Core Module Information
Module title: Midwifery Practice 3*

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

Module code: MID08120
Module leader: Jenny Patterson
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Midwifery
Prerequisites

N/A

Description of module content:

You will learn, under the supervision of the midwife, to further develop practice skills. This will be achieved by focusing on the care of women with complex obstetric needs and their infants during the intrapartum period and community placements. The content relates to the competencies detailed in the Competency Assessment Book.
This module continues to provide experience in midwifery practice in maternity care settings. You will have a practice supervisor, practice assessor and an academic assessor in each area as per the Standards for student support and assessment (NMC, 2017). The focus of the experience will be on learning to care with compassion for the child bearing woman with complex needs. You will have the opportunity to further develop midwifery and interpersonal skills (LOs1-4).
You will continue 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, 2019).
This includes undertaking online activities such as K2 Cardiotocograph package and medicines administration.

Learning Outcomes for module:

L01: Provide safe and reliable evidence-based care in complex situations.
LO2: Assess the woman’s health status through history taking, observation and the interpretation of findings.
LO3: With the midwife or appropriate practitioner, plan, assess and evaluate care for women and their families in a professional manner in accordance with The Code: Professional standards of practice and behaviour for nurses, midwives and nursing associates (NMC, 2018)
LO4: Demonstrate a problem solving approach in the provision of evidence based care for women with complex needs.
LO5: Demonstrate competence in the achievement of NMC Standards of proficiency for midwives (NMC, 2019).

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


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
This is a practice based module and students will learn working under the supervision of named supervisors/assessors who will facilitate appropriate learning experiences and support them to meet the module outcomes and achieve their competencies. The outcomes of this practice module are informed by the Nursing and Midwifery Council Standards of proficiency for Midwives (NMC, 2019). All students will be supervised by their supervisor, assessor and academic assessor who will provide guidance and feedback (LO 1-4). The outcomes will be examined by evidence of learning in the portfolio work which includes reflection on and in practice (LO 1-4) and practice assessed competencies in practice (LO 1-4). Students will discuss their individual learning goals with their supervisor in week 1 of the placement; and will receive an interim formative assessment and a final summative assessment (LO1-4). This will allow students to reflect on the achievement of their learning goals.
During the module students will continue to develop their personal development portfolio (PDP) of work. The purpose of the PDP is to encouraged practice reflection, self assessment, and identification of individual learning needs, thus continuing to promote independent learning. Attendance at reflective study groups will nurture skills of working in groups, listening to and supporting others and application of evidence based practice (LO 3-4). Students will continue to undertake and record the statutory number of births and examinations as prescribed by European Midwifery Directives and the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC, 2019) (LO1-4).
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 part-time 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 the student with an opportunity to self-assess and gain feedback from the supervisor. You will also complete a portfolio which is an on-going record of learning and identifies how competencies are gained.

Summative Assessment:
The summative assessment comprises of achievement and grading of competencies. Practice will be graded in accordance with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (2019) regulations. All clinical competencies identified in the practice assessment document must be passed and a mark is awarded in accordance with identified marking criteria which relates to Level 8 SCQF (LO 1-4).

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 1-4 14/15
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100
2022/3, Trimester 3, PLACEMENT LEARN,
VIEW FULL DETAILS
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: PLACEMENT LEARN
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Connie McLuckie
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
This is a practice based module and students will learn working under the supervision of named supervisors/assessors who will facilitate appropriate learning experiences and support them to meet the module outcomes and achieve their competencies. The outcomes of this practice module are informed by the Nursing and Midwifery Council Standards of proficiency for Midwives (NMC, 2019). All students will be supervised by their supervisor, assessor and academic assessor who will provide guidance and feedback (LO 1-4). The outcomes will be examined by evidence of learning in the portfolio work which includes reflection on and in practice (LO 1-4) and practice assessed competencies in practice (LO 1-4). Students will discuss their individual learning goals with their supervisor in week 1 of the placement; and will receive an interim formative assessment and a final summative assessment (LO1-4). This will allow students to reflect on the achievement of their learning goals.
During the module students will continue to develop their personal development portfolio (PDP) of work. The purpose of the PDP is to encouraged practice reflection, self assessment, and identification of individual learning needs, thus continuing to promote independent learning. Attendance at reflective study groups will nurture skills of working in groups, listening to and supporting others and application of evidence based practice (LO 3-4). Students will continue to undertake and record the statutory number of births and examinations as prescribed by European Midwifery Directives and the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC, 2019) (LO1-4).
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 part-time 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 the student with an opportunity to self-assess and gain feedback from the supervisor. You will also complete a portfolio which is an on-going record of learning and identifies how competencies are gained.

Summative Assessment:
The summative assessment comprises of achievement and grading of competencies. Practice will be graded in accordance with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (2019) regulations. All clinical competencies identified in the practice assessment document must be passed and a mark is awarded in accordance with identified marking criteria which relates to Level 8 SCQF (LO 1-4).

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 1-4 14/15
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
MID08120 Midwifery Practice 3