NUI Galway Postgraduate Prospectus 2021

School of Nursing and Midwifery College of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences

PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE: HDip DURATION: 18 months, full-time NUMBER OF PLACES: 17 COURSE INSTANCE(S): 1HMW1 FEES AND FUNDING: Fees information and funding opportunities: pages 286 and 288. GARDA VETTING/POLICE CLEARANCE: Garda vetting/ police clearance is required for this programme. Please see page 285 for further information. WHEN TO APPLY: Applications can be made via the PAC site, , to the HSE, approximately six months in advance of the start date. The start date alternates between March and September every 18 months.

Nursing: Midwifery (HDip)

Your Course The 18-month Higher Diploma in Midwifery is for registered general nurses who wish to pursue a career in midwifery. The programme builds on students’ prior professional, academic and personal experiences. Following successful completion of the programme, students are competent to fulfil the role of the midwife as outlined by the International Confederation of Midwives and are eligible to apply to register as a midwife with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI) Modules: Anatomy and Physiology applied to Midwifery, Midwifery Care 1 & 2, Care of the Well Neonate, Research for Midwifery, Midwifery Practice 1 & 2, Woman with Complications in Childbirth 1 & 2, The Neonate Requiring Specialised Care, Elective Practice Placement for Midwifery, Psychology and Sociology for Midwifery. Career Opportunities There are career opportunities for midwives to work in various practice settings including hospitals, midwife-led care units, clinics or the community, across different models of care. There are also opportunities to specialise in areas within clinical practice, or to focus more on education or research related to midwifery. For midwives who wish to work in another EU state, they must undertake a year of clinical midwifery practice in Ireland before they can register with any other EU Member State and practice in that country. Minimum Entry Requirements Applicants must be registered on the General Division of the Register of Nurses maintained by the NMBI (Registered General Nurse). A minimum of six months’ general nursing post-registration experience is required. Students must meet the normal minimal educational requirements for admission. FIND OUT MORE AT: midwifery.html

CONTACT Anne Fallon T: +353 91 495 601 E:

3 GOOD REASONS TO STUDY THIS COURSE 1. Placements: This is an 18-month programme comprising 26 weeks of theoretical input organised in study blocks through the programme at NUI Galway, with clinical practice placements at University Hospital Galway. 2. Flexible learning: Modules are delivered in a variety of ways including classroom learning, clinical skills-based learning and blended learning. 3. In all theory modules, there is an emphasis on exploring the relevance of the content to practice, providing students with an opportunity to integrate theory and practice.

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