Mother and Child Care

MQF Level 5

6 Credits (ECTS)

Mother and Child Care

TBA 2023
Module Type
ECTS Credits
6 Credits (ECTS)
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Module Description

This module focuses on learning about and identifying physiological and developmental needs of the mother and child, including antenatal, intrapartum, and post-natal care. Caring for the newborn and knowledge on human growth and development stages are also covered in this module.

This module focuses on the Maltese legislations related to the sector.



Target Audience

This course is targeted at:
• Nurses who are in possession of an MQF Level 4 (or comparable as per MQRIC) in Nursing, who need to upgrade their knowledge, skills, and competences in order to apply for registration with the Maltese Council of Nurses and Midwives as first level nurses.

• Non-EU trained nurses who are in possession of a minimum MQF Level 5 (or comparable as per MQRIC) in Nursing, seeking a bridging course to enable them to apply for registration with the Maltese Council of Nurses and Midwives as first level nurses.

Career Paths

The programme aims to get nurses who are non-EU nationals adequately trained so that they can register as first level nurses in Malta.


How you’ll be assessed

This programme is offered both on a full-time and on a part-time basis. It consists of 9 compulsory modules. Assessment is carried out via three mandatory components:
• lecturer-led sessions;
• 100 hours of supervisor-led simulation practice sessions;
• work placement amounting to 510 hours in a healthcare setting under supervision.


Module Intake Dates

TBA 2023

Reading for the entire Diploma in Health Sciences – Nursing Studies as presented herein costs €5,000.*

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be eligible for a 70% refund of the cost through the ‘Get Qualified’ scheme.**

Due to the modular structure of the course, you may also opt to take individual modules as stand-alone. The entry requirements still apply.***

*Prices are applicable to students who reside in Malta at the time of applying.
**Terms and conditions apply.
*** For the price of individual modules, please contact the IDEA Academy team.

Learning Outcomes

1. Critically analyse the research evidence underpinning the care needs and appropriate interventions for the mother and child during and after pregnancy.
2. Examine and analyse the physiology and the psychological aspects of pregnancy and their influence on the planned care of women from conception, birth and postpartum period.
3. Formulate and implement safe, effective, ethical, person-centred, holistic, evidence-based nursing care of the mother and child in accordance with the Maltese Legislation and the Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct for Nurses and Midwives.
4. Identify and analyse potential legal and ethical issues relating to maternity and neonatal care.
5. Appraise the national immunisation and screening programme for mothers and new-born babies in Malta and assess their links to ill health prevention

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