6 Credits (ECTS)
Mental Health Disorders
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€389 refund on this module
This module focuses on the most generally encountered mental health disorders, including the main nursing care needed to care for patients with mental disorders.
This module focuses on the Maltese legislations related to the sector.
This course is targeted at:
• Nurses who are in possession of an MQF Level 4 (or comparable as per MQRIC) in Nursing, who need to upgrade their knowledge, skills, and competences in order to apply for registration with the Maltese Council of Nurses and Midwives as first level nurses.
• Non-EU trained nurses who are in possession of a minimum MQF Level 5 (or comparable as per MQRIC) in Nursing, seeking a bridging course to enable them to apply for registration with the Maltese Council of Nurses and Midwives as first level nurses.
The programme aims to get nurses who are non-EU nationals adequately trained so that they can register as first level nurses in Malta.
How you’ll be assessed
This programme is offered both on a full-time and on a part-time basis. It consists of 9 compulsory modules. Assessment is carried out via three mandatory components:
• lecturer-led sessions;
• 100 hours of supervisor-led simulation practice sessions;
• work placement amounting to 510 hours in a healthcare setting under supervision.
Module Intake Dates
Reading for the entire Diploma in Health Sciences – Nursing Studies as presented herein costs €5,000.*
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be eligible for a 70% refund of the cost through the ‘Get Qualified’ scheme.**
Due to the modular structure of the course, you may also opt to take individual modules as stand-alone. The entry requirements still apply.***
*Prices are applicable to students who reside in Malta at the time of applying.
**Terms and conditions apply.
*** For the price of individual modules, please contact the IDEA Academy team.
1. Critically analyse and apply the principles of patient assessment based on advanced knowledge of nursing patients with mental health needs.
2. Differentiate the underlying biopsychosocial spiritual connections affecting mental health and the clinical manifestations of psychiatric conditions.
3. Formulate and implement safe, effective, ethical, person-centred, holistic, evidence-based care and interventions for the psychiatric patient, including health promotion.
4. Critically appraise the effectiveness of nursing care and treatment of patients with mental health needs and make adjustments to care as needed.
5. Demonstrate effective communication with patients with mental health needs and with other professionals in the multi-disciplinary care team.