Bachelor of Science in Nursing (applicable to 2018/2019 intake and onwards)

Awarding body/institution 頒授機構 Macao Polytechnic Institute
Responsible school 負責學校 School of Health Sciences
Endorsement  in the Official Gazette 政府公報批示 84/2018
Name of final award / programme Title 學位及課程名稱 Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Duration of study 學習年期 4 years
MPI programme code 理工課程編號 4LCEDCI-2
FHEQ level of award FHEQ學歷水準 Level 6

Academic units which will also be involved in teaching part of the programme

School of Business, School of Languages and Translation, School of Physical Education and Sports, School of Public Adminstration, School of Arts, MPI-BELL Centre of English

Institution(s) other than MPI that will provide some teaching to the programme

Health Bureau of Macao S.A.R, Kiang Wu Hospital, Dongguan Kanghua Hospital Mainland China, Portuguese Polytechnics Coordinating Council (CCISP), Portugal

Programme outline 課程簡介

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is designed in mastering professional knowledge and clinical practice. Year 1-4 graduates should have placement in appropriate clinical units. Except basic medical sciences, human studies and introduction in nursing, advanced conceptions in nursing and broad perspectives in health and health care will be also introduced..
The programme emphasizes quality of education. In order for graduates to become qualified health care professionals as well as productive members of society, the programme does not only facilitate the students’ mastering of professional knowledge and technical skills, but also puts a lot of effort into enhancing students’ personal development.
The programme has a team of experienced and internationally trained health care professionals and academics as its full-time teaching staff. It is fully equipped with its own nursing practice laboratories, science laboratories and a computer laboratory, which provide the students with the best practice environment for learning academic and research activities.

Programme objectives 課程目標

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program aims to equip learners with the essential knowledge and skills of nursing and foster graduates to be qualified care professionals, and providing safe and effective health care services to people.

What will you be expected to achieve? 期望達到的成效
Upon the completion of this programme, the graduate should be able to:
i) Demonstrate an understanding of the holistic nature of the clients' health status involving individual, family, and community aspects.
ii) Demonstrate effective communication skills and the ability to establish and maintain a therapeutic relationship with clients.
iii) Demonstrate a mastery and an application of knowledge and skills for nursing practice, including biological sciences, social sciences and humanities, by making appropriate clinical reasoning and performing safe and therapeutic practice.
iv) Demonstrate the ability to maintain legal and ethical standards of nursing practice.
v) Demonstrate the ability to carry out relevant research and make contributions to the health of the community.
vi) Work effectively and efficiently alone or in teams.
vii) Demonstrate the ability to identify and evaluate health care issues.
viii) Demonstrate a critical understanding and apply the principles of evidence-based practice to the delivery of nursing care.
Academic content 學術內容
Knowledge and awareness of a range of subjects, fields, theories and approaches applicable to nursing discipline.
Knowledge and understanding of assessment tools used to assess and interpret issues in nursing, challenges and risks in a changing context.
Develop a critical understanding of the growing scientific and clinical literature which affect nursing in practice.
Disciplinary skills‐ able to 學科技能
Develop an understanding of the theories, analytical approaches, methodologies and practices that underpin nursing in modern society.
Evaluate, extrapolate and synthesize relevant literature and empirical data and competently apply these to different nursing actual situations.
Develop students' ability to apply nursing theory to the analysis of a broad range of actual problems in this area.
Attributes 特質
To learn continuously within academia and industry and beyong and to employ relevant information and knowledge in understanding different contexts.
To acquite research skills and values which can provide different approaches to the problem solving and decision making in nursing area.
To develop knowledge and analytical skills that are tranferable to nursing in practice.
How will you learn? 如何學習

The School promotes active learning within a context of clear learning objectives. Students are encouraged to take responsibility for their own learning. Most modules have a weekly course element and in some this will require collaborative work. We expect informal work groups to emerge particularly in the more numerically based subjects. Clear guidance on basic and supplementary reading is given.

