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Faculty of Health Sciences Admissions Requirements

Faculty of Health Sciences Admissions Requirements

Diploma in General Nursing Science
Diploma in Environmental Health Sciences

Entrance Requirements
The minimum entrance requirements for all diploma programmes offered by the Faculty are:
1. International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) Admissions
A minimum of six passes in the IGCSE, which must include passes at C grade or better in English Language, Mathematics, and two of the following: (i) English Language and Mathematics
EITHER
(ii) Two of the following:
Biology
Chemistry
Geography
Physics
Physical Science
OR
Co-ordinated Sciences
(iii) Any other subject.


2. O-Level Admissions:
A minimum of six passes in the G.C.E O-LEVEL, which must include passes at C grade or better in: English Language, Mathematics and two of the following:
Biology Chemistry
Physics Science (Physics/Chemistry)
Human & Social Biology Combined Science
Additional Combined Science Geography (for Environmental Health
Science only)
OR


3. A Level Admission:
A student may be exempted from taking courses already passed at A Level with a C grade or better.
A minimum of six passes in the IGCSE, which must include passes at C grade or better in English Language, Mathematics, and two of the following:
Physics
Science (Physics/Chemistry)
Human and Social Biology
Combined Science
Additional Combined Science
Geography (Environmental Health Science only)
OR
A recognised equivalent qualification
Candidates outside Swaziland
Candidates not resident in Swaziland, may subject to the approval of both the Admissions Committee and the Faculty of Health Science, be admitted directly into a programme of the Faculty of Health Sciences provided the special requirements indicated in the specific programme are compiled with.

3. Post-Diploma Certificate in Midwifery Science
Entrance Requirements
Diploma in General Nursing (or similar qualifications) and a current registration with the Swaziland Nursing Council.


4. Post-Diploma in Midwifery Science
Entrance Requirements:
Diploma in General Nursing (or similar qualification) and current registration with the Swaziland Nursing Council, as a nurse.


5. Post Diploma Certificate in Community Mental Health Nursing
Entrance Requirements
Diploma in General Nursing Science (or similar qualification) and a current registration with Swaziland Nursing Council.

DEGREE PROGRAMMES IN HEALTH SCIENCES


1. Bachelor of Nursing Science
The degree programme is of five year duration.
Entrance Requirements
New Curriculum

(i) A credit pass or better in the Diploma in General Nursing Science of the University of Swaziland.
(ii) Current registration with the Swaziland Nursing Council as a nurse.
(iii) Holders of a Diploma in Nursing Science of the University of Swaziland in the pass category who have spent a minimum of two years in a relevant work situation after graduation shall be eligible to enter year four of the Bachelor of Nursing Science Degree Programmes.
Old Curriculum
To qualify for admission to the Bachelor of Nursing Science, candidates must have

A. Advanced Medical-Surgical Nursing
(i) A 3 year Diploma in General Nursing or equivalent
(ii) A Diploma in Midwifery or a Diploma in Community Mental Health (Psychiatric) Nursing
(iii) Current registration with the Swaziland Nursing Council
(iv) A minimum of two years working experience in relevant work situation
B. Community Health Nursing
(i) A 3 year Diploma in General Nursing or equivalent
(ii) A Diploma in midwifery
(iii) Current registration with the Swaziland Nursing Council
(iv) A minimum of two years working experience in relevant work situation.

2. Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health Science
The degree programme is of five year duration.
Entrance Requirements:

(i) A credit pass or better in the Diploma in Environmental Health Science of the University of Swaziland
OR
(ii) Diploma in Public Health Inspection
OR
(iii) Holders of the Diploma in Environmental Health/Diploma in Public Health Inspection in the pass category with a minimum of two years relevant work experience after graduation shall also be eligible to enter year 4 of the Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health Science Programme.
OR
(iv) Any other relevant qualification