Core Module Information
Module title: Midwifery Practice 2

SCQF level: 08:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: MID08110
Module leader: Shona Montgomery
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Midwifery


Description of module content:

You will learn to care for childbearing women under the direct supervision and instruction of the midwife and continue to develop competence and confidence in the performance of core midwifery skills for women and babies during the intrapartum period.

You will also develop the knowledge and skills required to care for women with pathological gynaecological conditions under the supervision of an appropriate practitioner. You will build on your learning about the importance of partnership working for the benefit of women and babies as detailed in the Competency Assessment Book.

This module continues to develop your experience in midwifery practice with placements in the birthing environments focussing on the intrapartum care of childbearing women (LOs 1-6). You will also gain gynaecological nursing experience and care for women with pathological gynaecological conditions (LOs 1, 2, 3, 4). You will have a named mentor in each area.

The focus of the gynaecological experience will be on caring for childbearing women and their families and women with gynaecological issues in partnership with a variety of health and social care professionals and service users themselves. You will have the opportunity to further develop clinical and interpersonal skills in women’s health care settings (LOs 1 – 6).

The practice will continue with gradual progression to increasing hands-on practice in accordance with a particular skill, situation, your own experience and mentor’s professional judgement. This will include learning from experience, reflection on and in practice and feedback from mentor and appropriate health professionals.

You will continue to complete Cleanliness Champion units

You will continue to undertake and record births and clinical examination of women and new-born as required by the European Midwifery Directives (2005) and the Nursing and Midwifery Council (2009).

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Demonstrate effective communication through the use of interpersonal skills within the context of partnership working.
LO2: Perform a range of practical midwifery skills in caring for women and their families with the support of the midwife or appropriate practitioner in a professional manner in accordance with The Code, NMC (2015).
LO3: Deliver midwifery and nursing care in a manner that promotes well-being.
LO4: Demonstrate a problem solving approach in the provision of care for women and their families.
LO5: Draw on a range of resources and other health care providers in order to optimise health outcomes.
LO6: Demonstrate competence in the achievement of NMC Essential Skills Clusters.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 1, 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: Shona Montgomery
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
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

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