The qualifications offered in the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences are designed to educate and train professional heal workers who are able to adapt to the changing demands of the health care industry in tandem with extending boundaries of healthcare delivery.
It is envisaged that the qualification will equip students with high quality career orientated health education that meets the lifelong learning needs of the students.
Our Faculty offer a variety of clinical, educational, training and academic career options in the context of Health care, science and research. The Faculty has three departments (Department of Nursing and Midwifery, Department Health and Wellness and Department of Pharmacist Assistant) offering both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and clinical courses. Our qualifications are designed to respond to health challenges in Namibia, Africa and Global. Our students are prepared with appropriate skills for the health care industry. Our team of academic staff work hard and are dedicated to produce competent caring health care practitioners who are passionate about impacting the health and lives of the community.
The following qualifications are offered in the Faculty:
Pofessor Agnes van Dyk
Pofessor Agnes van Dyk
Welcome from the Dean
Welcome to the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences at IUM. The faculty is located at Dorado Campus.
We have a vibrant and unique identity rooted in our innovative and critical approach to nursing and health science education
The Department offers a teaching programme Bachelors of Nursing Honours Degree of high academic quality.
Theoretical and clinical nursing education is offered simultaneously and our students are allocated to clinical sites early in the program me.
We have cooperated agreements with the private and public health care institutions to accommodate the students for clinical learning experiences.
We are dedicated to ensuring that our students are prepared for the workplace when they leave IUM!
-Professor Agnes van Dyk
Director of School of Health Sciences
Please contact The Pharmaceutical Society of Namibia (PSN) at email@example.com or +264612926303 (not IUM) should you require any further information on the minimum requirements in order to enroll. Note that enrollment for 2022 will open in August 2021 and September 2021 and all applicants for this training course must be employed in a Namibian Pharmacy (Full Time).
The purpose of the Bachelor in Nursing Honours degree programme is to provide the Namibian nation with nurse practitioners who have sufficient expertise in dealing with the most pressing health problems in the country. It aims to provide students with the competency to analyse, integrate, and apply scientific, theoretical, and clinical knowledge in their daily practice. The qualification is designed to train professional nurses who are able to adapt to the changing roles of the nursing profession in tandem with extending boundaries of nursing practice. It is envisaged that the qualification will equip students with high quality career-oriented nursing education that meets the lifelong learning needs of the student.Programme Outcomes
Holders of this qualification will be able to:
SPECIAL SCHOOL/FACULTY REGULATIONS
NS 1: NS 1: The minimum duration of study for this programme shall be 4 years, with a maximum of 6 years for completion.
NS 2 : The curriculum consists of 494 credits in total gained in the following :
NS 3 : A student wishing to proceed to the following year of study must pass the pre-requisite of a course or subject.
NS 4 : Students register for all the courses of the programme in the first year
NS 5 : To proceed to the second (2nd) year of study, a student must pass:
NS 6 : To proceed to the third (3rd) year of study, a student must pass:
NS 7 : To proceed to the fourth (4th) year of study, a student must pass:
N8 8 : In years 4, 5, and 6 the remaining courses must also be passed.Course Outline
|Year 1 (104 Credits)|
|Nursing Science I: Foundation of Nursing|
|Community Health Nursing I|
|Introduction to the Philosophy of Care|
|Clinical Nursing I|
|Introduction to IT for Nursing Practitioners and Administrators|
|Biological Sciences: Applied Anatomy & Physics|
|Introduction to Midwifery Science|
|Introduction to Psychology for Nurses|
|Critical Thinking Skills|
|Year 2 (118 Credits)|
|Nursing Science II: Medical & Surgical Conditions General|
|Midwifery Science I|
|Community Health Nursing II|
|Biological Sciences: Physiology & Biochemistry|
|Clinical Nursing II|
|Pharmacology for Nurses|
|Microbiology for Nurses|
|Year 3 (128 Credits)|
|Nursing Science III: Medical and Surgical Conditions|
|Midwifery Science II|
|Community Health Nursing III|
|Research Methodology in Health Sciences|
|Clinical Nursing III|
|Mental Health Nursing|
|Year 4 (144 Credits)|
|Nursing Science IV: Specialised Units|
|Midwifery Science III|
|Professional Practice & Ethics in Nursing|
|Health Research Report|
|Health Service Management (Unit Level)|
|Clinical Nursing IV|