Healthcare in many European countries has changed drastically in the last few years. University degrees for midwives and obstetricians are becoming established in Europe. In its “Midwifery” course (a specialization of Health Care Management), Danube University Krems focuses on management. This focus takes up the issue of the increasing leadership skills the changes in healthcare now demand of midwives and obstetricians when caring for women and newborns, in hospital or at home alike.
Successful delivery is one of the core competencies of midwives and obstetricians. This core competence has expanded to include other emphases due, among other things, to the higher number of iatric operative deliveries. The university course “Midwifery” aims to remedy this by imparting the necessary management, social and professional skills.
This university course’s main objectives include an overall view of all healthcare facilities, related sector-overarching thinking, and the applicable management aspects.