Admission to Program

Admission to the program is explained in the HCT Admission Policy described in the Academic Policies section of this Catalog.

Program Mission

The Bachelor of Science in Midwifery program aims to equip UAE National graduates with the knowledge, skills and competencies that meet national and international midwifery standards to deliver safe, quality, holistic women-centered care and optimize health for women, newborns, families and communities in various healthcare settings. The program also aims to prepare an effective multicultural midwifery workforce to meet the needs of the UAE population. Upon completion of the program, UAE National graduates will be prepared to meet industry expectations and will be offered employment.

Program Description

The Bachelor of Science in Midwifery program is a four-year program with 120 credit hours including General Study requirements. The program provides educational foundation to prepare qualified, professional, and research proficient graduates for entry into professional practice as a registered midwife. The program focuses on acquiring knowledge derived from the Competency Framework of the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM), the UAE Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Competency Framework and the UAE NMC Code of Conduct and Education Standards. The program is distinguished as it provides a mixture of basic health sciences, theoretical knowledge in midwifery, women’s social and behavioral sciences, as well as other areas including newborn care, therapeutic communication, ethical and legal aspects of midwifery practice, leadership knowledge and skills, research and biostatistics, and midwifery evidence-based practice. In addition, the program provides extensive supervised practical and clinical training in the Simulation Learning Center in the Campus and in specialized women’s and children healthcare facilities and hospitals.

Program Goals

  1. Prepare midwifery graduates who are committed to excellence in the practice of midwifery to improve the health of women, newborns, and families in various healthcare settings.
  2. Prepare midwifery graduates who function independently within an interdisciplinary teamwork to provide safe, ethical, equitable, respectful and accessible care of women, newborns, and families in various healthcare settings.
  3. Embrace the diversity and equity of educational framework of midwifery students to enhance knowledge acquisition, critical thinking, competency, excellence, innovation, creativity, collaboration, and professional development.
  4. Prepare the midwifery graduates to meet the national and international healthcare industry expectations for high quality of care and outcomes through certification, licensure, and other professional requirements.
  5. Prepare professional and research-proficient midwifery graduates to foster and improve the quality of care and promote the research and evidence-based practice of the midwifery profession.
  6. Prepare midwifery graduates for leadership and professional role development through continuous education, advancement in practice, technology utilization and scholarly activities.
  7. Prepare an effective multicultural midwifery workforce to meet the needs of the UAE population.

Program Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this program the graduate will be able to:

  1. Demonstrates competence, confidence and accountability while providing safe, therapeutic, effective, holistic, compassionate and culturally sensitive midwifery care to individuals, families, community and society.
  2. Demonstrates effective incorporation of knowledge about ethical, legal, and professional implications of the midwifery code of conduct and scope of practice to meet the organizational, national and international regulatory standards and when providing midwifery care.
  3. Demonstrates professionalism within the midwifery and the inter-disciplinary healthcare teams using the necessary inter and intra-professional communication and collaborative skills to build collaborative, trusting and compassionate relationships with individuals, families and other healthcare professionals.
  4. Applies critical thinking and analytical skills to reflect on care, contribute to quality improvement; generate technical and innovative solutions that improve and advance the quality of midwifery practice.
  5. Utilizes innovation, technological, entrepreneurship and leadership skills and attributes to collaboratively engage in relevant professional and multidisciplinary networking to promote midwifery practice and care in a variety of health care settings.
  6. Integrates evidence-based practice, research, clinical expertise, and patient values to meet the changing healthcare needs and promote patient, family and community healthcare outcomes through incorporating the midwifery research findings and the interdisciplinary knowledge exchange.

Completion Requirements

Bachelor of Science in Midwifery

Students must successfully complete the required 120 credits as follows:

Health Science Courses6
Midwifery Core Courses57
Midwifery Practicum and Clinical Courses33
General Studies24
Total Credit Hours120


To qualify for a Bachelor’s degree in Midwifery, a student is required to:

