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About the Faculty

The qualifications are 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.

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Pofessor Agnes van Dyk

  • Prof. van Dyk is the Director of the School of Health Sciences at IUM with effect from 01 April 2013. Prior to IUM, she was employed by UNAM as a full Professor till she resigned in 2012.
  • Prof van Dyk holds a PhD in Nursing from the University of Namibia and various Professional nursing qualifications.
  • Prof. van Dyk has over over twenty years of experience in nursing education in Namibia.
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Pofessor Agnes van Dyk

Welcome from the Dean

Welcome to the Department of Nursing Science within the School of Health Sciences at the International University of Management. The school of Health Sciences is located at the Dorado Campus.

We have a vibrant and unique identity rooted in our innovative and critical approach to nursing 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

Certificate in Pharmacist Assistant

Please contact The Pharmaceutical Society of Namibia (PSN) at edudesk@psn.com.na or +264 61 2926303 (not IUM) should you require any further information on the minimum requirements in order to enroll. Note that the enrollment for 2019 will open in August 2018 and all applicants for this training course must be employed in a Namibian Pharmacy (Full Time)

Bachelor Degree in Nursing

Purpose

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:

  • Demonstrate mastery of ethical, moral, legal and professional principles in caring for patients.
  • Diagnose patient problems that need nursing care, draw up a nursing care plan, implement the plan and evaluate the outcome.
  • Conduct nursing research and critically analyse results to be implemented in nursing practice.
  • Manage a health care unit by applying and critiquing management principles.

SPECIAL SCHOOL/FACULTY REGULATIONS

Progression/advancement 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 :

  • 14 semester courses
  • 18 year courses
  • 2,200 practical hours (notional)

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:

  • Nursing Science 1
  • Community Health 1
  • Biological Sciences
  • Clinical Nursing 1
  • Introduction to Midwifery Science

NS 6 : To proceed to the third (3rd) year of study, a student must pass:

  • Nursing Science 2
  • Community Health 2
  • Biological Sciences
  • Clinical Nursing 2
  • Midwifery 2

NS 7 : To proceed to the fourth (4th) year of study, a student must pass:

  • Nursing Science 3
  • Mental Health
  • Clinical Nursing 3
  • Midwifery 2 ?????***
  • Research Methodology

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
Communication Skills
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

Certificate in HIV/AIDS Management

Qualification Description:

The Certificate in HIV/AIDS Management (NQF Level 5) introduces the fundamental concepts and practices of public health to students in order to develop a broad-based understanding of its context, purpose and underlying functional areas of public health management. This certificate is designed for professionals seeking a career transition with greater public health responsibilities. The certificate course contents include materials and techniques that are consistent with modern principles and best practices, providing knowledge and skills that have immediate application in the real world of work. The qualification aims to empower people who are involved in practical public health activities with the capacity to further develop their career in public health. The qualification provides practice-oriented education for high level public health service providers with skills that would enable graduates to succeed in any dynamic public health care settings in Southern African region and beyond.

Career Path:

The qualification will equip students with effective working knowledge of the analytical tools and management concepts used in public, corporate and NGO sector as well as grounding them in the practical management skills required in contemporary organisation or community activities. The certificate course contents include materials and techniques that are consistent with modern principles and best practices, providing knowledge and skills that have immediate application in the real world of work. The qualification will empower people who are involved in practical public health activities with the capacity to further develop their career in public health. The qualification provides practice-oriented education for high level public

health service providers with skills that would enable graduates to succeed in any dynamic public health care settings in Southern African region and beyond.

Admissions requirement:

Students will be admitted into this qualification if they hold a Namibian Secondary School Certificate (NSSCO/H) with a minimum of 20 points and passed five subjects with a minimum of D in English. Students may also enter through mature age entry/prior learning with three years of relevant work experience in public health related sector.

Course Outline

Certificate in HIV/AIDS Management
Professional Presentation
Basic IT Skills
Applied English Language Skills
Health Communication Skills
Community Based Care and Support I
Counselling skills
Communicable Diseases: Opportunistic infections and Who HIV Clinical Staging
Introduction to entrepreneurship
Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM)
First aid and HIV/AIDS
The global impact of HIV/AIDS
Sexual Reproductive Health Promotion

Diploma in HIV/AIDS Management

Qualification Description:

The Diploma in HIV/AIDS Management (Level 6) is designed for professionals seeking a career transition with greater public health responsibilities. Its contents include materials and techniques that are consistent with modern principles and best practices, providing knowledge and skills that have immediate application in the real world of work. The qualification aims to empower people who are involved in practical public health activities with the capacity to further develop their career in public health. The qualification provides practice-oriented education for high level public health service providers with skills that would enable graduates to succeed in any public health care settings in Southern African Region and beyond. The qualification will also equip students with effective working knowledge of the analytical tool, programming and management concepts used in public, corporate and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) sector as well as grounding them in the practical management skills required in organisation or community activities.

