Core Module Information
Module title: Keeping Childbirth Natural and Dynamic

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

Module code: MID09119
Module leader: Ness McHugh
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Midwifery


Description of module content:

Normal Midwifery Practice
Theories for midwifery practice: Salutogenesis, technocracy and feminism
Examining the parameters of normality
Exploring the evidence base for normal childbirth (antepartum, intrapartum and postpartum)
Reflective practice and supporting skills for normal birth
Multi organisational working and the involvement of the third sector in supporting normal birth
National and international perspectives and comparisons on childbirth (antepartum, intrapartum and [postpartum)
Statutory Midwifery Supervision
Autonomy, statutory supervision and the sphere of professional practice
Statutory supervision, regulation, midwifery rules and codes of practice
Ethics and decision making
Supervision and clinical governance
Leadership and Management
Leadership and management theories
Risk management in the maternity services
Innovation, initiatives and change theory in the maternity services
Case Load Practice and Preparation for Midwifery Qualification
The mother-midwife relationship
Autonomous midwifery and interprofessional relationships within the multidisciplinary team
Personal time management, team working and practice development
Medicines and the midwifery formulary (including the midwives exception list)
Teaching and learning theories – facilitating others to learn
Neonatal resuscitation
Adult resuscitation

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Evaluate the role of the midwife as an expert facilitator of normal childbirth (antepartum, intrapartum and postpartum) and the range of strategies to support normal physiological birth.
LO2: Critically reflect on the socio-political and technological factors that influence childbirth (antepartum, intrapartum and postpartum).
LO3: Evaluate the role of the midwife in the management of childbirth (antepartum, intrapartum and postpartum), within the multidisciplinary team, from a national and international perspective.
LO4: Based on the best evidence evaluate the impact of clinical governance in relation to statutory midwifery in the protection of women and their babies and the promotion of quality midwifery care.
LO5: Critically reflect on and evaluate management and leadership theories, strategies and initiatives which promote innovation in the provision of maternity services including the provision of case hold practice.
LO6: Demonstrate the application of skills to manage personal professional learning, including the support of parents and less experienced students.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
MID09119 Keeping Childbirth Natural and Dynamic