Nursing - Midwifery

University College Cork


Course Name Nursing - Midwifery
Course Provider University College Cork
Course Code MWC01
Course Type Postgraduate
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Higher Diploma (Level 8 NFQ)  More info... Major National University of Ireland Level 8 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Cork City
Qualification Letters HDip
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment START DATE: 5 September 2022
Application Date

Expand+Recruitment is through the HSE National Recruitment Service. See for details.

Potential applicants are advised to check this website for application details and closing dates. The clo...

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Duration 18 Months Full-time
Course Fee The fee for this course is €18.080
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Entry Requirements Applicants must be registered as a general nurse (RGN) with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland.
The HSE requires that applicants are required to have 6 months post registration experience as an RGN within the past 3 years, working a minimum of 78 hours per month. Verification will be required on application.
The application form and interview is competency based.
Comment Who teaches this course
Dr Rhona O'Connell RGN, RM,RNT, BA, DipAppPsychol(RCSI), PhD MEd (TCD)
Dr Geraldine McLoughlin, RGN, RM, H Dip in Ed, MSc, PhD
Dr Patricia Leahy-Warren RGN, RM, BSc(Nurs), DipCom, DipMgt, HDipPHN, MSc(Nurs), PhD
Dr Joan McCarthy BA, MA, PhD
Agnes Phelan RGN, H. DIP,BSC,RNT, M.COMM
Dr Margaret Murphy MSc, BSc, RM, RGN, PGDTLHE, IBCLC PG Cert TLHE, DN
Course Content

Expand+The Higher Diploma in Midwifery will open for applications in early 2022. Please check the HSE website for further information

This is an 18-month programme for Registered General Nur...

Subjects Taught

Expand+Students take 90 credits.

Year 1 (duration nine months) largely focuses on the role and activities of the midwife in providing care to healthy mothers and babies.

Part A
NU5093 Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Neonate 1 (10 credits)
NU5095 Suppo...

Assessment Method Assessment is through a variety of approaches including written assignments, class presentations and end-of-year examinations. Assessment of midwifery practice is a continuous process and includes the assessment of midwifery skills and competencies for practice.
Careers or Further Progression

Expand+Skills and Careers Information
Midwives are expected to be responsive to the changing needs of women and their families and therefore need an educational input that positively influences their practice and develops their sense of autonomy. This cour...

Further Enquiries Contact details for this course
Dr. Rhona O'Connell
+ 353 21 490 1466

Sheila Hedderman
+353 (0)21 490 1560
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