Awards
Honours Bachelor Degree
Programme Code: DK_NHAPA_8
 
Mode of Delivery:Full Time, Modular
 
No. of Semesters:8
NFQ Level:8
Programme Credits:240
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)AN UNDERSTANDING OF THE THEORY, CONCEPTS AND METHODS PERTAINING TO HEALTH AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY. The learner is expected to have a detailed knowledge and understanding of: •The essential facts, major concepts, principles and theories associated with health and physical activity.
PO2Knowledge - Kind
 (a)DETAILED KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING IN ONE OR MORE SPECIALISED AREAS IN HEALTH AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, SOME OF IT AT THE CURRENT BOUNDRIES OF THE FIELD(S). The learner is expected to have a detailed knowledge of: •The terminology, nomenclature, and/or classification systems appropriate to health and physical activity. •The theories, paradigms, defining concepts and underlying principles of health and physical activity. •Advanced methods for acquiring, interpreting and analysing subject- specific information, with a critical understanding of the appropriate contexts for their use through the original study of texts and original papers. •The identification, definition and resolution of complex problems. •Relevant legal and regulatory frameworks. •Current issues of concern to society and an understanding of the philosophical and ethical issues involved.•Some aspects of the defining elements of health and physical activity as a result of in-depth individual study or research. •The current knowledge and development of health and physical activity (including current limits of theoretical and applied knowledge).
PO3Skill - Range
 (a)DEMONSTRATE MASTERY OF A COMPLEX AND SPECIALISED AREA OF HEALTH AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY; USE AND MODIFY ADVANCED SKILLS AND TOOLS TO CONDUCT CLOSELY GUIDED RESEARCH, PROFESSIONAL OR ADVANCED TECHNICAL ACTIVITY.The learner is expected to: • Solve complex technical problems. • Employ advanced data analysing, synthesising and summarising skills in a Health and Physical Activity Setting. • Source, interpret and apply appropriate and referenced literature and other information sources. • Work independently within defined time and resource boundaries. • Effectively and safely operate a range of complex laboratory and health and physical activity equipment. • Apply advanced numerical and statistical analysis skills. • Maintain detailed records of activities. • Communicate scientific information in a variety of forms to specialist and nonspecialist audiences • Design a relevant programme of investigation.
PO4Skill - Selectivity
 (a)EXERCISE APPROPRIATE JUDGEMENT IN A NUMBER OF COMPLEX PLANNING, DESIGN, TECHNICAL AND/OR MANAGEMENT FUNCTIONS RELATED TO PRODUCTS, SERVICES, OPERATIONS OR PROCESSES, INCLUDING RESOURCING WITHIN THE FIELD OF HEALTH AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY. The learner will be able to: •Think independently and make effective decisions. •Recognise and respect the views of others. •Contribute fully to the day-to-day operations of the health and health promotion setting. •Make decisions in relation to a complex health and physical activity environment. •Formulate and test hypotheses. •Appreciate limits of knowledge in health and physical activity and respond appropriately.
PO5Competence - Context
 (a)USE ADVANCED SKILLS TO CONDUCT RESEARCH, OR ADVANCED TECHNICAL OR PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITY, ACCEPTING ACCOUNTABILITY FOR ALL RELATED DECISION MAKING; TRANSFER AND APPLY DIAGNOSITIC AND CREATIVE SKILLS IN A HEALTH AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY CONTEXT. The learner will be able to: •Use scientific skills to critically interpret existing knowledge and apply in new situations. •Make and report appropriate decisions and take responsibility for such decisions, •Behave ethically, in a range of work settings. •Present and engage in debate relating to general scientific issues.
PO6Competence - Role
 (a)ACT EFFECTIVELY UNDER GUIDANCE IN A PEER RELATIONSHIP WITH QUALIFIED HEALTH AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY PRACTITIONERS; LEAD MULTIPLE, COMPLEX AND HETEROGENEOUS GROUPS. The learner will be able to: •Plan for effective project implementation and manage the organisation of tasks, people and resources. •Participate constructively in a complex team environment within a health and health promotion field. •Reflect on own practices. •Accept responsibility for the work of self and others. •Develop and train staff to meet changing technical needs.
PO7Competence - Learning to Learn
 (a)LEARN TO ACT IN VARIABLE AND UNFAMILIAR LEARNING CONTEXTS; LEARN TO MANAGE LEARNING TASKS INDEPENDENTLY, PROFESSIONALLY AND ETHICALLY. The learner will be able to: •Identify knowledge gaps and source and undertake self-learning to fill the gaps. •Demonstrate an awareness of the need for enhanced technical competencies and continuing professional development in the field of health and physical activity. •Evince a commitment to continuing education and lifelong learning.
PO8Competence - Insight
 (a)EXPRESS A COMPREHENSIVE, INTERNALISED, PERSONAL WORLD VIEW, MANIFESTING SOLIDARITY WITH OTHERS. The learner will be able to: •Develop a capacity for social responsibility. •Contribute to the development of the role of the scientist in society. •Demonstrate the capacity to draw complex information together and present in an understandable format. •Demonstrate the capacity to acknowledge the current issues of concern to society and an understanding of the philosophical and ethical issues involved. •Demonstrate a questioning attitude to the assumptions, both overt and covert, underlying modern science in health and physical activity.
 

Semester Schedules

Stage 1 / Semester 1

Mandatory
Module Code Module Title
EDUC N8074 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
HIST N8136 Health, the Individual and Society
HLST N8137 Nutrition
HLST N8135 Exercise and Health Studies ( Part 2 of 2 )
 

Stage 2 / Semester 1

Mandatory
Module Code Module Title
HLST N8138 The Professional Practitioner 2
MRKT N8003 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 N8144 Special Populations and Lifestyle Interventions
DATA N8005 Collecting and Analysing Data
HLST N8145 Health Promotion in Practice
 

Stage 4 / Semester 1

Mandatory
Module Code Module Title
TEMPCODE36 The Professional Practitioner 3
TEMPCODE41 Health Promotion Challenges and Solutions
TEMPCODE38 Leadership and Innovative Management in Health and Physical Activity
TEMPCODE44 Research Project ( Part 1 of 2 )
TEMPCODE43 Placement 2
 

Stage 4 / Semester 2

Mandatory
Module Code Module Title
TEMPCODE40 Health Policy and Legislation
TEMPCODE44 Research Project ( Part 2 of 2 )
Elective
Module Code Module Title
SPOR H8010 Applied Metabolism and Obesity Management
BUSS B8006 New Venture Development
TEMPCODE43 Functional and Therapeutic Interventions