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University of Malta launches new nursing course in elderly care

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The Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Malta has launched its B.Sc. Nursing (Hons.) (Elderly Care) program at Residence Saint Vincent de Paule.

“An increase in the aging population requires that trained nurses in health and social care settings are properly prepared to provide high quality care to the elderly. This degree program provides qualified nurses with specific skills and competencies in the care of the elderly, as well as more general skills that will contribute to their academic and professional development.This complementary part-time evening course program covers preventive, medical, rehabilitative and palliative aspects of care in a range of settings, including community, hospital and long-term settings. Relevant topics such as dementia, nutrition and pharmacology are discussed. », Indicates a press release

Graduates of the program will earn a diploma and specialization in nursing for the elderly. The program will prepare applicants for roles in the care of the elderly, who live in the community, are hospitalized in acute care or rehabilitation hospitals, or who reside in nursing / nursing homes, by responding to their biopsychosocial needs to improve their health, well-being and quality of life. In terms of career prospects, this program gives graduates the opportunity to continue their education and progress to a Masters.

This two or three year program starting in October 2017, is intended for holders of the advanced diploma in health sciences (studies in nursing), diploma in health sciences (studies in nursing) or a comparable diploma. .

St Vincent de Paule will sponsor a considerable number of its employees to take this course in order to encourage and support the participation of nurses.

Applications are now open until the 31stst August. For more information and to apply online, please go to http://bit.ly/2teqWQ1