About us

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.  

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