The Post RM Bachelor of Science in Midwifery (BScM) programme started in 2013 with the aim of preparing its graduates to provide comprehensive, evidence-based midwifery care essentially to healthy women throughout pregnancy, childbirth postpartum care, neonatal care and family planning.
The comprehensive educational standards developed by the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) will be the guiding framework for the programme. The curriculum has been written with the aim of producing clinically competent graduates and clinical leaders who meet the knowledge, skills and standards set out at national and international levels and also to respond to the socio-cultural, ethical and legal frameworks of the country.
There are opportunities for full- and part-time study. The programme is spread over two years, comprising of four semesters, 18 weeks each of full-time study. Students in the part-time track will have up to five years to complete the programme.
The programme is comprised of midwifery and related courses offering a unique blend of face-to-face and distance-learning approaches for theory and practice. To date, SONAM has graduated 21 students.