Undergraduate & honours qualifications

Bachelor of Arts in Nursing Science

Qualification stream: Health Services Management, Education and Community Health
Qualification code: 0216X - HSM
NQF level: 6
Total credits: 360
SAQA ID: 5365
APS/AS: 20
Students must, with every registration for the BA (CUR), submit their Annual Practising Certificate (issued by the South African Nursing Council (SANC) or Nursing Authority in the relevant country), indicating registration as a general nurse and a midwife. Students who are not registered as a midwife may only register for BA (CUR)-HHS. Neither and enrolled nurse, nor an auxiliary nurse may register for this qualification. ENN103F has been replaced by ENG1503, students who have already passed ENN103F may not register ENG1503.
Purpose statement:
The purpose of this qualification is to help students to acquire skills, knowledge and experience to: solve problems in a professional communication context by working in a team and individually, manage administration, including financial administration, provide organisational support in a communications environment, and exercise ethical conduct, values and professionalism when dealing with clients. Qualifying students can therefore contribute to effective organisational communication and the quality of communication in the public and private spheres.
This qualification will be presented via distance learning mode.
Qualification offered until 2026, and ONLY for students previously registered for this qualification.

Who can register?

  • Applicants may only register once they have received confirmation from Unisa that their application for admission has been accepted. Unisa reserves the right to not process and / or to cancel your registration if it is found that you were incorrectly admitted to a qualification. Admission to the alternative qualification is not automatic. It will depend on whether you comply with admission requirements and if space is available.
  • Re-registering students may register for the 2021 academic year once the registration period opens.

Please note:
Should you wish to start a new qualification, please apply online for the alternative qualification during the prescribed application period.

How to choose your modules

Each Unisa qualification is structured in such a way that you need to pass a certain number of NQF level credits within a certain amount of time in order to graduate.

You may not register for more than the allowed maximum number of credits / modules per academic year and / or semester:

  • For the 2021 academic year, you must register for your semester 1 and 2 modules by 12 March 2021. There will be no semester 2 registration period. No exceptions or registration extensions will be permitted.
  • The maximum number of credits that will be allowed is 120 credits.

The maximum number of credits do not include supplementary and / or aegrotat examinations from a previous semester. Modules taken for non-degree / non-diploma purposes also count towards the maximum number of credits allowed.

You must take your available time into consideration when choosing your modules, as this will impact your academic performance. You need approximately

  • 6 to 8 hours per week for semester modules.
  • 4 to 6 hours per week for year modules.

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Curriculum for this qualification

As you are deciding on the modules you will be registering for, remember to write down the module names and codes so that you have something that you can refer to when completing your registration.

First level

Second level

Module Pre-requisite/Co-requisite/Recommendation
Group A. Compulsory
CMH2601 - Community Health Practical Pre-requisite:CMH1501 & CMH1502
CMH2602 - Health in Communities Pre-requisite:CMH1501 & CMH1502
COM2603 - Intercultural, Development and Health Communication
HMA2601 - Human Resource Management in Health Services Pre-requisite:HMA1501 & HMA1502
HMA2602 - Labour Relations in Health Services Pre-requisite:HMA1501 & HMA1502
HMA2603 - Health Services Management Practical Co-requisite:HMA2601 & HMA2602
HSE2601 - Education Management in Health Sciences Pre-requisite:HSE1501 & HSE1502
HSE2602 - Teaching and Assessment in Health Sciences Pre-requisite:HSE1501 & HSE1502
HSE2603 - Health Sciences Education: Practical Co-requisite:HSE2601 & HSE2602
NUD2601 - Nursing Dynamics
PUB2604 - Welfare and Social Services Pre-requisite:PUB1501 & PUB1601
RSC2601 - Research in Social Sciences

Third level

Module Pre-requisite/Co-requisite/Recommendation
Group A. Compulsory
CMH3701 - Basic Epidemiology in Health Sciences Co-requisite:RSC2601 or RSC201H
HMA3701 - Financial Management in Health Services Pre-requisite:HMA2601 & HMA2602
HMA3702 - Quality in Health Services Management Pre-requisite:HMA2601 & HMA2602
HMA3703 - Leadership in Health Services Management Pre-requisite:HMA2601 & HMA2602
HMA3704 - Contemporary issues in Health Services Management Pre-requisite:HMA2601 & HMA2602
HSE3701 - Cultural Diverse Education in Health Sciences Pre-requisite:HSE2601 & HSE2602
HSE3702 - Contemporary Trends in Health Sciences Education Pre-requisite:HSE2601 & HSE2602
HSE3703 - Developing Health Science Curricula: Foundations Pre-requisite:HSE2601 & HSE2602
HSE3704 - Developing Health Science Curricula: Principles and Process Pre-requisite:HSE2601 & HSE2602
HSE3705 - The Caring Ethic in Health Sciences Pre-requisite:HSE2601 & HSE2602