Midwives fulfil caring and nursing tasks during pregnancies, in the postpartum period and in case of gynecological problems. Their responsibilities include monitoring pregnancies, labors and the postpartum progress while cooperating with other healthcare professionals in order to achieve the best possible outcome for each family. From the start of the parturition, midwives prepare and continuously support and encourage the woman during labor, monitor the process of deliveries and the mother-infant connection, assess and register their observations. Midwives individually assist deliveries, take care of the protection of the perineum and of the treatment of the woman and the newborn baby during the postpartum period. Graduate midwives look after, nurse and care for female patients and perform the required specialized treatment. State of the art skill laboratories help the preparation of the students for their future profession.
Minimum of admitted applicants: 15
Length of studies: 8 semesters, 240 credits
Entrance requirements: applicants must successfully complete a language test in English.
Major curricular components: Obstetrics-Gynecology and Nursing, Neonatal-, Infant-, Pediatric Medicine and Nursing, Psychology of Supportive Connection, History of Obstetrics, Ethics in Midwifery, Basics of Clinical Knowledge, Basics of Nursing, Internal Medicine and Nursing, Surgical Nursing, Case Studies in Simulation, Adult Intensive Care Nursing, Perioperative Care; and practices in different fields of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Career opportunities: Obstetrics-Gynecology Department/Delivery Room, Special Outpatient Department, Prenatal Care, Postpartum Care, Lactation Consultant, Family Planning.