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Bachelor of Midwifery Science

About Programme
Admission Requirements
Programme Structure
Tuition
About Programme

The Bachelor of Midwifery Science program at Lira University is a comprehensive undergraduate degree that prepares students for a rewarding career in midwifery. Lira University, located in Lira, Uganda, offers this program to equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide quality healthcare services to women during pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum periods.

The program provides a holistic approach to midwifery education, combining theoretical knowledge with practical training. Students gain a strong foundation in the basic sciences, anatomy, physiology, and reproductive health. They also learn about antenatal care, labor and delivery management, neonatal care, family planning, and postnatal care.

Lira University emphasizes hands-on experience through clinical rotations and community placements. Students have the opportunity to work alongside experienced midwives in hospitals, clinics, and rural health centers, allowing them to apply their knowledge in real-life situations. This practical exposure helps develop their clinical skills, critical thinking abilities, and professionalism.

The Bachelor of Midwifery Science program at Lira University focuses on the importance of promoting safe and evidence-based practices in midwifery. Students are taught to provide compassionate and culturally sensitive care to women from diverse backgrounds. They also learn about the ethical and legal aspects of midwifery practice, ensuring they adhere to professional standards and regulations.

Throughout the program, students engage in research activities and projects that contribute to the advancement of midwifery knowledge. They learn to critically analyze research findings and apply evidence-based practices in their clinical work. This research component prepares them to be lifelong learners and contributes to the overall improvement of maternal and child healthcare.

Upon successful completion of the program, graduates of the Bachelor of Midwifery Science at Lira University are equipped to work as qualified midwives in various healthcare settings. They can provide essential reproductive health services, promote safe childbirth, and play a crucial role in reducing maternal and neonatal mortality rates

Admission Requirements

Principal passes in Biology and Chemistry obtained at the same sitting and at least credit in English and
Mathematics at ‘O’ Level

Programme Structure

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Code Title Credit Units Level
Year 1, Semester 1
MSL1101 FUNDAMENTALS OF NURSING AND MIDWIFERY I 3 core
MSL1102 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SKILLS 3 core
MSL1103 HISTOLOGY, GROSS ANATOMY OF THE UPPER AND LOWER LIMBS 3 core
MSL1104 GENERAL, BLOOD AND RENAL PHYSIOLOGY 3 core
MSL1105 GENERAL BIOCHEMISTRY 3 core
MSL1106 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY 3 core
MSL1107 SOCIOLOGY AND MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY I 3 core
MSL1108 MICROBIOLOGY I: BACTERIOLOGY AND PARASITOLOGY 4 core
Year 1, Semester 2
MSL1201 ANATOMY OF THE THORAX, ABDOMEN, PELVIS AND PERINEUM 4 core
MSL1202 APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY 3 core
MSL1203 SOCIOLOGY AND MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY II 3 core
MSL1204 PHYSIOLOGY: CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM, GASTROINTESTINAL SYSTEM AND RESPIRATORY SYSTEM 4 core
MSL1205 FUNDAMENTALS OF NURSING AND MIDWIFERY II 3 core
MSL1206 MICROBIOLOGY II: VIROLOGY, MYCOLOGY AND IMMUNOLOGY 4 core
MSL1207 CLINICAL BIOCHEMISTRY 3 core
MSL1301 INTERNSHIP PRACTICE 5 core
MSL1302 HIV AND THE COMMUNITY 5 core
MSL1303 COMMUNICATION SKILLS, GUIDANCE AND COUNSELLING 3 core
Year 2, Semester 1
MSL2101 PSYCHOPATHOLOGY AND MENTAL HEALTH NURSING 5 core
MSL2102 ANATOMY OF THE HEAD AND NECK 3 core
MSL2103 ENDOCRINE AND REPRODUCTIVE PHYSIOLOGY 3 core
MSL2104 GENERAL PATHOLOGY, HAEMATOLOGY, AND GENETICS 4 core
MSL2105 GENERAL, AUTONOMIC AND CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM PHARMACOLOGY 4 core
MSL2106 MEDICAL-SURGICAL NURSING I 4 core
Year 2, Semester 2
MSL2201 NEUROPHYSIOLOGY 3 core
MSL2202 NEURO – ANATOMY 3 core
MSL2203 PHARMACOLOGY OF CHEMOTHERAPEUTIC AND AUTACOIDS 4 core
MSL2204 SYSTEMIC PATHOLOGY 4 core
MSL2205 MEDICAL-SURGICAL NURSING II; (EMERGENCY & CRITICAL CARE EAR, NOSE & THROAT, OPHTHALMOLOGY, DERMATOLOGY, ONCOLOGY, PALLIATIVE CARE, GERIATRICS, ORTHOPAEDICS) 5 core
MSL2301 PRINCIPLES OF EDUCATION, SPECIAL NEEDS EDUCATION AND REHABILITATION. 5 core
Year 3, Semester 1
MSL3101 SYSTEMIC PHARMACOLOGY 4 core
MSL3102 NUTRITION 4 core
MSL3103 ANAESTHESIA AND THEATRE TECHNIQUES 3 core
MSL3104 EMBRYOLOGY AND OBSTETRIC ANATOMY 3 core
MSL3105 NORMAL MIDWIFERY 5 core
MSL3106 CLINICAL PRACTICE FOR NORMAL MIDWIFERY 5 core
Year 3, Semester 2
MSL3201 PRIMARY HEALTH CARE 3 core
MSL3202 SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH & RIGHTS 5 core
MSL3203 BIOSTATISTICS 3 core
MSL3204 EPIDEMIOLOGY 3 core
MSL3205 PAEDIATRICS AND CHILD HEALTH 4 core
MSL3206 PHARMACOTHERAPEUTICS 3 core
MSL3301 DOMICILIARY CARE 5 core
Year 4, Semester 1
MSL4101 ABNORMAL MIDWIFERY 5 core
MSL4102 GYNAECOLOGY AND WOMEN`S HEALTH 4 core
MSL4103 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY & PROPOSAL WRITING. 5 core
MSL4104 CLINICAL PRACTICE FOR ABNORMAL MIDWIFERY. 5 core
Year 4, Semester 2
MSL4201 EMERGENCY OBSTETRICS AND NEWBORN CARE 5 core
MSL4202 RESEARCH REPORT WRITING 5 core
MSL4203 ENTREPRENEURSHIP SKILLS 3 core
MSL4204 HEALTH SERVICES MANAGEMENT 3 core

Tuition

Tuition Fees Per Semester

 

(UGX for
East African
Nationals)
(UGX for
International
Students)
1,545,600 3,091,200