Higher Diploma in Midwifery
The Higher Diploma in Midwifery is a 18-month full-time add-on course for general nurses who wish to become midwives. The programme is delivered in partnership with Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital Drogheda and will provide students with the knowledge and skills required to carry out their duties as a midwife in accordance with the definition of a midwife adapted by An Bord Altranais (2005).
Modules taught on the programme include:
- Midwifery Practice 1
- The Profession of Midwifery
- Midwifery and Women's Health
- Clinical 1
- Midwifery Practice 2
- Sensitive Midwifery
- The Health Neonate
- Clinical 2
- Midwifery Practice 3
- The Complex Neonate
- Developing the Profession of Midwifery
- Clinical 3
*Please note modules are subject to change.
The Higher Diploma in Midwifery programme will provide the appropriate foundation for midwives to practice following registration. This will be the basis of a career trajectory and will help prepare midwives for continuing professional development. Career pathways can be considered in terms of clinical, management, education and research pathways.
The HSE has identified that applicants must:
- Be registered in the General Division of the Register of Nurses maintained by Bord Altranais agus Cnáimhseachais na hÉireann or entitled to be so registered.
- Have a minimum of 6 months post registration experience as an RGN within the past 3 years (by closing date for receipt of completed applications), working a minimum of 78 hours per month.
|School||School of Health & Science|
|Department||Nursing, Midwifery and Early Years|
|Awarding Body||Dundalk Institute of Technology|
|Starting Date||March 2018|
|Download||HDip in Midwifery Promotional Flyer
How to Apply
You should apply by Thursday 19th October at 12 noon
via the HSE by clicking the link below:
More information is available via the HSE Website
For other enquiries contact:
Ann Marie Connor
Midwifery Practice Development Co-ordinator
Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital