BSc (Hons) in Midwifery

Course Points
419
Course Duration
4 Years
Course Level
Level 8
Course Places
20 Places
Course Start Date
September 2018

Course Summary

This 4-year Honours Degree programme is designed to enable students to develop the professional knowledge, skills and understanding needed to fulfil the role of a midwife. A role which involves providing individualised care to women and their family. Learning throughout this courses takes place in the classroom, specialised skills laboratory and in our affiliated partner hospitals.

The term midwifery means with woman. The focus of midwifery is to provide woman-centered care from pre-conception through to the postpartum period. Fundamental to this is the concept of partnership between the woman and the midwife. This partnership is based on mutual trust, support and collaboration.

Midwives provide care in a range of settings including maternity hospitals / units, and midwifery units and services both in the hospital and community. Midwives also work in partnership with other members of the healthcare team in particular when women experience complications in pregnancy and birth.

As a student on this course you will develop the professional knowledge, skills and understanding needed to fulfil the role of a midwife. The role involves providing individualised care to women and their family. Learning takes place in the classroom, specialised skills laboratory and in our affiliated partner hospitals: Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda, Cavan General Hospital (maternity services) and Letterkenny General Hospital (maternity services).

Apply to practice as a Registered Midwife in Ireland and throughout the UK and EU. Graduates can apply for positions as Staff Midwives in the Irish health care sector.

Opportunities for postgraduate study at both postgraduate diploma and master’s level in related areas such as clinical midwifery practice, midwifery education and management.

Please find information on fees and funding here: www.dkit.ie/fees

Six Grades at O6 or H7 in Leaving Certificate

INCLUDING At least two H5 Grades

AND Laboratory Science subject Grade O6 or H6

AND Mathematics Grade O6 or H7

AND English Grade O6 or H7

OR Irish Grade O6 or H7

PLUS Minimum Points Score of 300.

PLEASE NOTE: offer of places on this course are subject to applicants successfully passing Garda Clearance and Health Status Clearance from the Health Service Executive (North East) Occupational Health Unity.

Mature Applicants Entry Requirements:

  • Minimum of 23 years of age on January 1st of year of application.
  • An assessment test is carried out by the PAS on behalf of NMBI.
  • For further information please click here 

Clinical placements are undertaken in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital Drogheda (Primary site) and in the maternity units at Cavan General Hospital and Letterkenny General Hospital.

Please note that all students must undertake placements at all three sites throughout the course.

Dr Kathleen Nallen (Head of Midwifery Section)
Phone: +353 429370200 Ext 2982
Email: kathleen.nallen@dkit.ie

The following questionnaire aims to give you an insight into the key skills required to be a midwife. Complete Questionnaire 

Finance/Grants:

  • Students are supernumerary to the midwifery service needs during three years out of the four and during this time do not receive any financial assistance other than that pertaining to other third-level students.
  • In year 4 there is a 36-week Internship placement during which time students are paid a salary from the health services.
Course ID DK877
Level 8
Duration 4 Years
Points 419
Places 20
School School of Health & Science
Department Nursing, Midwifery and Health Studies
Awarding Body Dundalk Institute of Technology
Starting Date September 2018
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Midwifery in DKIT is both a practical and theory based course throughout the 4 years which provides student midwives with a good balance in between college and work in the hospitals.

Rachel Coyle, 2016 Graduate of BSc (Hons) in Midwifery

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