Midwifery Course

Message from the Head of the Special Course in Midwifery

Mayumi Hamasaki
Mayumi Hamasaki

Training midwives for the mothers and children of Miyazaki

Midwives are professionals who provide health support for childbirth as well as child rearing. Despite a midwife approval rating over 90%, Miyazaki Prefecture has been experiencing a shortage of midwives in obstetric clinics. Therefore, we offer a one-year special course in midwifery for both nursing university and nurse training school graduates with the goal of training midwives, as well as providing midwifery education for professional development in the community. Through a curriculum of lectures and practice on campus and clinical training at four area hospitals in the prefectural perinatal care network, we provide training in the necessary diagnostic and practical skills for midwifery. Upon completion of the course, students can acquire qualifications in the midwifery national examination, in the specialized course in neonatal resuscitation, and as a fertility advisor.

Philosophy & Educational Objectives

Educational Philosophy

We train midwives rich in humanity and with the practical ability to contribute to the health, medical care, and welfare of mothers and children in Miyazaki.

Educational Purpose

We aim to develop professionals with a rich appreciation for the dignity of life, possessing specialized knowledge and skills, able to contribute as a midwife to the health of all people and work to improve the health, medical care, and welfare of mothers and children, as well as capable of multi-disciplinary collaboration for the advancement of midwifery science.

Educational Objectives

  1. Develop diagnoses and care for healthy pregnancies and newborns, as well as the professional judgment and ability to manage abnormal conditions appropriately.
  2. In order to provide continuous support throughout a woman’s life, develop the ability to acquire, and put into practice, advanced specialized knowledge and skills.
  3. Foster the ability to support the maintenance and promotion of health based on the lifestyle of mothers and their families for the purpose of improving the health of mothers and children in the community.
  4. Cultivate a capacity to collaborate and coordinate with area health, medical, and welfare professionals working with mothers and children.
  5. From a foundation of ethics as a midwife, develop a sensitivity for recognizing subjects of care and the ability to form interpersonal relationships.
  6. Develop the ability for continuous self-improvement and to contribute to the growth of midwifery science.

Curriculum

curriculum
curriculum

Schedule

April Entrance Ceremony
Classes start
May—June Classes & Training
July—August Midwifery practicum I, II, III, IV
(4 weeks: Pregnancy, Labor, Puerperium, Infancy)
August Summer break
September—December Midwifery Practicum I, II, III, IV, V
(7 weeks: Pregnancy, Labor, Puerperium, Infancy)
(2 weeks: Midwifery Business Management)
(1 week: Community Maternal & Child Health)
December Winter break
January Continuing case presentations
February National qualification examination
Research presentations
March Graduation