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Undergraduate Calendar 2014-2015 (Spring/Summer) 
Undergraduate Calendar 2014-2015 (Spring/Summer) [-ARCHIVED CALENDAR-]

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 provide the opportunity for the students to group together for several days for workshops/clinical skills sessions. All intensives are held at McMaster University and generally last one week.

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 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.


135 units total (Levels I to IV)


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

Level I: 30 Units

Level II: 30 Units

3 units


Level III: 45 Units

Level IV: 30 Units