As a provider of quality maternal health, Fernandez Hospital felt the need to have a select group of skilled nurses trained especially to promote and deliver, effective health care that can save the lives of thousands of mothers and newborn every year. With this in mind, the Hospital piloted a two-year Professional Midwifery Education and Training (PMET) Programme in August 2011. Tutors / midwives come regularly from the UK, to help train batches of student nurses.
|Entrance Exam||25th July|
|Entrance Interview||13th August|
|Course Commencement||15th August|
|No. of Classes||50 sessions – Each session is preceded by a pre-test and ends with a post-test|
|Teaching Format in the First Year||Twice weekly lectures (50 sessions) at quarterly intervals. Midwifery tutors from UK spend 2 - 3 weeks teaching and training these students.|
|Teaching Format in the Second Year||Focus is on clinical application of the knowledge gained in the first year. More emphasis given to a “hands-on” clinical experience|
|Exit Exam at the end of two years|