Midwifery is an important component of women’s health care. Midwives’ expertise in the care of normal pregnancy and childbirth arises from their understanding of childbearing as a social, cultural and biological process and from their ability to competently exercise clinical skills and decision-making.
The McMaster Midwifery Education Program is committed to scholarly enquiry and emphasizes the lifelong ability to learn and change thus assuring the acquisition of knowledge, skills and values needed to begin and continue to practice midwifery. Our program is respectful of students and works to provide accessible education, which is culturally sensitive. We foster critical thinking in the academic setting that will extend into the practice setting and forms the basis for sound professional practice.
In The McMaster Midwifery Education Program clinically active midwives teach the professional practice of midwifery. Our extensive Community of Midwifery Educators and high quality distance education allows clinical placements with midwives in a wide geographic area. The Program fosters partnerships between midwives and obstetricians, nurses and other health care providers through an effective program of interprofessional education.
McMaster Midwifery Education Program will be internationally recognised for excellence in teaching, research and leadership in Midwifery.