pregnancy, birth and postpartum. They are responsible for overseeing the successful completion of normal childbirths, and administering to the new-born baby. As members of the health team and in accordance with professional ethics, they are qualified to provide nursing assistance that falls within their competence, identify potentially pathological situations which require medical intervention and carry out, where necessary, urgent relevant measures.
They also contribute to the specification of their own professional profile and that of support staff and directly assist with continuous training and research activities.
On the strength of the professional skills acquired during the degree programme, graduates are equipped to assume nursing roles in the community and in public and private hospitals, as well as freelance professional roles including the independent administration of home births:
- assistance with all aspects of pregnancy;
- the provision of childbirth support classes, with a special focus on classes that encourage the bond between mother and foetus, self-awareness and parental development;
- assistance with labour and childbirth, according central importance during childbirth to the mother and her emotional state of being, and with full respect for the natural stages and time- frames of labour;
- attending to the health of the new-born baby, with particular attention to the immediate postnatal phases and to encouraging the communicative and nutritional bond between mother and child;
- assistance with normal postpartum, preferably through the provision of continuous assistance to the mother, the obstetrician encourages the bond between mother and child by supporting the breastfeeding process and offering information about the infant's various requirements and the process of reinstating normal relations with partners and family members;
- running postnatal courses, with a special focus on those classes that reinforce the mother's sense of maternal competence, encourage her to feel confident in her relationship with her child, and work on the timely recovery of perineal and abdominal muscle tone; - healthcare education initiatives, individually and in groups, which encourage a commitment to the prevention, early diagnosis and rehabilitation of tumours and chronic degenerative or involutional conditions in the female genital sphere; - healthcare organisation activities connected with maternal and neonatal assistance programmes.
Application and admission: Limited enrolment with admission test.
Students must have level B1 proficiency in English. Proficiency may be certified at the time of matriculation by submitting a certificate of level B1 language proficiency or better, or by sitting the SLAM (University Language Centre) Placement test during the first year of studies only, between September and December.
Students who do not pass the test must follow the SLAM language courses and obtain appropriate certification within the year the plan of study calls for a language exam.
The degree programme in Midwifery has been providing international exchange opportunities for years.
The European Region Action Scheme for the Mobility of University Students, or Erasmus programme, was launched in 1987 by the European Community and provides European university students with the opportunity to carry out a period of study abroad legally recognized by their home university.
The degree programme in Midwifery currently allows third-year students to carry out professional training abroad in the form of an internship.
Today, our European partners are the universities of Brussels and Antwerp.
In addition to bilateral agreements, the Erasmus Plus programme provides mobility options for two teachers per university.
The experience abroad lasts three months and awards students 20 ECTS + 2 CFU for elective activities, for a total of 22 university credits.
Besides annual University meetings, the degree programme organizes at least one meeting a year between returning and departing students through its permanent teacher-student commission for internationalization. In our experience, these gatherings favour the exchange of practical information and useful contacts between students.
At the end of the period abroad, the permanent commission will ask students to write a report to be shared with departing students. This helps teachers monitor satisfaction with international programmes.
The Erasmus experience is not just a part of your university education, but also a chance to live in a different culture and learn its language, to take responsibilities and develop a sense of belonging to a common path shared by students from different countries.
For students enrolled on bachelor’s, master’s and single cycle degree programmes are divided into two instalments of different amounts and with different payment deadlines:
- the first, corresponding to the minimum amount, is the same for all students
- the second - technically referred to as an ‘all-inclusive fee’- that is variable.
Students can also be entitled for tuition fee reductions such as:
- lowering for students who meet high merit requirements
- fixed amounts calculated on the basis of the student's citizenship group for those with income/property abroad
- support for students who have political refugee status.
More info at: Fees - current academic year
Scholarships and benefits
L’Ateneo fornisce inoltre una serie di agevolazioni economiche a favore dei propri studenti con requisiti particolari (merito, condizioni economiche o personali, studenti internazionali) come:
Admission, ranking and enrolment