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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.
*Subject to approval
Staffordshire University have provided high quality Nursing and Midwifery courses for many years. We are currently in the process of seeking final approval for transition to our new curriculum which reflects the new national Nursing and Midwifery standards for Education.
On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: BSc (Hons) Midwifery Practice
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.
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.
The course operates on a modular basis. Each credit taken equates to a total study time of around 10 hours. Total study time includes scheduled teaching, independent study and assessment activity. All students take a total of 120 credits per level and 360 credits for the degree as a whole. Your overall grade for the course and your degree classification are based on the marks obtained for modules taken at levels 5 and 6.
The course operates on a modular basis. Each credit taken equates to a total study time of around 10 hours. Total study time includes scheduled teaching, independent study and assessment activity. All students take a total of 120 credits per level and 360 credits for the degree as a whole. Your overall grade for the course and your degree classification are based on the marks obtained for modules taken at levels 5 and 6. The full-time course has one start point in September.
Recognised by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) for the purpose of registration as a qualified midwife.
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The tables provide an indicative list of the modules that make up the course for the current academic year. Each module is worth a specified number of credits. Our teaching is informed by research, and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline. We aim to ensure that all modules run as scheduled. If for any reason a module cannot be run we will advise you as soon as possible and will provide guidance on selecting an appropriate alternative module.
Skills needed to give a Presentation plus Giving a Presentation
Module code: MIDW40060
This level 4 practice module will equip you with fundamental skills for normal midwifery practice. Developing the individual midwife and others: interpersonal and communication skills, incorporating the art of midwifery in involving women in their care; provision of midwifery clinical practice skills and academic study skills.
Module code: MIDW40058
This module introduces the role of the midwife during the prenatal period. The opportunities afforded in clinical placement are closely linked to the theory contained in this module. The aim of this module is to enable students to develop knowledge and understanding around; assessing the women's needs, care and management during pregnancy; consideration of the psychological, social, cultural and spiritual issues associated with pregnancy; as well as developing an understanding of the anatomy and physiology of body organs/systems and the changes related to pregnancy.Topics will include- an introduction to public health, professional, legal and ethical practice and frameworks in relation to preconception and pregnancy, practice in accordance with the Nursing and Midwifery Council standards, knowledge of wider health care team and other agencies, interpersonal and communication skills, enhancing emotional intelligence, preparation for parenting, the Baby Friendly Initiative, and the anatomy and physiology of the human body, with a particular emphasis on the effects of pregnancy and the action a midwife should take in relation to these.
Module code: MIDW40059
This module will equip you wiht the knowledge and skills required to carry out: assessment of maternal and fetal needs /well-being; care and management during labour; immediate assessment and care of the neonate; clinical midwifery skills related to intrapartum care; psychological, social, cultural and spiritual  issues associated with birth; anatomy and physiology of body organs/systems related to labourProfessional, legal and ethical practice: practice in accordance with NMC standards, legislation and ethical practice related to birth; pharmacology and medicine management related to labour Developing the individual midwife and others: Effective communication in the context of labour and birth - women, their families / interprofessional; role of statutory supervision in provision of intrapartum care Achieving care through evaluation and research: current guidelines and research relevant to labour and birth initiation of feeding (Baby Friendly Initiative).
Module code: MIDW40057
Welcome to the module "Partnerships in Practice". This level 5 module aims to equip second year students with practical skills that will enhance their placement knowledge and experience. This module combines theory and practice to ensure students are confident and competent in the clinical area; allowing them to achieve their clinical practice outcomes.
Module code: MIDW50064
Reflection as a part of learning
Module code: MIDW50061
With changes to the demographics of childbearing women in the UK and advanced medical technologies, an understanding of the effect of chronic conditions on pregnancy and pregnancy on the condition is essential to the midwife. This module focuses on common medical and surgical conditions experienced by women of childbearing age and is complemented by clinical experience in medical and surgical wards and in general theatres.
Module code: MIDW50063
This level 5 module focusses upon evidence based midwifery care and introduces students to the concept of achieving care through evaluation and research: evidence based practice in delivering care to meet the needs and choices of women; research methodology and methods
Module code: MIDW50062
This module combines anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology related to complications and complex conditions of pregnancy. The module prepares students to be the lead carer in normal pregnancy, birth and emergency situations in midwifery practice, as well as develop detailed knowledge and a critical understanding of the art and science of midwifery in the assessment, planning, provision and evaluation of care of women with complex needs.Students will learn professional, legal and ethical practice in accordance with NMC standards and supports students to practice within the limitations of competence, knowledge and sphere of professional practice. A sound basis of practice theory relating to managing and prioritising competing demands; mandatory requirements; safeguarding issues and identifying unsafe practice is developed. By the end of this module the student will be able to critically analyse and evaluate the role of the midwife as an effective co- ordinator and lead professional within the multi-disciplinary team and maternity service provision and produce a personal professional development portfolio of evidence, demonstrating evidence based practice, problem solving, critical thinking, reflexivity and leadership skills relating to contemporary midwifery theory and practice in preparation for registrant status.
Module code: MIDW60065
This module is designed to develop and enhance students knowledge and skills regarding evidence-based practice, and the research process. Achieving quality care through evaluation and research.Topics include; research paradigms, research methodologies and methods, evidence based practice, critical appraisal skills for different research designs, interpretation of common statistics used in research, application of research into practice, research governance and ethics. The aim is that this module will enable learners to; 1. Demonstrate a systematic understanding and knowledge of the research process and the principles that guide research. 2. Critically evaluate the process required for searching for research-based evidence related to midwifery practice. 3. Critically appraise research evidence in a systematic fashion. 4. Critically discuss the challenges of implementing evidence-based practice in maternity service provision
Module code: MIDW60069
The focus of this module is on the neonate and how the midwife can promote neonatal health through provision of direct care to the neonate and indirect care to his/her parents. The module will form the foundation for your achievement of NIPE (Neonatal and Infant Physical Examination) competence and also includes a 2 day Breastfeeding and Building Relationships workshop ( aligned to UNICEF BFI). This also links to clinical experience in Neonatal Intensive care unit as well as midwifery placements.
