Midwifery practice in the Philippines has been recognized as one of the primary health care services for the people. The role of midwives has been expanded to address the basic health services needs of mother and their children. Midwifery Education must be able to respond to those needs by producing midwives who have up-to-date knowledge and skills and appropriate attitude necessary to render midwifery services with competency and education.

Diploma in Midwifery is a two-year program consisting of general education and professional courses which prepare students for entry-level midwifery competencies. This 2-year direct entry program includes Clinical Practicum in Foundations of Midwifery, Normal Obstetrics and Care of New Born, Introduction to High Risk Obstetrics, Basic Care of Infants and Feeding, Basic Family Planning, Primary Health Care and Midwifery Ethics, Law and Practice. Graduates of the program are qualified to take the government licensure examination.



The Diploma in Midwifery aims to:

  1. Develop the knowledge, attitude and skills of first level midwives in the care of the girl-child, the adolescent, and the adult woman prior to, during, and following pregnancy. This prepare the  midwives to:

  1. give the necessary supervision, care and advice to women during pregnancy, labor and post-partum period;

  2. manage normal deliveries on her own responsibility and care of the child.

  1. Specifically, graduates of 2-year program are expected to:

  1. perform primary health care services within the community (promote and preventive care);

  2. counsel and educate women, family and community regarding family planning including preparation for parenthood/parenting;

  3.  detect abnormal conditions in mother and infant;

  4. Procure specialized assistance as necessary (consultation or referral)


  • Diploma in Midwifery

  • Health Care Services NC II (High School Graduate: 960 hours) TESDA Recognized

  • BSM - Bachelor of Science in Midwifery

  • Health Care Services - Training Health Care Services NC II - Assessment

  • Caregiving NC II - Assessment


  1. Staff Midwife

  2. Domiciliary Midwife

  3. Rural Health Midwife

  4. Clinical Instructor



School of Midwifery
Arellano University
2600 Legarda Street, Sampaloc, Manila, Philippines
Tel. No. 734-73-71 loc. 222