Core Module Information
Module title: Midwifery Practice 5

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: MID09116
Module leader: Nessa McHugh
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Midwifery


Description of module content:

As a final year student you will care for childbearing women and their families having developed confidence and competence in the performance of midwifery skills, under the supervision of a midwife. You will start to develop independence in midwifery practice working in partnership with women and other health and social care professionals.
This module will provide midwifery practice for you in the antenatal/postnatal midwifery settings and include a placement within the neonatal unit (LOs 1-5). You will have a named mentor/supervisor in each placement. You will develop independence in practice and will further enhance your skills in working in partnership with women and other social and health care professionals (LOs1-4). This will include learning from experience and reflection in and on practice.
You will continue to complete the record of births and clinical examinations of childbearing women and their babies as required by the European Midwifery Directives and the Nursing and Midwifery Council (2009).

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
LO1: Demonstrate safe, effective and evidenced based practice in partnership with women and other health and social care professionals.
LO2. Demonstrate competence in providing care to both women and their babies by achieving the relevant NMC essential skills clusters.
LO3. Engage in critical reflection to enhance learning in midwifery practice.
LO4. Provide midwifery care to a small case load of women under the supervision of a midwife.
LO5. Utilise a problem solving approach in the provision of care for babies with complex needs.
LO6. Demonstrate the professional standards and professional behaviour in accordance with The Code, NMC (2015).

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 1, 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: Nessa McHugh
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & Teaching methods including their alignment to LO 1-6
Teaching and Learning

This is a practice based module where you will 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 1,2, 4). 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)(LO2). You will be supervised by your own allocated sign-off mentor who will provide guidance and feedback (LO 1-6). You will discuss your own individual learning goals with your mentor in week 1 of the placement and you will receive an interim formative assessment and a final summative assessment (LO 1-6). This will allow you to reflect on the achievement of your learning goals

Inter professional education
Throughout the practice environment you are exposed to opportunities for inter professional working and learning in a wide variety of midwifery settings.

Embedding of employability/PDP/Scholarship Skills

During the module you will continue to develop your communication/inter professional and caring skills. You will be encouraged to reflect in and on practice, self-assess and identify your own 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 3-6). You will continue to undertake and record the statutory number of births and examinations as prescribed by European Midwifery Directives (2005) and the Nursing and Midwifery Council (2009).

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 mentor. Students 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 regulations implemented 2009. 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 1-5).

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Placement (Practical) 100 1,2,3,4,5,6 15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

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