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1-Study Program:

Students enrolled in the Associate Degree in Midwifery Institute (MI) must successfully complete the following (80 credit hours) during six regular semesters.

  Type of Requirements (Req. Type) Requirement Nature (Reg. Nature) Number of Credit Hours
University (U) Elective (EL) 3
Obligatory (Ob) 3
College (C) Elective (EL) 9
  Obligatory (Ob) 16
Department (D) Elective (EL) 14
Obligatory (Ob) 35
Total of Credit Hours 80


In the following table, the names of the courses, their credit hours, the type of prerequisites, the nature of those prerequisites, and their previous requirements are listed:

Course Credit Regiments
No. Name Code Prerequisites Theoretical Lab Total Required Nature Type
1 English Language - Writing Skills ENGL1001 - 3 0 3 3 Ob U
2 Islamic Culture HUMA1001 - 3 0 3 3 EL U
3 Arabic Language ARAB1005 - 3 0 3 EL U
4 Humanities HUMA1002 - 3 0 3 EL U
5 Nursing Fundamentals NUR1001 - 3 0 3 16 Ob C
6 Cell Science BIO1008 - 3 0 3 Ob C
7 General Genetics BIO1016 - 2 0 2 Ob C
8 General Anatomy MEDI1066 BIO1008 2 1 3 Ob C
9 General Physiology BIO1218 MEDI1066 2 0 2 Ob C
10 General Pharmacology PHRM3002 - 2 0 2 Ob C
11 Computer Skills COM1001 - 1 1 2 Ob C
12 Biostatistics MCEL1001 - 3 0 3 9 EL C
13 English Language - Speaking Skills ENGL2002 - 3 0 3 EL C
14 Immunology BIO2113 BIO1008 2 0 2 EL C
15 Turkish Language for Non-Specialists TURK1022 - 3 0 3 EL C
16 Self-Management and Psychology PSY1046 - 3 0 3 EL C
17 Ethics in Medical Professions and Laws MCEL1001 - 3 0 3 EL C
18 Communication Skills BUS2004 - 3 0 3 EL C
19 Embryology MEDI1001 - 2 0 2 35 Ob D
20 Fundamentals of Midwifery MID1101 NUR1001 2 0 2 Ob D
21 Pelvic Anatomy BIO2005 BIO1008 2 1 3 Ob D
22 Gynecological Pathology MID2104 MEDI1066 2 0 2 Ob D
23 Complications in Pregnancy MID2105 MID2002 2 1 3 Ob D
24 Normal Pregnancy MID2002 - 2 1 3 Ob D
25 Midwifery Pharmacology MID2106 PHRM3002- MID2104 2 0 2 Ob D
26 High-Risk Pregnancy MID2107 MID2002 2 1 3 Ob D
27 Microbiology BIO1004 - 2 1 3 Ob D
28 Clinical Assessment NUR2104 - 2 1 3 Ob D
29 Labor and Delivery MID1102 - 2 1 3 Ob D
30 Clinical Practice 1 (Hospital Internship) MID2210 70% 0 3 3 Ob D
31 Clinical Practice 2 (Hospital Internship) MID21612 MID2210 0 3 3 Ob D
32 Healthy Nutrition FOOD2001 - 3 0 3 14 EL D
33 Women's Health and Family Planning PUBH2002 - 2 1 3 EL D
34 Emergency Obstetric Nursing MID2108 - 2 1 3 EL D
35 Assisted Reproductive Techniques MID2211 BIO1004 3 0 3 EL D
36 Infection Control in Healthcare Facilities BIO1011 - 2 0 2 EL D
37 Child and Family Health PUBH2003 - 3 0 3 EL D
38 Postpartum Care MID1104 - 2 1 3 EL D
39 Child Growth and Development NURP1001 - 3 0 3 EL D
40 General Histology BIOZ115 - 1 1 2 EL D
41 Hematology and Laboratory Analysis MLAB2112 MID2104 2 1 3 EL D
42 Neonatal Nursing NURP2106 NUR1001 2 1 3 EL D
43 Public Health PUBH1001 - 3 0 3 EL D
44 First Aid NUR2003 - 3 0 3 EL D
Total of Credit Hours 80

3-Courses Descriptions:

  1. English Language 1 (Writing and Expression Skills): This course is designed to prepare students for writing in the English language, focusing on reading and writing as integrated skills. Students will study and practice reading comprehension, the writing process, and critical thinking. They will develop the necessary skills to compose clear and correct sentences while working on writing various types of well-organized and advanced paragraphs and/or short essays. Students will be responsible for writing multiple practical paragraphs/essays. The course may include competency exams in sections or assessment of achievement portfolios.
