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Undergraduate Calendar 2017-2018

Midwifery Program (B.H.Sc.)


The four year program which spans nine terms, includes courses from basic sciences, social sciences, health sciences, women’s studies and electives, in addition to clinical courses. A variety of course formats include classroom, distance learning through web conferencing and print-based self-study courses. Teaching methods include lecture format, small group tutorials, self-directed activities and practical learning experiences in both laboratory and clinical practice settings.

Intensives


An Intensives course is 5-7 days in duration and consists of workshop-style presentations focussing on clinical skills.  Attendance (100%) is mandatory. 

Clinical Courses


Clinical courses consist of a practical and theoretical component and concurrent problem-based weekly tutorials. Students are assigned to a midwifery practice as well as to interprofessional placements including nursing, neonatal intensive care nursery, and obstetrical practices. Throughout the program, students will be placed in more than one midwifery practice within the McMaster Midwifery Program catchment area and will gain clinical experience in a hospital setting and with an obstetrician. Students should expect to relocate for clinical placements. Travel and living expenses are the responsibility of the student.

The Midwifery Education Program reserves the right, at any point during the term, to remove a student from a clinical placement or laboratory setting if the student exhibits unsafe clinical practice or behaviour that places clients or others at risk and/or violates the Midwifery Act of Ontario.  Such removal will result in the student receiving a grade of F and may result in dismissal from the program.

Requirements


135 units total (Levels I to IV)

Note


An asterisk (*) following a course code indicates that transfer credit may be available.

Level I: 30 Units


Level II: 30 Units


Level III: 45 Units


Level IV: 30 Units