Midwifery will develop you to ensure you are able to register and practice as a midwife upon graduation and provide safe, effective holistic woman and family centred midwifery care. Our Midwifery Skills Lab is equipped with Hi and Low Fidelity equipment including birthing and baby models and resuscitaire. Abdominal and PROMPT (PRactical Obstetric Multi-Professional Training) obstetric emergency skill equipment. Midwifery is a career that requires lifelong learning in a dynamic healthcare system and this course will provide a foundation for your professional midwifery practice, and for your further personal development. This course fosters a learning environment that prepares you to deliver high quality compassionate midwifery care committed to professional and personal values and responsibility. The design of the course has been guided by the Nursing and Midwifery Council's Standards of Proficiency for Midwives (NMC 2019), Standards Framework for Nursing and Midwifery Education (NMC 2018), Standards for Student Supervision and Assessment (NMC 2018) and Standards for Pre-registration Midwifery Programmes (NMC 2019). Our aim is to provide quality higher education that will enable you to be successful throughout a challenging and rewarding career. Midwifery is a career requiring life-long learning in a dynamic health care system, and your course will provide an academic and practice based foundation for midwifery care, and for ongoing personal development. This curriculum fosters a learning environment that prepares caring and compassionate midwives committed to professional and personal values and responsibility. The purpose of this course is to both prepare you for entry to the appropriate part of the professional Midwifery Register and to award you an academic qualification commensurate with your learning outcomes. Your chosen course meets the statutory requirements for midwifery education (NMC 2019) and comprises both midwifery specific and shared modules. Successful completion of your course allows you to apply for professional registration with the NMC as a Registered Midwife.
Year 1 (Compulsory) • Holistic Health Across the Reproductive Lifespan • Introduction to the Safe and Effective Midwife Module 1 • Introduction to the Safe and Effective Midwife Module 2 • Introduction to the Safe and Effective Midwife Module 3 • Professional, Legal and Ethical Considerations • Public Health in Midwifery Practice Year 2 (Compulsory): • Altered Health in Maternity Care • Developing the Safe and Effective Midwife Module 4 • Developing the Safe and Effective Midwife Module 5 • Developing the Safe and Effective Midwife Module 6 • Optimising Neonatal Health • Promoting Reproductive Health Year 3 (Compulsory): • Midwife as a Colleague, Scholar and Leader • The Evidence Base for Practice • The Midwife as a Skilled Practitioner Module 7 • The Midwife as a Skilled Practitioner Module 8 • The Midwife as a Skilled Practitioner Module 9
The assessment strategies used are aligned to learning outcomes in so much they seek to capture the knowledge, skill, and attitudinal aspects outlined within, and across, modules so the contents of these in their entirety meet the objectives of the course. A range of assessments are used to meet the requirements of the programme and the appropriate standards, in parallel to university requirements and regulations. This includes a range of coursework assessments, such as essays, reports, portfolios, authentic patient assessments and professional performance, presentations, final year, independent project and written examinations. The grades from formal assessments contribute towards your module grade and combined form the degree final grade and classification. Practice Supervisors and Assessors will also provide formative feedback on Practice-based learning and competency development.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
You will be required to complete a DBS check prior to starting the course
You will be required to complete an Occupational Health check prior to starting the course
English language requirements
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