**Our Midwifery Studies degree is designed to help you become a competent, confident and autonomous practitioner with the knowledge and skills to pursue a successful career. Learning from experienced midwives and gaining real-world experience in a variety of healthcare settings, youâll be able to prepare to make a difference in the lives of women and their families.**
Many different cultural, social and health-related influences affect child-bearing women. On this course, we know just how important it is for student midwives to learn about midwifery in context, to gain a broad perspective on the delivery of care and to be supported by enthusiastic lecturers who know exactly what itâs like to be a midwife. Thatâs why this course is designed by midwives for midwives. Itâs also regulated by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).
Gaining clinical experience is key to your professional development. Itâs also vital to build a deep understanding of how to work in a team alongside other healthcare professionals. Thatâs why the course includes undertaking clinical practice working across a range of settings including birth centres, midwife-led units, labour suites, antenatal/postnatal wards, as well as in the community.
Throughout the course youâll have the opportunity to build excellent knowledge of the theory of midwifery. Across all areas of teaching, we focus on the promotion of normality, health and the safe management of pregnancy, to ensure the best possible outcomes for parents and the newborn. Weâll also help you learn how to provide individualised care for the mother and baby throughout pregnancy, labour, childbirth and the early days of parenthood.
All the while youâll be encouraged to build your communication and interpersonal skills alongside the theoretical and practical learning.
Biological Sciences for Midwifery
Introducing Midwifery Practice
Introduction to Evidence â Based Practice in Midwifery
Principles of Midwifery Care
Psycho-Social and Policy Aspects of Midwifery Practice
Developing Skills and Competence in Midwifery Practice
Evidence Based Midwifery Practice
Public Health Aspects of Midwifery Practice
Supporting Women with Complex Needs in Pregnancy and Childbirth
Midwifery Research Project
Preparing for Effective Midwifery Practice
Preparing for Parenting
Promoting Normality in Complex Situations
Assessment will involve a combination of coursework, practice/competency based learning and examination, including portfolio work to support practice modules, individual and group presentations, conference presentations, poster presentations, oral examination, OSCE, essays and workbooks. Midwifery mentors liaise with academic staff, providing the opportunity for you to develop your skills and knowledge in the practice setting, which is then graded. Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.
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