The Bachelor of Science in Midwifery (BSM) is a four-year ladderized degree program designed to equip students with knowledge and skills in helping women in their childbearing cycle and birthing process. Students are trained to learn maternity care during pregnancy, labor, delivery, OB-GYN emergencies, and post-partum as well as caring for infants and children. ear ladderized degree program designed to equip students with knowledge and skills in helping women in their childbearing cycle and birthing process. Students are trained to learn maternity care during pregnancy, labor, delivery, OB-GYN emergencies, and post-partum as well as caring for infants and children.

Bachelor of Science in Midwifery is a four-year degree program consisting of general education and professional courses which prepare registered midwives for higher level midwifery competencies. The program includes Clinical Practicum in Management of OB Emergencies and High Risk Pregnancies, Care of Infants and Children, Comprehensive Family Planning, Community Health Service Management, Community Health Care Facility Management, Midwifery Pharmacology, Research, Entrepreneurship, Administration and Supervision. Students of the program may select from any of the following Midwifery Majors: Education, Community Health, Reproductive Health, Administration and Supervision or Health Care Facility Management.

OBJECTIVES

The Bachelor of Science in Midwifery aims to:

  • Develop higher level competencies of a midwife as a health care provider: educator, researcher, supervisor and health care facility manager/entrepreneur.
  • Specifically, this enables the graduates to:
    1. give the necessary supervision, care and advice to high-risk parturient;
    2. execute emergency measures in the absence of medical practitioners;
    3. provide family planning services;
    4. provide Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) services;
    5. manage MCH clinics at the community level;
    6. facilitate community organizing and social mobilization for community development;
    7. engage in independent, entrepreneurial health activities including management of primary health care facilities;
    8. implement/manage midwifery programs;
    9. perform other health related functions as may be deemed necessary by appropriate agency.

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