Key facts

Location:

Stafford Campus

Mode of attendance: Full-time
Duration: 3 years full-time
UCAS code: B720
Academic year: 17 September 2018 – 7 June 2019

Introduction

Midwifery Practice will develop you to ensure you are able to register and practice as a midwife upon graduation and provide safe, woman-centred midwifery care.

This course will provide you with a broad knowledge base relating to midwifery theory and biological sciences, together with the application of related sciences, sociology, psychology, philosophy, ethics, law and spirituality to midwifery practice.

  • First year modules - focused on normality
  • Second year modules - focused on complexity
  • Third year modules - focused on leadership and complexity
  • Creative inter-professional experience
  • Midwifery-led placement experiences

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: BSc (Hons) Midwifery Practice

Professional body accreditation

Recognised by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) for the purpose of registration as a qualified midwife.

Work placements

Practice Education

Approximately 50% of your time will be spent on clinical placement. This will give you the broadest range of clinical experiences, develop your confidence, teach you how to integrate theory and practice – and provide evidenced-based care.

Our placement partners include University Hospitals North Midlands and the Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust.

Course content

During your first year, your placements will be focused on low-risk ‘normal’ midwifery, attending placements in the community as well as a wide variety of midwifery-led units in Staffordshire, Cheshire, Shropshire and Powys. You’ll also learn ‘true’ midwifery with less medical intervention and develop your midwifery skills in one of our Centres of Excellence in Healthcare Education.

The second year develops your knowledge and skills in coordinating complex care. With a strong understanding of normality, you will be able to recognise deviations from normal. You will experience a variety of high-risk placements, supported by lectures from visiting professionals. You will also participate in our creative portfolio of interprofessional events.

In your third year, you will further develop your skills through research, leadership and critical thinking. You will also be encouraged to critically evaluate existing maternity provision and identify ways to improve care.

Modules

This module map provides an indicative list of the modules that make up your course. Each module is worth a specified number of credits enabling you to cover key subject knowledge while developing your own interest. You must take modules worth a total of 120 credits at each level of the course. 

Our teaching is informed by research, and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline. You can always find the most up-to-date information about your modules and who is teaching them in our module catalogue. 

Please note - course content has not yet been confirmed for 2018/19. Full module details will published when available.

Teaching staff

You will be taught by an expert teaching team whose expertise and knowledge are closely matched to the content of the modules on the course. The team includes senior academics and professional practitioners with industry experience. Postgraduate research students who have undertaken teaching training may also contribute to the teaching of seminars under the supervision of the module leader. Our teaching is research-informed and 72% of our full-time staff are Fellows of the Higher Education Academy.