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: Ness 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
2023/4, 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: Ness McHugh
Module Organiser:

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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