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PLACES STILL AVAILABLE FOR MARCH 2020
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, you’ll be able to prepare to make a difference in the lives of women and their families.
The course is designed by midwives for midwives and regulated by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)
You’ll undertake clinical placements throughout the course in a range of settings including birth centres, midwife-led units, labour suites, antenatal/postnatal wards, as well as in the community
We’ll help you learn how to provide individualised care for the mother and baby throughout pregnancy, labour, childbirth and the early days of parenthood.
You’ll be encouraged to build your communication and interpersonal skills alongside the theoretical and practical learning
- You’ll have the opportunity to hear the experiences and viewpoints from Service Users and Carers, who are part of the Public Partnership Group
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 it’s like to be a midwife. Throughout the course you’ll 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.
Biological Sciences for Midwifery
Introducing Midwifery Practice
Introduction to Evidence – 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.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- Nursing and Midwifery Council
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||128 points||from a maximum of three Level 3 qualifications including an A level Biological Science at a minimum grade B and excluding General Studies. The endorsement for practical work is an essential part of Science A-Level study, and is a requirement for entry to our degree courses. Alternatively a Distinction in BTEC Subsidiary Diploma/Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care is acceptable.|
|A level||ABB||including a Biological Science, but excluding General Studies. The endorsement for practical work is an essential part of Science A-level study, and is a requirement for entry to our degree courses.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDM||in Health and Social Care (with a minimum of 4 units in Biological Sciences).|
|Access to HE Diploma||
D: 30 credits
M: 15 credits
|Pass Access to Higher Education Diploma with at least 30 level 3 credits at Distinction and the remainder credits at Merit. The course must contain 18 credits in a Biological Science.|
NCFE CACHE Technical Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care at Grade B.
In addition, you must have completed 12 years of general education and have GCSE English Language or Literature and Maths at grade 4 or above, or grade C or above if awarded under the previous GCSE grading scheme.
You should have:
* The ability to demonstrate that you have a broad understanding of the role of the midwife and midwifery practice
* Relevant work experience that enables you to discuss and provide evidence of transferable skills, which will help you meet the requirements of the role and midwifery practice. This should also enable you to demonstrate an understanding of women’s needs and that you have ‘customer facing’ skills for example communication and team work
* Offers will be subject to an interview. Please note all the information provided in support of your application may be checked and must be verifiable as a true record
* Candidates for whom English is not the first language are required to have International English Language Testing System (IELTS) at a score of 6.5 overall and no less than 6.0 in any component (academic or general test)
* You also need satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and occupational health clearances prior to registration on the course. We arrange these as part of the application process. You will be required to sign a self-declaration at the start of each year and at the end of the course. All police contact during the course must be reported to the course leader as a matter of urgency and may lead to suspension or termination
* You may be eligible to gain accreditation for your prior learning towards this course - http://www.hud.ac.uk/hhs/
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this coursehttps://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/how-to-apply/entry-requirements/
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Scholarships available, please visit our website for more details - https://www.hud.ac.uk/international/scholarships/
Course contact detailsVisit our course page
School of Human and Health Science - Nursing
+44 (0)1484 472199
Student Recruitment Team
+44 (0)1484 472625