Internship 6 (BOPR)

Course numberB3.06690.60.050
Course code
Semester of degree program Semester 6
Mode of delivery Presencecourse
ECTS credits16,5
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 sixth internship students shall implement and continuously strengthen their gained knowledge based on courses and clinical experience. The focus for the sixth semester is to put all gained knowledge together and to start working more and more independently. Students shall also be able to get connected to different interfaces, always with be best possible care of the woman/couple/new family in mind. To prepare students also for non-clinical ways of working 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.

Mändle, Christine & Opitz-Kreuter, Sonja (2015). Das Hebammenbuch (6. Auflage). Stuttgart/New York: Schattauer.
Ramsayer, Beate (2013). Die physiologische Geburt. Hannover: Staude.

Schmid, Verena (2011). Schwangerschaft, Geburt, Mutterwerden: ein salutogenetisches Betreuungsmodell. Hannover: Staude

Stiefel, Andrea, Geist, Christine, Harder, Ulrike (2013). Hebammenkunde. Lehrbuch für Schwangerschaft, Geburt, Wochenbett und Beruf (5. Auflage). Stuttgart: Hippokrates.

Active participation in the care process on the obstetric department, integration, guided practice and consolidate the acquired knowledge and skills; active observation and participation in the gynecological department and neonatology