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Midwifery Program - An-Najah

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  • 1. An-Najah National Univesrity Nursing College Midwifery Program 1
  • 2. The population of Palestine is currently growing at a rate of 3.4 percent per year—a rate of natural increase that is among the highest in the world (DC: Population Reference Bureau, 2005) Nearly 18 percent of the population was below age 5, and 46 percent was below age 15 The population of Palestine is expected to grow from 3.8 to 7.4 million by 2025 and to 11.2 million by 2050 (PCBS) Palestinian Demographic and Health Survey 2
  • 3. Woman is still dying during delivery and perperium Mortality rates are known to be the highest among the third world countries (70-80 deaths per 100,000 (Human development file 1997) Infant mortality rate is 28 per 1000 and children who die less than 5 years of age are 35.4 per 1000 (Human Development File 1997) The midwifery personnel are assessed to be 4.6 for each 10.000 women in the west bank while in Gaza strip it is only 1.4 per 10.000 Women’s Health indicators in Palestine 3
  • 4. Midwifery Program AN-Najah National University Nursing College A four-year undergraduate program leading to the degree Bachelor of Science in Midwifery 4
  • 5. A humanistic, holistic, ethical approach Provision of evidenced-based practice, theory and research guided A good theoretical background Relationship-centered caring woman- and family-centred care Autonomous approach & self- learning Quality assurance of midwifery practice Professional Midwifery Care 5
  • 6. Care and cure are essential to professional practice Research- based practice developing clinical judgment, assessment and case managemet are core strands in the curriculum The primary concepts on which the baccalaureate curriculum is built are 6
  • 7. Management of the human being with the ultimate aim of promoting and maintaining health Preventing and curing illness, and rehabilitation at all three levels of health care-primary, secondary and tertiary The conceptual framework Betty Neuman Systems Model 7
  • 8. To prepare the student in an advanced Midwifery practice role to meet the health care needs of society in effective, efficient, innovative and creative ways across a variety of settings To provide the Midwifery student with a comprehensive and in-depth knowledge base for life-long learning and professional development To graduate Midwives to serve the Palestinian communities in general and the Northern of the WestBank in particular To raise the standards of Maternal and Child Health by preparing qualified Midwife PURPOSE OF THE MIDWIFERY PROGRAM 8
  • 9. Prepare the graduate to manage a woman’s normal obstetrical and gynecological needs during the childbearing years To manage the care of the normal newborn To provide primary care to women throughout the lifespan PURPOSE OF THE MIDWIFERY PROGRAM 9
  • 10. Prepare a self directed safe practitioner, leader, researcher and educator with a breath of knowledge in midwifery and related fields Overall Aims 10
  • 11. Prepare Qualify young females in midwifery and enable them to competently provide high quality services and care for neonates, infants, children, adolescence, adults and elderly including the high risk individuals Overall Aims 11
  • 12. Attain professional competence as a Midwife This involves attaining knowledge concerning the basic theory and methodology of the profession so as then to be able to develop one’s own profile and a professional approach to the work Acting in accordance with the ethical code Acquiring critical thinking, and being open to changes Overall Aims 12
  • 13. Advancement Preservation Dissemination Utilization of knowledge The mission of An Najah National University 13
  • 14. Educate and develop students to equip them for a rapidly changing, creative, global, technology- enabled and, increasingly, technology- driven business environment Develop leading edge, high-impact knowledge, methods and faculty expertise Midwifery Compulsory Courses 64 Credit hours) Vision of the Midwifery Program 14
