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The award
HDip

How long you will study
18 months

Domestic course fees
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How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

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About Midwifery at University College Cork

Overview

This is an 18-month course for Registered General Nurses that leads to a Higher Diploma in Midwifery and registration as a midwife (RM) with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland.

The course is full time and is offered in partnership with Cork University Maternity Hospital (CUMH). Students receive an 18-month contract of employment with CUMH and as an employee of the maternity services, must meet certain contractual obligations. Details will be provided in the contract of employment. The midwifery practice involves shift work including weekends and night duty.

Course work is delivered over 26 weeks as block periods in UCC and CUMH.

Prior to commencement on the programme students must be registered as a general nurse (RGN) with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland. www.nmbi.ie

The 18 month programme meets the EU requirements for midwifery in Ireland but for those who wish to register as a midwife in other EU countries, a further 12 months of midwifery practice is required under EU regulations.

Course Details

Year 1 (duration nine months) largely focuses on the role and activities of the midwife in providing care to healthy mothers and babies.

Students take 90 credits as follows:

Year 1
Part A


NU5093Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Neonate 1 (10 credits)
NU5095 Supporting Mothers during Pregnancy and Parenthood (10 credits)
NU5057 Professionalism for Midwifery Practice (5 credits)
NU5058 Health Promotion for Midwifery Practice (5 credits)
NU5073 Evidence Based Midwifery Practice (5 credits)
SS5806 Social Policy and Midwifery Practice (5 credits)

Part B
NU5088 Midwifery Practice I (10 credits)

Year 2 (duration nine months) develops from this and challenges midwifery practice in a variety of settings.

Year 2
Part A
NU5043 Ethics for Midwives (5 credits)
NU5047 Normal Childbirth: Current Debates and Trends (10 credits)
NU5059 Childbirth and the Neonate II (10 credits)
NU5079 Research Methods in Midwifery (5 credits)

Part B
NU5089 Midwifery Practice II (10 credits)

Fitness to Practise

Commencing with the 2013/2014 intake, this programme will be subject to the University's Fitness to Practise Policy - full details may be found here

Fact File

Course Code: MWC01 Full-time

Course Title: Midwifery

College: Medicine and Health

Duration: 18 Months Full-time

Teaching Mode: Full-time

Qualifications: HDip

NFQ Level: Level 8

Costs: EUR 15,577 for 18 months

2016 Entry Requirements: The programme is open to registered general nurses

Closing Date: Not on offer 2017

Next Intake: January 2018

Course Practicalities

For further information on the practicalities of this course please contact:

Sheila Hedderman

Senior Executive Assistant

E: s.hedderman@ucc.ie

T: +353 (0)21 490 1560

Assessment

Assessment is through a variety of approaches including written assignments, class presentations and end-of-year examinations. Assessment of midwifery practice is a

continuous process and includes the assessment of midwifery skills and competencies for practice.

Application Procedure

The programme will be open for applications in 2016

Seehttp://www.hse.ie/eng/staff/Jobs/Job_Search/Nursing/Midwifery/for further detail

Further Contact Information

Sheila Hedderman

Senior Executive Assistant

E: s.hedderman@ucc.ie

T: +353 (0)21 490 1560

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Notes about fees for this course

Costs: EUR 15,577 for 18 months

2016 Entry Requirements: The programme is open to registered general nurses

Closing Date: Not on offer 2017

Next Intake: January 2018

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