school of midwifery programme overview

PROGRAMME OVERVIEW

PROGRAMME OVERVIEW

The aim of the Basic Midwifery programme is to prepare competent, skilled, versatile and independent midwife practitioners, who are capable of providing high-level healthcare to individuals and expectant families in the homes, communities, health centres, hospitals, and rural/urban centres in order to reduce maternal and infant mortality.

The curriculum is specifically designed for the training of midwives who are critical to the delivery of safe maternal and child health services at the community level. This midwife is capable of functioning in all areas including primary health care centers.

OBJECTIVES OF THE MIDWIFERY PROGRAMME

At the end of the programme, the midwife should be able to:

  • Be eligible for registration as a midwife according to the law.
  • Demonstrate Christian principles when rendering healthcare services.
  • Assess the health needs of the community with special reference to the basic needs of the individual/family.
  • Utilize the nursing process in providing comprehensive nursing/midwifery services to individuals and groups in the community and all health settings
  • Identify any deviation from normal and utilization of the referral system initiative promptly.
  • Develop skills relating to midwifery to the highest possible level when rendering health care service.
  • Formulate and recommend policies for the improvement of patient care
  • Evaluate work performance and co-workers
  • Sensitize, mobilize and educate individuals, families and groups in order to effect positive change in the reproductive pattern of the community.
  • Function independently and in collaboration with other members of the health team, intersectional team and traditional Birth Attendants (TBAS) TO provide comprehensive reproductive health services.

STRUCTURE AND DURATION OF THE PROGRAMME

The Basic Midwifery programme takes three years. It consists of integrating theory with related practical demonstration and clinical experiences. The programme runs in the first and second semesters each year.  Seven internal examinations are conducted during the programme. A national qualifying examination is conducted by the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria at the end of the programme.

ORIENTATION OF STUDENTS

Orientation of students starts 2 weeks after resumption.

CAPPING AND INDEXING

Capping/stripping is done after the end of the first semester. Successful candidates who pass the first semester examination will be capped and indexed.