  • 15. Offer a model for excellence and leadership in nurse Midwifery through innovative curricula, cutting-edge teaching methods and community involvement Vision of the Midwifery Provide every student with a memorable, life- transforming experience through dedication to the highest academic standards, and the highest standards of educational delivery 15
  • 16. Tawjihi 75% and above Completed secondary scientific education Satisfactory outcome of a personal face-to-face interview evaluating background and suitability for a Midwifery Specialty Proficient knowledge of English CRITERIA FOR ADMISSION TO THE MIDWIFERY PROGRAM 16
  • 17. Category Credit hours University Requirements Mandatory 20 Major in Nursing Mandatory 28 Major in Midwifery Mandatory 64 Faculty Requirements Mandatory 36 University Elective (epidemiology + first aid+ Health Promotion) 6 Total 154 CREDITS NEEDED FOR THE DEGREE A student needs to earn a total of 154 credits distributed as follow 17
  • 18. Course No Course Name C.H Pre- Requisite s 10101 Islamic Culture 3 - 10102 Arabic Language 3 - 10103 English Language (1) 3 - 10323 English Language (2) 3 - 10105 Palestinian Studies 3 - 10117 Communication and leadership skills 1 - 10108 Community Service 1 - 10100 Computer Science 3 Total 20 University Requirements Mandatory (20 Credit hours) 18
  • 19. No Course Number Course Name Credit hours 1 24121 Biology for Pharmacy 3 2 23105 Chemistry for Pharmacy 3 3 23107 Chemistry for Pharmacy lab 1 4 150110 Anatomy & physiology (1) 3 5 150111 Anatomy & Physiology (II) 3 6 150115 Medical biochemistry 3 7 150119 Pharmacology 3 8 25202 Biostatistics 3 F Faculty Requirements (36 Credit hours) 19
  • 20. 9 150125 Medical Microbiology 3 10 150127 Pathophysiology 3 11 150129 Applied Nutrition 2 12 71412 Clinical Psychology 3 13 35374 Medical Sociology 3 Total 36 Faculty Requirements (36 Credit hours) 20
  • 21. Course number Course Name Weekly Theory Hours Clinical Number of credits 150131 Fundamentals of nursing (I) 3 6 (lab) 5 150132 Fundamentals of nursing (II) 2 3 (lab) 3 150133 Fundamentals of nursing (II) / Clinical - 9 3 150371 Children & Adolescent Health Nursing 3 3 150372 Children & Adolescent Health Nursing /Clinical 9 3 150453 Introduction to Nursing Research 3 3 150135 Health Assessment 2 3 (lab) 3 150451 Administration & Management 3 - 3 150452 Administration & Management / Clinical - 6 2 21
  • 22. Course number Course name Weekly Theory Hours Clinical Number of credits 151373 Ethics and Professional Aspects of Midwifery 2 2 151363 151364 Midwifery I Midwifery Il/Clinical 2 9 5 151365 151366 Midwifery II Midwifery II /Clinical 3 12 7 151367 151368 Midwifery III Midwifery III/Clinical 2 6 4 151369 151370 Advance Midwifery Advance Midwifery/ Clinical 5 12 9 150374 150375 Neonatology Neonatology/Clinical 2 6 4 Major in Midwifery Mandatory Courses (64 Credit hours) 22
  • 23. 150376 Embryology 1 1 151377 Community Midwifery 2 2 151378 Community Midwifery/ Clinical 3 1 151379 151380 Gynaecology Gynaecology/Clinical 2 3 3 150429 Women Health Issues 2 2 151413 151414 Family planning and contraception Family planning and contraception/ clinical 2 3 3 151418 Midwifery Project 2 2 151484 Intensive Clinical Midwifery (internship) - 18 6 Major in Midwifery Mandatory Courses (64 Credit hours) 23
  • 24. 151425 Introduction to Midwifery 2 2 151430 Mental Health in Midwifery 2 2 151428 Transition 1 1 151483 Communication and Health Education for Midwifery 2 2 151481 Adult Health Nursing for Midwifery 4 - 4 151482 Adult Health Nursing for Midwifery / Clinical - 6 2 Major in Midwifery Mandatory Courses (64 Credit hours) 24
  • 25. 60-100 pre-natal examinations Supervision and care of at least 40 women in labor Carry out at least 60 deliveries Supervision and care of 40 women at risk in pregnancy or labor or post-natal period Supervision and care (including examination) of at least 100 post-natal women and healthy newborns infants Perform the teaching session (family planning & exercise) 10 Breastfeeding support visits 20 postpartum visits (0-5 days) 15 postpartum visits (4-8 weeks) QUANTITATIVE PRACTICE OUTCOMES 25
  • 26. 40 Common health problems 20 Family planning visits 20 Gynecologic visits 20 Perimenopausal/ postmenopausal visits Primary care visits 26
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