  2. Islamic Culture: The course aims to introduce students to the sources of Islamic legislation, characteristics of Islamic legislation, Islamic systems, the family system, the judicial system, the governance system, the economic system, and the characteristics of Islamic economic legislation. It covers the nature of Islamic education, its goals, and characteristics, religious activities, general educational principles in Islamic education, principles of teaching Islamic education, rules of Tajweed (Quranic pronunciation), and steps in teaching branches of Islamic education.
  3. Arabic Language: This course aims to introduce students to the Arabic language, its verbs and types, the subject, predicate, interrogative pronouns, vocative particles, conditional particles, the oath, “Kana” and its counterparts, “In” and its counterparts, invariable words, numbers and their writing, and common mistakes.
  4. Humanities: This course aims to introduce students to the concept and importance of civilization, ancient civilizations, Islamic civilization, and modern European civilization. It covers the factors behind their rise and the achievements they made in various fields, including politics, economics, society, and scientific renaissance. The course also examines the peoples of these civilizations and the patterns of human behavior within each civilization.
  5. Fundamentals of Nursing: This course provides students with theoretical knowledge and basic concepts related to nursing practice. Students will be introduced to the fundamentals of health and wellness, medical terminology, mathematics, nursing process, and will gain laboratory and clinical experiences to learn essential nursing skills and instill the social aspect of nursing culture.
  6. Biology (Cell Science): In this course, students study fundamental aspects of cell science, including the chemical composition of cells, inorganic compounds, organic compounds, sugars, proteins, lipids, nucleic acids, and other compounds. It covers methods for studying cells and examines the structure of plant cells, cell walls, protoplasm, vacuoles, cell division, and plant tissues.
  7. General Genetics: This course covers the molecular basis of genetics, including cell and its components, organic compounds, organic compounds, sugars, proteins, lipids, nucleic acids, and other compounds. It also includes cellular genetics, cell cycle, meiosis, and cell division. The course explores the principles of single-gene inheritance, polygenic inheritance, and Mendelian genetics, as well as genetic variation and mutation.
  8. General Anatomy: This course covers basic information about various human body systems in terms of structure and function. It includes the study of cell structure, body fluids, the nervous system, the digestive system, the circulatory system, the respiratory system, the urinary system, the reproductive system, the muscular system, the skeletal system, metabolic processes, endocrine glands, and the lymphatic system. Medical terminology related to each system is also covered, and the course connects the fundamental information of anatomy to clinical anatomy.
  9. General Physiology: In this course, students study organ functions, cell physiology, blood physiology, proteins, blood components, blood groups, blood typing, and blood preservation. It also covers the physiology of the heart, the circulatory system, electrocardiography, arterial blood pressure, lymphatics, and respiratory system physiology, as well as renal physiology.
  10. General Pharmacology: This course introduces students to the definition of general pharmacology, its classification, applications, importance, major sources of drugs, therapeutic uses, modifying factors of drug action, drug hypersensitivity, pharmacogenetics, drug tolerance, drug bioavailability, drug additives and factors, drug interactions, and chemical, physiological, and pharmacological antagonism.
  11. Computer Skills: This course aims to discuss basic information related to computer use in education and harnessing educational computer capabilities. It covers the use of basic MS Office applications, digital image handling and editing using computer applications.
  12. Biostatistics: The course aims to equip students with a set of skills and knowledge, such as recognizing the importance of statistics, the ability to select appropriate statistical methods for data, application of computer programs, analysis and interpretation of outputs, comprehension of statistical concepts, understanding the role of a statistical analyst, enhancing the ability to participate in solving statistical problems, and knowledge of data collection methods from interviews, surveys, and more.
  13. English Language 2 (Speaking Skills): The course includes conversations, discussions, and presentations on a wide range of concrete, abstract, and specialized topics. It is designed to enhance speaking and listening skills for non-native English speakers, focusing on pronunciation, intonation, rhythm, and American English language patterns. Emphasis is placed on oral communication, listening comprehension, and vocabulary development. Students build their skills through intensive teaching and practice.
