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Evidence based midwifery


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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 three main topics which are essential and partly representative for the remains of SafeMa Module 8– Evidence based midwifery.

In this MOOC you will learn about evidence-based midwifery and the integration of best available knowledge, clinical expertise, and patient preferences in clinical decisions

First topic: The midwife’s role in strengthen the future health of women, children, and families

You will be presented to the following:

Reflection upon the benefits of well-educated midwifes

Second topic: Midwifery leadership

You will be presented to the following:

Midwifery leadership in clinical practice 

Midwifery leadership in research and policy making

Reflection upon own role into leadership within Midwifery

Third topic: Evidence-based Midwifery:

You will be presented to the following:

Beliefs underpinning evidence-based Midwifery

Cultural Awareness


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

Jane Hyldgaard Nielsen

Position: Midwife, Master of Public Health, PhD. Lecturer at the midwifery education at University College Nordjylland, Denmark Authoring Partner: UCN

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