Diploma In Midwifery

The goal of the programme is to produce polyvalent midwives who will practice midwifery in any part of the community, country, and sub-region. The student midwife would have acquired knowledge, skills, and attitudes to recognize the total reproductive health needs of individuals, families, and communities and participate effectively in meeting those needs.

Health is a state of complete physical, social, mental, spiritual, and psychological well-being not merely the absence of illness or infirmity (W.H.O, 1947). It is a relative state, determined by several factors (personal values, physical, biological, economic, psychological, cultural, spiritual, and political) within the individual’s environment.

Reproductive and Child Health is a fundamental human right of all families, individuals, and communities irrespective of their race, sex, religion, creed, beliefs, and values.

The institution believes that:

Individuals have reproductive rights that must be respected. The individual is to rational being endowed with intelligence and must be encouraged to utilize her potentials in solving important problems.
Individuals belong to families and communities with specific physical, socio-cultural and economic factors which influence their health-seeking behaviour and health patterns
Midwifery education prepares the midwife to function effectively and improves her knowledge and skills by participating in professional and community activities.
The purpose of Midwifery education is to enable the student midwife to obtain a qualification which makes her eligible for registration by the Nurses and Midwives’ Council of Ghana and assume the responsibilities and accountability that Midwifery registration imposes
The special training that the midwife receives places her in a unique position to assume the role of a counselor, leader, resource person, teacher, researcher, manager, and caregiver to assist individual mothers and families to promote good family health
With the knowledge of midwifery, social sciences, anatomy, family planning, child health, she is able to provide efficient care to individuals, families, and the community at large
The student-mid-wife can best provide total Midwifery care by being provided with a learning experience in real midwifery situations which will stimulate motivation and self-direction.
The Midwife has the ability to perform her functions independently, work in co-operation with her colleagues, other members of the health team, families, and community members for the achievement of better family health.

By the end of the programme, the midwife will:

Use the knowledge acquired in the principles of homeostasis to meet clients’/patients’ needs.
Use the midwifery process as a professional tool for meeting the total health needs of individuals, families, and communities.
Develop skills and activities for imparting knowledge and principles of reproductive health to student midwives and clients/patients.
Plan and carry out health education based on the reproductive health needs of the community
Plan and implement safe and effective reproductive health care to the expectant mother and her family throughout the obstetric cycle.
Recognize abnormal obstetrical condition and seek prompt medical intervention
Give advice and treatment when necessary to prevent maternal and infant morbidity and mortality.
Co-operate with her colleagues, members of the health team, and community in providing comprehensive (ie. Preventive, promotive, curative, and rehabilitative) reproductive health care to the expectant mother and her family
Exhibit administrative and leadership capabilities in managing health care units within the framework of the national health policy.
Develop the habit of consciously seeking to improve herself and her profession and community activities.
Develop research appreciation through the use of scientific methods (or processes) in nursing the expectant mother and her family.

FIRST YEAR: SEMESTER 1

COURSE CODE 
COURSE TITLE  
CREDITS
T
P
CR
RGN 111 Anatomy & Physiology 1
3
3
RGN 112 Basic Nursing
2
6
3
MIP 111 Microbiology & Infection Prevention/Control
2
2
TCM 111 Therapeutic Communication
2
6
3
ADJ 111 Professional Adjustment in Nursing/Midwifery
2
2
SNM 111 Introductory Sociology
2
2
NMI 111 Nursing and Midwifery Informatics
1
6
2
Total
17
Vacation Practicum 1 (General Nursing)
18
3

FIRST YEAR: SEMESTER 2

COURSE CODE  COURSE TITLE 
CREDITS
T
P
CR
FED 121 First Aid, Emergency and Disaster Management
2
6
3
STA 121 Statistics
2
2
PNM 121 Introductory Psychology
2
2
RMD 121 Anatomy and Physiology II
3
3
RMD 122 Health Promotion
2
6
3
RMD 123 Personal and Environmental Health
2
2
NTD 211 Nutrition and Dietetics
2
2
Total
17
Vacation Practicum II (General Nursing)
18
3

SECOND YEAR: SEMESTER 1

COURSE CODE  COURSE TITLE 
CREDITS
T
P
CR
RES 211 Anatomy and Physiology of Human Reproductive System and the Foetus I
2
2
RMD 121 Pharmacology, Therapeutics & Pharmacovigilance
2
2
RMD 213 Advance Nursing
2
6
3
RMD 214 Medical Nursing
2
6
3
RMD 215 Surgical Nursing
2
6
3
RMD 216 Physiology and Management of Normal Pregnancy
2
6
3
Total
16
Vacation Practicum III (General Nursing/Midwifery)
18
3

SECOND YEAR: SEMESTER 2

COURSE CODE  COURSE TITLE 
CREDITS
T
P
CR
RES 221 Research Methods
3
3
RMD 221 Physiology and Management of Normal Labour
2
6
3
RMD 222 Physiology and Management of Normal Puerperium Neonate
2
6
3
RMD 223 Physiology and Management of the High Risk Neonate
2
6
3
RMD 224 Anatomy and Physiology of Human Reproductive System and the Foetus
2
2
RMD 225 Community Midwifery
2
6
2
Total
17
Vacation Practicum IV (Midwifery)
18
3

THIRD YEAR: SEMESTER 1

COURSE CODE  COURSE TITLE 
CREDITS
T
P
CR
SCM 311 Supply Chain Management
1
6
2
RMD 311 Physiology and Management of Abnormal Pregnancy
2
6
3
RMD 312 Physiology and Management of Abnormal Labour
2
6
3
RMD 313 Management of Abnormal Pueperium
1
6
2
RMD 315 Family Planning
2
6
3
RMD 316 Family Centred Maternity Care Study
1
12
3
Total
16
Vacation Practicum V (Midwifery)
18
3

THIRD YEAR: SEMESTER 2

COURSE CODE  COURSE TITLE 
CREDITS
T
P
CR
RSN 321 Relationship Marketing Strategy Entrepreneurship
3
3
PHN 321 Psychiatric Nursing
2
6
3
RMD 321 Public Health Nursing
2
6
3
RMD 322 Management and Administration in Midwifery Gynecological conditions and STIs
1
6
2
RMD 323 Advanced Midwifery and Theatre Nursing
1
6
2
Total
16
Vacation Practicum IV

SUMMARY OF CREDIT LOAD PER SEMESTER

YEAR
SEMESTER ONE
SEMESTER TWO
TOTAL NO. OF CREDITS
1
17
17
34
2
16
17
33
3
16
16
32
99

INTRA-SEMESTER AND VACATION PRACTICUM

YEAR
SEMESTER ONE
SEMESTER TWO
TOTAL NO. OF CREDITS
1
18
18
36
2
18
18
36
3
18
18
90

Age

18 – 35 years.

Overall Aggregate

For WASSCE applicants, an aggregate score of thirty – Six (36) or better in six subjects, comprising 3 core and 3 elective subjects.

For SSSCE applicants, an aggregate score of Twenty-four (24) or better in six subjects, comprising 3 core and 3 elective subjects.

Core Subjects and Minimum Grades

For WASSCE, Credits (A1 – C6) in three Core Subjects i.e. English, Mathematics and Integrated Science.

For SSSCE, Credits (A- D) in three Core Subjects i.e. English, Mathematics and Integrated Science.

Elective Subjects and Minimum Grades

For WASSCE, Credits (A1 – C6) in three Elective Subjects.

For SSSCE, Credits (A – D) in three Electives Subjects

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