SCHOOL OF MIDWIFERY
(temporarily discontinued; last graduating class was in 2018)
The School of Midwifery offers a 2-year Diploma course. The Midwifery program aims to train students into becoming highly competent and efficient midwives who can handle maternal and infant health care in the hospital and community setting.
The program aims to develop the knowledge, attitude, and skills of first level midwives in the care of the girl-child, adolescent, and the adult woman prior to, during, and following pregnancy.
This prepares midwives to:
- Give the necessary supervision, care and advice to women during pregnancy, labor and post partum period; and
- Manage normal deliveries on her own responsibility and care for the child
Specifically, graduates of the 2-year program are expected to:
- Perform primary health care services within the community (promotive & preventive care);
- Counsel and educate women, family and community regarding family planning including preparation for parenthood/parenting.;
- Detect abnormal conditions in the mother and infant; and
- Procure specialized assistance as necessary (consultation or referral).