  14. Immunology: In this course, students study the principles of immunology, antibodies, complement system, autoimmunity and related diseases, organ transplantation, blood groups, human white blood cell antibodies, vaccines, immunodiagnostic techniques, immunity and tumors, mechanisms of immunity against infections, immunity against bacterial diseases, immunodeficiency diseases, hypersensitivity, chronic inflammation, and immunodeficiency disorders.
  15. Turkish Language for Non-Specialists: This course aims to introduce students to the Turkish language, starting with how to read and pronounce Turkish letters and the grammatical and spelling rules related to this language. It progresses to listening to and comprehending simplified Turkish texts, as well as developing reading, comprehension, and conversation skills related to daily activities, ultimately enabling students to engage in conversations in Turkish.
  16. Self-Management and Medical Psychology: In this course, students study medical psychology, its definition, importance, and purposes, as well as its relationship to other sciences. It covers health problems resulting from psychological, cultural, nutritional, and lifestyle factors in individuals. The course also explores theories explaining health-related behavior, healthcare behavior, and the practice of healthy behavior in life, and its impact on individual physical and psychological health. It teaches students how to manage themselves and their lives effectively.
  17. Ethics of the Medical Profession and Its Laws: This course aims to provide students with the necessary knowledge and situations that enable them to provide quality nursing care and use appropriate ethics in decision-making to solve problems ethically.
  18. Communication Skills: The course aims to introduce students to the concept of communication, its types, and levels. It describes the concept of self and empowers students to understand and know themselves. Throughout this course, students study the principles, theories, and factors affecting the effectiveness of communication. It also focuses on developing communication skills in various forms, emphasizing individual interaction with the group and individual interaction with the environment.
  19. Embryology: In this course, students study the reproductive cycle, fertilization, cleavage, the chronological stages of embryonic development, the formation of the gastrula, derivatives of the germ layers, fetal development from the third to the ninth month, the amniotic fluid, the placenta, the development of the central nervous system, sensory organs, the musculoskeletal, urinary, reproductive, and digestive systems, as well as facial development.
  20. Fundamentals of Midwifery Practice: This course aims to introduce students to the concept of midwifery, including its duties and responsibilities, the female reproductive system, female hormones, physiology of menstruation, premarital health care, pregnancy, care during pregnancy, exercises for pregnant women, postpartum care, pregnancy disorders, and family planning.
  21. Pelvic Anatomy: This course aims to familiarize students with the anatomical structures of the female and male reproductive systems, urinary system, breasts, placenta and its attachments, fetal positions inside the uterus, and hormonal cycles and fertilization.
  22. Gynecological Pathology: The course introduces students to common gynecological diseases related to women’s health before and after childbirth. It equips them with the skills to diagnose and treat conditions such as female urinary tract infections, menopause, and more. It also focuses on methods of monitoring women’s health.
  23. Antenatal Complications: This course aims to provide students with knowledge of anticipated complications before childbirth, their types, causes, and how to deal with them. It also covers the reasons for delayed labor and natural solutions.
  24. Normal Pregnancy: This course aims to introduce students to the examination methods and symptoms of a normal pregnancy and its problems. It covers how to determine the duration and timing of childbirth for women and the complications that may occur during pregnancy.
  25. Midwifery Pharmacology: This course covers drug classes affecting pregnant women, addressing drug effectiveness, mechanisms of action, therapeutic uses, drug interactions, and the role of midwives in administering these drugs, monitoring outcomes, and the nursing role in this regard.
  26. High-Risk Pregnancy: This course aims to enable midwifery students to diagnose high-risk pregnancies, understand their types and symptoms, guide pregnant women on precautions to take during their pregnancy, and manage emergency situations that may arise.
  27. Microbiology: This course covers the structure, nutrition, metabolic processes, and diseases caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi, and other microorganisms. It includes physical and chemical methods of disinfection and sterilization, antibiotics, microbial growth and diseases, viral structure and replication, immunity, antibodies, and laboratory techniques for diagnosing diseases caused by microorganisms.
  28. Clinical Assessment: This course aims to introduce students to the necessary skills for assessing the basic health status of individuals of different ages. These skills can be applied in nursing care in various clinical settings, with a focus on history-taking and clinical examination of all body systems.
