Module Code: NU568

Micro-credential Overview

The High Dependency in Midwifery micro-credential aims to provide midwives with the specialised clinical knowledge to become effective practitioner’s in caring for clients with complex maternity needs in pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period. Building upon existing knowledge and practical skills, this micro-credential seeks to enable practitioners to enhance the development of critical thinking skills to provide evidence based care for women who require high dependency support.  This micro-credential is suitable for beginners in high dependency but an interest or experience in high dependency midwifery is advantageous for this programme. 

Start Date

Academic Year 2024/25 - Semester 2

Mode of Study and Assessment

The mode of study for this Micro-credential is Blended Learning (in-person and online).

Assessment will be carried out on a continuous basis.

NFQ Level and ECTs 

Level 9

10 ECT’s 

Application Process

From the 1st April 2024 you can apply for any University of Galway Micro-credential through our Online Application Portal

When completing your application please make sure to select the following categories:

Academic level: Micro-credentials and CPD
College/Interest type: Micro-credentials/CPD Undergrad Level 9.
Academic programme: Nursing & Midwifery micro-credentials PFC1. 

You will need to manually enter the Module Name and Code under ‘Module Name’ on the second page of your application. Please copy the name and code below:

High Dependency Maternity Care - NU568

You can find more details on our application process here.

Course Fees


Entry Requirements 

Applicants must be over 21 years of age.  Applicants must be Registered Midwives working in an Irish primary care setting.  Students are required to provide a letter from the Director of Midwifery stating that they will be supported during the module.

Contact Information

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