The purpose of Bachelor of Midwifery Science is to prepare midwives who are able to assist individual girls, women and communities that are in need of safe deliveries and are desirous to achieve the desired health outcomes through the provision of midwifery care and collaboration in a multidisciplinary environment. In addition, the program prepares leaders in midwifery practice and scholarship who will affect positive change in health care thus improving the profession and health outcomes.
Fins Medical University (FMU) believes that the goal of midwifery is to promote maternal health, reproductive health, and give support and care in times of illness. The products of this program will have competencies to design, manage, coordinate, provide evidence-based midwifery care, and function as a member of the profession. In addition, products of this program will be leaders able to teach, carry out research, advocate, consult, and collaborate across a wide range of settings.
Students entering at this point should possess a Ugandan Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) or A’ level with a principal pass in Biology and Chemistry and a subsidiary pass in any other science subject or its equivalent as shall be determined by the National Council for Higher Education and FMU. Direct entrants shall cover four years of training.
This category of students shall cover three academic years before the mandatory internship as organized by the Ministry of Health.
The Bachelor of Midwifery Science (BMS) program covers a period of four (4) academic years for direct entry and three (3) years for extension (diploma entry) and it is distributed into eight and six semesters respectively and three recess semesters. On completion of the 4 and 3 academic years respectively, students will proceed to a one year internship training as allocated by the national internship committee of the Ministry of Health.