Professional Study of Midwifery

Basic Data

Title of the study programme: Undergraduate Professional Study of Midwifery

Study programme implementor: The Faculty of Health Studies University of Rijeka

Duration of the study programme: 3 years

Enrolment requirements: Completed four-year secondary school and passed the state graduation exam.

Organization of the study and teaching:
Education of a bachelor of midwifery is held in the form of lectures, seminars, exercises, demonstrations, and practical work. In general-educational medical courses, a student is introduced to the structure and function of the human organism. The mechanisms of the diseases, their causes, and the type and the way of drug action are studied in the preclinical courses. In the clinical courses, the diseases, the methods of their recognition, prevention and treatment are studied. During the study, the student is introduced to the basics of statistics and medical informatics.A large number of courses encompass specific midwifery care. The teaching is divided into blocks for each subject, and after attending the course, the students take the exams. The knowledge and skills of the midwifery profession are acquired through professional clinical practice integrated in each midwifery course. Training courses are held at the Clinic for Gynaecology and Obstetrics of the Clinical Hospital Centre and in primary and gynaecological clinics. The final thesis is defended at the end of the study.
The programme of the Professional Study of Midwifery is designed in accordance with the EU Directive 2005/36/EC, and the Act on Regulated Professions.
 
Qualification and title: Upon completion of the study, the professional title, Bachelor of Midwifery (B.Mid.) is acquired

Abbreviation of the professional title: bacc. prim.


After the study:
Upon completion of the study, a bachelor of midwifery will acquire the following competencies based on the learning outcomes:
  • apply the acquired knowledge and skills from the field of midwifery care in accordance with the principles of midwifery ethics;
  • assess the need for the midwifery care, set the goals and define priorities, plan and implement the adequate procedures, also evaluate, and if necessary, modify the midwifery care plan;
  • keep midwifery documentation, and evaluate the achieved objectives in midwifery care;
  • participate in the education of midwives;
  • apply safety rules at work and work in a safe manner;
  • ensure the confidentiality and security of written and oral information obtained by performing professional duties;
  • apply valid laws and regulations in the performance of professional duties;
  • participate in informing and counselling related to family planning;
  • diagnose a pregnancy and monitor the normal course of pregnancy, carry out the necessary screening of the development of normal course of pregnancy;
  • carry out a program for parenthood and full preparation for labour, including advice on hygiene and nutrition;
  • provide care and support for mother during childbirth and monitor foetal condition with appropriate clinical methods and technical means;
  • carry out spontaneous delivery;
  • perform physical examination and care of newborn
  • implement the nursing care of a mother and follow her progress over the postpartum period and provide all the necessary advice on the care of the child in order to enable her to provide the child with the optimum progress