About the programme
The degree programme in midwifery covers subjects of midwifery skills, foetal development, obstetrics and newborn babies
We introduce students to the concept of family formation, both in theory and in clinical placement, and students end out demonstrating an independent mastery in midwifery-related skills and knowledge when they finalize the programme by writing their bachelor project report.
The degree programme is rooted in evidence-based knowledge. The theoretical part of the programme introduces the following subjects: midwifery skills, obstetrics, pedagogy including communication, psychology, relevant legislation, interdisciplinary collaboration, pharmacology, microbiology, neonatology, sexology, gynaecology, health anthropology, sociology, philosophy of science and research methodology, embryology, ethics, etc.
Half of the programme is spent in clinical placement meaning that it takes place in so-called midwifery centres, maternity wards, antenatal wards and postnatal wards either in Northern or Central Jutland.
Semesters open for clinical placements
The Department of Midwifery receives exchange students in the following semesters for clinical placement due to both uncomplicated- and complicated pregnancies, childbirths and postnatal periods:
- Spring semester
- Autumn semester
We recommend that international students have completed at least the first year of their midwifery programme, including a period at a delivery ward, before they can apply.
Who can apply for exchange?
We receive exchange students from the Erasmus+ and Nordplus programmes as well as from partner universities for short periods of clinical placement.
Exchange students should expect to communicate in English. Nordic languages can be used.
Where will the clinical placement take place?
Clinical placement will take place at one of our seven clinical placements in highly specialized hospitals in the North Denmark and Central Denmark Regions.
At each clinical placement we have clinical education midwives who are in charge of the clinical education of both Danish and international midwifery students. Furthermore, we assign international students to a buddy/student midwife.