Core Module Information
Module title: Midwifery Practice 4*

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

Module code: MID08123
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 continue to care for childbearing women and people and continue to develop competence and confidence in the performance of core midwifery skills for women/people with complex obstetric needs and their babies under the instruction and direct supervision of a midwife. The focus of the experience will be on learning to care with compassion for the child bearing woman/person with complex needs. You will have the opportunity to further develop midwifery and interpersonal skills
You will develop and understanding and appreciation of 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 providing person-centred care, for the benefit of women/people and their families. This module continues to provide experience in midwifery practice in maternity care settings. You will be supported by practice supervisors, practice assessor and academic assessor in each area. You will continue to undertake and record births and clinical examinations of childbearing women and their babies as required by the European Midwifery Directives (2005) and the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC, 2019).

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: In partnership with women, birthing people and their families plan and assess evidence-based care in complex situations.
LO2: Assess the woman/person’s health status through history taking, observation and the interpretation of findings.
LO3: Implement, with the midwife and other members of the multidisciplinary care team, the provision of safe and effective care for women, pregnant people and their families in a professional and compassionate manner as outlined by The Code (NMC, 2018).
LO4: Demonstrate a problem solving approach in the provision of evidence based care for women, pregnant people and their families with complex needs.
LO5: Demonstrate competence in the achievement of relevant Domain 6 clinical proficiencies (NMC, 2019).

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 3, 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 which runs over trimester 3 of year 2. You will work with practice supervisors who will facilitate appropriate learning experiences and support you to meet the module outcomes and achieve your proficiencies. The learning outcomes of this practice module are informed by the Nursing and Midwifery Council Standards for Proficiency for Midwives (NMC, 2019). You will be supported by your allocated practice supervisors and will be assessed by a practice assessor (LO1-5). You will discuss your individual learning goals with your practice supervisors and/or practice assessor 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 your learning goals.

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 you with an opportunity to self-assess and gain feedback from your practice supervisors and/or practice assessor. You will also complete an
electronic Midwifery Practice Assessment Document (MPAD) which is an ongoing record of learning and identifies how proficiencies are gained.

Summative Assessment:
The summative assessment comprises of achievement of proficiencies. All clinical proficiencies identified in the electronic MPAD must be achieved (LO 1-5) and are assessed in accordance with identified marking criteria which relates to SCQF Level 8.

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 1-5 14/15 HOURS= 00.00
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

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