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 :
The current curriculum ensures that students to through theoretical and practical evaluations.
SPECIFIC ADMISSION CRITERIA
The requirements to be admitted to the program of advanced diploma in Midwifery are the following :
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).