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The award
BSc (Hons)

How long you will study
4 Years

Domestic course fees
EU 3000

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
EUR 3000

All study options

About Midwifery at University College Cork

Overview

On completion of theBSc Midwifery,you will be recommended toAn Bord Altranaisfor registration as a Registered Midwife (NFQLevel 8).

The course isdesigned to meet all the requirements and standards for Midwifery Education (ABA 2005). A broad-based curriculum helps to produce critical, analytical and reflective practitioners capable of functioning in a variety of settings as midwives.

Each year of the course has two components that consist of theoretical modules and midwifery practice modules.

Course Details

On completion of this courseyou will be able to:

  • demonstrate knowledge and skills to provide safe and effective care for antenatal, childbirth and postnatal care
  • effectively coordinate, organise and manage midwifery care on your own initiative and in consultation with the multidisciplinary team
  • critically appraise and evaluate current research evidence and best practice for midwifery

Year 1
Modules:

  • Pregnancy, childbirth, postnatal care and the newborn
  • Midwives and professional practice writing skills
  • Introduction to evidenced based practice
  • Databases, library skills
  • Infection control
  • Introduction to care of women with medical, surgical, mental health issues
  • Care of the baby in the neonatal unit
  • Gynaecological problems
  • Midwifery care in the community
  • Communication and applied psychology
  • Sociological and cultural perspectives

Year 2
Modules:

  • Pregnancy, childbirth, postnatal care and the newborn
  • Midwives and professional practice
  • Food, nutrition and health for pregnancy
  • Infant/Breast Feeding
  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Care of women with medical, surgical, mental health issues
  • Neonatal unit
  • Gynaecological problems
  • Care in the community
  • Pharmacology and medication management for midwifery practice
  • Research

Year 3
Modules:

  • Pregnancy, childbirth, postnatal care and the newborn
  • Midwives and professional practice
  • Midwifery practice in various healthcare contexts
  • Parenthood education
  • Promoting normal birth
  • High dependency care in maternity
  • On-going care for medical, surgical, mental health issues
  • Neonatal unit
  • Gynaecological problems
  • Care in the community
  • Social Policy for Midwifery Practice
  • Research

Year 4
Modules:

  • Pregnancy
  • Childbirth, postnatal care and the newborn
  • Health promotion for midwifery practice
  • Research, midwifery and professional practice, ethics and legal issues
  • Ethics (an elective module)
  • Healthcare informatics
  • Advanced communication skills
  • Complementary therapies in healthcare
  • The therapeutic value of the arts: wound management
  • Contemporary debates in health and illness
  • Multiculturalism, gender and social policy

See the College Calendar for more detailed information on the programme and the Book of Modulesfor a more detailed description of programme modules.

Fact File

Course Code: CK740 (School Leaver). CK741 (Mature)

Course Title: Midwifery

College: Medicine and Health

Duration: 4 years

Teaching Mode: Full-time

Qualifications: BSc (Hons)

NFQ Level: Level 8

Costs: Full-time EU/EEA/Swiss State undergraduate students may be exempt from paying tuition fees. The State will pay the tuition fees for students who satisfy the Free Fees Criteria. In 2016/17 the Student Contribution Charge will be EUR 3,000 and the Capitation Fee will be EUR 165.

2017 Entry Requirements: H5 in two subjects, and O6/H7 in four other subjects in the Leaving Certificate from Irish, English, Mathematics, one Laboratory Science subject (i.e Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Physics with Chemistry (joint) or Agricultural Science) and two other subjects recognised for entry purposes.

Entry Points: 2016: 445*. Points may vary from year to year.

Course Practicalities

For information on course practicalities, contact us:

Anne Lynch

Senior Courses Administrator, Catherine McAuley School of Nursing and Midwifery.

T:+353(0)21 4901562

E:A.Lynch@ucc.ie

Agnes Phelan

BSc (Hons) Midwifery Coordinator, Catherine McAuley School of Nursing and Midwifery

T: +353(0) 21 4901646

E:agnes.phelan@ucc.ie

Assessment

Written exams will take place before Christmas and in May. Not all modules will have formal examinations. Many modules use other types of assessment including essays, projects, seminarpresentations, assessment of clinical skills and learning, in-class tests, self and peerassessment. You will be assessed by registered midwives whileon clinical placements.

Application Procedure

EU Applicants: Application to Year 1 of the degree programme is made directly through the Central Applications Office (CAO). Applicants should apply online at www.cao.ie. The normal closing date for receipt of completed applications is 1st February of the year of entry.

Non-EU Applicants

Mature Applicants: Application is made through the CAO (www.cao.ie) and the closing date for receipt of completed applications is 1st February of the year of proposed entry.

Further Contact Information

Anne Lynch

Senior Courses Administrator, Catherine McAuley School of Nursing and Midwifery.

T:+353(0)21 4901562

E:A.Lynch@ucc.ie

Agnes Phelan

BSc (Hons) Midwifery Coordinator, Catherine McAuley School of Nursing and Midwifery

T: +353(0) 21 4901646

E:agnes.phelan@ucc.ie

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBSc (Hons)How you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study4 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesEU 3000International course feesEUR 3000

Notes about fees for this course

Costs: Full-time EU/EEA/Swiss State undergraduate students may be exempt from paying tuition fees. The State will pay the tuition fees for students who satisfy the Free Fees Criteria. In 2016/17 the Student Contribution Charge will be EUR 3,000 and the Capitation Fee will be EUR 165.

2017 Entry Requirements: H5 in two subjects, and O6/H7 in four other subjects in the Leaving Certificate from Irish, English, Mathematics, one Laboratory Science subject (i.e Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Physics with Chemistry (joint) or Agricultural Science) and two other subjects recognised for entry purposes.

Entry Points: 2016: 445*. Points may vary from year to year.

Entry requirements for this course

Contact University College Cork to find course entry requirements.

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