Internship 1 (BOPR)

Course numberB3.06690.10.080
Course codeBP 1
Semester of degree program Semester 1
Mode of delivery Presencecourse
ECTS credits3,0
Language of instruction German

The theoretical and technical training shall be balanced and coordinated with the clinical training in such a way that the knowledge and experience gained so far may be acquired in an adequate manner. Clinical instruction shall take the form of supervised in-service training in hospital departments or other health services approved by the competent authorities or bodies. As part of this training, student midwives shall participate in the activities of the departments concerned in so far as those activities contribute to their training. They shall be taught the responsibilities involved in the activities of midwives. The practical and clinical training is to be dispensed under appropriate supervision (according to European Union Standards for Nursing and Midwifery, Vgl. FH-Heb-AV).
The students theoretically know about structures in hospital, work flow and practical tasks of midwives during prenatal care, labour, delivery and post partum.


During their first internship students shall get introduced in the clinical structures, processes and practical activities of midwives. They should be able to use the gained knowledge to fulfill basic diagnostic and nursing measures as well as to analyze and reflect the numbers.
They shall also meet required hygiene standards and practice proper handling of equipment and materials. Throughout the first internship students shall improve their own abilities of organizational, coordinative and administrative management. Also, they shall practice their communicative skills. The goal of the internship is to actively monitor an uncomplicated pregnancy and labor as well as observing delivery and the post partum periode. Students shall actively observe midwifery work with new moms and their newborns.

Mändle, Christine & Opitz-Kreuter, Sonja (2015). Das Hebammenbuch (6. Auflage). Stuttgart/New York: Schattauer.
Stiefel, Andrea, Geist, Christine, Harder, Ulrike (2013). Hebammenkunde. Lehrbuch für Schwangerschaft, Geburt, Wochenbett und Beruf (5. Auflage). Stuttgart: Hippokrates.
Uhl, Bernhard (2010). Gynäkologie und Geburtshilfe compact. Stuttgart: Thieme.

Internship (BP) (compulsory)