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Bachelor of Midwifery


The bachelor of midwifery science degree is a program is designed to enhance the student’s ability to use community–oriented, evidence-based approaches in the provision of midwifery care that is responsive to the needs of the community in both rural and urban settings. The Bachelor of Midwifery Science program will cover two academic years. This program will be implemented using a variety of teaching and learning modes that encourage active and student-centered learning to ensure that the graduates become life-long self–directed learners to be able to meet the challenges in healthcare delivery.

Graduates will gain:

A professional attitude to provide the necessary first-line of supervision, care and advice to women with a high-risk pregnancy to support the work of the obstetrician.
The knowledge and understanding to correctly interpret diagnostic examinations related to midwifery care.
The ability to execute life-saving obstetrical management during emergency cases.
The working knowledge and skills needed to assist in a caesarean section procedure as a scrub/circulating assistant.
The ability to provide post-caesarean section care.
Insights into the provision of basic and comprehensive family planning services.
An understanding of the administration of appropriate drugs according to proper protocol.
The ability to manage Midwifery Educational Program and Reproductive Health Care Facility/Program.
The knowledge and understanding needed to conduct courses in Midwifery.
The knowledge and ability to prepare a Project/Research Proposal.

Midwives work in a variety of settings such as clinics, hospitals and healthcare centres. In the line of work, a midwife may also be involved in other aspects of women’s health, such as sexual and reproductive health, lactation consultancy, childcare and research and policy development. Midwives have a highly developed knowledge base and many clinical skills, and may find work nationally, regionally and internationally.