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Barnmorska (YH) h23, dagstudier


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Intoduction to academic studies, communication and language
Introduction to Academic Studies and Communication 4
Finnish 3
Finnish - Oral Skills 0                                                                        
Finnish - Writing Skills 0                                                                        
English 3
Basics in Nursing
The Profession of Nurse and Midwife 6
Basics in Nursing Care 6
Human Physiology and Anatomy 4
Clinical Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology 4
Drug Treatment 1 3
First Aid and Emergency Preparedness 2
Health Promotion
Basics of Health Promoting Care 3
Health Promoting Care at Different Ages 5  
Clinical nursing
Internal Medicine and Surgery 1 4
Internal Medicine and Surgical Care 2 5
Internal Medicine and Surgical Care 3 5  
Perioperative Care 3  
Palliative Care and Care in the Final Stages of Life 2  
Drug Treatment 2 2
Clinical Pharmacology 2  
Clinical Care Measures, Clinical Diagnostics and Radiation Protection 5  
Basic Vaccination Knowledge and Infectious Diseases 3  
Gerontology and Emergency Geriatric Care 4  
Pediatric Care 5  
Mental and Substance Abuse Care 6    
Patient and Client Safety when Social and Health Care is Digitized 3
Care Assessment and Health Technology 3  
Developmental-oriented nursing
Research Methodology and Care Theory 7    
Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Innovation 3    
Introduction to Evidence Based Midwifery 2    
Reproductive Physiology and Genetics 2    
Antenatal Midwifery 5    
Intrapartum Care 1 3    
Intrapartum Midwifery 2 3      
Postpartum Care and Breastfeeding Counselling 3    
Neonatal Care 2      
Gynaecological Midwifery 3      
Sexual Health 2      
Degree Project 1 3  
Degree Project 2 6    
Degree Project 3 6    
Developmental project
Developmental Project in Midwifery 5        
Practical training in the nurse´s fields of work
Practice: Basic Care 7
Practice: Medical and Surgical Nursing Care 1 10  
Practice: Medical and Surgical Nursing Care 2 10  
Practice: Primary Care 9    
Practice: Mental and Substance Abuse Care 9    
Practice: Gynaecological Care 6      
Practice: Optional Context 9      
Practical training in the midwife´s fields of work
Practice: Antenatal Midwifery 9      
Practice: High-risk Antenatal, Intrapartum and Postnatal Midwifery 6        
Practice: Intrapartum Midwifery 1 6      
Practice: Intrapartum Midwifery 2 6      
Practice: Intrapartum Midwifery 3 6      
Practice: Intrapartum Midwifery 4 6        
Practice: Neonatal Care 6        
Practice: Midwifery During the Postnatal Period 9      
Practice: Midwifery in an Optional Context 6        
Elective Studies
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ECTS credits per period / semester / academic year 59 60 61 61 29 23.6 35.4 24 36 24.4 36.6 24.4 36.6 29 24 24 24 24 24 17.2 17.2 17.2 17.2 17.2 15.2 15.2 15.2 15.2 15.2 12.2 12.2 12.2 12.2 12.2 17 17

Due to the timing of optional and elective courses, credit accumulation per semester / academic year may vary.


Within the education, midwives are trained for maternity, obstetrics and gynecological care as well as sexual education. The midwifery profession is a humane work in various environments within social and health care. Midwifery and caring science is the science that the midwifery profession is based on. In addition to caring science, students study public health science, medical subjects, behavioral and natural sciences such as anatomy, physiology and pharmacology.
The Agenda for Sustainable Development 2030 has been implemented in the curriculum as a learning objective.
The education provides readiness for work that affects women's reproductive health both independently and in multi-professional working groups. The midwifery education provides both midwifery and nursing qualifications.

Central to the studies is the care of women in different age groups and life situations. Midwifery, nursing science, health science, medical subjects, nursing work, drug treatment, anatomy and physiology, supervision and professional communication are also key subjects. Throughout the education, emphasis is placed on preventive and resource-enhancing working methods to promote the health of women and the family.

The studies include small group work, lectures, independent and virtual studies, simulations, various examinations, work-based projects. Supervised clinical studies (practice) are included in the studies from the second semester, and mean 4-7 week periods in social and health care at health centers, hospitals, home health care, counseling and other care facilities. Practical training, thesis and developmental project consists of 140 cr totally.


Training as a midwife shall provide an assurance that the professional in question has acquired the following knowledge and skills (DIRECTIVE 2005/36/EG and 2013/55/EU OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL):
- Detailed knowledge of the sciences on which the activities of midwives are based, particularly midwifery, obstetrics and gynaecology
- Adequate knowledge of the ethics of the profession and the legislation relevant for the practice of the profession
- Adequate knowledge of general medical knowledge (biological functions, anatomy and physiology) and of pharmacology in the field of obstetrics and of the newly born, and also knowledge of the relationship between the state of health and the physical and social environment of the human being, and of his behaviour
- Adequate clinical experience gained in approved institutions allowing the midwife to be able, independently and under his own responsibility, to the extent necessary and excluding pathological situations, to manage the antenatal care, to conduct the delivery and its consequences in approved institutions, and to supervise labour and birth, postnatal care and neonatal resuscitation while awaiting a medical practitioner
- Adequate understanding of the training of health personnel and experience of working with such personnel

Formal qualifications (DIRECTIVE 2005/36/EG and 2013/55/EU OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL) as a nurse responsible for general care shall provide evidence that the professional in question is able to apply at least the following competences:
- Competence to independently diagnose the nursing care required using current theoretical and clinical knowledge and to plan, organise and implement nursing care
- Competence to work together effectively with other actors in the health sector, including participation in the practical training of health personnel
- Competence to empower individuals, families and groups towards healthy lifestyles and self-care
- Competence to independently initiate life- preserving immediate measures and to carry out measures in crises and disaster situations
- Competence to independently give advice to, instruct and support persons needing care and their attachment figures
- Competence to independently assure the quality of and to evaluate nursing care
- Competence to comprehensively communicate professionally and to cooperate with members of other professions in the health sector
- Competence to analyse the care quality to improve her own professional practice as a nurse responsible for general care