The Advanced Diploma in Midwifery is suitable for entry by practising nurses who hold the Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing or Associate in Science degree in Nursing or who are Registered Nurses and wish to upgrade their professional status. This programme is designed to produce midwifery professionals who are equipped to function autonomously, efficiently and effectively in the constantly changing dynamics of the modern health care environment. Through the curriculum, students develop an in-depth understanding of midwifery philosophy, midwifery theory and conceptual frameworks that underpin midwifery practice. They also acquire critical thinking skills and the ability to engage in evidence-based practice, professional reflection and visioning, thereby ensuring their readiness to make a meaningful contribution to midwifery leadership and management in Trinidad and Tobago.
Applicants must be a Registered Nurse with either a Bachelor’s or Associate Degree in Nursing
Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree in Midwifery
2 Years (PT)
COURSES IN THE MAJOR
|Introduction to Midwifery
|Anatomy and Physiology for Midwives
|Antepartum Assessment I
|Antepartum Assessment II
|The Postpartum Period
|Professional Issues in Midwifery
|Obstetrics Emergencies and Complications
|Advance Skills for Midwives
|Total Credits for Required Courses in the Major
|CLINICAL EXPERIENCES AND PRACTICAL EXAMS
|Midwifery Clinical Practice
|Total Credits for Practical
The table below provides a summary of fees payable to the College. Only nationals of Trinidad and Tobago are eligible to receive government’s GATE funding for tuition expenses listed hereunder.
Included in the college fees, is basic insurance coverage for accident and injury. However, CARICOM and international students are also required to secure additional insurance to cover medical expenses.
All students of COSTAATT are required to pay an annual insurance fee of $30.00. Completed student insurance forms must be submitted to the College at the beginning of the first semester in which students register for the academic year. Coverage is restricted to students who are between ages 16 to 65.
The College accepts the following methods of payment:
Institutional fees are non-refundable. Students who officially withdraw from the College may be eligible for a refund of tuition fees in accordance with the schedule outlined in the Academic Calendar. Please note that students in receipt of GATE funding are not eligible for tuition refunds.
The Government Assistance for Tuition Expenses (GATE)
The Government Assistance for Tuition Expenses programme (GATE) provides free tuition to all eligible citizens of Trinidad and Tobago pursuing approved programmes at public and private tertiary level institutions. Information on eligibility and conditions for accessing GATE funding is available at the Ministry of Education website at: www.moe.gov.tt
Students must note that GATE funding is available for the duration of their course of study and one year beyond. Students who fail to complete their programme within the stipulated time frame will be required to meet the cost of programme completion.
The Government Assistance for Tuition Expenses (GATE) programme is a one hundred per cent, tuition fee funding programme offered by the Government of Trinidad and Tobago. Only nationals of Trinidad and Tobago are eligible to apply, and students must be registered in a course of study leading to a tertiary level qualification.
The vast majority of the College’s programmes are eligible for GATE.
Higher Education Loan Programme (HELP)
The Higher Education Loan Programme (HELP) is a special loan facility made available to citizens of Trinidad and Tobago who are enrolled in an approved tertiary level programme at a registered tertiary institution to meet the following expenses:
Payment plans are available, please contact the Office of the Registrar for further details: firstname.lastname@example.org
To successfully complete the Advanced Diploma in Midwifery students must successfully complete 39 credits and 2200 clinical hours with a minimum GPA of 2.0 according to the following distribution:
|Required courses in the major area of study
|Total Courses in Major Area of Study
|Clinical experiences and practical exams (Pass or Fail)
|Total Credits Required for Graduation
|Clinical Competencies: Participants of the programme are also required to demonstrate competence to function effectively and efficiently in a clinical midwifery environment. To this end, clinical assessments will be undertaken continuously throughout the programme to determine students’ level of clinical competence.
|Total clinical hours (Requirement of the Nursing Council)
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