Postgraduate Diploma in Midwifery

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Department of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences
Faculty: Faculty of Health Sciences
Department: Department of Nursing
Programme Level: Postgraduate
Programme Name: Postgraduate Diploma in Midwifery
Programme Code: E9MW1Q
Medium of Facilitation:
NQF Level: 8
NQF Credits: 120

Application Start Date: 
Application End Date: Apr 1, 2022


The purpose of Postgraduate Diploma in Midwifery is to strengthen and deepen students’ knowledge and skills in the field of midwifery, required to undertake advanced reflection and development by means of critical thinking and clinical decision making, practice and research methods. The aim is to empower midwife specialists with key competencies i.e. knowledge, skills, attitudes and values. On completion of this programme, graduates will be able to register with the South African Nursing Council (SANC) midwife specialists, entitling them to work independently within the multidisciplinary team to provide promotive, preventive, curative and rehabilitative services to individuals, families, groups, and communities.

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Admission Requirements

31 October 2022

Selection Process

1. A Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing (R174), alternatively
2. A Diploma in Nursing&%2358; General Nurse (R171) with Advanced Diploma in Midwifery (R1497).
3. At least two (2) years’ experiences, inclusive of a year of community service, as a Professional Nurse or General Nurse and Midwife.
4. Proof of registration with the SANC as a Professional Nurse or General Nurse and Midwife.
5. Proof of employment, detailing midwifery experience in years.
6. Approval from your Nursing Service Manager (NSM) to register for the programme and rotate through midwifery/maternity units.

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