PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION

The Bachelor of Science degree in Midwifery seeks to improve the educational preparation of practicing midwives in Trinidad and Tobago and the region. The competency based programme adheres to Global Guidelines set forth by the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) for the training of competent and independent professional midwives who are able to practice in any setting. The midwives will be prepared to accept accountability for their independent professional standing and the continued upgrading of their skills through lifelong learning. The programme aims to prepare students to meet the Nursing Council of Trinidad and Tobago’s statutory proficiencies required to register as an autonomous midwifery practitioner. Emphasis is on the distinct role and responsibilities that midwives have within public health and inter professional teams working in maternity services.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Applicants to this programme must be between 17½ and 45 years old.

Five (5) CSEC (CXC)/GCE O’Level subjects, inclusive of English A, mathematics and a science subject, Grades 1,2,3* or A,B,C.

*Grade 3 accepted if attained in June 1998 or beyond

Applicants who possess CAPE or A’Level qualifications may be considered for advanced standing (the award of credits towards your degree programme).

 

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DURATION
4 Years (FT)

CAMPUS
El Dorado

SEPTEMBER OR JANUARY

                                                                                                                                    

COURSES IN THE MAJOR  CORE CURRICULUM COURSES
CODE COURSE TITLE CR. CODE COURSE TITLE CR.
MIDW 101 Introduction to Midwifery 3 COMM 117 Fundamentals of Writing 3
MIDW 201 Anatomy and Physiology for Midwives 4 BUSI 203 Leadership and Ethics 3
MIDW 202 Antepartum Assessment I 3 HIST 210 History of Trinidad and Tobago 3
MIDW 203 Antepartum Assessment II 3 LIBS 130 Fundamental Research Skills 3
MIDW 204 Nutrition for Midwives 3 RELI 205 Comparative Religion 3
MIDW 301 Intrapartum Care 4 PSYC 103 Understanding Human Behaviour and Diversity 3
MIDW 302 The Postpartum Period 3 SCIE 121 Foundations of Natural Sciences 3
MIDW 303 Professional Issues in Midwifery 3 SOCI 102 Introduction to the Study of Society 3
MIDW 305 Pharmacology for Midwifery 4 SPAN 100 Introduction to Spanish 3
MIDW 306 Research in Maternal and Child Health 3 STAT 120 Fundamentals of Statistics 3
MIDW 307 Pathophysiology II for Midwifery 4 Total Core Curriculum Courses 30
MIDW 401 Obstetrics Emergencies and Complications 4 SUPPORT COURSES
MIDW 402 Neonatology 4 BIOL 171 Structure and Function I 4
MIDW 403 Advance Skills for Midwives 4 BIOL 172 Structure and Function II 4
MIDW 406 Senior Project-Midwifery 4 BIOL 221 Microbiology for Nursing 3
Total Credits for Required Courses in the Major 53 CHEM 121 Bio-chemistry 3
COMM 123 Sign Language 2
COMM 151 Communication in Nursing 3
MATH 108 Dosage Mathematics 3
NURS  115 Foundations of Nursing Practice 3
NURS 156 Health Promotion and Maintenance 3
NURS 220 Pathophysiology I 3
NURS 320 Pathophysiology II 3
NURS 337 Nursing Informatics 3
NURS 301 Epidemiology Nursing Informatics 3
Total Support Course Credits  40

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.

Fees Citizens Caricom International Per
Applications: Paper-based $25.00 $25.00 $25.00 Application
Applications: Online Free Free Free Application
Registration $80.00 $80.00 $80.00 Semester
Tuition $300.00 $400.00 $750.00 Credit
Administrative Fee $100.00 $100.00 $100.00 Semester
Technology $100.00 $100.00 $100.00 Semester
Student Insurance $30.00 $30.00 $30.00 Annum
Student Guild $100.00 $100.00 $100.00 Annum

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:

  • Cash
  • LINX
  • Visa/Master card
  • Certified/Manager’s cheque

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

Important:
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.

For further information on the GATE programme please visit the website of the Ministry of Education.

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:

  • tuition fees
  • accommodation
  • airfare and other transportation costs
  • personal maintenance costs and living expenses
  • books and related materials
  • special equipment
  • other related tertiary expenses

For further information on the Higher Education Loan Programme (HELP) students can visit the Ministry of Education website at: www.moe.gov.tt

 

Payment Plans

Payment plans are available, please contact the Office of the Registrar for further details: registrar@costaatt.edu.tt

To successfully complete the Bachelor of Science in Midwifery students must successfully complete 123 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 53 credits
Total Courses in Major Area of Study 53credits
Core curriculum courses 30 credits
Support courses 40 credits
Total Credits Required for Graduation 123 credits
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) 2200 hours

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