Internship 5 (BOPR)

Course numberB3.06690.50.090
Course codeBP 5
Semester of degree program Semester 5
Mode of delivery Presencecourse
ECTS credits15,0
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, 2009; Articles 40-42 of 2005/36/EC).


During the fifth internship students shall implement and continuously strengthen their gained knowledge based on courses and clinical experience. The focus for the fifth internship is supervision and patient-oriented care of women at risk in pregnancy, labour or post-natal period. Students shall be able to identify and to initiate necessary measurements if dangerous or life threatening situations occur during labor, delivery or post partum. Team work and adequate collaboration in challenging situations becomes even more important during this internship. To prepare students for non-clinical ways of working as well students are asked to fulfill a 3-weeks internship with a self-employed midwife. This can be done either during the fifth or during the sixth semester. As always, appropriate communication, proper documentation and hygienic working is demanded.

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Active participation in the care process on the obstetric department, integration, guided practice and consolidate the acquired knowledge and skills