Core Module Information
Module title: Midwifery Practice 7

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

Module code: MID09120
Module leader: Gail Norris
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:

This module will provide midwifery practice for senior students in a variety of midwifery settings. The student will have a named mentor/supervisor in each placement and will have the opportunity to develop greater independence in practice. This will include learning from experience, reflection on and in practice, organising own work load- managing a caseload, and supporting junior students.
The student will continue to undertake and record births and clinical examinations of childbearing women and their babies as required by the European Midwifery Directives and the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC 2009). The student will have achieved all essential skill clusters required at the point of registration.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1. Demonstrate increasing independence in providing care and managing own workload.
LO2. Utilise reflection to enhance learning in midwifery practice.
LO3. Participate with the multidisciplinary team in providing midwifery care to a small case load of women
under the supervision of a midwife.
LO4. Act as a ‘buddy’ for junior students to help support them in practice.
LO5. Demonstrate increased independence and competence in the achievement of the NMC essential skills
clusters and achieve 100% accuracy in the calculation of medicines in relation to women and

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 3, 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: Gail Norris
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Teaching and Learning
This is a practice based module and students will work under the supervision of named mentors who will facilitate appropriate learning experiences and support them to meet the module outcomes and achieve their competencies. 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). All students will be supervised by their own allocated sign-off mentor who will provide guidance and feedback (LO1-5). The outcomes will be examined by evidence of learning in the portfolio work which includes reflection on and in practice (LO 1-5). Students will discuss their individual learning goals with their mentor in week 1 of the placement and will receive an interim formative assessment and a final summative assessment (LO 1-5). This will allow the students to reflect on the achievement of their learning goals.

Formative Assessment:
The formative assessment will include an initial orientation and an interim assessment and discussion which provides the student opportunity to self assess and gain feedback from the mentor. Students also complete a portfolio which is an on-going record of the learning and identifies how competencies are gained.

Summative Assessment:
The summative assessment comprises of achievement and grading of competencies. Practice will be graded in accordance with the Nursing and Midwifery Council regulations implemented 2009. All clinical competencies identified in the practice assessment document must be passed and a mark is awarded in accordance with identified marking criteria which relates to level 9 SCQF (LO 1-4). In relation to the competency of medicine management, students must achieve 100% accuracy in calculating different medicines that may be used to treat women or neonates. This is a statutory requirement and will be assessed in practice by the sign-off mentor(LO5).

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Other Work based learning 185
Face To Face Tutorial 15
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Portfolio 100 1-5 15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 5000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
MID09120 Midwifery Practice Module 7