Core Module Information
Module title: Evidence Base for Contemporary Midwifery Practice

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

Module code: MID09124
Module leader: Shona Montgomery
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Midwifery

To study this modules you will need the learning equivalent to the module listed or to have passed this module

Description of module content:

Evidence Based Contemporary Midwifery
Development of midwifery knowledge
Sources and hierarchies of knowledge
Key midwifery issues and the underlying evidence base
The Baby Friendly Initiative and the evidence base for recommendations for optimal infant feeding.
Research for Midwifery Practice
Research paradigms
Qualitative research strategies
Quantative research strategies
Research tools for acquiring evidence to support practice
Professional and ethical issues in developing midwifery evidence based practice

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Critically reflect on the sources of midwifery knowledge for evidence based practice.
LO2: Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of research strategies and methods for particular midwifery research issues.
LO3: Critically reflect on the key issues in the Baby Friendly Initiative and the impact they have for evidence based midwifery practice.
LO4: Examine the core midwifery concept of mindful midwifery in relation to the potential ethical and methodological issues in the conduct of midwifery research for evidence based practice.

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