Midwifery

Developing countries including Rwanda experience a shortage of midwives; this handicaps implementation and achievement of certain health programs especially attainment of MDGs 4 and 5. The program is designed to prepare professional midwives with the necessary knowledge, attitudes, clinical expertise and technical skills necessary to function as a competent, effective and caring practitioner. The overall aim of this program is to train competent midwives who can contribute to effective planning and delivery of health care based on client-centered approach and evidence- based practice.

Students who successfully complete this program will be equipped enough to practice safely and competently in community and in clinical areas including maternity, pediatric, and neonatal units by meeting national and international standards of midwifery practice.

At Kibogora Polytechnic, Department of Nursing and Midwifery, we are committed to designing an integrated curriculum in which student engagement in the classroom and in clinical placement supports the development of critical thinking skills that will support a higher level of professional practice. We thus welcome all prospective undergraduate students to our Department.

ADVANCED DIPLOMA IN MIDWIFERY - LEVEL I

Philosophy, Ethics & Rwandan Culture Anatomy & Physiology II
Introduction to Communication Skills & IT Fundamentals of Nursing II
Human & Social Sciences Biomedical Sciences
Anatomy & Physiology I Clinical Placement I
Fundamentals of NursingI

ADVANCED DIPLOMA IN MDEWIFERY - LEVEL II

Adult Health Nursing I Reproductive Health
Tropical & Communicable Diseases Health Measurement & Research Methods
Applied Pharmacology Community Health Nursing
Midwifery Sciences I Health Measurement & Research Methods
Clinical Placement II Clinical Placement III

ADVANCED DIPLOMA IN Midwifery - LEVEL III & IV

Midwifery Sciences IIg Child Health Nursing
Tropical and Communicable Diseases Clinical Placement V
Leadership, Management & Quality Assurance Clinical Placement IV

Key Facts

Award Type: Advanced Diploma in Midwifery
Level: Undergraduate
Study mode: Daytime
Course Length: 3 years
Language of teaching: English
Start Month: September, March
Entry requirements: uccessful completion of secondary L6 in MCB or similar program, with primary passes in biology and chemistry and secondary passes in maths or physics, or nursing experience. A2 nurses considered for admission to Level One. Ability to study in English

In line with our policy of continual improvement of all programs, program details may change