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Education Hubs for Excellence in Midwifery


About This Course

The aim of this free online SafeMa midwifery postgraduate MOOC is to enhance women´s access to quality midwifery services by strengthening the knowledge and reflection of the participant. The course is self-paced and interactive with reading materials, videos, and tests to further your professional reflection. 

8 partner institutions in Denmark, Greece, Cambodia, and Vietnam have come together in an Erasmus+ capacity-building project to create the SafeMa Hubs for excellence in the partner institutions of Vietnam and Cambodia to foster competency-based and on-site training, evidence-based research and career development facilities. 

The SafeMa postgraduate course offers a postgraduate course consistent of 8 modules as well as facilitated internships. Each SafeMa module has an associated MOOC that introduces you to the SafeMa postgraduate course and prepares you for participation in the related module. Each MOOC has a different theme related to the SafeMa module taught in Vietnam and Cambodia:

1. Advanced clinical skills in midwifery – promoting normal labor

2. Advanced clinical skills in midwifery II – Fetal monitoring and patient safety

3. Advanced clinical skills in midwifery III – Obstetric emergencies

4. Post-partum health promotion within midwifery

5. Methods in health research

6. Clinical preceptorship

7. Human rights in midwifery

8. Evidence-based midwifery

In this MOOC you will gain knowledge on the SafeMa project and structure. You will be presented to two main topics which are essential and partly representative for the remains of SafeMa Module 2– Advanced clinical skills in midwifery II – Fetal monitoring and patient safety

First topic: Fetal growth 

You will be presented to the following aspect of fetal growth  

The concept of health

Assessment of the woman´s overall health status

Factors affecting fetal growth and wellbeing

Assessment and monitoring fetal growth and wellbeing during normal pregnancy

WHO’s recommendations on fetal monitoring during normal labor

Second topic: Midwifery care

You will be presented to the following aspect of midwifery care:  

ICM’s International Code of Ethics for Midwives

Communication – a key concept in midwifery care

The Midwifery Management Process


UCN is responsible for the original content of this MOOC, as it was prepared during the project period of the SafeMa project. Translations and adaptions during/and after the project period of the SafeMa project is the responsibility of local SafeMa partners in Vietnam and Cambodia.

Course Staff

Lene Stumph Nielsen

Position: Midwife, Nurse and Master of Education in Health promotion and Education. Lecturer at the midwifery education at University College Nordjylland, Denmark Authoring Partner: UCN

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