2
Introduction to Physical Dysfunction
4
Semester 2
Introduction to Psychosocial Dysfunction
4
Year
Occupational Therapy Skills and Media
4
Semester 2
Basic Clinical Skills
4
Semester 2
Practicum and Seminar 1
3
Semester 1
Practicum and Seminar 2
3
Semester 2
Advanced Psychosocial Clinical Skills
4
Year
Conditions in Psychosocial Dysfunction
4
Semester 1
Advanced Application of Theory in Paediatric Practice
4
Semester 2
Performance Skills and Client Factors in Neurorehabilitation
4
Semester 1
Occupational Performance Areas and Contexts
4
Semester 1
Principles of Biomechanical Intervention in Upper Extremity Rehabilitation
4
Semester 2
Conditions of Human Physical Dysfunction
4
Semester 2
Occupational Therapy Practice in Geriatrics
4
Semester 2
Psychopathology
4
Semester 1
Medical Speciality Area: Neurology
2
Semester 1
Medical Speciality Area: Orthopaedics
2
Semester 1
Medical Speciality Area: Paediatrics
2
Semester 1
Interventions in Acute and Sub-acute Medical Care
4
Semester 2
Psychosocial Aspects of Physical Disability
2
Semester 2
Block Clinical Placement
10
Semester 2
Assistive Technology
4
Semester 2
Occupation Focused Role Emerging Practice
4
Semester 2
Framing Practice through an Occupation-based Perspective
4
Semester 2
Professional Behaviour and Leadership for Occupational Therapists
4
Semester 1
Aspects of Person-Environment Fit in relation to Occupational Performance
2
Semester 1
Professional Issues
4
Year
Dissertation
10
Year

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Physiotherapy

Rehabilitation in Surgical Intervention
2
Semester 1
Effective Communication for Physiotherapists
2
Semester 2
Women's Health
4
Semester 2
Nutrition for Physiotherapists
2
Semester 2
Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy 2
4
Semester 1
Oncology and Palliative Care
2
Semester 1
Rehabilitation of the Amputee
2
Semester 2
Development of Critical and Reflective Practice
2
Semester 2
Manual Therapy 2
6
Semester 2
Introduction to Neurological Rehabilitation
4
Semester 1
Cardiopulmonary Physiotherapy
4
Semester 1
Physiotherapy in Mental Health
2
Semester 1
Pain Management
2
Semester 1
Evidence-based Patient Management
10
Semester 2

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Last Updated: 06 January 2021

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 study-units is 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.
The language of instruction at the University of Malta is English (where applicable, that is except for students following study-units in foreign languages), and students are expected to be fluent in the English language which will enable them to successfully complete their Erasmus+ Mobility.

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