Degree in Midwifery

3 years degree course taught in English
Overview
Study Plan
Admission Test
Didactics
Calendar
Exams Calendar
Professors Office Hours
Student Area

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.

The midwife graduates are suitably prepared in the basic disciplines in order to provide them both with the best understanding of the important elements which are at the foundation of the physiological and pathological processes which deals with the preventative and therapeutic intervention as well as the maximum integration with other professions. In addition, they must know how to use one European Union language besides Italian in the specific area of competence and for the exchange of general information. In the case of the current project, the knowledge of the English language (and in some cases French too) has already been foreseen as the characterizing aspect in the education of workers destined to work in developing countries. The achievement of professional skills is implemented through a theoretical and practical education which also includes the acquisition of behavioral skills in order to guarantee the full mastery of all the necessary skills and their immediate marketability in the world of work at the end of the course.

DEGREE IN MIDWIFERY

FIRST YEAR – FIRST TERM

Credits

SSD

Discipline

Partial credits

BIOLOGY, APPLIED PHYSICS, BIOCHEMISTRY

4

bio/10

biochemistry

1

  

med/03

medical genetics

1

  

fis/07

applied physics

1

  

bio/13

applied biology

1

ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY

6

bio/09

physiology

2

  

bio/16

human anatomy

3

  

bio/17

histology

1

HUMAN SCIENCES AND HEALTH PROMOTION

7

med/02

history of medicine

1

  

m-dea/01

demo-ethno-anthropological disciplines

1

  

med/36

diagnostic imaging and radiotherapy

1

  

sps/07

general sociology

1

  

m-psi/01

general psychology

2

  

m-ped/01

general and social pedagogy

1

OBSTETRICAL-GYNECOLOGICAL NURSING SCIENCES 1

9

med/47

obstetrical-gynecological nurs.sci.

8

  

med/45

nursing sciences

1

FIRST YEAR – SECOND TERM    
GENERAL PATHOLOGY AND PHYSIOPATHOLOGY

6

med/04

general pathology

3

  

med/05

clinical pathology

1

  

med/07

microbiology and clinical microbiology

2

OBSTETRICAL-GYNECOLOGICAL NURSING SCIENCES 2

6

med/47

obstetrical-gynecological nurs.sci.

5

  

med/45

nursing sciences

1

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY/SEMINAR ACTIVITIES

2

  

2

     
CLINICAL PRACTICE

19

med/47

obstetrical-gynecological nurs.sci.

19

PROFESSIONAL LABORATORIES

1

  

1

CREDITS I YEAR

60

   
SECOND YEAR – FIRST TERM

Credits

SSD

Discipline

Partial credits

PHYSIOPATHOLOGY OF HUMAN REPRODUCTION

7

bio/14

pharmacology

1

  

med/09

internal medicine

1

  

med/42

general and applied hygiene

1

  

med/40

gynecology and obstetrics

2

  

med/01

medical statistics

1

  

med/18

general surgery

1

OBSTETRICAL-GYNECOLOGICAL NURSING SCIENCES 3

6

med/47

obstetrical-gynecological nurs.sci.

5

  

med/45

nursing sciences

1

SECOND YEAR – SECOND TERM    
OBSTETRICAL-GYNECOLOGICAL NURSING SCIENCES 4

7

med/47

obstetrical-gynecological nurs.sci.

6

  

med/45

nursing sciences

1

INTERNAL MEDICINE, SURGERY, PRENATAL MEDICINE, CHILDBIRTH CARE

6

med/06

specialty medicine

1

  

med/18

general surgery

1

  

med/13

endocrinology

1

  

med/40

gynecology and obstetrics

3

     
MATERNAL CHILDCARE OBSTETRICS

9

med/38

general and specialised pediatrics

2

  

med/45

nursing sciences

2

  

med/03

medical genetics

1

  

m-psi/08

clinical psychology

2

  

med/40

gynecology and obstetrics

2

ELECTIVE EXAMS

3

  

3

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY/SEMINAR ACTIVITIES

2

  

2

CLINICAL PRACTICE

19

med/47

obstetrical-gynecological nurs.sci.

19

PROFESSIONAL LABORATORIES

1

  

1

CREDITS II YEAR

60

   
THIRD YEAR – FIRST TERM

Credits

SSD

Discipline

Partial credits

ANAESTHESIA AND INTENSIVE CARE – PRINCIPLES OF PHARMACOLOGY APPLIED TO OBSTETRICS

5

   
  

bio/14

pharmacology

1

  

med/09

internal medicine

1

  

med/40

gynecology and obstetrics

1

  

med/41

anesthesiology

1

  

med/18

general surgery

1

OBSTETRICAL-GYNECOLOGICAL NURSING SCIENCES 5

6

   
  

med/47

obstetrical-gynecological nurs.sci.

6

SCIENTIFIC ENGLISH

3

l-lin/12

English language

3

OBSTETRICAL-GYNECOLOGICAL PATHOLOGY, ENDOCRINOLOGY AND SEXOLOGY

5

   
  

med/40

gynecology and obstetrics

3

  

med/13

endocrinology

1

  

med/49

applied dietetics

1

THIRD YEAR – SECOND TERM    
ECONOMICS AND SOCIAL AND INTERNATIONAL POLITICS

7

   
  

secs-p/02

Economic politics

4

  

sec-p/07

Business administration

2

  

med/42

general applied hygiene

1

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY/SEMINAR ACTIVITIES

2

  

2

CLINICAL PRACTICE

22

med/47

obstetrical-gynecological nurs.sci.

