Degree in Midwifery

3 years Degree Course
Overview
Study Plan
Admission Test
Syllabus
Book List
Calendar
Graduation
QA System
REPORT FROM STUDENTS

The Degree Course in Midwifery is aimed at training health professionals who have the competences set forth by D.M. n. 740 of 14 September 1994 and subsequent amendments and additions to the Code of Ethics. The graduate in Midwifery is responsible for obstetric, gynecological and preventive curative, palliative and rehabilitative neonatology. The midwife promotes education and protection of women’s health in all its life stages, of couples, children and of the community; assistance, therapeutic education, management, training, research and consultancy. It prepares to identify the needs of the health of a woman, mother, childbirth assistance, puerperium, of the child and family. He or she deals with global health, sexual and reproductive health and cancer prevention. The achievement of said objectives and competences takes place through a 3-year training course with the goal of 180 University Training Credits (Crediti Formativi Universitari, CFU), 60 CFU for each year, with a 75% attendance requirement, including front teaching activities, practical training (professionalizing), individual study, laboratories and activities chosen by the student. The course ends with the achievement of 180 CFU, a practical test which qualifies for Midwifery Profession and discussion of the final exam.  The degree course lasts 3 years. The professionality acquired with the achievement of the degree in obstetrics at UniCamillus obviously opens up all the healthcare jobs of this profile present in the territory in both the public and private hospital field. It especially provides the possibility of exercising the profession in developing areas which have critical issues in healthcare. In particular, the graduates at UniCamillus will be able to:

  • assist in physiological pregnancies which provide assistance to pregnant woman: healthcare information and education, data collection, midwifery exams, prescription exams, execution of some of these, diagnostic summary, registration of events and resolutions;
  • give good information and advice regarding the problem of family planning according to the maternal and paternal principle with particular reference to the context in the Southern parts of the world;
  • identify the socio-healthcare needs of a pregnant woman by giving every informative-educative support which aims at removing conflictual situations in the presence of drug addiction, poverty, disability etc.
  • assist in the labor and physiological birth by enhancing the centrality and emotions of the woman during childbirth and respecting the natural evolutionary stages and times of labor;
  • assist the healthy newborn with particular attention placed on the postnatal stages and the promotion of the communication and nutritional link between the mother and child;
  • assist in the normal childbirth and a desirable continuity of care for the woman, enhancing the link between the mother and child by supporting breastfeeding and giving information about events linked to the needs of the child and the restoration of normal relations whenever partners and families are involved;
  • conduct courses after childbirth by privileging those paths which enhance the sense of maternal competence and favoring the security in her relationship with the child as well as working towards the rehabilitation of the perineal and abdominal muscles;
  • give healthcare education in both individual and organized situations with greater effort being placed on the prevention, diagnosis and rehabilitation of tumors and degenerative or involution chronic illnesses of the female genitals;
  • use English in the specific area of competence and for the exchange of general information.

 

Types of didactic and educational activities

Formal didactics

This didactic form includes: – lectures: dealing with one specific topic that is identified by a title and performed by a teacher with the help of computing and/or multimedia supports based on a predefined calendar and given to students enrolled to a specific course year and divided into small groups; – seminars: didactic activities with the same characteristics as lectures but carried out contemporarily by many teachers with different competences and, as such, noted in the lesson registers in each one of them. During the last period of the course, when non Italian students will have acquired sufficient command of the language, some courses may be taught in Italian.

Non formal didactics

It deals with interactive didactic activities aimed at small groups of students and coordinated by a tutor whose task is that of facilitating the students in the acquisition of knowledge, abilities and behavioral models. Learning mainly occurs through stimuli deriving from problem solving and the use of methodological skills needed to resolve them and taking decisions as well as through the direct and personal use of actions (gesture and relational) in practical exercises and/or attending clinical departments, surgeries, territorial facilities and research laboratories.

  • A) Teaching courses. The integrated teaching courses are held by one or more teachers in function to the specific objectives assigned to the course. The specific objectives of the individual courses that are contained in the exam programs and their programming are proposed annually by the course teachers within the start date of the enrolments for the new academic year.
  • B) Professional activities. During the three year degree course, the student is required to acquire the professional specifications in the nursing field by carrying out internships in facilities identified by the degree course council (CCL) and in the defined periods. The internship can also be done in developing countries.
  • C) Elective activities. The degree course council organizes the offer of elective didactic activities that are created with lectures, seminars, interactive courses with small groups among which the student is able to exercise their own personal option until achieving an overall number of 6 credits. Each student autonomously chooses the elective activities among the didactics supplied.

Planning educational activity (in Italian)

Prerequisites

The prerequisites needed by students who wish to enroll in the Degree course in Midwifery are:

  • Adequate initial preparation according to what is foreseen by the current regulations to enter courses with a nationally limited number of participants
  • Good predisposition to human contact
  • Good team working skills
  • Ability to analyze and resolve problems
  • Ability to autonomously acquire new knowledge and information by evaluating them critically.

