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:
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 prerequisites needed by students who wish to enroll in the Degree course in Midwifery are:
Possession of a study title that meets one of the following criteria:
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 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.
|Sections||No. of Questions||Points (min-max)|
|Verbal Reasoning Establishes the ability to critically evaluate information presented in written form.||44||300 – 900|
|Decision-Making Establishes the ability to make decisions and make correct judgments using complex information.||29||300 – 900|
|Quantitative Reasoning Establishes the ability to critically evaluate information presented in numerical form.||36||300 – 900|
|Abstract Reasoning Establishes the ability to use convergent and divergent reasoning to infer relationships between different elements and information.||55||300 – 900|
|Situational Assessment It measures the ability to understand real situations and identify the critical factors and the most appropriate behavior to face them.||69||Level 1-4|
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.
The access to the six-year Degree Course in Medicine & Surgery and to other courses of the Faculty of Medicine is regulated by a multiple choice written admission test. The UniCamillus admission test consists of a written test in Italian composed of sixty multiple choice questions of logical reasoning(20), general knowledge (5), biology (10), chemistry (10), physics (10) and mathematics (5). Each question presents five answer options, among which the candidate must choose only one, discarding the wrong, arbitrary or less probable conclusions. The test will last 70 minutes. Following the completion of the test, a single ranking will be drawn up based on the score obtained by each candidate in the admission test. For all the details, check the Call 2019/20 for the admission to the three-year Degree Courses in Midwifery and Biomedical Laboratory Techniques taught in Italian for EU Candidates. By the date specified, each candidate must register and follow the instructions in order to complete the registration for the admission test.
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|President of the Teaching Committee: Gaetano Lanzetta|
Didactic Director: prof. Sofia Colaceci firstname.lastname@example.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.
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