Awards
Ordinary Bachelor Degree
Programme Code: DK_NHAPA_8X7
 
Mode of Delivery:Full Time, Modular
 
No. of Semesters:5
NFQ Level:7
Programme Credits:180
Language of Instruction:English
Department:Nursing Midwifery & Early Years
 

Programme Outcomes

On successful completion of this programme the learner should be able to :

PO1Knowledge - Breadth
 (a)SPECIALISED KNOWLEDGE ACROSS A VARIETY OF AREAS. The learner is expected to have a good level of knowledge of: • A broadly based scientific core; • Mathematics; • Theory and understanding in a particular sub-field of health and physical activity.
PO2Knowledge - Kind
 (a)RECOGNITION OF LIMITATIONS OF CURRENT KNOWLEDGE AND FAMILIARITY WITH SOURCES OF NEW KNOWLEDGE; INTEGRATION OF HEALTH AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY CONCEPTS ACROSS A VARIETY OF AREAS. The learner is expected to have a good level of knowledge in: • The terminology, nomenclature, and/or classification systems appropriate to health and physical activity; • Subject-specific theories, concepts and principles; • Methods for acquiring, processing, interpreting and presenting health and physical activity information; • The identification, definition and resolution of routine problems; • Relevant legal, quality and regulatory frameworks; • Current issues of concern to society and an appreciation of the ethical issues involved; • Some aspects of the defining elements of the health and physical activity area as a result of individual study or research.
PO3Skill - Range
 (a)DEMONSTRATE SPECIALISED TECHNICAL, CREATIVE OR CONCEPTUAL SKILLS AND TOOLS ACROSS HEALTH AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY. The learner will be able to: • Apply knowledge and understanding to address familiar problems in a health and physical activity setting; • Employ data analysing, synthesising and summarising skills in a health and physical activity setting; • Source, interpret and apply appropriate and referenced literature from the health and physical activity field; • Work independently within defined time boundaries; • Operate a range of laboratory and other health and physical activity equipment safely; • Apply numerical and statistical analysis skills; • Maintain detailed records of activities; • Communicate scientific information in a variety of forms to specialist audiences.
PO4Skill - Selectivity
 (a)EXERCISE APPROPRIATE JUDGEMENT IN PLANNING, DESIGN, TECHNICAL AND/OR SUPERVISORY FUNCTIONS RELATED TO PRODUCTS, SERVICES, OPERATIONS OR PROCESSES WITHIN HEALTH AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY. The learner will be able to: • Identify and implement solutions to problems relating to scientific processes in health and physical activity in a logical manner; • Appreciate the views of others; • Participate fully in the day-to-day operations of a health and physical activity work setting; • Make decisions in relation to a controlled health and physical activity environment; • Test simple hypotheses; • Appreciate limits of knowledge within health and physical activity.
PO5Competence - Context
 (a)UTILISE DIAGNISTIC AND CREATIVE SKILLS IN A RANGE OF FUNCTIONS IN A WIDE RANGE OF HEALTH AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY CONTEXTS. The learner will be able to: • Analyse and generate data, diagnose and trouble-shoot technical problems and contribute to their resolution in a range of health and physical activity work settings; • Use scientific skills to accurately perform tasks; • Behave professionally in a range of structured health and physical activity work settings.
PO6Competence - Role
 (a)ACCEPT ACCOUNTABILITY FOR DETERMINING AND ACHIEVING PERSONAL OR GROUP OUTCOMES; TAKE SIGNIFICANT OR SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE WORK OF OTHERS WITHIN DEFINED WORK AREAS WITHIN HEALTH AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY. The learner will be able to: • Take direction, accept criticism and use feedback to enhance own performance; • Participate in a structured team environment across core health and physical activity disciplines; • Be self-directed in terms of time, motivation and planning and be self-aware and be open and sensitive to others; • Work with significant autonomy within allocated responsibility; • Work individually on complex tasks; • Exercise independent technical judgement; • Develop a personal work plan; • Accept responsibility for own work.
PO7Competence - Learning to Learn
 (a)TAKE INITIATIVE TO IDENTIFY AND ADDRESS LEARNING NEEDS AND INTERACT EFFECTIVELY IN A LEARNING GROUP. The learner will be able to: • Demonstrate an ability for autonomous, independent learning; • Identify gaps in personal knowledge, understanding and skills and identify appropriate means of gaining these attributes; • Evince a commitment to continuing education and lifelong learning; • Take appropriate action to remain aware of industrial, regulatory and societal change, which will impact on health and physical activity
PO8Competence - Insight
 (a)EXPRESS AN INTERNALISED, PERSONAL WORLD VIEW, MANIFESTING SOLIDARITY WITH OTHERS. The learner will be able to: • Discuss relevant scientific issues in a social, cultural and economic context; • Promote health and physical activity to the general public; • Demonstrate an awareness of current issues of concern to society and an appreciation of the ethical issues involved.
 

Semester Schedules

Stage 1 / Semester 1

Mandatory
Module Code Module Title
ANPS N8011 Anatomy and Physiology 1
EDUC N8074 2018 Engaging with Scholarship
HLST N8134 The Professional Practitioner 1
HLST N8135 Exercise and Health Studies ( Part 1 of 2 )
 

Stage 1 / Semester 2

Mandatory
Module Code Module Title
ANPS N8012 Anatomy and Physiology 2
HIST N8136 Health, the Individual and Society
HLST N8137 Nutrition
COMM N8010 Communication Skills
HLST N8135 Exercise and Health Studies ( Part 2 of 2 )
 

Stage 2 / Semester 1

Mandatory
Module Code Module Title
HLST N8167 The Professional Practitioner 2
HLST N8139 Exercise Physiology and Lab Based Fitness Techniques
MRKT N8004 Marketing
HLST N8140 Chronic Illness and Lifestyle Interventions 1
 

Stage 2 / Semester 2

Mandatory
Module Code Module Title
HLST N8141 Understanding Health and Illness
RESA N8051 Appraising Research
HLST N8142 Field Based Techniques and Programme Design
HLST N8143 Chronic Illness and Lifestyle Interventions 2
 

Stage 3 / Semester 1

Mandatory
Module Code Module Title
HLST N8168 Special Populations and Lifestyle Interventions
DATA N8064 Collecting and Analysing Data
HLST N8145 Health Promotion in Practice