Core Module Information
Module title: Midwifery Practice 2*

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

Module code: MID08121
Module leader: Jenny Patterson
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Midwifery

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

Description of module content:

During this module you will learn to care for childbearing women and pregnant people under the direct supervision and instruction of the midwife and continue to develop competence and confidence in the performance of core midwifery skills. You will also develop the knowledge and skills required to care for women and pregnant people with pathological gynaecological conditions under the supervision of an appropriate practitioner (LO 1-5). You will build on your learning about the importance of partnership working for the benefit of women, pregnant people and their families as detailed in the electronic Midwifery Practice Assessment Document (MPAD).
This module continues to develop your experience of midwifery practice with placements in the community setting and if available you will gain experience in the provision of continuity of care and /or carer. You will also gain gynaecological nursing experience. The focus of the gynaecological experience will be on caring for childbearing women, people and their families and women and pregnant people with gynaecological issues in partnership with a variety of health and social care professionals and service users. You will have the opportunity to further develop clinical and interpersonal skills in women’s health care settings. The practice will continue with gradual progression to increasing hands-on practice in accordance with a particular skill, situation, your own experience and practice supervisors/ practice assessor's professional judgement. This will include learning from experience, reflection on and in practice and feedback from practice supervisor/ practice assessor and appropriate health professionals. (LO1-5)
You will be supported by practice supervisors, practice assessor and academic assessor in each area as per Standards for student support and assessment (NMC , 2018).
You will continue to undertake and record births and clinical examination of women, pregnant people and new-born as required by the European Midwifery Directives (2005) and the Nursing and Midwifery Council (2019).

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Provide safe women/person-centred evidence based care that is informed by a reliable evidence base in complex situations.
LO2: Assess the woman or pregnant person's health status through history taking, observation and the interpretation of findings during the childbirth period.
LO3: With the midwife or appropriate practitioner, plan, assess and evaluate care for women, pregnant people and their families in a professional manner in accordance with The Code, (NMC, 2018).
LO4: Demonstrate a problem solving approach in the provision of care for women, pregnant people and their families with complex needs.
LO5: Demonstrate the achievement of relevant Domain 6 proficiencies (NMC,2019).

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 1, 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 and you will be supported and work under the supervision of named practice supervisors and a practice assessor who will facilitate appropriate learning experiences and support you to meet the module learning outcomes and achieve your proficiencies (LO’s1-5). The outcomes of this practice module are informed by the Nursing and Midwifery Council Standards of proficiency for midwives (NMC 2019). You will be supported by your allocated practice supervisors, practice assessor and academic assessor who will provide guidance and feedback (LO’s 1-5). You will discuss your individual learning goals with your practice supervisor and /or practice assessor in week 1 of the placement. You will receive an interim formative assessment and a final summative assessment (LO’s 1-5). This will allow you to reflect on the achievement of your learning goals.
Throughout the practice environment you are exposed to opportunities for inter professional working and learning in a wide variety of midwifery settings You will have the opportunity to develop key skills which 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, recognizing and implementing appropriate care within the public health arena. Throughout the module you will be encouraged to access library resources and seek an evidence base for midwifery practice (LO’s 1-5) utilising current research. This is achieved by examining the nature of evidence, applying it to practice and the acquisition of new midwifery skills.
The principles within the module content recognise the ethos of equality and diversity which supports the underpin the philosophy of midwifery care. This module will enable you to extend your focus to one which takes into account the relationship between local, national and international health care needs and responses within a wider global context. You will continue to undertake and record statutory numbers of births and examinations as prescribed by European Midwifery Directives (2005) and the Nursing and Midwifery Council (2019).

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 which identifies how proficiencies are gained.

Summative Assessment:
The summative assessment comprises of achievement of competencies. Practice will be assessed in accordance with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (2019) regulations.
All clinical proficiencies identified in the electronic MPAD must be achieved (LO1-6).

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 1-6 14/15
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

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