22

PROFESSIONAL LABORATORIES

1

  

1

ELECTIVE EXAMS

3

  

3

FINAL EXAM

6

  

6

CREDITS III YEAR

60

   
     
TOTAL CREDITS

180

   

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

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)

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.

Calendario – Corso di laurea in Ostetricia

Didactic Director: prof. Simona Sarta

1 yr 1st sem 2018-2019

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START Nov 26, 2018  END Feb 1st, 2019

1 yr 2st sem 2018-2019

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START March 04, 2019  END June 21, 2019

 

FIRST YEAR – FIRST TERM

Discipline

Credits

Session

Course in Biology, Applied Physics, Biochemistry

4

I SESSION: February 5th, 2019 h 10 A.M. (Written Exam) February 7th, 2019 h 10 A.M. (Oral Exam) II SESSION: February 18th, 2019 h 10 A.M. (Written Exam) February 19th, 2019 h 10 A.M. (Oral Exam)
Course in Human Sciences and Health Promotion

7

I SESSION: February 11st, 2019 h 10 A.M. (Written Exam) February 13rd, 2019 h 10 A.M. (Oral Exam) II SESSION: February 25th, 2019 h 10 A.M. (Written Exam) February 27th, 2019 h 10 A.M. (Oral Exam)
Course in Obstetrical-Gynecological Nursing Sciences 1/Midwifery 1

9

I SESSION: February 15th, 2019 h 9:30 A.M. II SESSION: March 1st, 2019 h 9:30 A.M.A

FIRST YEAR – SECOND TERM

 

SSDDISCIPLINEPROFESSORCFUDATES
Course in Biology, Applied Physics, Biochemistry4 
BIO/09BIOPHYSICSIOLE INDOVINA1Monday 8 July 2019 h 9:00 a.m. (Written Exam) Wednesday 10 July 2019 h 9:00 a.m. (Oral Exam)
MED/03MEDICAL GENETICSCINZIA CICCACCI1
BIO/10BIOCHEMISTRYELEONORA NICOLAI1
BIO/13APPLIED BIOLOGYBARBARA FAZI1
Course in Human Sciences and Health Promotion7 
MED/02HISTORY OF MEDICINEPIETRO REFOLO1Monday 1 July 2019 h 9:00 a.m. (Written Exam) Wednesday 3 July 2019 h 9.00 am (Oral Exam)
M-DEA/01DEMO-ETHNO-ANTHROPOLOGICAL DISCIPLINESLAURA ELENA PACIFICI NOJA1
MED/36DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING AND RADIOTHERAPYROBERTO PASQUARELLI1
SPS/07GENERAL SOCIOLOGYUGO PACIFICI NOJA1
M-PSI/01GENERAL PSYCHOLOGYSONDRA BADOLAMENTI1
M-PSI/01GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY 1
M-PED/01GENERAL AND SOCIAL PEDAGOGYADRIANO ACCIARINO1
Course in Anatomy and Physiology6 
BIO/09PHISIOLOGYGIOVANNA D’ARCANGELO2I SESSION: Tuesday 04 July 2019 h 9:0 a.m. (Written and Oral Exam)II SESSION: Thursday 23 July 2019 h 9:00 a.m. (Written and Oral Exam)
BIO/16HUMAN ANATOMYMARCO BARCHI GIUSEPPE SCIAMANNA3
BIO/17HYSTOLOGYMICOL MASSIMIANI1
Clinical Practice, Professional Laboratories, Seminar activity23 
MED/47GENERAL CLINICAL AND PEDIATRIC NURSING SCIENCES 20I SESSION: Tuesday 2 July 2019 ore 2:30 p.m. (Practice Exam)II SESSION: Tuesday 16 July 2019 h 2:30 p.m. (Practice Exam)
MED/47PROFESSIONAL LABORATORIES 1
MED/47SEMINAR ACTIVITY 2
Course in General Pathology and Physiopathology6 
MED/05CLINICAL PATHOLOGY – IMMUNOLOGY – IMMUNOHEMATOLOGYGIOVANNI BARILLARI1I SESSION: Thursday 11 July 2019 h 9:00 a.m. (Oral Exam)II SESSION: Thursday 25 July 2019 h 9:00 a.m. (Oral Exam)
MED/04GENERAL PATHOLOGY – PHYSIOPATHOLOGYROBERTO BEI3
MED/07MICROBIOLOGY AND CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGYFRANCESCA PICA2
Course in Midwifery II5 
MED/47 MED/45OBSTETRICAL-GYNECOLOGICAL NURS.SCI.SOFIA COLACECI SIMONA SARTA FRANCESCO RASI FABIO D’AGOSTINO5I SESSION: Friday 5 July 2019 h 9:00 a.m. (Oral Exam)II SESSION: Tuesday 30 July 2019 h 9:00 a.m. (Oral Exam)

 

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