Degree in Midwifery

3 years degree course taught in English
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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.

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.  

I YEAR – I SEM.CFUSSDSUBJECTCFU PARTIAL
BIOLOGY, APPLIED PHYSICS, BIOCHEMISTRY4   
  bio/10Biochemistry1
  med/03Medical Genetics1
  fis/07Applied Physics1
  bio/13Applied Biology1
ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY6   
  bio/09Physiology2
  bio/16Human Anatomy3
  bio/17Histology1
HUMAN SCIENCES AND HEALTH PROMOTION7   
  med/02History of Medicine1
  m-dea/01Demo-ethno-anthropological disciplines1
  med/36Diagnostic imaging and Radiotherapy1
  sps/07General Sociology1
  m-psi/01General Psycology2
  m-ped/01General and Social Pedagogy1
OBSTETRICAL-GYNECOLOGICAL NURSING SCIENCES I9   
  med/47Obstetrical-gynecological nursing sciences8
  med/45Nursing Sciences1
I YEAR – II SEM.    
GENERAL PATHOLOGY AND PHYSIOPATHOLOGY6   
  med/04General Pathology3
  med/05Clinical Pathology1
  med/07Microbiology and Clinical Microbiology2
OBSTETRICAL -GYNECOLOGICAL NURSING SCIENCES II6   
  med/47Obstetrical-Gynecological Nursing Sciences5
  med/45Nursing Sciences1
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY/SEMINAR ACTIVITIES2  2
CLINICAL PRACTICE19med/47Obstetrical-Gynecological Nursing Sciences19
PROFESSIONAL LABORATORIES1  1
CFU TOTAL I AA60   
II YEAR – I SEM.CFUSSDSUBJECTCFU PARTIAL
PHYSIOPATHOLOGY OF HUMAN REPRODUCTION7   
  bio/14Pharmacology1
  med/09Internal Medicine1
  med/42General and Applied Hygiene1
  med/40Gynecology and Obstetrics2
  med/01Medical Statistics1
  med/18General Surgery1
OBSTETRICAL-GYNECOLOGICAL NURSING SCIENCES III6   
  med/47Obstetrical-Gynecological Nursing Sciences6
 II YEAR – II SEM.     
OBSTETRICAL-GYNECOLOGICAL NURSING SCIENCES IV7   
  med/47Obstetrical-Gynecological Nursing Sciences7
INTERNAL MEDICINE , SURGERY,PRENATAL MEDICINE, CHILDBIRTH CARE6   
  med/06Specialist Medicine1
  med/18General Surgery1
  med/13Endocrinology1
  med/40Gynecology and Obstetrics3
MATERNAL CHILDCARE OBSTETRICS9   
  med/38General and Specialised Pediatrics2
  med/47Obstetrical-Gynecological Nursing Sciences2
  med/03Medical Genetics1
  m-psi/08Clinical Psychology2
  med/40Gynecology and Obstetrics2
ELECTIVE COURSES3  3
CLINICAL PRACTICE18med/47Obstetrical-Gynecological Nursing Sciences18
PROFESSIONAL LABORATORIES1  1
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY /SEMINAR ACTIVITIES2  2
SCIENTIFIC ENGLISH1l-lin/12Scientific English1
CFU TOTAL II AA60   
III YEAR – I SEM.CFUSSDSUBJECTCFU PARTIAL
ANESTHESIA AND INTENSIVE CARE-PRINCIPLES OF PHARMACOLOGY APPLIED TO OBSTETRICS5   
  bio/14Pharmacology1
  med/17Infectious Diseases1
  med/40Gynecology and Obstetrics1
  med/41Anesthesiology1
  med/18General Surgery1
OBSTETRICAL-GYNECOLOGICAL NURSING SCIENCES V6   
  med/47Obstetrical Gynecological nursing Sciences6
SCIENTIFIC ENGLISH2l-lin/12Scientific English2
OBSTETRICAL-GYNECOLOGICAL PATHOLOGY, ENDOCRINOLOGY AND SEXOLOGY5   
  med/40Gynecology and Obstetrics3
  med/13Endocrinology1
  med/49Applied Diet Sciences1
III YEAR – II SEM    
ECONOMICS AND SOCIAL AND INTERNATIONAL POLITICS7   
  secs-p/02Economic Politics4
  med/42General and Applied Hygiene1
  secs-p/07Business Administration2
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY/SEMINAR ACTIVITIES2  2
CLINICAL PRACTICE23med/47Obstetrical-Gynecological Nursing Sciences23
PROFESSIONAL LABORATORIES1  1
ELECTIVE COURSES3  3
FINAL EXAM6  6
CFU TOTAL III AA60   
     
CFU TOTAL180   

   

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.  

