Core Module Information
Module title: Midwifery Practice 6

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

Module code: MID09118
Module leader: Margaret Moran
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Midwifery


Description of module content:

You will learn under the supervision of the midwife, to further develop competence in the practice of core midwifery skills; focusing on the care of women with complex obstetric needs and their infants during the Intrapartum period and within the community setting as detailed in the Competency Assessment Book. You will start to demonstrate independence in midwifery practice. This module will facilitate you to undertake an elective placement of your choice which you can select from a range of local, national or international midwifery care environments.
This module continues to provide you with experience in midwifery practice in maternity care settings. You will have a named sign –off mentor in each area. The focus of this learning experience will be on learning to care with compassion for the child bearing woman with complex needs (LOs 2 -6). You will have the opportunity to further develop midwifery and interpersonal skills and have the opportunity to develop greater independence in practice. This will include learning from experience, reflection and by setting your own objectives and organising your practice elective (LO 1). You will demonstrate organisational skills through facilitating and supporting junior students in clinical practice, organising your own caseload and organising a seminar presentation.
You will continue to record births and clinical examination of childbearing women and their babies as required by the European Midwifery Directives (2005) and the Nursing Midwifery Council (NMC 2009).

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: Produce a learning agreement which provides a rationale and learning outcomes for a
chosen practice elective.
LO2: Demonstrate increasing independence in providing midwifery care.
LO3: Utilise critical reflection and relevant evidence bases to enhance learning and optimise health
LO4: Participate with the midwife or appropriate practitioner in caring for women and their families
in a professional manner in accordance with The Code, NMC (2015).
LO5: Participate in providing midwifery care to a small caseload of women under the supervision of
a midwife.
LO6: Demonstrate competence in the achievement of the NMC Essential Skills Clusters

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, 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: Margaret Moran
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
This is a practice based module and you will learn to 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 (LO2,3,4,5). 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) (LO6). You will be supervised by your allocated sign-off mentor who will provide your guidance and feedback (LO’s 1-6). You will discuss your individual learning goals with your mentor in week 1 of the placement; and will receive an interim formative assessment and a final summative assessment (LO 1-6). This will allow you to reflect on your achievements of their 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 to evidence based practice (LO’S 3-6). You will continue to undertake and record statutory numbers of births and examinations as prescribed by European Midwifery Directives (2005) and the Nursing and Midwifery Council (2009).

Research / teaching linkages
Throughout this module you will be encouraged to access current evidence based literature which includes local and national policy and guidelines to inform midwifery practice. This will be achieved by examining the nature of the evidence and applying it to practice in the acquisition of new midwifery skills
Supporting equality and diversity
This module conforms to Edinburgh Napier University guidelines in supporting you in an inclusive and non-discriminatory manner, taking into consideration diverse student groups. These principles underpin the module content and the philosophy of midwifery care.
Practice placement will be arranged for 8 weeks

This module will enable you to extend your focus to one which recognises the relationship between local and national health care needs and responses within a wider global context.
For the purposes of Edinburgh Napier University Academic Regulation this Module is a SNMSC Practice Module

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 the mentor. You also complete a portfolio which is an on-going record of learning which includes undertaking the preparation of seminar presentation in relation to their elective experience.

Summative Assessment:
The summative assessment comprises of achievement of competencies. Practice will be graded in accordance with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (2009) regulations.

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 (Report) 100 1-6 15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 5000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

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