For many years, School of Health Sciences in Katowice, Medical University of Silesia in Katowice, has been offering specialized academic programs ensuring highest qualifications in the area of Midwifery. Knowledge and experience of our graduates have been recognized both home and abroad. Lectures and practical exercises are designed in such a way as to incorporate the up to date knowledge in the fields of general medicine and practical Midwifery, also highlighting the specific nature of healthcare profession. Practical skills are taught by academic teachers exhibiting their extensive professional experience and significant scientific achievements. Offered programs are in line with the recent trends and always keep pace with the state of the art developments in the field of Midwifery.
Through the teaching course, students gain general knowledge in the area of medicine and specialist skills in Midwifery. They are prepared to practice their profession in compliance with the principles of general and vocational ethics with the holistic approach towards the patients, observing and respecting their rights. They are competent in health promotion, prophylactics and professional obstetric-gynaecological care, ranging from preconception, through prenatal and perinatal periods, to menopause and senium.
Students learn how to diagnose and monitor regular pregnancies, assist during natural delivery process and observe abnormal conditions in the mother and the child during pregnancy, delivery and puerperium.
Studenst of the faculty of Midwifery gain skills to provide health services for:
- women and their families,
- pregnant women,
- women in labour,
- women in puerperium and the neonate.
Students of Midwifery gain knowledge and skills in the area of perinatal medicine, prophylactic and care procedures for pregnant women, women in labour and the neonate during the first days of life. Our graduates' skills contribute to the quality of life of a family. Our program offers opportunities to learn professional care procedures during gestation, delivery and puerperium.
Holders of the Bachelor's degree in Midwifery are prepared to practice their profession independently. They may take care of pregnant women, their families, women in labour and the neonate. They are ready to promote health, offer prophylactic solutions and provide professional obstetric and gynaecological care. They are competent to diagnose and monitor regular pregnancies, receive natural labour and to observe abnormal conditions in the mother and the child during pregnancy, delivery and puerperium. In addition, they are capable of providing information about the childbirth process and family planning (during puberty and preconception) in the biological, educational, social, maternity and fatherhood context.