Midwifery Science (B.Sc.), dual

Program structure

Structure of the program

The Bachelor's program in Midwifery Science (B.Sc.) is a seven-semester primary qualifying, practice-integrated course that implements an academic qualification as a midwife on the basis of the professional laws that came into force at the beginning of 2020. The total period of study includes attendance at the university, self-study periods, practical phases and module examinations.

The course is characterized by a change from longer theoretical phases at the university with longer practical phases in the responsible practical facility as well as in other cooperating outpatient and midwifery-run facilities. The curriculum is structured in such a way that the students are initially prepared for their fields of activity in theory modules at the university. Some theory modules also integrate “skills and simulations” in preparation for practice in order to train practical activities and action situations. In the subsequent practical assignments during the practical modules, the students will gradually practice and deepen these job-typical action situations, which have been prepared in theory, in real situations. You will be supported in practice by practical instructors from the practical facilities as well as practical support from university lecturers in order to ensure the theory-practice and practice-theory transfer.

The course is divided into two study sections. The first part of the program comprises semesters 1–3, the second part comprises semesters 4–7.

The curriculum is designed in such a way that in the first two semesters it initially focuses on the core competencies of midwifery work in the context of the physiological processes of pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium. In the third and fourth semester, this knowledge is expanded through the specific need for supervision in the event of irregular processes and at the same time the role and cooperation with other cooperating disciplines in the health sector are deepened. The 5th semester comprises a pure practical semester. The last two semesters deepen all the basics worked out up to then through complex case analyzes in all fields of activity of midwifery work. At the same time, the inclusion of other related sciences such as ethics, business administration and law increases the complexity. The curriculum integrates the three parts of the state examination into the module examinations of the sixth and seventh semesters and maps the legally required 4600 hours as well as the competencies for the state examination to become a midwife. The last semester also includes writing a bachelor thesis.

The course ends with the academic bachelor's degree and permission to use the professional title “midwife”. Both are linked and cannot be received separately.


First phase of study

Second phase of study