Clinical placement is an essential component in nursing training and is a very critical and important component of the Programme. Students are expected to acquire and integrate knowledge into the real life situation through “Learning by Doing’. This also provides the chance for the students to meet their potential employers and understand their future working environment. The number of weeks required is 42 (1680 teaching hours) / 42 credits. The placement provides the chance for the student to apply their knowledge and skills. After the completion of clinical placement the student should able to describe the structure, functions and operations of the institute for clinical placement and its nursing service; work with the other members of the health care team, and develop a collaborative working relationship with them; apply the learned knowledge and skills to nursing practice; communicate effectively with the client and establish professional interpersonal relationship with the client; and assess the needs of the client and apply the nursing process to meet these needs.

How will you be assessed? 如何評核
The School schedules an annual examination board which considers all student academic profiles and grades classification and progression routes. The forms of assessment used are end-of-subject examination and continuous assessment.Each subject has its own composition, which is stated in the subject syllabus. The assessment methods include assignments, laboratory practices, presentations, projects, tests and examinations for theoretical subjects, and clinical performance and clinical assignment are usually adopted for subjects of clinical placement. Clear guidance on all assessment methods are given, emphasizing in how to avoid plagiarism, together with the rules and procedures. Examinations are typically of a two hour paper undetaken in the December (Sem I) and May (Sem II) diet of exams. Examination papers will be reviewed by Examination Board, and then by External Examiners. All examination papers go through a moderation marking procedure. All first class and fail scripts together with a representative sample of intermediate scripts are sent to the External Examiners for quality control.
How is the programme structured? 課程架構
Course Title
Course Code
Course Selection Status

1st Year of Study 第一學年

Fundamental Nursing I    NFUN1101 4 compulsory I
Anatomy and Physiology NAAP1101 4 compulsory I
Microbiology  NMIC1101 3 compulsory I
English I    ENGL1101 3 compulsory I
Fundamental Nursing II  NFUN1102 4 compulsory II
Pathophysiology  NPAT1102 3 compulsory II
Pharmacology    NPHA1102 3 compulsory II
Basic Health Assessment NBHA1102 2 compulsory II
English II  ENGL1102 3 compulsory II
Clinical Placement (Fundamental Nursing)    IFUN1200 4 compulsory II
Elective (Group A)  --  --  --  --
‐Physical Education PEDU1100 2 elective I
‐Information Technology Fundamentals COMP1100
‐Introduction to Psychology IPSY1100

2nd Year of Study 第二學年

Medical-Surgical Nursing I NMAS2101 6 compulsory I
Pediatric Nursing NPED2101 3 compulsory I
Obstetric and Gynecological Nursing NOAG2101 3 compulsory I
Applied Psychology NPSY2101 3 compulsory I
English III ENGL2101 3 compulsory I
Medical-Surgical Nursing II NMAS2102 5 compulsory II
Clinical Nutrition NNUT2102 2 compulsory II
Nursing Ethics and Legal Issues NEAL2102 2 compulsory II
English IV ENGL2102 3 compulsory II
Clinical Placement (Medical-Surgical Nursing-I) IMAS2200 4 compulsory II
Clinical Placement (Pediatric
IPED2200 3 compulsory II
Clinical Placement (Obstetric & Gynecological Nursing) IOAG2200 3 compulsory II
Elective (Group B)  --  --  --  --
‐ College Chinese CHIN2120 2 elective II
‐ Portuguese PORT2100
‐ Introduction to Sociology SOCI2100
‐ Life-and-Death Education NLDE2100