  29. Labor and Delivery: Through this course, students learn about the essential factors in labor and delivery and their impact on the natural course of labor. It covers the stages of natural labor, the nursing process for caring for women during labor and delivery, home births, the role of midwives in home births, methods of controlling labor, and the nursing process for stimulating labor, determining fetal head and pelvis diameters, pelvic examination (dilation, effacement, presentation, position, station), and the method of local anesthesia for biopsy and suturing, the method of extracting the placenta, examining it, and the method of performing the abdominal examination and uterine contractions (intensity, duration, frequency).
  30. Clinical Practice and Obstetrical Procedures: This course aims to equip students with knowledge of clinical nursing care, especially care provided in gynecological and obstetric cases. It focuses on uterine fibroid’s impact during pregnancy, postpartum, and more.
  31. Clinical Practice (Hospital Internship): In this course, students undergo training in all clinical skills within the midwifery specialization in hospitals and medical centers.
  32. Healthy Nutrition: The course covers the chemistry of essential substances for the human body, such as vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, and water, and the effects of these substances on the human body. It also discusses essential nutrients in normal and various disease conditions and emphasizes the importance of proper nutrition in maintaining individual health.
  33. Women’s Health and Family Planning: This course aims to provide midwifery students with knowledge of improving women’s and children’s health, as well as family health, by identifying community needs and meeting them based on specialized scientific and research foundations.
  34. Obstetric Emergency Nursing: This course aims to empower students to provide medical services and care for emergency cases related to women, whether during childbirth or pregnancy. It covers the responsibilities of midwives in emergency situations.
  35. Assisted Reproductive Techniques: This course provides students with basic information about embryology, the stages of fetal development, including stages of fertilization, cleavage, blastulation, germ layer formation, gastrulation, and the formation of key fetal organs. It also covers different methods and benefits of assisted reproductive techniques and their pros and cons.
  36. Infection Control: This course presents different types of infections that can occur within medical facilities and their impact on humans. It also covers methods of infection prevention to reduce their spread.
  37. Child and Family Health: This course aims to provide midwifery students with knowledge of improving women’s and children’s health, as well as family health, by identifying community needs and meeting them based on specialized scientific and research foundations.
  38. Postpartum Care: This course aims to introduce students to postpartum care, including the changes that occur in women after childbirth, early breast problems and their treatment (nipple sores, breast congestion, breast inflammation, breast abscess), the role of the nurse during the postpartum period, nursing care after a cesarean section, postpartum complications and their management (postpartum fever, urinary tract infections, breast inflammation, postpartum bleeding, thrombophlebitis, pulmonary embolism), routine postpartum examinations, prevention of puerperal infection, examination of the uterine cavity after delivery, care of the perineal area with biopsy, breast care after delivery, postpartum health education, and breast self-examination.
  39. Child Growth and Development: This course discusses selected basic theories related to growth and development from birth to human death. It focuses on physical, psychological, social, and spiritual growth and development in children, as well as ethical aspects. The nursing process is used to link the content of this course to family nursing.
  40. General Histology: Students study the definition of histology and its relationship with basic medical sciences, the basic components of the human body, cell structure, cellular life phenomena, cell differentiation, the major tissues in the body, embryonic tissue formation, surface tissue, glands, and the supportive and nourishing connective tissue, muscle tissue, cardiac muscle, and nerve tissue.
  41. Hematology and Laboratory Analyses: This course covers the introduction to hematology, blood composition, red blood cells, hemoglobin, white blood cells, platelets, bone marrow, and the lymphatic system.
  42. Neonatal Nursing: It aims to equip students with knowledge and skills to maintain the health of newborns and provide safe and accurate nursing care to them.
  43. Public Health: This course provides a basic introduction to public health concepts and practices through the study of philosophy, purpose, history, organization, functions, tools, activities, and results of public health practice at both the national and local levels. It aims to stimulate interaction among students regarding critical issues affecting the health of the nation and the world.
  44. First Aid: This course provides an opportunity to study emergency cases that individuals may encounter at home, work, or other public places and the proper response during emergencies to provide first aid based on sound scientific principles. It covers how to provide first aid in cases of bleeding, fractures, wounds, choking, fainting, burns, emergency childbirth, and more.