Core Module Information
Module title: Midwifery Practice 1*

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

Module code: MID07119
Module leader: Kathryn Hardie
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Midwifery


Description of module content:

This module introduces you to midwifery practice with placements in a variety of maternity care settings.
You will have practice supervisors, a practice assessor and an academic assessor in each area as per the Standards for Student Support and Assessment (NMC, 2018). The focus of the experience will be to enable you to develop the necessary skills required in caring for childbearing women, people and their families (LOs 1- 5). You will have the opportunity to perform basic clinical and interpersonal skills in maternity care settings (LOs 1, 2, 5). Initially your practice will be observational, with gradual progression to hands-on practice in accordance with your practice assessor'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, people and their babies as required by the European Midwifery Directives (2005) and the Nursing Midwifery Council (NMC, 2019). You will also complete the Scottish Infection Prevention and Control Education Pathway (SIPCEP) foundation level of modules.

Learning Outcomes for module:

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 women, birthing people and their families.
LO3: Gain an appreciation of professional and ethical dimensions in practice in accordance with The Code (NMC, 2018).
LO4: Participate in planning, assessing and evaluating midwifery care in a manner that minimises risk and promotes well-being.
LO5: Demonstrate the achievement of relevant Domain 6 Clinical Proficiencies (NMC, 2019).

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 2, PLACEMENT LEARN, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: PLACEMENT LEARN
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Connie McLuckie
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
This is a practice based module which runs over trimesters 2 and 3. You will work with practice supervisors who will facilitate appropriate learning experiences and support you to meet the module outcomes and achieve your proficiencies. The learning outcomes of this practice module are informed by the Nursing and Midwifery Council Standards for Proficiency for Midwives (NMC, 2019). You will be supported by your allocated practice supervisors and will be assessed by a practice assessor (LO1-5). You will discuss your individual learning goals with your practice supervisors and/or practice assessor in week 1 of the placement and will receive an interim formative assessment and a final summative assessment (LO 1-5). This will allow you to reflect on the achievement of your learning goals.
While the university has set NESH hours as per this descriptor, the NMC has a requirement that you will work a minimum number of hours per placement. In this case you will work adjusted hours in clinical practice (an average of 30 hours per week).

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 your practice supervisors and/or practice assessor. You will complete an electronic Midwifery Practice Assessment Document (MPAD) which is an on-going record of learning and identifies how proficiencies are gained.

Summative Assessment:
The summative assessment comprises of achievement of proficiencies. All clinical proficiencies identified in the electronic Midwifery Practice Assessment Document (MPAD) must be achieved (LOs 1-5).

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Other Work based learning 185
Face To Face Tutorial 15
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Placement (Practical) 100 1-5 14/15 HOURS= 00.00
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
MID07119 Midwifery Practice 1