Core Module Information
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


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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