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Certificate in Advanced Comprehensive Health Assessment for Midwives

Course Points
Course Duration
1 Semester
Course Level
Level 9
Course Places
20 Places
Course Start Date
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.

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 €800
Starting Date January 2024
School School of Health & Science
Department Nursing, Midwifery and Early Years
Credits 10
Awarding Body Dundalk Institute of Technology
Delivery Method Blended