Possession of a study title that meets one of the following criteria:

  • a secondary school diploma that gives access to the University, issued by a state or equivalent educational institution of the Italian education system in Italy or abroad;
  • final qualification of secondary education issued by an institution belonging to a foreign school system, located in Italy or abroad, obtained following a course of at least 12 years of schooling;
  • final qualification of secondary education obtained in a school system that includes 10 or 11 years of schooling, supplemented with one or two years of university, provided that all the exams scheduled for those academic years have been passed.

Candidates enrolled in the last year of secondary school can also participate in the selections at the state and private school institutions of the Italian education system or at a foreign secondary education institution that allows the achievement of a valid qualification for admission to courses of higher education of the Italian system with the condition, if the test results are positive, to present the diploma or qualification just obtained at the time of the subsequent enrolment to the courses, under penalty of exclusion from the list of admitted candidates. Students already in possession of an academic degree (obtained in Italy or abroad) and those who come from another degree course or university degree are required to observe the same procedures indicated in this call for applications and take part in the admission test.  

Admission test

Candidates are admitted through an admission test. The admission procedure differs for EU and non-EU candidates.

For further details, please refer to the dedicated web page – Calls for application.

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Book List A.Y. 2020/21 

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Book List A.Y. 2019/20 

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Book List A.Y. 2018/19 

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Graduate Program Director: Prof.ssa Cinzia Ciccacci

Didactic Director: prof. Sofia Colaceci sofia.colaceci@unicamillus.org

 

Didactic Calendar Academic Year 2022-2023

Didactic Calendar Academic Year 2021-2022

Final Exam and Graduation

In order to be eligible for the final exam, students must achieve all the CFU in the educational activities as in the study plan of reference, including those of the clinical practice and seminar activities.

The Final Exam consists of a State Exam qualifying to practice the profession and is composed by:

  1. a practical exam during which the student must prove to have acquired the knowledge and the theoretical-practical and technical-operational skills typical of the professional profile;
  2. writing and defense of a thesis originally elaborated under the guidance of a supervisor.

Graduation Sessions

Regulation

Any information regarding the admission requirements, the final exam, the Committee, the final grade and its determination is available within the Regulation for the graduation of the bachelor degree courses in the health professions.

→ Download the Regulation

→ Download the guide to dissertation proposal

→ Download the guide to graduation application

In the regulation you can find the information concerning the deadline and the online procedure to be followed by every undergraduates. Here below the annexes that must be used for the drafting of the dissertation:

Annex no. 1 – Deadlines Time Schedule (Annex_1 pdf file);

Annex no. 2 – Suggestions for the Drafting of the Dissertation (Annex 2 pdf file);

Annex no. 3 – Cover of the Dissertation facsimile (Annex_3 word file);

Annex no. 4 – Frontispiece of the Dissertation (Annex_4 word file);

Annex no. 5 – Logo (Annex_5 png file);

Annex no.6 – Research originality statement and declaration of academic honesty (Annex_6 pdf file).

Annex no.7 – Template Power Point (Annex_7 ppt file).

Should you need further information regarding the Graduation procedure, please contact the Graduation Office at graduation@unicamillus.org.

Actors of the Quality Assurance process
The Quality Assurance Group (QA) is chaired by the Director of the Degree Course or by the President, who is the Responsible for the Quality of the Course; it ensures the proper and regular performance of the activities, in coordination with the Academic Quality Assurance and with the QA referents of the University.

The QA contributes to the design, implementation and verification of the activities of the Degree Course

The Review Group performs the following functions:
a) identifying the improvements, reporting the person in charge and specifying the deadlines and the indicators that allow verifying the degree of implementation;
b) verifying the achievement of the objectives pursued or identifying any reasons for a failure or partial achievement;
c) drafting the Annual Monitoring Report (AMR), which is sent to the Evaluation Unit and the Academic Quality Assurance through the University Quality Office.

TRANSITIONAL PHASE
During the statutory transitional phase, in order to facilitate the start-up phase of the QA System, UniCamillus considered it functional to choose the appointment at the level of each Degree Course of the only Quality Assurance Group, which is also called to perform the functions of the Review Group.
The QA has the task of monitoring the progress of the Degree Course management and of drafting the Annual Monitoring Report and the cyclical review report (RCC) in collaboration with the President of the Teaching Committee.

Quality Assurance Group of Midwifery Degree Course

  • Cinzia Ciccacci
  • Colaceci Sofia
  • Silvia Sbardella
  • Cadar Sara Giulia (student)

Report from students is the service through which UniCamillus students can report and notice on topics such as teachings or organization. It aims to promote efficient and direct communication between students and University Offices.

Contatti:

Reports to Didactic Director: sofia.colaceci@unicamillus.org

→ Reports to Didactic Administrative Office of the Degree Course: didactics@unicamillus.org

→ Request related to academic career: office@unicamillus.org

→ Requests to Student Representatives (Representatives’ task is to collect student suggestions and recommend activities to encourage students to actively participate in university life):

  Year of enrolment 2022/2023 • Mandolini Cecilia Irene
 • Vitello Giuseppa
 Year of enrolment 2021/2022 • Cantoni Michelle
 • Mecarelli Benedetta
 Year of enrolment 2020/2021 • Censi Beatrice
 • Enea Chiara
 Year of enrolment 2019/2020 • De Luca Rapone Diletta
 • Bertinotti Lisa
 Year of enrolment 2018/2019 • Varone Federica