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Certificate in Comprehensive Advanced Health Assessment for Midwives

Course Points
Course Duration
1 Semester
Course Level
Level 9
Course Places
20 Places
Course Start Date
Tuesday 23rd January 2024

Course Summary

Midwives work within increasingly complex and demanding clinical environments and this ‘Advanced Comprehensive Health Assessment for Midwives’ programme aims to facilitate midwives to expand their knowledge, skills and professional behaviours in these areas.

Important notice about this course

Next intake is January 2025

Applications will open in autumn 2024 

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. 

This programme is delivered predominatley on-line with live on-line lectures on Tuesdays from 09.00hrs to 13.00hrs, in addition students attend DkIT for face to face classes, from 09.00hrs to 17.00hrs for 4 Tuesdays over the semeser.


Students on the programme will also be expected to undertake some independent learning.

Please note this timetable is subject to change.

  • 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

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.

Dr. Anita Byrne (Programme Director)

Ms. Jill Atkinson (Head of Section of Midwifery)

Course ID DK_NNCAM_9
Course Type Flexible & Professional, Postgraduate
Study Mode Part-Time
Level 9
Duration 1 Semester
Fees €950 TBC
Starting Date Tuesday 23rd January 2024
School School of Health & Science
Department Nursing, Midwifery and Early Years
Credits 10
Awarding Body Dundalk Institute of Technology
Delivery Method Blended

Disclaimer: All module titles are subject to change and for indicative purposes only. All courses are delivered subject to demand and timetables are subject to change. Elective Module options will only run subject to student numbers. The relevant Department will determine the viability of each elective module option proceeding depending on the number of students who choose that option. Students will be offered alternative elective modules on their programme should their preferred elective option not be proceeding. Award Options for Common Entry Programmes: The relevant Department will determine the viability of each award option proceeding depending on the number of students who choose either option. If the numbers for one of the Award options exceed available places, students for this option will be selected based on Academic Merit (highest grades).