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Midwifery (H.Dip.), Postgraduate Diploma

  • Application Deadline
  • 18 months
    Duration
University rank #108 (QS) Dublin, Ireland
This course is taught by the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin in partnership with The Rotunda Hospital, Dublin and The Coombe Womens’ Hospital, Dublin. 

Overview

The course is designed to develop midwives with the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to become competent, analytical and reflective practitioners, thus enabling them to provide care in a manner that benefits women and their families. The course will consist of the following modules: Foundation Skills for Midwifery Practice, Sharing the Woman's Experience - Social Theory and Birth, Core Midwifery Practice and Adaptation in Pregnancy, Midwifery Practice: Pathophysiology and Unexpected Outcomes of Pregnancy and Childbirth, Midwifery Research - Evidence for Midwifery Practice, Lactation and Infant Feeding, Being a Midwife - Personal and Professional Development, and Bringing it all together. The programme also comprises a considerable amount of Midwifery Practice.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundation Skills for Midwifery Practice
  • Sharing the Woman's Experience - Social Theory and Birth
  • Midwifery Research - Evidence for Midwifery Practice
  • Lactation and Infant Feeding
  • Health Promotion
  • Being a Midwife - Personal and Professional Development
  • Core Midwifery Practice and Adaptation in Pregnancy
  • Midwifery Practice: Pathophysiology and Unexpected Outcomes

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 18 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    88

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  • Minimum required score:

    570

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  • Minimum required score:

    63

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General Requirements

Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria: a. Must be a registered general nurse on the General Nurse Division of the register maintained by An Bord Altranais agus Cnáimhseachais na hÉireann (the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland), b. Currently on the Live Register maintained by An Bord Altranais agus Cnáimhseachais na hÉireann (the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland), c. Have a relevant academic qualification, preferably to degree level, d. Satisfy the selection committee that they have the ability to complete and benefit from the course and e. applicants for this programme must have secured a place in one of the two partnership hospitals

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Dublin

  • 1100 - 1800 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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