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Higher Diploma in Health Science in Nursing Studies
Higher Diploma in Health Science in Nursing Studies

Higher Diploma in Health Science in Nursing Studies

  • ID:UM10386
  • Level:2-Year Higher/Advanced Diploma
  • Duration:
  • Intake:
  • Type:Full-time

Fees (EUR)

  • Application Fee:€95.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:€10,800.00
  • LivingFee/Year:€8,500.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:€200.00
  • Application Fee:€95.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:€10,800.00
  • LivingFee/Year:€8,500.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:€200.00
Estimated Total/program:
€39,190.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements:

English requirements:

  • IELTS: 5.0 in the reading and writing components

  • TOEFL: Internet-Based Test (iBT): a minimum score of 17 in the reading and writing components

Course Information

The overall aim of the programme is to equip prospective nurses with the knowledge, skills and competences associated with competent, caring and professional practitioners, who are committed to provide quality nursing care in a variety of health and social care settings and to their continued professional and academic development.

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 choices, to guide appropriate nursing action in a variety of settings. The programme conforms to the European Union Directives on Nursing Education and secures recognition as a first level nurse across EU member states.

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YEAR ONE

Year (This/these unit/s start/s in Semester 1 and continue/s in Semester 2)Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

  • NUR1229, Adult Nursing 1, 4 ECTS, (NC)

Semester 1
Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

  • CHE1012, Principles of Chemistry and Biochemistry related to Care, 2 ECTS, (NC)

  • NUR1007, Nursing the Older Adult, 4 ECTS, (NC)

  • NUR1008, Nursing in Paediatrics and Maternal Care Settings, 4 ECTS, (NC)

  • NUR1230, Clinical Placement 2, 10 ECTS, (NC)

  • NUR1231, Nursing Skills 1, 4 ECTS, (NC)

Semester 2
Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

  • NUR1232, Clinical Placement 3, 10 ECTS, (NC)

  • NUR1233, Nursing Skills 2, 4 ECTS, (NC)

  • NUR1234, Nursing Individuals with Mental Illness and Conditions, 4 ECTS, (NC)

  • NUR1235, Nursing the Chronically Ill Patient, 4 ECTS, (NC)

Summer Period
Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

  • NUR1236, Clinical Placement 4, 10 ECTS, (NC)

YEAR TWO

Semester 1
Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

  • NUR1206, Client Assessment, 2 ECTS, (NC)

  • NUR1218, Evidence in Nursing Practice, 2 ECTS, (NC)

  • NUR2082, Organising and Planning Care Delivery, 6 ECTS, (NC)

  • NUR2084, Adult Nursing 2, 4 ECTS, (NC)

  • NUR2085, Foundations for Health Promotion and Public Health, 4 ECTS, (NC)

Elective Units.

  • NUR2091, Perioperative Care Practicum, 8 ECTS,

  • NUR2092, Nursing in the Accident and Emergency Setting Practicum, 8 ECTS,

  • NUR2093, Care of Patients in the Orthopaedic Setting Practicum, 8 ECTS,

  • NUR2094, Care of the Patient in the Critical Care Settings Practicum, 8 ECTS,

  • NUR2095, Nursing Patients with Cardiac Problems Practicum, 8 ECTS,

  • NUR2096, Care of the Patient in the Oncology Setting Practicum, 8 ECTS,

  • NUR2097, Rehabilitation Care Practicum, 8 ECTS,

  • NUR2354, Perioperative Care, 4 ECTS,

  • NUR2356, Nursing in the Accident and Emergency Setting, 4 ECTS,

  • NUR2358, Care of Patients in the Orthopaedic Setting, 4 ECTS,

  • NUR2360, Care of the Patient in Critical Care Settings, 4 ECTS,

  • NUR2362, Nursing Patients with Cardiac Problems, 4 ECTS,

  • NUR2364, Care of the Patient in the Oncology Setting, 4 ECTS,

  • NUR2370, Rehabilitation Care, 4 ECTS,

Semester 2
Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

  • NUR2086, Complex Clinical Situations, 4 ECTS, (NC)

  • NUR2087, Teaching in Nursing Practice, 2 ECTS, (NC)

  • NUR2088, Management Principles in Nursing Practice, 4 ECTS, (NC)

  • NUR2089, Professional Development, 4 ECTS, (NC)

  • NUR2098, Final Nursing Clinical Practicum, 14 ECTS, (NC)

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Completion of this programme of studies leads to registration on the general section of the nurse register of the Council for Nurses and Midwives.

Diploma holders are able to work in a variety of clinical areas, including:

  •  Community and home care

  •  School nursing

  •  Acute hospital settings

  •  Long-term and rehabilitation settings

Diploma holders are eligible to apply to join part-time programmes offered by the Faculty of Health Sciences leading to a Bachelor’s degree.

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

Health insurance - EUR €200 per year

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