|Medicine and Surgery
|L/SNT1 – Healthcare professions, nursing and midwifery
|National Admission Test – 30 places
The degree course in Midwifery has been designed for the acquisition of wide and thorough knowledge and practical skills.
On successful completion of this three-year course, graduates will have the academic requirements needed to register and work as licensed midwives.
Practical sessions and placements (about 2000 hours) are particularly important as integral and qualifying part of the course. They are carried out under the supervision of expert tutors.
The modules taught will enable students to know and understand how the human body works, with particular emphasis on childbearing and birth, related pathologies and emergencies, normal and pathological relational dynamics and the rules and principles underpinning professional autonomy and the organization of the health system.
Graduates from this course are the main providers of care for childbearing women throughout pregnancy, labour and the first few weeks after the birth.
They give preventive information, instructions for self-care and in cooperation with gynaecologists can identify potentially pathological situations that need medical intervention, and to apply, where needed, the adequate emergency measures.
More than one third of the course includes practical sessions at the patient’s side (placement and preclinical laboratory activities). This enables students to be ready to work soon after graduation (prior registration in the related professional association).