Midwifery is a family-centered health care discipline founded on the relationships between women, families and their midwives
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
- 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.
We strive to provide high quality pre-registration education and training for student midwives; together with continuous professional development programmes, a Master's degree and Ph.D. 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.