Bachelor of Science in Midwifery
NFQ Level 8 major Award Honours Bachelor Degree
Are you interested in providing a vital, caring service to women and the community during the life-changing event of childbirth? Have you got good observation and communication skills? Do you like applying your learning in practice? Are you willing to learn, practise and take on the responsibilities in providing skilled midwifery care? If so, then this course might suit you.
Why Study Midwifery at UL?
The BSc Midwifery course will prepare you to become a competent midwife who is sensitive to the needs of pregnant women and their families. The course leads to registration as a midwife (R.M.)
The word ‘midwife’ means being with women. A midwife gives care and support to women and their families during pregnancy, labour, birth and to new mothers and their babies. Today’s midwife is responsive to the socio-economic, cultural, educational, physical and psychological needs of women.
This course is full-time with practice placements currently in the University of Limerick Hospital Group, and in the maternity services of Waterford Regional Hospital, South Tipperary General Hospital Clonmel and St Luke’s Hospital Kilkenny. You will learn about midwifery based on a wellness model of women-centred care. The course will give you the knowledge and skills of normal midwifery care. It includes the study of physiology, sociology, research, management, law and ethics. A midwife recognises and initiates action when deviations from normal occur. As this course leads to academic and professional qualifications, students will need to put time and effort into study.