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    Hi I've got an interview at edge hill on Friday for a midwifery just wondering if anybody has had an interview this year that could give me a few pointers on the questions asked and the maths and English tests.
    would really appreciate it as I am a bit nervous thanks in advance xxxxx
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    (Original post by Helenmarie30)
    Hi I've got an interview at edge hill on Friday for a midwifery just wondering if anybody has had an interview this year that could give me a few pointers on the questions asked and the maths and English tests.
    would really appreciate it as I am a bit nervous thanks in advance xxxxx
    I've had one at south bank. The maths and English test is quite basic. That's the problem tho it takes you bk to secondary school. E.g. Long division and speed time distance. Make sure u refresh your self. Also the interview. Main questions are things such as: role of a midwife? What qualities you have that would make you a good midwife? What's the latest news you've heard about? E.g Nhs closing down hospital units and the current talks of men becoming midwives. Very basic questions. It's mostly very informal so just be your self and class it as a chat. Good luck.


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    Here also a grate example of question posted by some1 in the student room.

    PLEASE DO NOT DIRECTLY REPEAT THIS ITS JUST A GUIDELINE:
    1. Why want to be a midwife Or What first aroused your interest in midwifery?
    Several reasons why midwifery became an interest to me I’m really interested in the health and biology side I find it .I think it’d be good to learn more about it in detail. There’s another side to it, which I think I’d enjoy like being an advocate for women I want to be able to go through experiences and support them to make informed choices and empower them. I’d enjoy working as part of a team and in the community among different social classes. Along side this I think the opportunities there are to just keep learning and acquiring more skills is fantastic, working shifts and having a variety is important to me. I’m a really good listener and communicator as well as supportive, caring person and I think I’ll be good at it. It’s something I’ve always wanted to do.

    2. What do you know?
    I’m Aware that there’s a government initiative called baby friendly to promote breastfeeding among all social classes. I saw on watchdog that some women have had concerns about aerosols and deodorants causing harm and it’s being researched into. Some people are trying to ban all formula and bottle feeding advertising. I did some research on a few websites such as RCM researched current issues like increase in caesarean births, HIV screening, Refugees/Asylum Seekers and traveller mothers.

    3. What are the roles?
    Midwife means with woman so everything that’s involved in that such as offering women support and advice women through the antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal periods. To assist and advise of hygiene and pain control methods. Because these are healthy women, to provide a general monitoring of the mother and baby’s conditions. Provide information, listening to any worries, answering questions and alleviating any stress. Work within the multi- disciplinary team. Specialised areas like diabetes specialist or alcohol and drug misuse specialist. Obviously to deliver babies.

    4. How would you feel in difficult situations such as a full term baby dying?
    Obviously I would be upset but I wouldn’t show it in front of the patient. I’d be thoughtful and professional. Just be sensitive, listen and support them and help to make them as comfortable. I could briefly speak to my colleagues about being upset after.


    6. What skills and qualities make a good midwife?
    Assertive, Approachable, flexible, diplomatic, understanding, the ability to stay calm under pressure, sensitivity, to be open minded, well organised and able to Empathise.

    7. Can you demonstrate you have these qualities?

    8. Tell me about your work experience, what insight did it give you into the profession?


    9. Do you have any questions?
    What do you feel makes a good midwifery student?

    10. Home births:
    Good:
     More relaxed, familiar surroundings so access to what you want.
     Got family around them.
     Some people get really distressed at the prospective of hospitals so can relieve that.
    Bad:
     No obstetrician if things go wrong.
     Don’t get the benefit of talking to other new mums.
     Research done where they think home births more common to have lower apgar scores and birth traumas,

    11. Why have you chosen this particular course?
    I wanted to do a degree because I do feel there’s better career prospects involved I didn’t want to go into nursing first and then midwifery because it’s completely different from nursing and I wouldn’t want to be a nurse.

    12. How would your friends describe you?
    Quite empathic, Assertive, Approachable, diplomatic, understanding, the ability to stay calm under pressure, sensitivity, to be open minded,

    13. How does midwifery differ from nursing?
    Midwives work with healthy fundamentally healthy people. Nurses work under a doctor whereas a midwife is the prominent career for both the mother and baby.

    14. What is the biggest advance in midwifery in the last thirty years?
    2d/3d scanning

    15. Should men be allowed to be midwifes? Yes I personally feel that it’s the qualities a person can bring to role. I am aware some might not agree because men don’t experience labour or pregnancy so they can’t relate but then I’m sure some midwifes never have children or haven’t had any yet either.



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    Thank you so much for this info think my interview went quite well, the tutor who done interview said I'd interviewed really well and should be very proud of myself so it's just a waiting game now but in the mean time I've got interview at John moores 2moz really worried as you have to pass maths assessment to even gain an interview xxxxx
 
 
 
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