6 Credits (ECTS)
Get 70% back via Tax Credit
€389 refund on this module
In this module, you will learn about the importance of nutrition and how ongoing good health avoids disease. You will also learn how to communicate and explain facts about healthy eating to patients.
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 the research evidence underpinning maintenance of safe, healthy nutrition for the population in general and for patients of all ages in a range of settings.
2. Examine and analyse the underlying science-based theory and principles of nutrition and its link to a range of actual/potential health conditions.
3. Formulate and implement safe, effective, ethical, person-centred, holistic, evidence-based nursing care relating to nutritional health, in accordance with the Maltese legislation and the Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct for Nurses and Midwives.
4. Identify opportunities for and promote healthy lifestyles and good nutrition, including signposting people to services available to support health maintenance.