Candidates wishing to apply for this course must be registered with the NMC on the Adult Nurse part of the professional register.
This course prepares you for practice as a qualified midwife, registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council. You will spend time in the university and in a placement within a maternity unit at an NHS Trust hospital. You will learn to care for women and their families during pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period, fulfilling the complete role of the midwife as expert in normal pregnancy and birth. You will take part in health promotion, a vital aspect of the midwives role, as well as learning how to care for women experiencing complications during this time.
In each week you will be learning in the classroom, through lectures, seminars, group work and simulation, as well as undertaking allocated clinical shifts with a midwife mentor. Theory and practice are integrated in this way, and with the support of your practice educator, you will apply the knowledge you have learned in the classroom to the clinical skills you are developing. You will supported by a variety of people both in the university and in the placement area, who will monitor your progress with you and help you make the most of the learning opportunities open to you.
As the course proceeds, you will become increasingly independent in your study skills, and you will complete a project towards the end of your course that demonstrates your growing autonomy as a learner. In practice too, whilst always under the clinical supervision of a qualified midwife, you will be able to care for women in normal pregnancy, labour and the postnatal period with minimal direction from your mentor. You will conduct at least 40 deliveries, under the clinical supervision of your midwife mentor, by the time you complete the course. In the last part of the course, you will manage a small caseload and approach qualification with the confidence to make sound clinical judgements and plan, in partnership with women and their families, appropriate and effective care.
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So far I have had a much better experience here than I did at my previous university! I have a better social life and feel more a part of a community through my involvement with the Cheer team, Rep scheme and Ambassadorship.
The careers team is wonderful- helping me to set up a plan for how to improve my CV and gain relevant work experience, even getting me in touch with an organisation I now volunteer for.
The mental health services team is very helpful in informing me of how best to get the right support from the uni itself and my doctor. They keep in touch regularly to make sure that I am feeling and coping okay too.
I love my course and the staff could not be more supportive.
If there was anything that they could improve on it is the Personal Academic Tutor (PAT) scheme as not a lot of students know who their PAT is nor what they should be used for, However this has already been discussed in a meeting with the union and the reps so changes are about to be put in place hopefully
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