The Admission test

The entry test for all Degree Courses is the UCAT test. Entry to the Master’s Degree Course in Medicine and Surgery and to the other courses of Medical School is regulated by a multiple choice written admission test and a speaking test. The UCAT is developed and delivered by the UKCAT Consortium. Information regarding test content and how to prepare for the test can be found here (www.ukcat.ac.uk). In February 2019, the UKCAT Consortium are changing the name of their admission test from UKCAT to UCAT. From 1stFebruary 2019, the website will change to www.ucat.ac.uk. The test content will remain the same. UCAT is a computer-based test to be taken at certified test centres (see Annex 1) and lasts two hours. The test consists of five separate sections to be passed within a set time and each consists of a series of multiple choice questions. Additional time is granted to candidates with proven disabilities or particular medical conditions.

SectionsNo. of QuestionsPoints (min-max)
Verbal Reasoning Establishes the ability to critically evaluate information presented in written form.44300 – 900
Decision-Making Establishes the ability to make decisions and make correct judgments using complex information.29300 – 900
Quantitative Reasoning Establishes the ability to critically evaluate information presented in numerical form.36300 – 900
Abstract Reasoning Establishes the ability to use convergent and divergent reasoning to infer relationships between different elements and information.55300 – 900
TOTAL1641200-3600
 
Situational Assessment It measures the ability to understand real situations and identify the critical factors and the most appropriate behavior to face them.69Level 1-4

UCAT Test Evaluation

The overall assessment is obtained by summing the scores of the Verbal Reasoning, Decision-making, Quantitative Reasoning, Abstract Reasoning sections. The “Situational Assessment” section is not relevant for the final score. For details on the modalities of the UCAT test, please visit www.ukcat.ac.uk. UniCamillus draws up the final ranking based on the results scored in the UCAT test.


EU Candidates

There are no new calls open to this moment for Eu Candidates

Book list - Registrations A.Y. 2019/20
Book list - Registrations A.Y. 2018/19

Book List A.Y. 2019/20 Year 1 Semester 1

Book List A.Y. 2019/20 Year 1 Semester 2

Book List A.Y. 2019/20 Year 2 Semester 1

Book List A.Y. 2019/20 Year 2 Semester 2

Book List A.Y. 2018/19 Year 1 Semester 1

 