  • Successfully complete the required 120 credit hours specific to the program with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0.
  • Complete a total of 1792 supervised clinical training hours as part of the clinical courses within the curriculum.
  • Complete 100 hours of volunteering work. 
Health Science Core Courses
Required Credits: 6
HSC 1033Anatomy and Physiology3
HSC 1043Biochemistry for Health Sciences3
Midwifery Core Courses
Required Credits: 57
HMW 1002Health Education and Communication Skills2
HMW 1103Fundamentals of Midwifery Profession-Theory3
HMW 1123History Taking and Physical Assessment3
HMW 2003Maternal Adaptation to Pregnancy and Fetal Development3
HMW 2023Physiological Childbirth3
HMW 2033Care of Well Mother and Baby3
HMW 2043Microbiology3
HMW 2103Pharmacology for Midwifery3
HMW 2113Maternal and Infant Nutrition3
HMW 3003Health Disorders in Pregnancy3
HMW 3013Complications during Childbirth and Postnatal3
HMW 3103Anesthesiology and Operative Care3
HMW 3123Care of the Sick Infant3
HMW 4003Women’s Health and Wellbeing3
HMW 4013Public Health and the Midwife3
HMW 4023Midwifery Research and Evidence-Based Practice3
HMW 4103Capstone Research Project for Midwifery3
HMW 4112Legal and Ethical Issues in Midwifery2
HMW 4122Health Informatics In Midwifery2
HMW 4133Leadership and Management in Midwifery3
Midwifery Practicum and Clinical Courses
Required Credits: 33
HMW 1113Midwifery Practice (I) Lab3
HMW 2014Midwifery Practice (II) Caring for women experiencing physiological childbirth4
HMW 2124Midwifery Practice (III) Therapeutic Care4
HMW 3024Midwifery Practice (IV) Care of women with complications during childbirth4
HMW 3114Midwifery Practice (V) Caring for women pre, peri and post-operatively4
HMW 3132Midwifery Care of the Sick Infant (VI)2
HMW 4034Midwifery Practice (VII) Caring for Women across the Life-Span4
HMW 4042Midwifery Practice (VIII) Public Health2
HMW 4106Internship in Midwifery Practice6
General Studies
Required Credits: 24
English, Arabic or other Languages12
Humanities or Art3
Information Technology or Mathematics3
The Social or Behavioral Sciences6
Description Data
Total Required Credits 120
Maximum Duration of Study 6 years
Minimum Duration of Study 4 years
Cost Recovery Program No
Program Code BHMW
Major Code HMW

Recommended Sequence of Study

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Semester 1Credit Hours
HMW 1002 Health Education and Communication Skills 2
HSC 1043 Biochemistry for Health Sciences 3
LSC 1103 Professional Communication and Reporting 3
LSM 1113 Statistical Mathematics 3
LSS 1003 Life and Future Skills 3
 Credit Hours14
Semester 2
AES 1013 Arabic Communications 3
HMW 1103 Fundamentals of Midwifery Profession-Theory 3
HMW 1113 Midwifery Practice (I) Lab 3
HMW 1123 History Taking and Physical Assessment 3
HSC 1033 Anatomy and Physiology 3
 Credit Hours15
Year 2
Semester 3
HMW 2003 Maternal Adaptation to Pregnancy and Fetal Development 3
HMW 2014 Midwifery Practice (II) Caring for women experiencing physiological childbirth 4
HMW 2023 Physiological Childbirth 3
HMW 2033 Care of Well Mother and Baby 3
HMW 2043 Microbiology 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester 4
AES 1003 Emirati Studies 3
AES 1033 Islamic Culture 3
HMW 2103 Pharmacology for Midwifery 3
HMW 2113 Maternal and Infant Nutrition 3
HMW 2124 Midwifery Practice (III) Therapeutic Care 4
 Credit Hours16
Year 3
Semester 5
LSC 2193 Applied Skills Capstone 3
HMW 3003 Health Disorders in Pregnancy 3
HMW 3013 Complications during Childbirth and Postnatal 3
HMW 3024 Midwifery Practice (IV) Care of women with complications during childbirth 4
 Credit Hours13
Semester 6
BUS 2403 Innovation and Entrepreneurship 3
HMW 3103 Anesthesiology and Operative Care 3
HMW 3114 Midwifery Practice (V) Caring for women pre, peri and post-operatively 4
HMW 3123 Care of the Sick Infant 3
HMW 3132 Midwifery Care of the Sick Infant (VI) 2
 Credit Hours15
Year 4
Semester 7
HMW 4003 Women’s Health and Wellbeing 3
HMW 4013 Public Health and the Midwife 3
HMW 4023 Midwifery Research and Evidence-Based Practice 3
HMW 4034 Midwifery Practice (VII) Caring for Women across the Life-Span 4
HMW 4042 Midwifery Practice (VIII) Public Health 2
 Credit Hours15
Semester 8
HMW 4103 Capstone Research Project for Midwifery 3
HMW 4106 Internship in Midwifery Practice 6
HMW 4112 Legal and Ethical Issues in Midwifery 2
HMW 4122 Health Informatics In Midwifery 2
HMW 4133 Leadership and Management in Midwifery 3
 Credit Hours16
 Total Credit Hours120

Samio Mohamud, MSc (Public Health and Health Promotion), Brunel University London, United Kingdom.

Ilaria Marcaccioli, Bachelor (Midwifery), University of Bologna, Italy.