Professional outlets

Midwifery graduates who are fully registered on the Professional Register can find employment in public and private, university, hospital and territorial healthcare facilities, obstetrics and/or multi-specialist surgeries. They can also provide home care on a freelance basis.
They can practice in Italy, in the countries of the European Union and in all countries where the equivalence of the qualification is recognised.
Roles in a work context:
Managing physical, psychological and social needs and diagnose the support needs of women, couples and communities, integrating theoretical knowledge with practical knowledge.
Managing obstetrical-gynaecological care needs, requiring preventive, rehabilitative, palliative skills in all areas of gynaecology and obstetrics.
Helping to deal with family management problems using couseling knowledge.
Implementing education interventions for the prevention of women's neoplastic diseases, through information processes and specific methodologies.
Managing women's social and health needs.
Ascertaining clinical manifestations related to the woman's biological-sexual cycle and pregnancy.
Planning, providing and evaluating gynaecological and obstetrical neonatal care.
Monitoring maternal and foetal well-being in pregnancy and labour.
Attending normal childbirth.
Preventing, detecting, monitoring and managing potentially pathological situations requiring medical intervention.
Assessing clinical manifestations related to immediate, intermediate and late physiological and pathological puerperium.
Implementing planned care interventions according to the adoption of verified and verifiable evidence-based guidelines (EBM/EBN).
Assessment and management of the newborn.
Acting in accordance with ethical, medical and legal principles and rules.
Skills associated with the role:
The degree course in Midwifery provides specific preparation for carrying out obstetrical, neonatal and gynaecological care activities in the field of prevention, care and rehabilitation, particularly in the field of maternal and child health.
At the end of the degree course, the graduate will be able to provide care for normal pregnancy, childbirth and puerperium with professional autonomy, in hospital, at home and in the field. In the presence of pathologies, they will collaborate with other professionals in the processes of diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation.

Statistical data and graduate profile

The Alma Laurea Report monitors the employment of graduates for the first five years after graduation.
The Annual Report delves into the educational and employment status of graduates one, three and five years after graduation, investigates labour market prospects and the relationship between university studies and job opportunities. It provides a broad and detailed snapshot of the type of work performed, the occupation, the remuneration of those employed and their satisfaction with their work, the branch and sector in which they work, and the use in their work of the skills acquired at university. This picture is also enriched by interesting comparisons, e.g. by disciplinary path, gender or region. Specific, topical issues are explored each year through ad hoc analyses.
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Condizione occupazionale dei laureati (‘Employment status of graduates’) ( and select the survey year.