Community Care in Midwifery
|Degree awarded||Mgr. (Master)|
|Study programme||Specializations in Health Care|
|Current study plan||Komunitní péče v porodní asistenci - kombinovaná forma, platný pro studenty, kteří započali studium od ZS 2015/2016|
|Mode of study||part-time|
|Level of study||follow-up Master (second cycle)|
|Language of study||Czech|
Recommended study plan
Předměty odborných praxí se řídí dle DSP a dle pokynů garanta praxí.
Státní závěrečná zkouška
Státní závěrečná zkouška má dvě části:
1. Obhajoba předložené diplomové práce;
2. Zkouška ověřující vědomosti, schopnosti a dovednosti řešit problematiku gynekologie, porodnictví a komunitní porodnické péče v rozsahu odborného profilu absolventa navazujícího magisterského studia.
Specific admission requirements (general requirements)
The preconditions for accepting for study is graduation from a Bachelor´s programme in Midwifery, proving eligibility to study at the entrance examinations, and at least two years of experience at the position of a midwife (the content of the experience is individually assessed by an expert committee).The entrance examination consists of an oral examination in midwifery. The extent, depth and level of knowledge required for the interview is based on the knowledge acquired in the Midwifery bachelor´s degree programme.
Previous education recognition requirements
Qualification requirements and regulations
The master´s degree programme of Community Care in Midwifery enables graduates to carry out the challenging, holistically conceived midwife nursing care for pregnant women, women after childbirth in the puerperium period, and for physiological newborns using critical thinking, interdisciplinary and system approach, professional communication, and therapeutic intervention. The theoretical preparation deepens the knowledge from the scientific disciplines acquired during the study for obtaining the professional competence of the midwife and next from disciplines necessary for carrying out the midwife nursing care for women and newborns, their families and respective communities. The practical preparation enables improving existing skills and abilities in midwifery nursing activities and gaining new midwifery nursing interventions and activities necessary for providing professional midwife nursing care for women with physiological pregnancy, in the period of the delivery and after childbirth, and also care for the physiological newborn, their families and relevant communities. The graduate is prepared for the practice primarily in community care and is able to develop the professional branch of midwifery efficiently.
Key learning outcomes
Having completed the study, the graduate obtains the qualification:
- to carry out specialised nursing activities in the area of community care in midwifery;
- to succeed in organizing and methodical management of midwife nursing care in the relevant branch;
- in providing professional holistically conceived midwife nursing care for pregnant women, women after childbirth in the puerperium period, physiological newborns, and women with gynaecological diseases;
- in providing professional communication and therapeutic intervention in both state and non-state facilities, both in terrain and home care within the entire health care.
Professional profile of graduates with examples
The midwife with specialised competence in the field of community care is prepared to:
- communicate with clients, family and community members according to the efficient communication principles while taking age and multicultural differences in account;
- propose and prepare education plans for clients and entire communities focused on health damage prevention;
- follow modern and scientifically validated methods, participate in research surveys and projects aimed at health of women and newborns in the conditions of a community;
- propose educational plans of trainees, supervise practical placement and specialization education in the field of their specialization, assess the knowledge and skills of specialized education participants;
- prepare the standards of specialized procedures within the scope of their competence;
- identify the community of the client, its structure and risks;
- identify the family of the client and its risks in terms of health, social, and psychological issues;
- diagnose factors influencing the health of women not only in relation to reproductive health;
- identify factors of work risks of the clients and take measures leading to health protection and prevention of illness and accidents at the workplace;
- providing care for the woman during pregnancy, delivery, after childbirth and during her entire life in the community conditions;
- diagnose factors influencing the health of the newborn and provide the newborn with care in the community conditions;
- provide the gynaecologically ill woman with care in the community conditions;
- carry out consultancy in the area of health and social help provision and cooperate with further community care elements in supporting the health of the women, the newborn, and the community;
- develop measures to support effective breastfeeding including efficient education of health care professionals, mothers, and the entire community;
- participate in or carry out ultrasound examination and other diagnostic methods in women in order to confirm intrauterine pregnancy, fetal viability, number of foetuses, determining gestational age and growth assessment, determining the position of the foetus, the amount of amniotic fluid, placenta localization and detection of abnormalities, and consult the findings with the doctor;
- implement exercise methods and procedures used in pregnancy, in childbirth preparation and in puerperium;
- use instrumentation technology in care for the newborn patient.
Further education access
Graduates can continue in doctoral study programmes of Nursing.
Organisation and rules of examinations, assessment and marking
120 credits set in study plan, Bachelor thesis, final state examination
prof. MUDr. Aleš Roztočil, CSc.