Module title: Midwifery Practice 3

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

Module code: MID08112
Module leader: Shona Montgomery
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Midwifery and Child Health
Prerequisites

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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: Shona Montgomery
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & Teaching methods including their alignment to LO1-5
This is a practice based module and you will learn to work under the supervision of named mentors who will facilitate appropriate learning experiences and support you to meet the module outcomes and achieve your competencies (LO 1-5). 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 (LO 1-5). 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 (LO 1-5). This will allow you to reflect on the achievement of their learning goals.
Inter professional education
Throughout the practice environment you will be exposed to opportunities for inter professional working and learning in a wide variety of midwifery settings.

Embedding of employability/PDP/Scholarship Skills

This is a practice based module and you will continue to learn under the supervision of named mentors who will facilitate the appropriate learning experiences and support you to meet the module outcomes and achieve their competencies (LO5). 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 the midwifery essential skills clusters (NMC 2009). You will be supervised by your own allocated sign-off mentor who will provide guidance and feedback (LO1-5). You will discuss your individual learning goals with your mentor in Week 1 of the placement and will receive an interim formative assessment and final summative assessment (LO1-5). This will allow you to reflect on the achievement of your learning goals.

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Research / teaching linkages
Throughout this module you will be encouraged to access current evidence based literature which includes local and national policy and guidelines to inform midwifery practice. This will be achieved by examining the nature of the evidence and applying it to practice in the acquisition of new midwifery skills.
Supporting equality and diversity
This module conforms to Edinburgh Napier University guidelines in supporting you in an inclusive and non-discriminatory manner, taking into consideration diverse student groups. These principles underpin the module content and the philosophy of midwifery care.
Internationalisation
This module will enable you to extend your focus to one which recognises the relationship between local and national health care needs and responses within a wider global context.

Practice Placement will be arranged for 8-9 weeks
For the purposes of Edinburgh Napier University Academic Regulation this Module is a SNMSC Practice Module


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 includes undertaking online activities ( K2 Cardiotocograph package and Administration of Medicines – Safe Medicate).



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 PLACEMENT 200
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


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

Description of module content:

On this module you will learn to care for childbearing women and continue to develop competence and confidence in the performance of core midwifery skills for women with complex obstetric needs and their babies under the instruction and direct supervision of a midwife. You will build on your learning about the importance of partnership working and the positive outcomes to be gained from working with a variety of health and social care professionals and service users, for the benefit of women and babies.
This module continues to provide experience in midwifery practice in maternity care settings. You will have a named sign –off mentor in each area. The focus of the experience will be on learning to care with compassion for the child bearing woman with complex needs ( LOs1-5 ). You will have the opportunity to further develop midwifery and interpersonal skills in partnership with a variety of health and social care professionals and service users themselves. You will continue to complete cleanliness champion units. You will continue to undertake and record births and clinical examinations of childbearing women and their babies as required by the European Midwifery Directives and the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC 2009).

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
LO1: In partnership with women and their families participate in the delivery of evidence based care in complex situations
LO2: Assess the woman’s health status through history taking, observation and the interpretation of findings.
LO3: Participate with the midwife and other members of the multidisciplinary care team in providing care for women and their families in a professional and compassionate manner as outlined by The Code (NMC, 2015).
LO4: Demonstrate a problem solving approach in the provision of evidence-based care for childbearing women with complex needs.
LO5: Demonstrate competence in the achievement of NMC Essential Skills Clusters.


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