Helping mothers bring new life into the world must surely be one of the most rewarding professions and a shortage of midwives in the NHS in England alone means that now more than ever they are in great demand.
While there are lots of opportunities for midwives to work on antenatal, labour and postnatal wards and neonatal units in hospitals, more midwives are also now working in the community, providing services in women's homes, local clinics, children's centres and GP surgeries.
This exciting course aims to prepare you for the dynamic and fast changing health and social care system, developing you into an adaptable, flexible, reflective, competent and compassionate practitioner. A key benefit of our curriculum is the notion of collaboration across all areas of health and social care: some modules are studied in conjunction with other health and social care professionals; looking at specific issues and challenges they face to broaden your knowledge and expertise.
From the outset, youâll have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience under the supervision of an experienced midwife, who will support you to manage a small caseload during the course. You will be encouraged to develop the clinical and care skills to become a professionally competent midwife who can soundly analyse a womanâs needs, plan an appropriate programme of care and then implement it safely, effectively and sensitively.
We emphasise a problem-solving approach, reinforced by the capacity to evaluate the best possible outcome and reflect upon personal performance. You will be taught to place the mother, baby and family at the centre of care and will operate flexibly as a member of the wider inter-professional team.
To increase your employability, the course also incorporates the theory component of the Newborn Infant Physical Examination (NIPE), which delivers the content specific for the knowledge and skills required to cover the NHS Ante natal and New-born Screening Programme as required by the National Screening Committee.
Our links with universities in Malaysia, China, Hong Kong and Kenya provide opportunities for student exchanges and, through the Universityâs volunteering schemes, you have the chance to work overseas on âliveâ projects such as orphanage work in Uganda. European links are also in development with potential field trips to Finland and Spain to compare health courses and nurse training globally.
**Key Course Benefits**
* Strong student satisfaction - 100% overall as reported in the National Student Survey (NSS) 2018.
* Field trips within the UK include visits to the first operating theatre in London and museums capturing the history of nursing and healthcare (additional costs may apply).
* Nursing and Midwifery at Coventry is ranked 7th best in the UK by the Guardian University Guide 2019.
* Well established placements for midwifery students in Coventry and Warwickshire at the George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust, South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust and University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust.
* Multimillion state-of-the-art Alison Gingell Building provides facilities for teaching and research, featuring an operating theatre, critical care settings, community housing and other real life nursing environments relevant to practice.
**Accreditation and Professional Recognition**
This course is accredited and recognised by the following body:
**Nursing and Midwifery Council**
Fully accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) providing eligibility for registration to practice on successful completion.
Your main study themes are:
**Nursing practice**: Develops the professional values, attitudes and behaviours required to deliver safe and effective, holistic person centred care. Youâll cover the key concepts of nursing, caring and clinical skills, as well as factors influencing care, for example, National Service Frameworks. Clinical skills acquisition which underpins these care factors will be taught and practiced in the simulated environment of clinical skills laboratories.
**Assessment and care pathways across the lifespan**: Develops your ability to assess, interpret and manage a range of care requirements for service users. Youâll be introduced to the concept of health and wellbeing, enabling an understanding of the bio psychosocial needs of your patient group across the life span in all fields of nursing. Youâll have the opportunity to develop an understanding of how assessments support and inform clinical judgement and decision making in practice, explored across primary, secondary and third sector care environments
**Evidence informed practice and decision making**: Explores the principles and strategies of Evidence Informed Practice (EIP) to enable you to apply, creatively, a wide range of sources of evidence for clinical decision making. You will be introduced to research perspectives (methodology and design), audit, health policy, and service user participation as methods to evaluate your EIP plans and interventions.
**Communications and professionalism**: Communication is highlighted as an essential skill for all health care professionals because it impacts on patient satisfaction. You will have the opportunity to develop the key professional attributes incorporating the six âCâs model of communication, commitment, courage, care, competence, compassion.
For more information about what you will study, please visit our website.
Application deadline details:
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