This 4-year Honours Degree programme is designed to enable students to develop the professional knowledge, skills and understanding needed to fulfil the role of a midwife. A role which involves providing individualised care to women and their family. Learning throughout this courses takes place in the classroom, specialised skills laboratory and in our affiliated partner hospitals.
The term midwifery means with woman. The focus of midwifery is to provide woman-centered care from pre-conception through to the postpartum period. Fundamental to this is the concept of partnership between the woman and the midwife. This partnership is based on mutual trust, support and collaboration.
Midwives provide care in a range of settings including maternity hospitals / units, and midwifery units and services both in the hospital and community. Midwives also work in partnership with other members of the healthcare team in particular when women experience complications in pregnancy and birth.
As a student on this course you will develop the professional knowledge, skills and understanding needed to fulfil the role of a midwife. The role involves providing individualised care to women and their family. Learning takes place in the classroom, specialised skills laboratory and in our affiliated partner hospitals: Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda, Cavan General Hospital (maternity services) and Letterkenny General Hospital (maternity services).
Apply to practice as a Registered Midwife in Ireland and throughout the UK and EU. Graduates can apply for positions as Staff Midwives in the Irish health care sector.
Opportunities for postgraduate study at both postgraduate diploma and master’s level in related areas such as clinical midwifery practice, midwifery education and management.