Module title: Midwifery Practice 1

SCQF level: 07:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: MID07109
Module leader: Kathryn Hardie
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Midwifery and Child Health


2019/0, Trimester 2, BLENDED, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: BLENDED
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Kathryn Hardie
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
This is a practice based module and you will work under the direct supervision of named mentors who will facilitate appropriate learning experiences and support you to meet the module outcomes and achieve their competencies (LOs 1-6). The outcomes of this practice module are informed by the Nursing and Midwifery Council Standards for Pre-registration midwifery education and include practice competencies and midwifery essential skills clusters (NMC, 2009). You will be supervised by your own allocated sign-off mentor who will provide guidance and feedback (LOs 1-6). You will discuss your individual learning goals with your mentor in week 1 of the placement; and will receive an interim formative assessment and a final summative assessment (LOs 1-6). This will allow you to reflect on the achievement of their learning goals.

Inter-professional education
Throughout the practice environment you are exposed to opportunities for inter-professional working and learning in a wide variety of midwifery settings.

Formative Assessment:
The formative assessment will include an initial orientation and an interim assessment and discussion which provides you with an opportunity to self-assess and gain feedback from the mentor. You will also complete a portfolio which is an on-going record of learning and identifies includes undertaking online activities (Cleanliness Champions units).


Summative Assessment:
The summative assessment comprises of achievement of competencies. Practice will be graded in accordance with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (2009) regulations

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Other Work based learning 200
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Placement (Practical) 100 1,2,3,4,5,6 15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

You will learn under the direct supervision of a midwife to care for healthy childbearing women and gain competence in the performance of core midwifery skills for women and the newborn.
This practice module introduces you to midwifery practice, with placements in maternity care settings. You will be working under the direct supervision of a named mentor in each placement. The focus of the experience will be to enable you develop the necessary skills required in caring for the healthy childbearing woman and her family (LOs 1- 6). You will have the opportunity to perform basic clinical and interpersonal skills in maternity care settings (LOs 1, 2, 5, 6). Initially the practice will be observational, with gradual progression to hands-on practice in accordance with the mentor’s professional judgement of your level of experience, the clinical situation and the nature of the clinical skill.

You will begin to record births and clinical examination of childbearing women and their babies as required by the European Midwifery Directives (2005) and the Nursing Midwifery Council (NMC 2009).

You will also complete Cleanliness Champion Programme (HAI units 1 – 6).

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: Demonstrate effective communication and interpersonal skills
LO2: Develop the ability to perform a range of practical midwifery skills including record keeping taking account of individual needs of the woman and her family.
LO3: Gain an appreciation of professional and ethical dimensions in practice in accordance with The Code, NMC (2015)
LO4: Participate in midwifery care in a manner that minimises risk and promotes well-being.
LO5: Demonstrate the achievement of relevant the NMC Essential Skills Clusters.
LO6: Demonstrate 100% accuracy in numeracy skills in relation to calculation of medicines

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