Graduates assist and advise women during pregnancy, childbirth and post—natal care, They supervise and carry out childbirth and provide newborns with care. This preventive, curative, palliative and rehabilitative care is technical, relational and educational in nature.
To the best of their ability, graduates in obstetrics, participate in: health education and sexual health training both within the family and in the community; psychoprophylactic preparation for childbirth; preparation and assistance in gynecological field; prevention and detection of cancers of the female genital sphere; programs of maternal and neonatal care. They manage this in keeping with professional ethics, as members of healthcare teams; within their remit they perform care interventions; they are able to identify potentially pathological situations that require medical intervention and, where necessary, implement emergency measures; they carry out their professional activity in public or private healthcare facilities,, either as employees or freelance workers; they contribute to their own training profile and that of support staff and directly contribute to continuing education and research. Their practical activities and training are carried out, both qualitatively and quantitatively, implementing the relevant Community legislation; in particular the educational standard must comply with Directive 2005/36/EC.
Graduates will be able to find employment in public, private and accredited healthcare, in home care either as employees or freelance workers.
Employment figures one year after graduation and five years after graduation are constant: 30% of employees compared to graduates. This figure is relatively low, but is affected by the overall socio-economic situation and is not directly attributable to the quality of teaching provided. It reaffirms the high future demand for specialized figures, due to the reorganization of hospital services as level II specialized reference centers.