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Midwifery Pre-registration BSc Hons Modules

First year

  • Caring and Compassion: an Introduction to Midwifery and Professional Practice - exploring what it means to be a midwife and introducing you to the key skills in midwifery practice and healthcare
  • Communication and Contextual Issues for Childbearing - developing communication skills and introducing you to sociology, psychology, health promotion and social policy. This module also addresses multicultural and non-discriminatory practices and introduces you to a range of antenatal and postnatal skills and knowledge
  • Scientific Underpinnings of Midwifery Care - providing the foundations of reproductive anatomy physiology and introducing you to a range of intrapartum skills. You will be assessed through word assignments, examinations, numeracy tests, clinical practice and reflective evidence

Second year

  • Evidence-Based Holistic Midwifery - developing your understanding and critical analysis in relation to the nature of the evidence that supports midwifery care. This module will enable you to consider what is evidence and how current evidence impacts on holistic midwifery care and practice
  • Complexity in Childbearing - developing your understanding of increasing complexity in childbearing, pregnancy, labour and the puerperium, and how these can be affected by a number of psycho-social and lifestyle choices as well as medical disorders, infections, pathological, gynaecological and obstetric complications, and adverse neonatal situations
  • Critical Skills for Midwifery Practice - developing confidence and competence to undertake a wide range of key clinical skills necessary for the provision of safe and effective midwifery care. The module provides the student with the opportunity to learn in small groups, practising clinical skills in a simulated practice environment

Third year

  • Dissertation - comprises of teaching and tutorial support to facilitate the successful achievement of a 5000 word literature review on a subject relevant to practice within the students' clinical area concluding in suggestions on how best to develop and implement changes in practice
  • Continuity and Midwifery Practice - developing the students confidence and competence with the opportunity to work more autonomously under minimal supervision. Take a working case load of women throughout the remainder of their pregnancy and the birth, and on into their postnatal care
  • Theory of Neonatal Examination - enabling students to gain the knowledge required for the initial health assessment of the newborn. The syllabus is underpinned and informed by current evidence relating to examination of the newborn
  • Midwife as Leader - exploring the concepts of change and leadership. Consolidating and applying effective midwifery knowledge and skills to ascertain competence for entry onto the NMC Professional register