Nursing - Comprehensive Health Assessment for Midwives

Over the last decade, maternity services have witnessed considerable demographic shifts within the perinatal population that has resulted in markedly altered health states and more challenging healthcare conditions.

These demographic changes require midwives to enhance their professional knowledge and skills in relation to providing care to women with more complex healthcare needs.

Midwives undertaking this course will be educated and guided in undertaking advanced comprehensive perinatal health assessments that will include recognition of normal physiology in addition to knowledge and skills related to identifying deviation/deterioration and undertaking assessment, escalation, referral, and evaluation of perinatal health.

Who Should Apply?
Registered Midwives

Subjects taught

Course Content
? Comprehensive Advanced Health Assessment: Integrate and synthesize knowledge of altered homeostasis
? Develop skills in order to make accurate clinical judgements
? Anatomical and physiological organ systems
? Strategies for enhancing interdisciplinary collaboration

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements
Registered Midwife with NMBI
Currently employed in health care provision
Applicants will normally hold a level 8 qualification.

Applicants who do not have a level 8 qualification may apply for entry to the programme in accordance with the procedures outlined in the DkIT Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) policy.

Due to the blended learning delivery within this course, students should have access to a PC / Mac, a headset with a mic, and a broadband internet connection from home

Basic IT skills essential

Applicants may be interviewed


1 Semester

Course Delivery
The course is delivered over one semester using a blended learning format that combines face to face classes with online delivery.

Post Course Info

Dr. Geraldine O’Connor,
School of Health & Science
T:+353(0)429370200 Ext 2736

More details
  • Qualifications

    Special Purpose Certificate (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Blended,Part time

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    Course provider