Advanced Diploma in Midwifery

The aims of this program are based on global standards for midwifery education that establish the outcome criteria for midwives that are based on evidence and competency, promote lifelong learning and ensure the development of practitioners who are competent and who provide quality care in the populations they serve (HRH Global Standards of Education, 2009)

The curriculum is also developed based on the scope and standards of practice for registered nurses in Rwanda, under the aegis of the Rwanda Nursing and Midwifery Council. By aligning the curriculum with HEC standards the midwife is also enabled to progress within the midwifery profession through additional educational and professional pathways.

Learners are expected to embrace and demonstrate constructs of professional and personal ethics as a foundation to their midwifery practice. Communication, in all modalities, is expected to be therapeutic, consistent, and representative of the tenets of the profession with clients, families, and all additional stakeholders.

This program acknowledges the use of learner-centered strategies, and active learning is encouraged through the use of techniques such as :

  • Interactive and Illustrated Lectures
  • Group work, Debates and Discussions
  • Seminars, and Workshops
  • Individual research/observations, projects
  • Problem-based learning and Case studies
  • Oral and written presentations,
  • Guided clinical practice, and Mentorship during clinical practice
  • Simulation and demonstration
  • Role play
  • Discussion Forums,
  • Brainstorming
  • Learning experience by way of Site visits
  • Audio-Visual or Tele- conference and computer-based learning
  • Interactive or integrative group work
  • Peer education and exchange (teachers and students)

The current curriculum ensures that students to through theoretical and practical evaluations.
The,,, students can choose between a fulltime mode (fast track) and part time mode which is based on distance learning.


The requirements to be admitted to the program of advanced diploma in Midwifery are the following :

  • Successful completion of secondary senor 6 in Mathematics, Chemistry and Biology or similar programme studies, with primary passes in Biology and chemistry and secondary passes in mathematics or physics. The applicant will have the minimum entry requirements for access to tertiary education in Rwanda as set by the Ministry of Education and Nursing and Midwifery Education as set by the National Council of Nurses and Midwives evidenced by valid documents according to the regulatory body.
  • The candidate must be active, honest, mature enough with a sense of responsibilities
  • Nurses with advanced certificate for admission to level one
  • Competence or ability to study in English
  • Basic knowledge in computer : Microsoft office Word, Excel and Power point and Internet Explorer
  • Pass the entry exam

The program receives both government sponsored for public students and private sponsored for private candidates. Each year the intake is around 30 students per year (into level 1).