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Midwifery placements at LJMU and Edge Hill

Hey! Can anyone advised me on the length of the placements at lmju and edge hill please?
Original post by Charlotted8
Hey! Can anyone advised me on the length of the placements at lmju and edge hill please?


It might be worth asking through the 'Chat to our students' function on the uni websites. :smile:
Original post by Charlotted8
Hey! Can anyone advised me on the length of the placements at lmju and edge hill please?

Hi Charlotte,

As a midwifery student you would spend around 50% of your course on placements. Students should have experiences with wards, intrapartum experience and community experience each year.

Placements are arranged in blocks. Typically, the first placement is 7-8 weeks and begins approximately 16 weeks into the course. We expect the second placement to typically begin in May and last for 6-7 weeks.

Your timetable will be confirmed with you during your first week of term.

Placements will include weekend, early morning, evening and night work to ensure access to a full range of practice experiences across 24-hour care.

I hope this helps and best of luck with your future studies.

Melissa- Course Enquiries
Reply 3
Original post by Edge Hill University

Hi Charlotte,

As a midwifery student you would spend around 50% of your course on placements. Students should have experiences with wards, intrapartum experience and community experience each year.

Placements are arranged in blocks. Typically, the first placement is 7-8 weeks and begins approximately 16 weeks into the course. We expect the second placement to typically begin in May and last for 6-7 weeks.

Your timetable will be confirmed with you during your first week of term.

Placements will include weekend, early morning, evening and night work to ensure access to a full range of practice experiences across 24-hour care.

I hope this helps and best of luck with your future studies.

Melissa- Course Enquiries


Hii, thank you very much for all the information 😊

Charlotte
Hi there,

The course meets the equivalent minimum programme length of three (Academic) years for full time programmes, which consist of a minimum of 4,600 (NMC Website)

You’ll do 37.5hrs per week on placement, and the duration of these can vary. You will be placed in areas such as the community with the community midwives, delivery suites, gynaecology, theatres and recovery, antenatal and postnatal wards, neonatal and also medical areas.
You’ll be expected to do a variety of shifts, such as long days, nights, weekends etc.


Placement will occur typically 3 months into the course, and you’ll get a chance to experience the clinical skills suites dedicated to midwifery students, to help you develop the fundamental skills you’ll need.
You typically find out which area you’re going to approximately a month before you go



You can book onto a campus tour and see the facilities and get to chat to students

https://www.ljmu.ac.uk/study/undergraduate-students/visit-us/undergraduate-open-days




Nat
Third-year student nurse
(edited 3 months ago)
Reply 5
Original post by LJMUStudentReps
Hi there,

The course is split 50/50, meaning by the time you’ll have finished your degree you’ll have completed 2300hrs of practice, and 2300hrs of theory.

You’ll do 37.5hrs per week on placement, and the duration of these can vary. You will be placed in areas such as the community with the community midwives, delivery suites, gynaecology, theatres and recovery, antenatal and postnatal wards, neonatal and also medical areas.
You’ll be expected to do a variety of shifts, such as long days, nights, weekends etc.


Placement will occur typically 3 months into the course, and you’ll get a chance to experience the clinical skills suites dedicated to midwifery students, to help you develop the fundamental skills you’ll need.
You typically find out which area you’re going to approximately a month before you go



You can book onto a campus tour and see the facilities and get to chat to students

https://www.ljmu.ac.uk/study/undergraduate-students/visit-us/undergraduate-open-days




Nat
Third-year student nurse


Hiii, thank you for all the information?. How long is each placement for?

Many thanks
Charlotte
Original post by Charlotted8
Hey! Can anyone advised me on the length of the placements at lmju and edge hill please?

Hi Charlotte,
At John Moores you complete 45 programmed weeks per year which is 50% theory and 50% clinical practice. Each week is 37.5 hours.
This means that you will have seven weeks holiday a year, and may have to attend sessions outside the normal University hours of 9am to 5pm. Blocks of academic study can be up to seven weeks depending on the modules you take. These are followed by periods of clinical practice where you will work shifts (short shifts, long shifts and night shifts) and one day a week in University.
You are really supported by your tutor and academic staff throughout!

LJMU student rep
Reply 7
Original post by LJMUStudentReps

Hi Charlotte,
At John Moores you complete 45 programmed weeks per year which is 50% theory and 50% clinical practice. Each week is 37.5 hours.
This means that you will have seven weeks holiday a year, and may have to attend sessions outside the normal University hours of 9am to 5pm. Blocks of academic study can be up to seven weeks depending on the modules you take. These are followed by periods of clinical practice where you will work shifts (short shifts, long shifts and night shifts) and one day a week in University.
You are really supported by your tutor and academic staff throughout!

LJMU student rep


That’s great, thank you.

Charlotte
Reply 8
Is anyone able to confirm or give an example timetable for first year and how many days a week are you on campus when not on placement

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