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Master Program

        The educational goal of the Nurse-Midwifery master's degree program of the Department of Nurse-Midwifery and Women’s Health is to cultivate advanced midwives at the master’s level in Taiwan, foster practical, academic, and administrative leadership in the maternal and child health fields and develop the capabilities of advanced professional midwives by cultivating ethical literacy, respect, and caring attitudes toward life and ethical literacy. The curriculum therefore emphasizes continuous support for students’ development in professional ethics, caring, professional autonomy, lifelong learning, global perspectives, communication, collaboration, and critical thinking. It also strengthens the development of students’ independent judgment, research skills, empirical application, and management leadership in the healthcare field. The core of the Nurse-Midwifery master’s degree program consists of professional foundation courses (13 credits in total), professional core courses (12 credits), the master’s thesis (6 credits), and elective courses (5 credits), for a total of 36 credits. The professional foundation courses include Nursing Theory, Research Methodology, Health Assessment and Practice, and Advanced Biostatistics, with an emphasis on promoting critical thinking, advanced nursing-care knowledge, and evaluation techniques. The professional core courses include Advanced Nursing and Midwifery I and II, which emphasize knowledge and skills in the professional fields of nursing and midwifery, and two accompanying practicum courses. Besides professional excellence and advanced nursing care behavior and functions, the professional core curriculum also emphasizes relevant concepts in various professional areas, including health promotion, stress and adaptation, human development, management leadership, and ethical issues. The master’s thesis underscores self-directed learning, the development of advanced knowledge in critical thinking, and the comprehensive application of relevant professional and general knowledge, enabling students to present discussions on related healthcare issues. At the same time, students can choose elective courses according to their professional development needs to enhance their skills in four currently available areas: advanced professional studies, leadership and management, research, and general electives. The master’s thesis also carries 6 credits.