Faculty of Health Sciences

Midwives Understanding Mentorship

Continuing Professional Development Individual module

Level of study

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What you'll study

The term ‘mentor’ is used to denote the role of the midwife, health visitor or registered healthcare professional that facilitates learning, who also supervises and assesses students in the clinical practice area. Mentors are practitioners who are appropriately qualified and experienced to assume responsibility for the students’ learning in the practice setting, the quality of that learning and the assessment of competence to demonstrate the extent to which learning outcomes have been met. Mentors are responsible for the formative and summative assessment of student performance and competence in clinical practice, their development is therefore underpinned to these aims: -

  • To ensure that those who make judgements on midwifery students in clinical practice have been appropriately prepared to undertake their role in line with NMC standards.
  • To ensure they have the ability to assess performance in practice and competency of midwifery skills laid out in The NMC Standards for Pre-registration Midwifery Education.
  • To adequately prepare mentors for professional accountability when supporting students within the teaching and learning environment.

Starts in: Duration:
September 12 weeks (1 semester)
May 12 weeks (1 semester)

Benefit from the amazing facilities of our new £28-million Health Campus with its mock operating theatre, hospital ward and intensive care unit.

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Developed with our NHS partners, our programmes are constantly updated to reflect the very latest in health care thinking.

Clinical placements give our students the skills, experience and support to become confident and compassionate health practitioners.

Expert staff work with NHS clinicians to deliver programmes from ‘bite-size’ taster sessions to PhDs in some of the UK’s finest facilities.

Entry requirements

There are two types of student who may access this programme:

  • Midwives who have never undertaken a mentorship programme before. They will be required to undertake the full programme.
  • Midwives who have been registered nurses and whilst a nurse have undertaken a recognised mentorship qualification. These students must be able to provide evidence of successful completion of a recognised mentorship qualification. For these students half of the timetabled study days will be compulsory, they can attend other study days if they wish. They must complete the sign off elements of the programme. This will not attract credits. Arrangements for APL are made on an individual basis.

Fees and funding

Home/EU: £1,540 (per 20 credit module)

International: Please contact fhs.admiss@hull.ac.uk 

Funding may be available through your employer. If you’re self-funding, you may be eligible for a Professional and Career Development Loan from the government.