Core Module Information
Module title: Midwifery Care in Challenging Circumstances

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

Module code: MID09117
Module leader: Ness McHugh
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:

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.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment

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