Academic writing for Health & Social Care
This module prepares students for studying at degree level.
Students are supported to work and learn together in a community of practice at the level required in Higher Education. They are encouraged to develop a questioning approach, to structure an argument, to write academically and to avoid plagiarism.
Introduction to Maternity Care
This module explores current family policy and introduces learners to the context of maternity services including aspects of physiology and maternity care.
Working as a Doula
This module introduces learners to the role of the doula and key concepts and skills relating to doula practice.
Introduction to the Profession of Midwifery
This module will introduce the student to the role of the midwife and the maternity services, and will give an introductory overview of childbirth and midwifery skills in preparation for practice.
Bioscience for Midwifery
This module will introduce the student to the structure and function of the human body and to the anatomical and physiological changes that occur throughout childbearing and the key principles of drug administration and infection control.
Midwifery and Public Health
This module will introduce the student to the role of the midwife in health promotion and antenatal education.
The skill of critiquing research papers will also be introduced as well as the consideration of ethical issues in relation to public health.
Study Skills for Midwifery
This module will introduce the student to the skills of reflection and the conventions of essay writing at undergraduate level.
Psychosocial Dimensions of Pregnancy and Parenting
This module introduces learners to the psychological and social dimensions of pregnancy and parenting, covering basic psychological theories, the psychological and emotional impact of pregnancy and parenting, social dimensions of pregnancy, birth and the family, and the social context of motherhood.
Biological Dimensions of Pregnancy and Parenting
This module introduces learners to the anatomy and physiology of childbearing, including the changes that occur during pregnancy, and some of the minor medical complications which can arise during pregnancy. This module also explores the anatomy and physiology of the breast and breastfeeding, and the anatomy and physiology of birth and the puerperium.
Optimising Health and Wellbeing in Pregnancy, Birth and Parenting
This module introduces to basic skills in health promotion, illness prevention, and optimization of health and wellbeing in childbearing.
Working in the Maternity Care Team
This module introduces learners to a deeper knowledge and understanding of the role of the maternity support worker in the wider health care team.
The Journey to Birth
This module will continue to build on the student¿s knowledge of pregnancy and introduce labour and birth as a normal physiological process, focusing on the midwife¿s role in working to promote positive outcomes.
Beyond Birth: the transition to parenthood
This module will explore the role of the midwife in caring for women, newborn infants and their families during the transition to parenthood, whilst developing sound knowledge and understanding of normal anatomy, physiology and behaviours for both mother and baby throughout the postnatal period.
Complex and Urgent Maternity Care
This will enable students to develop their competence in dealing with complex and emergency situations in maternity care. Student midwives are supported to build on the knowledge gained in their training to date, in order to develop their clinical and theoretical knowledge and skills further. Understanding risk and focusing on holistic practice will further enhance their decision making and assessment skills.
Using research to inform my practice
This module supports student midwives to build on the knowledge gained in their education to date, and explore research knowledge to develop skills in critical appraisal and be able to determine good quality evidence on which to base their practice. In order to provide the broad knowledge base required for practice this module also includes further bioscience and psycho social knowledge.
Preparing for Professional Practice
This module will enable the student to explore and analyse healthcare policy making, how policy is implemented in practice and how the implementation may be managed in the clinical setting. The student will also consider essential aspects of management such as leadership, motivation and the management of change.
The student will become familiar with the legal and ethical aspects of midwifery practice, reviewing Montgomery and applying legal and ethical principles to current practice issues.
The Third Stage: Managing Clinical Complications and Becoming a Colleague and Scholar
This module will be comprised of two parts:
The first will prepare students to appropriately identify and manage complications and emergencies in childbearing.
The second part will further develop health promotion knowledge, including approaches to and models of health promotion, health inequalities and ethical issues. It will prepare students to search for, identify and critically analyse evidence and data in order to inform their practice. Students will demonstrate the ability to interpret and disseminate their findings to colleagues.