This is a blended postgraduate degree program by coursework and research (3-4 years). This PhD programme prepares graduates that will assume major positions in academia and Non-Governmental Organisations, advanced midwifery practice and research settings to expand Midwifery theory and practice base; and serve the nation and beyond through evidence-based practice and policy. A blended teaching/learning methodology informs the delivery of the programme and the elements of delivery in this programme are: On-campus, face-face teaching sessions for 4 weeks at the beginning and another 4 weeks at the end of each 18-week semester. Individual student learning using Module-based curriculum management system Periodic internet-based or video conferencing seminars.
The doctoral programme in midwifery prepares expert health care professionals for leadership and evidence-based practice that will make a major impact on health care in the country and beyond and to further health care delivery at local, regional, and international levels.
The programme is offered full time or part time and uses a block release system. The programme is mainly divided into two parts namely: course work (including research practicum) and dissertation. Total Credits for the programme are 250.The following calculation shall be used for determining credit hours: 10 hours of theory (classroom as well as independent learner work) shall equal 1 credit. The programme will be offered in a minimum of four years on a full-time basis and six years on a part-time basis, comprising of two semesters in each year. The length of the programme may be extended for six months for full time students and one year for part time students in order for the student to complete the dissertation.
Applicants to be admitted into this programme must have one of the following:
The following items should be submitted with the application forms:
A non-refundable application fee of MK10000.00 for Malawians and $30.00 for non-Malawians. Payment should be made to:
KUHeS POSTGRADUATE POOL NATIONAL BANK OF MALAWI CHICHIRI BRANCH ACCOUNT NUMBER: 698881 CURRENT ACCOUNT
Application forms that do not meet the requirements stated above will not be processed. Completed application should be sent to:
The Registrar, Kamuzu University of Health Sciences College of Medicine Private Bag 360 Chichiri Blantyre 3, Malawi Attention: Assistant Registrar (Academic) Tel: + 265 (0) 1 874 107, Fax +265 (0) 1 874 700 E-mail: email@example.com. Copy: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Highly competitive funding and scholarship opportunities are available on merit basis. For more information about funding and scholarships for Masters students, contact the Scholarships office on email@example.com .