Midwifery Course Design

The 3-year Diploma in Midwifery curriculum is compliant with the standards set by the Diploma in Midwifery Curriculum Document 2012 developed by the Bangladesh Nursing and Midwifery Council and is customized to equip midwives with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide the highest quality midwifery care at the community level. The curriculum meets the global standards for midwifery education programme. The Diploma in Midwifery course is offering semester wise three-year education as follows:

  • Year 1 (Semesters 1 & 2): Foundation Year: Basic Sciences and Introduction to Midwifery Practice
  • Year 2 (Semesters 3 & 4) : Clinical Management Year: Managing Care in Clinic, Hospital and Community Settings
  • Year 3 (Semesters 5 & 6): Integration Year: Transitioning to Independent Midwifery Practice.

The education program emphasizes on both theoretical knowledge and clinical competencies through a total of 47 modules related to midwifery covering a wide range of women’s health including a core focus to pregnancy and Childbirth. Among these 47, there are six modules on English skills distributed in six different semesters to facilitate students’ continuous English learning process throughout the course. Some of the core courses in Midwifery Education Programme includes: anatomy and physiology, general biology and basic sciences, community health and role of midwives, epidemiology and biostatistics, childbirth and immediate newborn care, antenatal care and birth preparedness, complications during pregnancy and childbirth, women’s reproductive health and family planning, health care systems management and leadership, advocacy and human rights in midwifery practice, microbiology and infection prevention, midwifery ethics and regulatory law, maternal nutrition, pathophysiology and maternal health, pharmacology, research and evidence-based practice, sexual and reproductive health rights, sexually transmitted diseases and HIV/AIDS, sick young infant care, women’s mental health and wellbeing etc.