Career Path:

The Diploma in HIV/AIDS Management (Level 6) is designed for professionals seeking a deepen knowledge and skills in HIV/AIDS studies as per their chosen career, with greater public health responsibilities. Its contents include materials and techniques that are consistent with modern principles and best practices, providing knowledge and skills that have immediate application in the real world of work. The qualification will empower people who are involved in practical public health activities with the capacity to further develop their career in HIV/AIDS Management and public health. The qualification provides practice-oriented education for high level public health service providers with skills that would enable graduates to succeed in any public health care settings in Southern African region and beyond.

Admissions requirement:

Students will be admitted to the Diploma in HIV/AIDS Management (Level 6) if they hold a Certificate in HIV/AIDS Management (Level 5) or an equivalent qualification.

Course Outline

Diploma in HIV/AIDS Management
Community Based Care and Support II
Counselling skills
Counselling Practicum
Corporate Governance and HIV/AIDSI
Policy and legal frameworks in HIV/AIDS
Health Economics and HIV/AIDS
Leadership Development in HIV/ AIDS Management
Public Health Practices in HIV/AIDS management
Health systems and HIV/AIDS management
Networking and Partnerships
Nutrition and wellbeing HIV/AIDS management
Health and Wellness
Occupational safety, Health and HIV/AIDS
Physical Therapy and HIV/AIDS
Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Bachelor of HIV/AIDS Management

Qualification Description:

The Bachelor in HIV/AIDS Management aims to develop a broad-based practical understanding of the complexity and multi-dimensionality of the evolving phenomenon known as HIV/AIDS as a paradigm for the relationship between disease, society and public policy. The qualification aims to empower people who are involved in practical public health activities with the capacity to further develop their career in public health. The qualification contents include research, materials and techniques that are consistent with modern principles and best practices, providing knowledge and skills that have immediate application in the real world of work. The qualification provides practice-oriented education for high level public health service providers with skills that would enable graduates to succeed in any dynamic public health care setting in Southern African region and beyond.

Career Path:

The qualification is designed for professionals seeking a career transition with greater public health responsibilities especially in the area of Programme Management creating an awareness of the social and psychological implications of HIV/AIDS. The qualification will empower people, who are involved in middle-Management and supervision of practical public health activities, with the capacity to further develop their career in public health management.

Admissions requirement:

Students will be admitted into this qualification if they hold a Diploma in HIV/AIDS Management (Level 6) or its equivalent.

Course Outline
Bachelor of HIV/AIDS Management
Basic IT Skills
Information Systems in Public Health
Applied English Language Skills
Health Communication Skills
Community Based Care and Support I
Community Based Care and Support II
Counselling skills
Counselling Practicum
Corporate Governance and HIV/AIDS
Policy and legal frameworks in HIV/AIDS
Quality Improvement in Health Care
Health Economics and HIV/AIDS
Leadership Development in HIV/ AIDS management
Public Health Practices in HIV/AIDS management
Health systems and HIV/AIDS management
Networking and Partnerships
Project management
Nutrition and wellbeing in HIV/AIDS management
Communicable and non-Communicable disease
Epidemiology: The Basic Science of Public Health
Stress management
Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM)
First aid and HIV/AIDS
Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Intermediate Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Strategic Entrepreneurship
Research methodology
Internship
Sociology of HIV/AIDS
Family Life Education
The global impact of HIV/AIDS

Bachelor of HIV/AIDS Management (Honours)

Qualification Description:

The Bachelor in HIV/AIDS Management (Honours) aims to develop a conceptual understanding of HIV/AIDS and of how society has framed this disease, its historical background, and the social, legal, political and ethical issues associated with it. The qualification is designed for professionals seeking a career transition with greater public health responsibilities especially in the area of creating an awareness of the social and psychological implications of HIV/AIDS for people living with HIV and their families, communities and support systems. Furthermore, the holders of this qualification will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the implications of epidemic HIV/AIDS for society, by describing infection control measures, groups at greatest risk, contact tracing, education, economics, community resources, the stress of care-giving and the prospects for the future.

Career Path:

The qualification is designed for health professionals and Managers who want to equip themselves with advanced knowledge and skills in HIV/AIDS research methodologies, as well as project management .The Bachelor in HIV/AIDS Management (Honours) aims to equip candidates with the abilities and skills to evaluate and research various concepts of Health, HIV/AIDS, Counselling and care, and Ethics.

Admissions requirement:

Students will be admitted to this qualification if they hold a Bachelor in HIV/AIDS Management or its equivalent.

Course Outline

Bachelor of HIV/AIDS Management (Honours)
Research Project
Human Rights and HIV/AIDS
Health Law and Ethics
Social Anthropology
Strategic Management
Monitoring and Evaluation in HIV/AIDS Management
Applied entrepreneurship management
Electives:
Public Health Approaches to HIV/AIDS
The tools of Public Health practice