Module title: Midwifery Care in Challenging Circumstances

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

Module code: MID09117
Module leader: Nessa McHugh
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Midwifery and Child Health

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

2020/1, Trimester 2, 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 and teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
The theoretical content of the module will be taught using a combination of lectures and Moodle materials(LO1-5). To facilitate the application of theory to evidence based practice, group tutorials and team based approaches, including practical workshops will be utilised (LO 4,5). Feedback from student led activity will allow the students to self assess and improve their future performance (LO1).

Embedding of employability / PDP / scholarship skills
These skills will be enhanced by the content, teaching approaches and learning activities embedded in the module. These opportunities will promote the development of practical, interpersonal, communication (written and oral), information retrieval, team working and time management skills.

LO 4-5 Practitioners working in the subject area will be asked to contribute to learning experience offering the opportunity for networking and development of job search strategy.
LO 2-5 Students are required to negotiate appropriate subject areas for study with module leader, involving identification of area of interest, appropriate methods of identifying resources and information and application of this to assessment. Also involves establishing relevance to practice and demonstrating practical application of this in a work environment.
LO 1,3,5 Skills in critical appraisal and reflection will be incorporated into the LTA approach
LO 6 Students will develop independent and collaborative learning skills through chosen subject area.

Formative Assessment:
Red indicates changed assessment details.
Formative-Students will review a selection of women’s birth experiences presented in podcast format. From this they will select an area of interest (relating to the content of the module) and prepare a 500 word project plan. (The podcasts are approximately one hour in length).

Summative Assessment:
The formative plan will relate to the subject area chosen for a project that will form the summative assessment. This will have a notional content of 3500

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 32
Face To Face Tutorial 16
Online Guided independent study 16
Independent Learning Guided independent study 136
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Project - Written 100 1-6 14 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3500
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

The role of the midwife working in partnership with women
Women and mental health - Screening psychological well being
Loss and bereavement in childbearing- early and late fetal loss, TOP, fetal malformations
Maternal death
Breaking bad news
Counselling strategies
Moral and ethical issues in challenging circumstances
Pregnancy and Disability- physical and learning
Targeted parenthood education
Multidisciplinary and multi agency working
Infertility – causes and effects/ interventions
Palliative care
Cervical pathology
IV cannulation

Academic presentation workshop (academic development)

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Critically reflect on the emotional responses/ mental health of women around childbirth.
LO2: Examine the relationship between childbirth and emotional variations and illnesses and the role of the
multidisciplinary team in the support of women and their families.
LO3: Apply appropriate knowledge, skills and attitudes when working in partnership with women and their
families in challenging circumstances.
LO4: Evaluate practical steps that can be taken to help women prevent and deal with emotional problems,
and relate these to midwifery practice within a public health arena.
LO5: Critically examine the psychological impact of infertility and pregnancy loss in childbearing.
LO6: Develop confidence and skills in a variety of learning and teaching methods, including oral presentation
and technology based processes.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
MID09117 Midwifery Care in Challenging Circumstances