University of Malta

UOM Main Page
Apply - Admissions 2016
CPD Courses

Welcome to the Department of Midwifery

The Department of Midwifery currently consists of six full-time members of staff, all of whom are contemporaneously conducting research in a wide selection of subjects which are of importance for the woman and her family, throughout their life-span.

Research is currently taking place in these areas:

  • Transition to parenthood;
  • Preparation for parenthood;
  • Competencies in spiritual care;
  • Neonatal care;
  • Parental-fetal relationship;
  • Perinatal mental health;
  • Childbearing migrant women; and
  • Midwifery education.

 Midwifery is a family-centered health care discipline founded on the relationships between women, families and their midwives. The Department aims at:

  • Preparing effective, efficient and competent midwives;
  • Promoting a culture of life-long learning that is open, facilitative, research-led and graduate centred;
  • Contributing high quality research to client care and professional education;
  • Building a strong partnership with colleagues of the various health care departments and the local health care services, to ensure that the midwifery programmes and research activities are grounded in practice;
  • Providing openness and inclusiveness in all areas of education and practice;
  • Sharing and disseminating knowledge and expertise to support women, their families, and society at large; and 
  • Establishing links with European and international colleagues and students through bilateral agreements; Erasmus exchanges; participation in and  coordination of projects; international conferences and study visits.

The Department strives to provide high quality pre-registration education and training for student midwives; together with continuous professional development programmes, a Masters’ degree and PhD programmes.

The Department’s academic members actively participate in local and international research, conferences, projects and committees and give a valid contribution in both local and international arenas. 

Dr Josephine Attard



The Professor Donia Baldacchino Research Fund
The Professor Donia Baldacchino Research Fund

When someone makes a big impact in our life, or when someone changes the community for good, it’s fitting to honour their contributions. On Wednesday 26th September,  we honoured Professor Donia Baldacchino, whose contribution left an impact on her colleagues, her students, her alumni, her family and her friends to an extent that it changed their lives.....
Continuing Professional Development Study-Units

Each Academic Year, the Faculty of Health Sciences offers a number of Continuing Professional Development study-units for registered practitioners. The study-units are aimed to keep health professionals abreast of the continuing advances in the medical field and related technologies.

During Semester 2 of Academic Year 2018/9, the Faculty will be offering a number of study-units to registered professionals. Further details on this study-units to be offered may be accessed here.

Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Imaging (Ultrasound: Gynaecological and Obstetric)

This professional course is being delivered by staff members of the University or Malta as well as staff members from King's College London (KCL) via an electronic link. Staff from King's College London will be involved in the assessment and delivery of the course. KCL is accredited by the Consortium for the Accreditation of Sonographic Education (CASE)


The course is set to commence in January 2019.


For more information on the course kindly follow this link.


To apply for the course, kindly follow this link


Log In back to UoM Homepage