Bachelors of Midwifery Sciences

2 Year Program

The post-diploma midwifery science top-up degree program is designed to enhance the student’s ability to use community–oriented, evidence-based approaches in the provision of midwifery care that is responsive to the needs of the community in both rural and urban settings.

The Bachelor of Midwifery Science program will cover two academic years, which is a five (5) semesters degree course.

This program will be implemented using a variety of teaching and learning modes that encourage active and student centred learning to ensure that the graduates become life-long self–directed learners to be able to meet the challenges in healthcare delivery.

First Year

  • Anatomy
  • Foundations of Midwifery Practice
  • Microbiology
  • Physiology I
  • Ethics and Integrity for Healthcare Professionals
  • Gender and Women’s Health
  • Business & Writing Communication
  • Skills for Healthcare Professionals
  • Clinical Midwifery Skills
  • Biostatistics and Epidemiology
  • Health Communications: Theory and Practice for Health Care Professionals
  • Reproductive Health
  • Comprehensive Family Planning
  • Research Methods & Proposal Development

Second Year

  • Pathophysiology
  • Midwifery Pharmacology
  • Midwifery: Obstetrical Anatomy & Ante-Natal Care
  • Midwifery: Intrapatum and Post-Natal Care
  • Midwifery: Gynaecology
  • Midwifery: Domicilliary
  • Care of Children in Early Childhood
  • Midwifery Entrepreneurship
  • Principles of Teaching and Learning
  • Health Services Administration
  • Research Project

Midwives work in a variety of settings such as clinics, hospitals and healthcare centres. In the line of work, a midwife may also be involved in other aspects of women's health, such as sexual and reproductive health, lactation consultant, child care and research and policy development.

Midwives have a highly developed knowledge base and many clinical skills, and may find work nationally, regionally and internationally.

Internship and placement opportunities can be arranged.

Pass Certificate of Secondary School Education0 or its equivalent and 2 principal passes obtained at the same sitting or credits in Mathematics and English.


Diploma in Midwifery from a recognised Institution and must be certified by the recognized Nurses & Midwives Council.