Module code: MIDW60068
OCR National Extended Diploma: M1 or D2 Access awards: 60 credits, with 45 at Level 3 (30 at Distinction and 15 at Achieved).
Enhanced DBS check and occupational health screening (including TB, Hepatitis B and C, and HIV) form part of our selection process. All applicants are expected to demonstrate care, compassion, communication skills, competence, courage and commitment.
This course requires IELTS 7 for students whose first language is not English.
Midwifery student Jessica shares a heart-warming story of the trust that can formed between mother and midwife.
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These state-of-the-art labs allow a number of clinical procedures to be simulated on mannequins, enabling students to reach a level of confidence and proficiency before carrying out procedures on real patients.
You'll experience a range of real-life activities such as life support, venepuncture, birth management, obstetric emergencies, cannulation and drug administration.
Successful completion of our Midwifery Practice degree will enable you to register as a midwife. You will then have the opportunity to follow a career in midwifery practice, research or education. Many graduates from this course work within NHS Trusts, HM Armed Forces, the private healthcare sector, or practice independently. Some graduates secure employment abroad.
Our Midwifery students talk about what inspired them to pursue a career in midwifery care.
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You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops and laboratory practicals. Seminars enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups. In addition, you will have timetabled meetings with your personal tutor at least twice a year. You will be taught in first-class learning spaces throughout your course.
Your course will provide you with opportunities to test your understanding of your subject informally before you complete the formal assessments that count towards your final mark. Each module normally includes practice or ‘formative’ assessments, for which you receive feedback from your tutor. You will be graded in practice by your mentors which will contribute to your module mark. There is a formal or ‘summative’ assessment at the end of each module. This includes a range of coursework assessments, such as essays, reports, portfolios, performance, presentations, final year, independent project and written examinations. The grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark.
In addition to the excellent support you will receive from your course teaching team, our central Academic Skills team provides group and one-to-one help to support your learning in a number of areas. These include study skills (including reading, note-taking and presentation skills); written English (including punctuation and grammatical accuracy); academic writing (including how to reference); research skills; critical thinking and understanding arguments; and revision, assessment and examination skills (including time management).
Our AccessAbility Services support students with additional needs such as sensory impairment, or learning difficulties such as dyslexia.
Examination feedback may take a variety of formats. However, as a minimum, generic feedback will be made available to all students who take written examinations.
Your study time will consist of class contact hours, self-directed learning, assessment and placements where appropriate. Your actual contact hours will depend on the subject area, on the option modules you select and professional body requirements.
When not attending lectures, seminars, laboratory or other timetabled sessions, you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-study. Typically, this will involve utilising a range of digital resources including our virtual learning environment; reading journals, articles and books; working on individual and group projects; undertaking research in the library; preparing coursework assignments and presentations, and preparing for examinations. Your independent learning will be supported by a range of excellent facilities. These include the library, open access computer facilities, informal learning zones, a range of laboratories and performance and studio spaces.
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.
I have worked in the clinical nursing and midwifery field since 1980 and currently maintain a small clinical practice within the contraception and sexual health arena.
For the course starting on 21 September 2020 the tuition fees are:
UK, EU and Channel Island students: This tuition fee is agreed subject to UK government policy and parliamentary regulation. If the UK government passes appropriate legislation, the fee for subsequent years of study may increase in each academic year. But this increase will not exceed the rate of inflation as measured by RPIX**. Any change in fees will apply to both new and continuing students. The University will notify students of any change as early as possible. Further information about fee changes would be posted on the University’s website once this becomes available.
**RPIX is a measure of inflation equivalent to all the items in the Retail Price Index (RPI) excluding mortgage interest payments.
International (Non-EU) students: Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course, as long as you complete it in the normal time-frame (i.e. no repeat years or breaks in study).
On placement, our Midwifery students deal with mothers and families at their happiest but also most challenging times. Eliza shares her story.
Some students may choose to take an elective placement outside of our standard Practice Learning Placement circuit. Where this is the case, the costs associated with travel, accommodation, insurance etc will be the responsibility of individual students.
INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS ONLY
International Students, like all others, should be aware of the additional costs they will incur of travelling to their Practice Learning Placements (which constitutes fifty per cent of the course over three years). This is in addition to the costs associated with studying away from home such as accommodation.
International Students are unlikely to be eligible for the additional financial support offered to some UK/EU students. The International tuition fee includes a contribution to the yearly Practice Learning Placement tariff which will allow students to access the full range of clinical learning experiences.
Accommodation and living costs are not included in our fees.
For more information on accommodation and living costs, please see: Accommodation
If you receive funding from Student Finance you may be eligible to apply for additional benefits. Details can be obtained by visiting: www.gov.uk
As an undergraduate student at Staffordshire, you may be eligible for additional financial support through one of our scholarships and bursaries. You can visit our funding page to find out more and check your eligibility.
The lecturers put me at ease when I first arrived on an open day and then throughout, they’ve just been amazing and very very supportive. The course itself is really good, I’ve really enjoyed it.
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This innovative degree is perfect for those who have a passion to care for children and their families and will help you address children's changing healthcare needs.
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