Department of Midwifery

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Department of Midwifery

 

Dr. Tiran Jamil Piro
Lecturer
Head of Midwifery Department

Introduction

Midwifery Department which established in 2012 after applying for DelPHE Iraq, round two 2010 project, which is supported by British Council to establish a midwifery program at Hawler Medical University, College of Nursing. Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, Division of Health and Social care, University of Surrey, UK, helped the college to prepare a BSc midwifery curriculum. The curriculum was approved. This department still is unique academic unit which provide BSc in Midwifery to it’s students in Kurdistan and Iraq. The Bsc Midwifery is a full-time four year program, offered by the department of Midwifery, college of Nursing, Hawler Medical University. Clinical placements take place in the Maternity Teaching Hospital and primary Health care Centers in Erbil City, Kurdistan Region, Iraq. Certified midwives manage women's health care focusing on pregnancy, childbirth postpartum, care of the newborn and family planning and gynecological needs of women as well as specialty care and support for expecting mothers. Upon graduation, midwives practice in a variety of settings including primary health care centers governmental hospitals, private hospitals and home birth services.

BSc, Midwifery

The Bsc Midwifery is a full-time four year programme, offered by the department of Midwifery, college of Nursing, Hawler Medical University. Clinical placements will take place in the Maternity Teaching Hospital and primary Health care Centers in Erbil City, Kurdistan Region, Iraq. Certified midwives manage women's health care focusing on pregnancy, childbirth postpartum, care of the newborn and family planning and gynecological needs of women as well as specialty care and support for expecting mothers. Upon graduation, midwives practice in a variety of settings including primary health care centers governmental hospitals, private hospitals and home birth services.

Philosophy

Midwives believe that health is a human right and that an investment in maternal and child health safeguards the wellbeing of women, their families and the communities. The process of human childbirth is a normal physiological process. Women should have as much control as possible in determining their care, and should be encouraged to be active participants in decision-making and self care. Midwifery is both an art and a science. The art of midwifery consists of sensitivity to the needs of women and families and being able to meet these needs in the most appropriate way. The science of midwifery overlaps with that of other disciplines such as nursing and medicine. We see our clients as whole, capable people for whom the processes of pregnancy, labor delivery and parenting offer the opportunity for significant personal growth.

Vision statement

The midwifery programme will produce midwives able to provide comprehensive quality maternal and child health services continued competency for practice requires that each midwife commits herself to an on-going process of life-long education.

Mission statement

Midwifery program in the college of nursing, Hawler Medical university is to prepare midwives at an advanced level in essential competencies for basic midwifery practice. Knowledge, attitudes, skills and practices at all levels of the health care system according to professional standards.

Programme goal

The bachelor of science in midwifery education programme aims at preparing the student to be competent midwives who will play a vital role in improving the quality of life of childbearing families. The teaching and learning process facilitate student's skill development, decision-making capacity and application of competencies based on service and profession led education.

Programme objectives

On successful completion of this programme, the student will have acquired the knowledge, attitude, skills and practices which will enable them to:

1. Collect information to critically analyze social determinants and epidemiological patterns for improving maternal and newborn health outcomes.

2. Utilize appropriate counseling and communication skills to interact effectively with women, children and their families.

3. Integrate the concepts of midwifery process in planning and providing care for women during pregnancy, intrapartum, postpartum and for the newborns.

4. Uphold midwifery care and its relevance in the care and management for childbearing women and their families.

5. Apply reflective models to drawn lessons from personal experience about own clinical practice in emergency obstetric and neonatal care for mothers and babies.

Midwifery Curriculum

 

Graduation requirements

Graduates must meet the following minimum clinically requirements:

 

Essential requirements for graduation of BSc students of midwifery

 

Requirements

Total number

Details

Subtotal number

Form No.

 

1

 

 

Antenatal care

 

100

Provide antenatal care to normal mothers 

70

 

F.1

Provide antenatal care to high risk mothers 

30

F.1

 

 

 

2

 

 

Performing vaginal delivery

 

 

 

40

 

Conduct normal vaginal deliveries of primiparus women

 

20

F.2

Conduct normal vaginal deliveries of multiparus women

 

20

F.2

3

 Performing abnormal vaginal deliveries

 

5

Breach, placenta previa, preterm labor, stillbirth,...

 

5

F.2

 

4

Performing and suturing episiotomy

 

20

 

Suturing episiotomy

 

20

F.3

 

 

5

 

 

Post partum care

 

 

50

Provide postpartum care to normal mothers

  - Maternity hospital

  - Health center

 

 

25

10

 

F.4

Provide postpartum care to high risk mothers

15

F.4

 

6

 

 

Neonatal care

 

50

Perform neonatal examination (postpartum unit)

40

F.5

Assist in neonatal resuscitation

10

F.6

 

 

 

Gynecological exam

30

F.7

7

Gynecological examination

50

Clinical Breast  examination

10

F.8

Take pap smear

10

F.9

 

8

 

Family planning

 

20

Contraceptive consultant

15

F.10

Assist in IUD insertion

 

5

F.11

Comment: Medication chart (Form no. 12) are filled with all other forms. Parthograph (Form no. 13) are filled with vaginal delivery forms. EPDS (Form no. 14) are filled with postpartum forms in health center.

 

 

 

                    

College of Nursing

Midwifery Department

 

This is to certify that

 

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has completed all following essential clinical requirements for graduation in BSc Midwifery in the Academic Year 2016-2017.

 

 

 

 

Graduation requirements

The student will be competent to: