Midwifery is a rewarding career. As a registered midwife you will be in the unique position to provide personalised care to women and their families from conception, antenatally, during labour to the postnatal period. This privilege can make a positive societal impact. As a skilled and competent practitioner you will support women to make decisions about their care within a multidisciplinary team using research and evidence-based knowledge to maintain safety and respect. Our course prepares you for this challenging role using a student-centred approach of problem based learning which fosters complex decision making and teamwork. This develops your autonomy to apply twenty-first century thinking to clinical practice whilst becoming an innovative and dynamic registered midwife. Our students, with the support of excellent midwife lecturers and mentors, develop the competencies and essential skills mandated by the Nursing and Midwifery Council thus providing them with assured employability as a midwife. Professional accreditation This course is approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) as the statutory body and regulator of nursing and midwifery healthcare professions.
Year 1 Beginning Midwifery Knowledge (C) Midwifery Care and Practice 1 (C) Midwifery Care and Practice 2 (C) Year 2 Developing Midwifery Knowledge (C) Midwifery Care and Practice 3 (C) Midwifery Care and Practice 4 (C) Year 3 Midwifery Care and Practice 5a & 5b (C) Midwifery Care and Practice 6 (Caseloading) (C) Questioning Midwifery Knowledge (C)
Theoretical Assessment Knowledge and understanding are assessed by Ipsative multiple choice questions (MCQ), this is a computer marked exam. An Ipsative assessment enables the student to identify the breadth of knowledge required and then personal progression throughout the programme, enabling students to take responsibility for their own learning and development. The assessment strategy includes a synoptic assessment, which facilitates holistic assessment of a range of module learning outcomes. An opportunity to experience a range of assessment methods includes presentations, written assignment and critical writing BLOG. The student is enabled to demonstrate the acquisition and application of knowledge that includes the context of practice. The curriculum assessment strategy also includes the use of formative assessment methods to support development of knowledge, understanding and assessment literacy. These will include a formative opportunity at both the ipsative and synoptic assessment methods described above. Practice Assessment The mentor for the placement assesses clinical practice, with the student demonstrating competency through actively engaging in the care of women and their families. Students are required to provide evidence of their learning in their ORA. The mentor verifies this information by undertaking a final placement interview, which includes grading of practice. The students are assessed against stage specific criterion that reflects students learning throughout each practice placement.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- Nursing and Midwifery Council
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
All short-listed candidates will be interviewed. Acceptance is subject to completion of a satisfactory medical and Disclosure and Barring Service Check. The University welcomes applications from students with a wide range of qualifications from the UK and overseas, including combinations of qualifications. To check whether your qualifications meet the entry requirements for this course, please contact the University. English Language requirements for International and EU applicants: IELTS test with an overall score of 7.0 with no sub-tests less 7.0 (or equivalent).
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
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Fees and funding
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*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.