MIDWIFERY

PROGRAMME OVERVIEW

AWARD

HND

BACHELORS

DURATION

3 YEARS

4 YEARS

OVERVIEW

The St Louis HND and Bachelor Degree in Midwifery degree prepares students to perform essential midwifery skills after graduation. The curriculum is built around the Competencies of Registered Midwives. The four or three year program which spans various terms, includes courses from basic sciences, social sciences, health sciences and electives, in addition to clinical courses. Teaching methods include lecture format, small group tutorials, self-directed activities and practical learning experiences in both laboratory and clinical practice settings.

Midwifery is an important component of women’s health care. Midwives’ expertise in the care of normal pregnancy and childbirth arises from their understanding of childbearing as a social, cultural and biological process and from their ability to competently exercise clinical skills and decision-making.

This programme is delivered by a dedicate staff, and provide a collaborative teaching and learning environment to promote critical thinking, lifespan. The program is committed to accomplishing this mission through the use of effective and diverse structural methods that encompasses both traditional as well as technology based strategies.

Programme Structure

  • Gradate from this course should be able to integrate knowledge from the social, medical, nursing and midwifery when providing care to women, new born , and families.
  • Collaborate with other health care providers when providing care for women, new born, and families
  • Advocate for the empowerment of women and their families
  • Develop critical thinking and decision making skills in addition to and understanding of research- based practices.
  • Utilize research finding in developing the midwifery profession and raising the quality of health care provided to clients
  • Participate in the professional midwifery organizations for the advancement of the professional and client care
  • Maintain close links with national, regional, and international professional midwifery communities.

Entry Requirement

  • Student with pass in their ADVANCE LEVEL EXAMINATION issued by the GCE board
  • For the degree the candidate should have pass the HPD/HND, in nursing.
  • Obtain an above 50% pass in either the HPD/HND/DSEP Examination and nursing science or other equivalent exams.
  • You must submit with the administration a document of medical fitness form the authorized government medical officer to effect attesting that the candidate is physically fit to undergo bachelor of nursing sciences course. other documents to be forwarded for admissions wound be specified in the process
  • English shall be the medium of instruction and examinations for all courses in the programme. All students shall be tested for language proficiency by the Bamenda linguistic center.
  • A minimum grade point average o 2.00 on scale of 4.00.
  • Earn credit value of 60.

Career Opportunities

You could take further training to specialize in areas like ultrasound or neonatal care. With experience, you could become a ward manager or team leader. You could also train to become a health visitor, a director of midwifery or midwifery consultant.