In the Bachelor-study Midwifery the students acquire all the professional-methodological, socio-communicative and scientific expertise, which are necessary for working in the field of midwifery. These skills are taught within the framework of a scientifically based education together with practical training at the University of Applied Science, Upper Austria and at the work placements.
As well as expertise in technical methodology, the students acquire socio-communicative skills such as conflict management, the ability of self-reflection, team, capacity for teamwork, role distance etc. Furthermore they learn the fundamental concepts of scientific work. In the accompanying internship the student is offered the opportunity to realise and to intensify the acquired know how under expert guidance.
The study programme is divided into modules, which are partly offered on an inter-disciplinary basis. The curriculum is characterised by a balance between in-depth theoretical education, science and work experience. Graduates of the study programme are in a position, to expertly carry out the allocated tasks, while combining the know how from the various disciplines. They have learned to act reflectively and autonomously in their professional daily routine and to act in accordance with their code of conduct.
The programme focus is comprised of general and the job-related medical principles as well as of the relevant content from the reference sciences:
- anatomy and physiology
- midwifery and gynaecology
- sex education and family planning
- embryology and development of foetus
- nutrition and Dietetics
- bacteriology, virology, parasitology
- pharmacology, analgesia, anaesthetics and reanimation
- bio-physics, bio-chemistry, radiology
- psychology, sociology, pedagogic