Certificate in Midwifery

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The Certificate in Midwifery course offered by Lyantonde School of Nursing and Midwifery is designed to equip students with the necessary knowledge and skills to pursue a career as a midwife. The course aims at providing competence-based training in skills required by a modern Nurse/Midwife. The program is open to both male and female applicants.


O Level Certificate with a minimum of Passes in English, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology attained at a single sitting. “A” Level is an added advantage.

18 years and above.


The curriculum is designed to cover various aspects of midwifery, providing students with a solid foundation in both theoretical knowledge and practical skills. The following subjects and areas of study are included: Introduction to Midwifery, Anatomy and Physiology, Antenatal Care, Intrapartum Care, Postpartum Care, Neonatal Care, Reproductive Health, and Professional and Ethical Practice

Clinical Practice

Hands-on training in various healthcare settings, including maternity wards, birthing centers, and community clinics, to apply the learned knowledge and develop practical midwifery skills under supervision. Clinical placements may involve antenatal care, assisting with deliveries, postpartum care, and newborn assessments.


Students are evaluated through a combination of written exams, practical assessments, assignments, and clinical evaluations. Regular attendance and active participation in clinical placements are typically required to successfully complete the course.


Upon successful completion of the Certificate in Midwifery course, students are awarded a certificate that qualifies them to work as midwives. They may need to meet additional requirements, such as registration with the appropriate midwifery regulatory body, to practice as midwives in their respective jurisdictions.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the program can pursue employment as midwives in various healthcare settings, including hospitals, birthing centers, clinics, and community health centers. Midwives play a crucial role in providing care to pregnant women, assisting with childbirth, and providing postpartum and newborn care. They often work as part of a healthcare team and collaborate with other healthcare professionals to ensure the well-being of mothers and babies.

How To apply

For short competence-based professional Development courses apply online at no cost. For Academic programs apply online or obtain application forms from LSNM Offices at a non-refundable fee of UGX: 20,000/= they can also be downloaded from our website or requested for from the We are receiving applications till 30th March 2023 and studies will commence on 2nd April 2023.