The Course in Brief
|the course started in the academic year 2005-2006 under the name 'Corso di Laurea Specialistica in Scienze Infermieristiche ed Ostetriche' (Specialised Degree Course in Nursing and Midwifery Sciences), and then changed to the current title in the academic year 2005-2006. 2011-2012 under the new regulations (Ministerial Decree. 270/04).
Since its beginning year, the course has been characterised by a multidisciplinary vocation, establishing its own fields of interest and development, namely:
- Area of management (organizational - management) - Area of research - Area of education and teaching - Advanced clinical area (i.e. aimed at the study and development of clinical nursing/obstetric management experiences, as is the case, for example, in certain types of long-term care).
The course's target group is characterised by a preponderance of nursing graduates, while still maintaining a share of midwifery graduates. The number of places, as per ministerial regulations, ranged from 18 to 30, with the higher figure prevailing. The selection and admission tests for access to the course always attracted a large number of applications, on average 130-140.
The Second-Cycle Degree Course in Nursing and Midwifery Sciences aims to provide advanced cultural and professional training to intervene with high skills in the care, management, training and research processes in one of the fields relevant to the various health professions included in class 1 (nurse, midwife/ midwife). The CLM is organised in a single curriculum and has a two-year duration.
The teaching activities of the degree course may take all the forms provided for by the regulations in force and others in implementation of the didactic experimentation (lectures and seminars; tutorial and laboratory training activities, small groups of students coordinated by a tutor, etc.).
Attendance at scheduled theoretical teaching and internship activities is compulsory. Absences should not normally exceed 50% of the scheduled hours of formal and non-formal teaching activities. A certificate of attendance at the compulsory teaching activities of a course is required for the student to sit the relevant examination.
Attendance at the internship is entirely compulsory: the internship sites are identified in consultation with the student and in accordance with the training objectives of the course. Traineeship experiences are divided according to precise characteristics, involve working side by side with the traineeship mentor in a 1:1 ratio and must be carried out in the following areas:
- organizational management (e.g. in care management alongside the director himself/herself) - research (i.e. a traineeship aimed at research in special study centres) - training and didactics (in degree courses, alongside the didactic coordinator or in company training sectors, where the person in charge is a nursing and midwifery figure) - advanced clinical training (i.e. aimed at the study and development of nursing/midwifery clinical management experiences, such as in certain types of long-term care facilities, alongside the director himself/herself).
Two internships are planned, one of 120 hours and a second of 96 hours.