Philosophy of the Programme

This course has been designed to develop healthcare professionals involved in maternal and reproductive health services by enhancing knowledge and skills within the context of women’s health. Modules offer an opportunity to explore different aspects of maternal and reproductive health. Although this course is designed to meet the needs of a multidisciplinary audience, it may appeal to a larger number of midwives or reproductive health experts, who have a specific interest in maternal and reproductive health.
Nevertheless, the scope offered by the range of courses will also appeal to health visitors and nurses working with women and families.
This course offers healthcare professionals the unique opportunity to increase their knowledge and skills in relation to maternal and reproductive health. The course aims to develop health professionals to deliver safe, effective, and evidence-based care across a range of maternal and reproductive health care settings.

It prepares students for leadership roles in nursing and midwifery, for a specialization in advanced clinical practice and / or teaching in the area of ​​maternal and child care. This program provides opportunities for students to focus on advanced nursing/midwifery services for women and children experiencing health and disease situations. Upon completion of the required practical hours, it prepares students for teaching and certification as nurses/midwives, specializing in health promotion, disease prevention, health restoration in a humanistic and cross-cultural posture, and in an interdisciplinary approach within the framework of the care of the mother and the child.

Objectives of the Programme

 1. Equip students with advanced knowledge and skills to underpin a detailed
understanding of a range of maternal and reproductive health perspectives across
the reproductive health continuum.
2.  Facilitate the development of critical appraisal skills in the application of
contemporary knowledge in the care of women and their families during the
childbirth continuum.
3.  Enable the development of students ability to deal with a range of complex
clinical situations in relation to their practice and to enhance clinical decision
4.  Engage in critical evaluation of evidence informing clinical decision making
5.  Provide students with the scope for original enquiry in relation to their area
of practice
6.  Facilitate the personal and professional development of the student, so that
they are able to demonstrate a critical reflective, enquiring and innovative approach
to practice.


By the end of this programme students will be able to:

-demonstrate advanced knowledge and understanding of evidence-based approaches to research of reproductive and sexual health issues

-critically assess and apply these research approaches to inform development, health and social welfare programmes

-demonstrate a good understanding of the socio-cultural, political and ethical issues surrounding reproductive and sexual health

-identify and address appropriate research questions in reproductive and sexual health, using methods from a range of public health disciplines

-demonstrate the ability to carry out key research skills and activities, including literature review, research study design, and critical analysis and application of research finding.

Admission Requirement

Applicants for the Master of Science (MSc) in Reproductive Health must have obtained their undergraduate degree in Midwifery, Nursing science or related discipline, in four years.

Comprehensive exam

A comprehension exam is required before the fourth semester of the program exposing the student to all the teaching units covered during the cycle. This exam is the condition for the student to complete his training. He may be given a chance to catch up.

Duration of studies:      2 years