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BSc (Hons) Midwifery (Pre-Registration)

University of Plymouth
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Course UCAS code: B720
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  • BSc (Hons), Full-time , Duration: 3 Years
Course Summary:
Do you want to help women have the best pregnancy and birth possible? This course equips you with the skills, knowledge and professional insight needed to become a registered midwife. Whether it’s helping clients before labour, or giving support to new mothers, you’ll learn through doing - building your confidence as you go. You’ll also discover the social and cultural influences that shape maternity care today, so you graduate ready to excel as a fully-rounded healthcare professional. You will become a 'Registered Midwife' with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as soon as you successfully complete the course. You’ll build confidence through clinical skills and theory sessions, priming you to be at your best when working directly with real clients. You’ll enhance your employability with modules in mentorship and newborn examination.al. * Become a 'Registered Midwife' with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as soon as you successfully complete the course. * Spend 55 per cent of your time learning through doing, in a range of real placements, in partnership with real clients. * Build confidence through clinical skills and theory sessions, priming you to be at your best when working directly with real clients. * Extend your skills in IT, numeracy and literacy to support your clinical and professional midwifery practice. * Learn about the psychological and social impacts of having a baby and how to effectively communicate with and support your clients. * Develop a critical approach to research, enabling you to provide evidence-based care. * Enhance your employability with modules in mentorship and newborn examination. * Develop the professional knowledge, skills and attributes to enable you to work as an autonomous practitioner fit for the future.
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In year one, lay the foundations for your career as a midwife, from developing clinical skills and professional attitudes to learning about human reproductive biology. Discover the sociological and psychological impacts of pregnancy and birth. Develop your professional communication skills, improve your skills in IT, reflective practice, literature searching, essay writing, resource creation and exam technique. Before Christmas, undertake the first of your supervised clinical placements in maternity settings. Building on Year 1 biology studies, you’ll learn more about preconception, conception and childbearing. Learn about complications and conditions particular to pregnancy and birth, the role a midwife plays in a multi-disciplinary team and the importance of safe medicine administration. A team-based learning module will introduce you to the essentials of research. Put your improved clinical and theoretical skills into practice on placement, gaining experience outside of midwifery settings. In your final year, you’ll further develop clinical skills for planning, assessing, implementing and evaluating pregnancy and childbirth care. Carrying your own caseload, you’ll see what it takes to be an effective practising midwife. You’ll learn how to manage complications in labour and birth, as well as handling emergencies. Using what you’ve learnt on the course, you’ll undertake a research proposal in your chosen area, and enhance your employability by preparing for mentorship and newborn/ infant examination. The modules shown for this course or programme are those being studied by current students, or expected new modules. Modules are subject to change depending on year of entry.
Assessment Methods:
28% of assessment is by exam, 42% by coursework and 30% practical assessment
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15 January

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If you're looking for a uni with great new facilities, a wide range of courses and supportive staff, based in a city with great night life, places to eat and shops- but also less than an hour from some great beaches or rural Dartmoor, then Plymouth might just be what you are after. Plymouth offers a wide range of courses, with some more specialist options, especially relating to marine and coastal engineering and science- and the SU has a huge range of societies and sports to join, so you're bound to find something that matches your interests.

Provisional for Year 1 for Channel Islands at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for England at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for Scotland at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for Wales at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for Northern Ireland at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for EU at £9,250
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Tel. +44 (0) 1752 585858
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    I moved to Plymouth in a sad state, missing my family and home in Ireland and initial look of the city wasn’t great because it is quite small. However throughout the years in biomedical and dentistry I have grown to love it and as soon as I go home no I do miss it. I love the outdoorsy lifestyle when it’s sunny and the people , especially students are so friendly and welcoming
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