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Advanced Diploma in Midwifery

Offered by: MAHSA University
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Exam BodyInternal Dip., Malaysia
Course Duration1 Yr
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
Fees (International Student)Refer to Univ.
FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Bioscience and Nursing
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyAdvanced Diploma Level
Field of StudyMedicine & Healthcare
Course Description

MAHSA University’s Advanced Diploma in Paediatric Nursing is a 1 year post-basic nursing programme designed for students who have completed a Diploma in Nursing with some relevant work experience and who have a specific interest in the nursing of infants and children.

This course will provide students with the knowledge and skills required to attend to the nursing needs of infants and children in particular, and of their parents and families as a whole.

Students will also learn how to show care and concern for their patients, and to demonstrate the correct attitude towards them. They will explore such subjects as physiology, pathophysiology, nutritional requirements in infants and children, practical application of theoretical knowledge, critical thinking and problem-solving skills, the impact of illness and hospitalization on children, communication skills and much more.

At the end of the programme, students will have acquired the ability to deliver primary nursing care, rehabilitative and palliative care, and need-specific health care to children of all ages. They will be ready for employment in specialist paediatric hospitals and medical centres anywhere


Nursing Sciences

  • Normal Pregnancy
  • Normal Labour
  • Puerperium
  • Perinatal and Neonatal
  • High Risk Obstetric
  • Pregnancy With Associated Medical Conditions and Problems
  • Obstetric Emergency

Midwifery Clinical Practice

  • Clinical Practice 1 – Antenatal Ward
  • Clinical Practice 2 – Labour Ward
  • Clinical Practice 3 – Postnatal Ward
  • Clinical Practice 4 – Special Care Nursery
  • Clinical Practice 5 – Clinic: Antenatal
  • Clinical Practice 6 – Clinic: Post Natal
  • Clinical Practice 7 – Family Planning
  • Clinical Practice 8 – Community Based Set-up / Study Visit (International)

Health Sciences

  • Anatomy and Physiology

Behavioral Science

  • Professional Role of Midwives & Excellence Service Skills
  • Applied Research & Statistics

Planned Parenthood Home Delivery, Home Visiting & Child Health

  • Home Delivery, Home Visiting & Child Health
  • Planned Parenthood
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.

  • Pregnancy is not allowed throughout the course
Intake Months

April and October

Career Prospects
  • Specialized State Registered Paediatric Nurse recognized by the Nursing Board Malaysia and Ministry of Health Malaysia

  • Paediatric Nurse Manager supervising a team of nurses

  • Clinical Instructor in a higher education institution

  • Self-employed and independent childcare specialist providing healthcare to children

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

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