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.
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.
Building the Foundations for My Midwifery Practice
This module will introduce the student to the practice of midwifery and will take place on placement with mentors in a variety of maternity settings.
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.
Pregnancy and the Professional Midwife
This module will introduce the student to the role of the midwife as an accountable, autonomous, professional practitioner. It will introduce pregnancy as a normal physiological process and consider the midwife¿s role in working to promote positive outcomes.
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.
Psychosocial and Cultural Context of Childbearing
This module introduces the student to key sociological and psychological concepts and theories, allowing them to understand the context of midwifery care and the dimensions of the social world locally, nationally and globally, enabling them to adapt to the changing dynamics and demands of responsive reproductive health care. Students will address issues which challenge women within the social context, and will develop the knowledge and skills required to promote a holistic approach to individualized care within the maternity setting.
Complex Needs in Pregnancy
This module has been designed to develop the student¿s understanding and application of altered health, complex childbearing anatomy and physiology, relevant psycho-social issues and midwifery care provision across the entire childbearing continuum. This includes a range of psycho-social and health complexities impacting on or associated with childbearing women, neonates and their families. Content covered offers the student an overview of these complex processes on childbearing, childbirth and the postnatal period with a specific focus on further developing midwifery knowledge and skills. The theoretical components aim to prepare students for placements where they will continue to deepen their learning and continue to apply knowledge to practice.
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.
Developing My Midwifery Practice
This module will continue to develop the student¿s practical skills in midwifery and will take place on placement with mentors in midwifery and other health care settings.
Datblygu Bydwreigiaeth Ymarferol
Bydd y modiwl hwn yn parhau i ddatblygu sgiliau ymarferol bydwreigiaeth y fyfyrwraig/myfyriwr, a bydd yn cael ei gynnal ar leoliad gyda¿r mentoriaid o fewn gosodiadau bydwreigiaeth.
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.
Becoming a Midwife - the Final Push
The module aims to enhance and build on the student¿s ability to critically evaluate their personal development in order to prepare them for practice as qualified midwives.
Becoming a Midwife - the final push
This is the final academic module of the professional programme. The module aims to prepare student midwives for autonomous professional midwifery practice with a focus on leadership and management skills.
Leadership and Professional Studies in Midwifery
This module will develop knowledge and skills in leadership for midwifery, and to explore the professional issues inherent in contemporary midwifery practice, which influence the individual midwife and impact on the provision of maternity care in today¿s NHS.
Designing and Evaluating Your Teaching
This module aims to develop the student¿s awareness of the key issues, principles and values of quality teaching in the workplace setting, and their ability to reflect upon, analyse and interpret their own professional practice in healthcare and education using a range of theoretical frameworks.