Text Book

TitleAuthorSubjectEditorProfessor
Mayes’ Midwifery, 15th EditionMacdonald & JohnsonObstetrical-Gynecological Nursing SciencesElsevierS. Colaceci / A. Giusti
Birth and Breastfeeding: Rediscovering the Needs of Women During Pregnancy and ChildbirthOdentObstetrical-Gynecological Nursing SciencesClairviewS. Colaceci / A. Giusti
Primal Health: Understanding the Critical Period Between Conception and the First BirthdayOdentObstetrical-Gynecological Nursing SciencesClairviewS. Colaceci / A. Giusti
The Handbook of Person-Centred Psychotherapy & Counselling, 2nd editionMick Cooper, Maureen O’Hara, P F SchmidObstetrical-Gynecological Nursing SciencesMcmillan Learning Int., Red Globe Press, 2013A. Giusti
Counselling Skills For Nurses, Midwives and Health Visitors, 2nd Ed.Dawn FreshwaterObstetrical-Gynecological Nursing SciencesMcGraw Hill Ed., Open University Press, 2009A. Giusti
BiochemistryDenise FerrierBiochemistryWolters Kluwer, Lippincott Williams & WilkinsE. Nicolai
Lehninger principles of biochemistry, 2017D. L. Nelson, M.M. CoxBiochemistryW.H. Freeman & Co. – MacMillan Learning/International Higher EducationE. Nicolai
Medical Genetics Lynn Jorde John Carey Michael BamshadMedical GeneticsElsevierC. Ciccacci (chiesto per Lab Bio)
PHYSICS: Principles with Applications, Seventh editionDouglas C. GiancoliApplied Physics (Biophysics?/Medical Physics?)Pearson Education Inc.I. Indovina
Essential Cell Biology-Fourth EditionBruce Alberts, Dennis Bray, Karen Hopkin, Alexander D Johnson, Julian Lewis, Martin Raff, Keith Roberts, Peter WalterApplied BiologyW.W. Norton & Company, Inc.B. Fazi
Human Physiology: from Cells to Systems, 9th EditionLauralee SherwoodPhysiologyCengage Learning (Pentalibro a Roma)G. D’Arcangelo
Guyton and Hall Textbook of Medical Physiology 13th EditionJohn HallPhysiologyElsevier (+ Saunders)G. D’Arcangelo (chiesto a Pallone)
Fundamentals of Anatomy & Physiology- 11st Edition Frederic H. Martini, Judi L. Nath, Edwin F. BartholomewPhysiologyPearsonG. D’Arcangelo
Fundamentals of Anatomy & Physiology- 11st Edition Frederic H. Martini, Judi L. Nath, Edwin F. BartholomewHuman AnatomyPearsonG. Sciamanna
Bloom and Fawcett’s Concise HistologyDon W. Fawcett, Ronald P. Jensh, William BloomHistologyCRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, Hodder ArnoldM. Massimiani
The Cambridge Illustrated History of MedicineRoy PorterHistory of MedicineCambridge University PressP. Refolo
Fertility, Reproduction and Sexuality: Social and Cultural PerspectivesGeneral Editor: Soraya TremayneDemo-ethno-anthropologycal DisciplinesBerghahn Series by Berghahn PublishersL. E. Pacifici Noja
Didactic Material provided by the teacher Diagnostic Imaging and Radiotherapy R. Pasquarelli
Didactic Material provided by the teacher General Sociology U. G. Pacifici Noja
Psychology for Midwives: Current Issues in MidwiferyRuth ParadiceGeneral PsychologyQuay Books, Mark Allen PublishingS. Badolamenti / D. Marazziti
Didactic Material provided by the teacher General and Social Pedagogy A. Acciarino
Fundamentals of nursing 9th editionPotter, Perry, Stockert, and HallNursing SciencesElsevierF. D’Agostino (mail)

Didactic Director: prof. Simona Sarta simona.sarta@unicamillus.org

Professors office hours calendar

Professors receive students upon appointment (book via e-mail) according to:  

ProfessorDayHouremail
Fabio D’AgostinoWednesday12 – 2 P.M.fabio.dagostino@unicamillus.org
Marco BarchiWednesday3 – 4 P.M.marco.barchi@unicamillus.org
Sofia ColaceciTuesday12 – 2 P.M.sofia.colaceci@unicamillus.org
Simona SartaWednesday12 – 1 P.M.simona.sarta@unicamillus.org
Angela GiustiFriday9 – 10 A.M.angela.giusti@unicamillus.org
Adriano AcciarinoWednesday3 – 4 P.M.adriano.acciarino@unicamillus.org
Micol MassimianiTuesday10 – 11 A.M.micol.massimiani@unicamillus.org
Cinzia CiccacciTuesday12.30 – 1.30 P.M.cinzia.ciccacci@unicamillus.org
Eleonora NicolaiTuesday10.30 – 11.30 A.M.eleonora.nicolai@unicamillus.org
Giovanna D’ArcangeloBy email appointmentgiovanna.darcangelo@unicamillus.org
Giuseppe SciamannaThursday2 – 3 P.M.giuseppe.sciamanna@unicamillus.org
Sondra BadolamentiThursday2 – 3 P.M.sondra.badolamenti@unicamillus.org
Iole IndovinaWednesday1 – 2 P.M.iole.indovina@unicamillus.org
Donatella MarazzitiMonday10 – 11 A.M.donatella.marazziti@unicamillus.org
Roberto PasquarelliMonday3 – 4 P.M.roberto.pasquarelli@unicamillus.org
Pietro RefoloWednesday11.30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.pietro.refolo@unicamillus.org
Laura Elena Pacifici NojaMonday3 – 4 P.M.lauraelena.pacificinoja@unicamillus.org
Ugo Giorgio Pacifici NojaThursday3 – 4 P.M.ugogiorgio.pacificinoja@unicamillus.org