This course is accredited by the Nursing & Midwifery Council and offers an equal balance of theory and practice with a strong emphasis on women-centred care.
You can opt to study at either of our coastal campuses; Bournemouth or Portsmouth. Alongside learning knowledge from highly qualified and experienced practitioners, during compelling units such as antenatal & postnatal care of mother and baby, labour and birth, and medicines management, etc, youâll use our state-of-the-art clinical rooms to practice your blossoming skills in a safe environment, before transitioning into the workplace. There youâll get to spend 50% of your course time on placements with mothers and their newborn babies. 94% of our students are in work or further study within six months of graduating (Destination of Leavers from Higher Education, 2018).
Your first placement will typically be in the community or a birth centre and starts in week seven of the course. Other clinical experience will include neonatal care, gynaecology and theatre and throughout the course you will have the opportunity to organise a number of visits to areas/organisations of interest to you, in relation to public health, such as: Sure Start programmes, National Childbirth Trust, health promotion departments, etc.
The course is designed with blocks of theory and practice throughout the three years, this means you will gain clinical experience in all aspects of midwifery practice. You will study a range of subject areas including Antenatal & Postnatal Care of Mother and Baby, Labour and birth, Health and wellbeing, Caseloading, Complex care and Health leadership.
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Bournemouth is an amazing student city, with new club nights on all the time and a great atmosphere. The beach is lovely and the centre of student life in the Summer. Everybody is friendly, with a great diverse student body. There’s loads of places in town - try the Buffalo, a short bus ride away from the centre but with amazing drinks and staff. The tutors are great, providing interesting and dynamic lectures and offering a load of support and guidance.
It was fine. The academics were the best part, and the archaeology department is excellent, all the staff are really friendly and they all know you by name cause the course is so small. The uni itself is not the best but definitely not the worst I've seen, and SUBU is pretty good. Accommodation is quite bad, but the quality of the housing is fine, there's just not enough of it. Student houses are usually awful, but there are some good ones around.
My overall uni experience has been pretty fine with Bournemouth.
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