Continuing Education in Midwifery

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Please note that some of our continuing education courses have been postponed until further notice, but online courses are still available. We will be adjusting the format of some of our courses in response to the need for limited in-person teaching. Please check back for updates or email to be put on a waitlist for courses which interest you.


Our suite of continuing professional development courses are designed specifically for practicing midwives, and other health care providers who provide primary care to the healthy childbearing person, including during the antepartum, intrapartum and postpartum periods. We also offer courses in related areas such as family planning and care of the newborn. 

Our Mission

To provide continuing education for the learning needs of practicing midwives and primary maternity care providers who are interested in building their portfolio of clinical expertise.

About Us

The Midwifery Education Program (MEP) at McMaster brings together leaders in educational innovation and curriculum design. We are dedicated to offering continuing professional development (CPD) to practicing midwives in Ontario and across the country to advance their knowledge, skills and abilities in areas of clinical expertise that informs the core competencies of midwives and in areas of expanded scope.

View our Midwifery offerings:

Contraceptive Care Part 1

1 May, 2021


Contraceptive Care Part 2

13-14 October, 2021

20-21 October, 2021

10-11 November, 2021

17-18 November, 2021

8-9 December, 2021

9 & 16 November, 2021

Neonatal Resuscitation Program NRP

21 August, 2021

27 August, 2021

Fetal Health Surveillance FHSL

26 August, 2021


Fetal Health Surveillance Refresher Course FHSL Refresher

24 April, 2021


Surgical Assistant in Obstetrics: C-Section

Dates to be determined


Point of Care Ultrasound for Maternity Care

Dates to be determined


Future Midwifery Courses:

Induction and Augmentation of Labour

Accessibility for Ontarians With Disabilities Act (AODA)


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