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
2023/4, 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:

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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