Welcome new life into the world: as a midwife, you take on a rewarding yet demanding task. Our Bachelor's degree programme at Salzburg University of Applied Sciences is here to train you in every area of birth preparation, birth support, follow-up care, and infant care. Learn how to care for expectant mothers and young families with high social competence, to support births professionally and to provide valuable help up until the end of the lactation period.
|Degree awarded:||Bachelor of Science in Health Studies (BSc)|
|Duration:||6 semesters / 180 ECTS|
|Study places per year:||24 every 3 years (next start: 2021/22)|
|Location:||Salzburg Campus (University Hospital LKH) Urstein Campus|
|Language of instruction:||German|
|Tuition:||Tuition fee Euro 363,- per semester + Euro 20.70 student union fee per semester|
Why study Midwifery at Salzburg University of Applied Sciences?
Bringing a healthy baby into the world is only part of the valuable work that midwives do in the health system. They take expectant mothers through their most important life journey – from woman to mother, covering the entire process from pregnancy to childbirth to the end of the lactation period.
Our Midwifery degree programme at Salzburg University of Applied Sciences provides you with comprehensive expertise in the field of birth preparation, childbirth, and the postpartum period, focussing on both the newborn child and their parents. Through our salutophysiological-focussed midwife training, you will help families transform in this important stage of their lives.
With specialist knowledge and high social competence, you can support expectant mothers, work with doctors, and guide families postpartum.
Among other things, training as a midwife promotes the following skills:
- Consulting skills
- Presence and self-confidence
- Responsibility and ability to reflect
- Flexibility and reaction safety
- Communication and teamwork skills
- Self-organisation and resilience
- Professionalism and evidence-basing
Important points about our Midwifery degree programme
Study content and focus areas
Our Bachelor of Science in Midwifery gives you profound medical and social competence in all areas of obstetrics. In addition to scientific and practical knowledge, attention is paid to relevant social and women's health issues. Non-clinical midwife work and ethical challenges are taken into account as well as a professional understanding of roles or obstetric interventions.
In order to ensure the most comprehensive education, our Bachelor's degree programme is structured in a number of themed blocks:
- First year: introduction to human biology, care, pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum midwife work, gynaecology
- Second year: birth guidance, pregnancy physiology, counselling and leadership competence, pregnancy pathology, parental education
- Third year: non-clinical obstetrics, forensic aspects, women's health promotion, interdisciplinary deepening and broadening
Strong personalities: The midwifery profession places particularly high demands on one's own personality. In order to promote professional coping and reflection strategies, appropriate seminars, reflection units, and accompaniments take place throughout the course.