Post-Bachelor Specialization in Maternal and Midwifery Nursing

Course presentation

The study plan of the Postgraduate Nursing Specialization Course in Maternal Health and Obstetrics Nursing comprises a set of disciplines and clinical teaching, maintaining an adequate articulation between the theoretical and practical components.
This course confers the necessary qualification to obtain the professional title of Nursing Specialist in Maternal Health and Obstetrics Nursing, conferred by the Nurses Order.


The student must demonstrate the knowledge, skills and competences that enable him / her to:
Integrate specialized nursing knowledge in maternal and obstetrical health that supports a critical reflexive practice, allowing the understanding and resolution of problems in new and multidisciplinary contexts;
• Reveal research capacity in the production of knowledge transforming practice in maternal health and obstetrics nursing;
Demonstrate ability to manage and transform complex and unpredictable contexts that require new strategic approaches, including reflections on ethical and social implications and responsibilities;
Communicate information, ideas, problems, reasoning and conclusions in maternal and obstetrical health nursing in a clear and unambiguous way;
To value the technical, scientific, ethical, relational, cultural and organizational competences, to care for the woman, couple, family and community, to experience or not contexts of transition, throughout the life cycle, to the different levels of prevention, taking responsibility in the team multi-professional;
Reveal specialized skills in the training of nurses and other professionals, as well as in the management of health services;
Develop skills that allow self-learning throughout life, in a self-oriented and autonomous way.


1st YEAR

Curricular UnitScientific areaOrganization of the Curricular YearWork hoursECTS
Advanced Nursing7231st semester17550257
Nursing Management7231st semester7520103
Health Promotion7201st semester7520103
Nursing Research7231st semester10015304
Personal and Interpersonal Communication3191st semester7520103
Maternal Health Nursing Obstetrics and Gynecology I7231st semester250703510
Maternal Health Nursing Obstetrics and Gynecology II7232nd semester350806014
Cultural Anthropology3192nd semester7520103
Delivery and Parenthood Preparation Nursing7232nd semester7510153
Nursing of Neonatology7232nd semester10020104
Health Promotion Seminar of the woman7232nd semester15040206

2nd YEAR

Curricular UnitScientific areaOrganization of the Curricular YearWork hoursECTS
Final Report Internship:
Nursing Internship Obstetric Maternal Health and Gynecological

Final Report



Declaração de Aceitação do Orientador
Declaração de Integridade Cientifica
Requerimento para a realização de provas de defesa de relatório final de curso de pós-licenciatura de especialização em enfermagem
Termo de responsabilidade
Autorização para arquivo e disponibilização de trabalhos finais do 2º ciclo de estudos no Repositório Digital do IPV

Informação sobre a entrega de trabalhos em formato digital:
Despacho n.º 123/2018 – Trabalhos em formato Digital

Nota – Número de exemplares a entregar:
O n.º de exemplares de dissertações, trabalhos de projetos, relatórios, teses ou trabalhos que a substituam encontra-se definido no Regulamento do Curso respetivo.

Information – Postgraduate Nursing Specialization Courses:
Final Report – sets up a research report related to the specialized clinical practice, to be developed individually or in groups, in this case composed of a maximum of three students. (Resolution at Special Meeting no. 28 of 22.11.2018 of the Scientific Technical Council – in addition to the provisions of the ILC Regulation, Section I, Chapter VII).


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Cover-ESSV – CD
Cover-ESSV-A3-Master / Monograph-PDF

Access conditions

Candidates who meet the conditions set out in article 12 of Administrative Rule 268/2002 of March 13 may apply for this course:
a) Hold a degree in Nursing, or legal equivalent;
b) Hold the professional title of nurse (Ordem dos Enfermeiros – Portugal);
c) Have at least two years of professional experience as a nurse.

More information

Ordinance no. 314/2019

Nurses’ Order:
General Guidelines for Nursing Order

Course Code
Application online
Candidate Portal
4 semesters
Course coordinator
Manuela Ferreira, PhD
Application fee
€ 20.00
Tuition fees
Registration – € 50.00// per academic year
School Insurance – € 4.36/ per academic year
€ 960.00/ per academic year and tuition
DGES Registration
Ordinance no. 333/2003
Date of registration: 14-04-2003
More information


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