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Student Placement

B.Sc. in Midwifery

For the clinical component you will be based in one of the health service providers. Part of your course work will be practice placements, consisting of 36 weeks in a variety of clinical settings. These placements will take place in two 6-week blocks in each of years one, two and three of the programme. During the fourth year you undertake a 36-week roster of continuous placement and you will be a paid health service employee.


    The School of Nursing and Midwifery, in partnership with The Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital and Rotunda Hospital.

    • Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital Hospital: 22 places. The Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital has provided care for women, mothers and infants in the greater Dublin area and at regional and national levels since 1826.The hospital is almost 200 years old and was the first named women and infants hospital in the country.
    • The Rotunda Hospital : 22 places. The Rotunda Hospital has provided maternity services to women and their families for hundreds of years. The hospital’s mission is to excel in the delivery of safe, innovative and responsive services for women and their families.