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Advanced Diploma in Midwifery

Offered by: MAHSA University

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Exam BodyInternal Dip., Malaysia
Course Duration1 year
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
CampusPetaling Jaya Campus
FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences, Nursing, and Education
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyAdvanced Diploma Level
Field of StudyMedicine & Healthcare
Stream RequirementsScience Stream
Mode of StudyMixed
Course Description

MAHSA University’s Advanced Diploma in Midwifery is a highly-skilled programme for students who have obtained their Diploma or Degree in Nursing or equivalent qualifications, and want a future in the care of birthing mothers and postpartum care.

A Nurse-midwife is a person who is trained in both nursing and midwifery and, in Malaysia is certified by the Midwifery Board Malaysia.

Students will be trained and given clinical exposure in the highly specialised medical divisions of gynaecology, obstetrics, neonatal care, family and culture, antepartum and postpartum nursing, psychology in motherhood, preventive medicine, recognition of the early signs of medical complications in birthing, and the education for girls and women.

Once they have completed this programme, students will qualify to sit for the examination for certification by the Midwifery Board Malaysia. Students will then graduate as State Registered Nurse and Midwife and be recognized by the Ministry of Health Malaysia.

They will be able to provide skilled midwifery nursing; give quality care to newborns, their mothers and their families; recognise, mitigate and eliminate problems pertaining to various aspects of pregnancy, birth and antenatal situations. Because birthing and babies are some of the major concerns of life, skilled midwives will always be in great demand, and MAHSA aims to provide the very best of them.

  • SEM 1
    • Anatomy & Physiology - NMMS 1012
    • Normal Pregnancy - NMNS 1022
    • Normal Labour - NMNS 1033
    • Normal Puerperium - NMNS 1042
    • Perinatal & Neonatal - NMNS 1052
    • Nutrition - NMMS 1026
    • Nursing Practice 1 - NMNP 1141
  • SEM 2
    • High Risk & Obstetrical Emergencies - NMNS 2013
    • Pregnancy with Associated Medical Conditions & Problems - NMNS 2022
    • Planned Parenthood - NMNS 2032
    • Research Methodology & Statistics - NMRS 2052
    • Personal & Professional Development - NMBS 2042
    • Nursing Practice 2 - NMNP 1242
  • SEM 3
    • Nursing Practice 3 - NMNP 1234
    • Nursing Practice 4 - NMNP 1244
Entry Requirements

Possess Diploma in Nursing from a recognized institution with minimum 2 years clinical working experience and 3 months experience in Midwifery field;


Registered with Nursing Board Malaysia (NBM) (Local Candidates)/ Nursing Council from country of origin (International Candidates);


Possess Annual Practicing Certificate (APC) (Local Candidates) / Temporary Practicing Certificate (TPC) from NBM before clinical placement (International Candidates);

International Students must have the additional language proficiency :

English Proficiency : IELTS 5.5 / TOEFL 515/215/80;

Able to converse in Bahasa Melayu


Health requirements:

All candidates must be certified medically fit by a registered medical practitioner within one month from commencement of the nursing programme

Students must not have any physical disabilities or impaired senses that hinders nursing dexterity

Students with medical conditions such as HIV, AIDS, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, epilepsy, mental health disorders and color blindness cannot be admitted into the programme.

Intake Months

April and October

Career Prospects
  • State Registered Nurse and Midwife recognized by the Midwifery Board Malaysia and Ministry of Health Malaysia
  • Midwifery Manager supervising a team of midwives
  • Clinical Instructor in a higher education institution
  • Self-employed and independent midwife providing maternity services

All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.

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