1st Cycle Degree/Bachelor in Midwifery

Degree programme

Programme type 1st Cycle Degree/Bachelor
Academic Year 2018/2019
Code 9201
Degree Programme Class L/SNT1 - Nursing and Midwifery
Years in which the programme is being held I II III
Type of access Restricted access
Place of teaching Bologna
Degree Programme Director Gianluigi Pilu
Language Italian

Programme profile


The degree programme in Midwifery is run bythe School of Medicine; students learn within a framework that is functional toa range of career opportunities. The main objective of the Degree Programme inMidwifery is to train professionals able to perform specific activitiesfocusing on the physical and psychological well-being of women, couples andfamilies throughout their development (birth, childhood, adolescence, maturity,pregnancy, menopause, third age), in their relative social context, withcompetences and professional skills that can also be exploited abroad. Thequality and quantity of practical activities and internships meet the relativeEC requirements, and specifically the theoretical and practical trainingstandards are in line with Directives EC 80/154 - 80/155 - 2005/36.

The learning areas are: Biomedical andBiological Sciences, Hygiene and Prevention sciences, Human and Psycho-PedagogicSciences, Ethical, Legal and Organisational Sciences, Obstetrics, Gynaecologyand Neonatal Sciences, Computer Sciences and Linguistics will provide Midwiferygraduates with the knowledge, skills and abilities required to provide qualityservices considering health needs.

The mandatory internship, coveringmidwifery, gynaecology and neonatology, is a qualifying, integral part of theDegree Programme.

The learning outcomes and clinicalinternship are understood as authentic drivers of motivation, striving for theutmost quality and ensuring the continuous development of learning standardsfor students and future professionals.

For this purpose the availability ofinternship facilities is reviewed annually, in terms of the number of availabletutors, beds and the number of services provided. The internship coordinatoruses this review to map the training opportunities in each facility and planthe internship activities in line with the learning outcomes.

The assessment of the clinical internship willbe based on: 1) the evaluation report,considering general, behavioural and professional aspects with particular focuson the practical application of theoretical studies, considering the outcomesset in line with the place of study and year of the programme, completed by thetutor and discussed with the student 2) the attendance sheet, signed daily bythe tutor, in line with the required work hours established for the programmeand 3) the programme internship record book, which certifies all the actionsrequired by the ministerial decree in order to graduate.

Agreements with various healthcareauthorities and one private facility serve to offer a range of internshipsmatching a wide range of career opportunities.

Safeguarding the professionalism of thefuture midwives, the Internship Coordinator liaises constantly with theHealthcare Authorities to monitor their professional training, continuouslyrevising the course units and teaching contents in line with technological andprofessional advancements to allow graduates to immediately embark onprofessional careers.

At the end of the three-year programme,graduates will have acquired knowledge and technical, interpersonal andeducational competences in obstetric, neonatal and gynaecological care, as wellas the learning skills required to continue onto 2nd cycle studies,1st level professional masters' programmes and post-graduatetraining courses.

Access to further study

It gives access to second cycle studies (laurea specialistica/magistrale) and mastercourses of first degree.

Career opportunities

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