What you'll study
The course consists of 120 credits per year. Most modules are 20 credits, meaning you’ll study six modules each year. Some longer modules, such as a dissertation, are worth more (e.g. 40 credits). In these cases, you’ll study fewer modules - but the number of credits will always add up to 120.
First year modules
Focus your knowledge and skills on women-centred care when pregnancy and birth are physiologically normal.
Public Health and Midwifery 1
This module considers maternal and infant health using a population approach. Aspects of epidemiology and demographics will be used to demonstrate the influence of various medical, social and political factors on the health of families. You'll explore the midwife's role as a public health professional in relation to health promotion, health education, screening, prevention, support and treatment.
Practice Module S1 (PG1)
This module introduces you to the role of the midwife in the provision of maternity care and facilitates the transition to professional practice in midwifery. This is the first of the three practice modules, supporting the transition from nurse to Student Midwife.
Second year modules
Becoming a Midwife 1
Develop clinical decision-making skills need to practice as a lead professional responsible for delivering care that is safe, and clinically effective.
Practice Module S2 (PG2)
This module aims to enhance your knowledge and understanding of complications which occur during childbirth. There will be a particular focus on complications and you will facilitate individual care for the woman and her family where there are special needs, pre-existing medical conditions or complications of labour, birth or both.
Examine complicated childbirth and emergency scenarios. You'll focus on how to support the woman and her family, as well as making professional, clinical judgements.
The Neonate 1
Learn how to recognise deviations from normal health and initiate appropriate monitoring, care and referral for compromised or sick neonates.
Practice Module S3
This module prepares you to undertake the role and responsibilities of the midwife. There is an evidence-based practice element, which aims to assist your clinical decision making, explaining, and rationalising practice. This is the final practice module in which you will consolidate your midwifery skills and prepare for professional practice.
All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time.