Diploma in Health Studies (Children's and General - Integrated)


NFQ Level 6, Minor Award

The Diploma in Health Studies, NFQ Level 6, is an alternative diploma pathway for students on the BSc (Hons) Nursing (Children's and General Integrated) programme who do not satisfy the pass standard for the Part B practice module (NU2086). Students who do not pass the Part B practice module for Year 2 of the BSc (Hons) Nursing either at the first Examinations or at the first attempt in a Repeat year will re-register for the alternative pathway - the non-clinical Diploma in Health Studies. This pathway does not confer eligibility to practice as a Registered Nurse. 

To complete the Diploma in Health Studies, a student must pass all Part A modules for the second BSc Nursing Examinations and achieve a pass in the Part B independent study module NU2074 (10 credits). Students who complete the Part B study module are required to exit the programme with a Diploma in Health Studies award. 


Leading to: NFQ Level 6, Minor Award - Diploma in Health Studies

A student may not register for the Diploma in Health Studies programme until the First University Examination in Nursing and the relevant Part B module have been passed. In order to be admitted to the Second University Examination in Diploma in Health Studies, each student must have attended theory modules in Part A to the value of 50 credits and a study module in Part B to the value of 10 credits.

Programme Requirements

For information about modules, module choice, options and credit weightings, please go to Programme Requirements