3rd Year of Study 第三學年

Mental Health Nursing    NMEN3101   3 compulsory I
Geriatric Nursing    NGER3101   3 compulsory I
Health Statistics  NSTA3101  3 compulsory I
Medical English I NENG3101 2 compulsory I
Public Health and Preventive Medicine NPAP3102 2 compulsory II
Critical Care and Emergency Nursing  CCEN3102 3 compulsory II
Health Education and Promotion   NEAP3102   2 compulsory II
Nursing Research  NRES3102   3 compulsory II
Medical English II NENG3102 2 compulsory II
Clinical Placement (Medical-Surgical Nursing Nursing II)  IMAS3200 6 compulsory I
Clinical Placement (Mental Health Nursing)  IMEN3200 3 compulsory II
Clinical Placement (Geriatric Nursing)    IGER3200 3 compulsory II
Elective (Group C)  -- --  -- --
- Medical Portuguese NPOR3100 2 elective I
- Theories and Practice of Nursing  NTAP3100
- Health Policy    NHPO3100
 -Issues in Health Care  NIHC3100

4th Year of Study 第四學年

Community Health Nursing NCOM4101 3 compulsory I
Comprehensive Health Assessment NCHA4101 3 compulsory I
Leadership and Management in Nursing NLAM4101 3 compulsory I
Traditional Chinese Medicine in Nursing NTCM4101 3 compulsory I
Professional Development of Nursing NPDN4102 2 compulsory II
Clinical Project NCLP4102 2 compulsory II
Clinical Placement (Community Health Nursing) ICOM4200 4 compulsory II
Clinical Placement (Comprehensive Nursing Care) IGEN4200 12 compulsory Year
What are the entry requirements? 入學條件
1. Secondary School Graduates (Form 6) or, According to article 28 of the Higher Education Law of RAEM, article nº9, applicants of age 25 or above and with special ability conditions, need not comply with the above mentioned point 1.
Upon successful completion of the entrance examination, the applicant will be eligible to further his/her studies in a higher diploma programme offered by MPI. All those who complete 25 years of age before September 1st will also be eligible to participate in the entrance examination.
(Note: According to article 4 of Decree‐Law 26/2003, the participants who have completed their secondary studies out of Macao, need the recognition of MPI’s Academic Qualification Recognition Committee before they are eligible to register.)
2. Have passed the medical examination.
How do we listen and act on your feedback? 如何聽取及回應學生的回饋
Students feedback is formally collected at four different levels, i.e., class level, school level, institute level, and informal meeting. At class level, each class is assigned with a class teachers. The meeting between class teacher and students is hold at least once per month. At school level, there are at least 2 dialogue between students and director, programme coordinators, and assistant programme coordinators per year. At institute level, there are at least 2 dialogue between student and senior management board per year. At informal meetings, teachers, assistant programme coordinators and programme coordinators will receive informal feedback from individual students under different occasions, such as corridor, canteen, and etc. Any abnormalies will be reported during monthly staff meeting within our programme.
Academic support 教學支援
The Programme support students’ learning effectively through implementing year-tutor system, setting up consultation hours for students, conducting the regularly dialogue between students and school director, program coordinators and teachers, ensuring facilities are accessible and functional, facilitating exchange learning opportunities, creating the voluntary learning experiences in summer holiday, organizing the extracurricular activities, and facilitating e-learning for students. Students are also advised on the support services available in the Language and Learning Unit. Students are assigned with a dedicated thesis supervisor for their clinical project.
Programme-specific rules and facts 課程特定的規則及事項
Any students scoring less than 35% of the total mark in the final examination will be given an “F” grade for the course even if the overall grade is 50% or higher.
Support for disabled students 殘疾學生支援
We will provide special support for disabled students in need. This will be done by a case-by-case approach. Special arrangement will be discussed with the student involved, and then implemented accordingly.
Links with employers, internship opportunities and transferable skills 與僱主的關係、實習機會及可轉移技能
Clinical placement is an essential component in nursing training and is a very critical and important component of the Programme. This provides the chance for the students to meet their potential employers and understand their future working environment as well as to acquire and integrate knowledge into the real life situation through “Learning by Doing’. The number of weeks required is 42 (1680 teaching hours) / 42 credits. Year 1-4 graduates should have placement in appropriate clinical units, including units in Mainland China and CCISP, Portugal.