Programme Description

Programme Description



University of Malta

Faculty of Health Sciences

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Midwifery
(B.Sc. (Hons)(Melit.))

(for courses commencing October 2021)

YEAR ONE

Year (This/these unit/s start/s in Semester 1 and continue/s in Semester 2)

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

MID1018* Midwifery Clinical Practice 1 14 ECTS (NC)

*Study-unit MID1018 starts in Semester 1 and continues in Semester 2 and during the Summer period.


Semester 1

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

ANA1024 Pelvic Anatomy 3 ECTS (NC)
LIN1063 Academic Reading and Writing in English 2 ECTS (NC)
MID1001 Normal Childbearing 1 2 ECTS (NC)
MID1012 The Profession of Midwifery 2 ECTS (NC)
MID1019 Basic Midwifery Clinical Skills 8 ECTS (NC)
PHB1101 Body Fluids, Cells, Cardiovascular and Respiratory Physiology 4 ECTS (NC)




Semester 2

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

ANA1025 Embryology and Congenital Anomalies 3 ECTS (NC)
MID1006 Normal Childbearing 2 4 ECTS (NC)
MID1010 Health Promotion related to Midwifery 2 ECTS (NC)
MID1023 Midwifery Clinical Skills 1 8 ECTS (NC)
MID1024 Infection Prevention and Control in Midwifery Clinical Practice 4 ECTS (NC)
PHB1102 Renal Physiology and Haematology 4 ECTS (NC)




Requirement for regular progression to Year II: 60 ECTS credits

YEAR TWO

Year (This/these unit/s start/s in Semester 1 and continue/s in Semester 2)

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

PAT1322 General and Pharmaceutical Microbiology 1 4 ECTS
MID2012* Midwifery Clinical Practice 2 14 ECTS (NC)

*Study-unit MID2012 starts in Semester 1 and continues in Semester 2 and during the Summer period.


Semester 1

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

MID1007 Medical and Surgical Conditions Related to Midwifery 4 ECTS (NC)
MID2007 Midwifery in the Community 2 ECTS (NC)
MID2014 Physiotherapy in Pre-Natal and Post-Natal Women 2 ECTS (NC)
MID2025 Women's Health and Family Planning 6 ECTS (NC)
PHB2101 Gastrointestinal and the Endocrine System 4 ECTS (NC)




Semester 2

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

HSC1003 An Introduction to Research Methods in the Health Sciences 2 ECTS (NC)
MID2009 Normal Childbearing 3 4 ECTS (NC)
MID2011 Midwifery Clinical Skills 2 6 ECTS (NC)
MID2013 Intrapartum Care Related to Practice 8 ECTS (NC)
MID3008 Care of the Normal Newborn 4 ECTS (NC)




Requirement for regular progression to Year III: 60 ECTS credits

YEAR THREE

Year (This/these unit/s start/s in Semester 1 and continue/s in Semester 2)

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

MID3011* Postnatal Care Related to Practice 12 ECTS (NC)
RAD3037 Introduction to Diagnostic Ultrasound for Midwives 4 ECTS

*Study-unit MID3011 starts in Semester 1 and continues in Semester 2 and during the Summer Period.


Semester 1

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

CPH2404 Pharmacology for Midwifery Students 4 ECTS (NC)
HSC3002 Research Methods in the Health Sciences 2 ECTS (NC)
MID3004 Complications of the Neonate 4 ECTS (NC)
MID3014 Intravenous Drug Administration and Therapy for Midwives 4 ECTS (NC)
MID3015 Complications of Childbearing 4 ECTS (NC)
MID3016 Complications of Childbearing Related to Practice 6 ECTS (NC)




Semester 2

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

MID3006 Neonatal and Paediatric Intensive Care Unit related to the Complications of the Neonate 4 ECTS (NC)
MID3114 Management of Pain and Perineal Trauma in Midwifery 6 ECTS (NC)
MID3115 Neonatal Resuscitation 4 ECTS (NC)
MID3117 Legal Issues in Midwifery 2 ECTS (NC)
MID3118 Spirituality in Midwifery 4 ECTS (NC)




Requirement for regular progression to Year IV: 60 ECTS credits

YEAR FOUR

Year (This/these unit/s start/s in Semester 1 and continue/s in Semester 2)

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

IHC2012 Ethics for Health Professions and Ethical Dilemmas 4 ECTS (NC)
MID4000 Management of Care in a Midwifery Setting 10 ECTS (NC)
MID4200 Dissertation 10 ECTS (NC)




Semester 1

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

MID3009 Social Aspects of Midwifery 4 ECTS (NC)
MID4001 Families with Special Needs 4 ECTS (NC)
MID4003 Perinatal Mental Health 4 ECTS (NC)
MID4004 Substance Misuse in Childbearing Women 4 ECTS (NC)
MID4007 Trends in Infant Feeding 4 ECTS (NC)




Semester 2

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

MID4008 Critical Care in Midwifery 4 ECTS (NC)
MID4009 Preparation for Parenthood 4 ECTS (NC)
MID4010 Management of Midwifery 4 ECTS (NC)
MID4011 Preparation for Parenthood Related to Practice 4 ECTS (NC)




Requirement for successful completion of Year IV: 60 ECTS credits.

Requirement for award of B.Sc (Hons) in Midwifery: 240 ECTS credits.

This programme of study is governed by The General Regulations for University Undergraduate Awards, 2019, and by the Bye-Laws for the award of Bachelor of Science (Honours) - B.Sc. (Hons) - under the auspices of the Faculty of Health Sciences.
 
Notes: NC = Non Compensatable
 
Last Updated: 7 May 2021
 
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