Module title: Integrated Health and Social Care and Midwifery

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

Module code: MID08117
Module leader: Shona Montgomery
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Midwifery and Child Health


2019/0, Trimester 1, Blended,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Blended
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Shona Montgomery
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Your learning on this module will initially be facilitated using a combination of lectures and Moodle/ VLE materials (LOs 1-5).
To facilitate the application of theory to evidence based practice group tutorials (LOs 1, 3,4).
Team based approach (LOs 3,5) including practical workshops will be utilised (LO5). Feedback from student led activity will allow you to self-assess and improve on your own future performance (LOs1-5)

Embedding of employability/PDP/Scholarship Skills
These skills are enhanced by the content, teaching approaches and learning activities embedded in the module. These opportunities will promote the development of your practical, interpersonal, communication, written and oral, information retrieval, team working and time management which are relevant when planning, recognising and implementing appropriate care within the public health arena.

Research / teaching linkages
Throughout the module you will be encouraged to access library resources and seek an evidence base for midwifery practice. This is achieved by examining the nature of evidence, applying it to practice and the acquisition of new midwifery skills.

Supporting equality and diversity
This module will conform 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 philosophy of midwifery care.

This module will enable you to extend your focus to one which takes into account the relationship between local and national health care needs and responses within a wider global context.

For the purposes of Edinburgh Napier University Academic Regulations this is a SCNMSC theory module

Formative Assessment:
Assessment formative: will include group poster presentation and discussion which will involve peer assessment this will form the main evidence for the summative assessment and provide an evidence base for the final assessment. (LOs1-5).

Summative Assessment:
Summative Assessment: will compromise of a written report and will enable you to examine specific health promotional and educational needs of women and their families from diverse backgrounds (LOs1-5)

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 30
Face To Face Tutorial 10
Online Lecture 20
Independent Learning Guided independent study 140
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 100 1,2,3,4,5 14 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3500
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

During this module you will develop knowledge of the psychosocial dimensions of childbearing and midwifery practice and explore the role of the midwife as a member of the multi-professional team including voluntary agencies in the provision of public health. Social inclusion will be examined and social theories explored in the context of care for the family unit from both a national and international perspective. Perinatal mental health will be introduced.
In this module the content is divided into the following key areas:
The role of the midwife as a member of the multi-professional team, including voluntary agencies in public health and social inclusion will be examined in relation to public health and social theories.
Public Health Agenda
Knowledge will be developed in the principles of health promotion and prevention of illness in childbearing women from diverse backgrounds. You will explore current issues related to social and healthcare agendas Scottish Government, Getting it Right for Every Child (GIRFEC). National and International policy perspectives in Childbearing (World Health Organisation (WHO), United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), Baby Friendly Initiatives (BFI)

You will develop analytical skills as you have the opportunity to explore epidemiology related to current maternal and neonatal mortality and morbidity and the factors that influence this.
You will analyse social data from local, national and international perspective examining inequalities of health that impact on the health of vulnerable women and their families. Explore the relevance of antenatal and newborn screening

Health Promotion Knowledge will be developed in the principles of health promotion and prevention of illness in childbearing women from diverse backgrounds. You will explore current issues related to social and healthcare agendas (GIRFEC).

Academic Development – information retrieval, report writing and research skills

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
LO 1. Discuss the influences of social and public health factors on childbearing outcomes.
LO 2. Examine the effects of social policy and the health and social inclusion agenda on women’s experience of childbearing.
LO 3. Explore the roles and effects of professional agencies, institutions and voluntary groups from a national and international perspectives.
LO 4. Discuss international / national strategies & policy in relation to maternal & infant nutrition and how this impacts on health.
LO 5. From discussions with service users and user groups demonstrate the ability to effectively utilise feedback and convey health promotion through parent education strategies

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
MID08117 Integrated Health and Social Care