6 Credits (ECTS)
Introduction to Ethical Issues in Healthcare
The module aims to equip students with the knowledge of current legal and ethical issues within the healthcare context and the necessary skills to tackle those issues.
Students will be introduced to legal and ethical theories issues, and principles and explore their application within healthcare as applied to nursing profession. They will be encouraged to take account of the implications of recent events in society and of new legislation that impacts on healthcare decision making.
This module focuses on the Maltese legislations related to the sector.
Candidates who apply for this course must be:
- Be second level nurses in possession of a minimum Level 4 Certificate in Nursing (or comparable as per MQRIC).
- Possess a qualification at MQF Level 4 (one ‘A’ Level or equivalent preferably in science) or if ‘A’ level is not in science subject then a a pass in Biology, Chemistry or Physics at MQF Level 3 (‘O’ Level or equivalent) is required.
Preference will be given to prospective applicants who have a minimum of 1-year work experience in healthcare sector.
How you’ll be assessed
This is a part-time programme and will typically take 15 months to complete. The programme comprises a total of 10 modules. The method of assessment is assignment-based.
The course comprises:
- 6 lectures per module;
- 3-hour lectures (evening);
- 12 hours of online content per module, comprising asynchronous online discussions, tutorials and/or videos.