Core Module Information
Module title: Midwifery Practice 6*

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

Module code: MID09129
Module leader: Margaret Moran
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:

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 and birthing people with complex obstetric needs and their infants during the intrapartum period and within the community setting as detailed in the Maternity Practice Assessment Document. You will begin 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 practice supervisors and a practice assessor in each area. The focus of this learning experience will be on learning to care with compassion for the childbearing woman and people with complex needs (LOs 1-3). 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 5). 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, people and their babies as required by the European Midwifery Directives (2005).While the university has set NESH hours as per this descriptor, the NMC has a requirement that you will work a minimum number of hours per placement. In this case you will work full-time hours in clinical practice (an average of 37.5 hours per week).

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to

LO1: With the midwife or appropriate practitioner, plan, assess and evaluate care for women, birthing people and their families in a professional manner in accordance with The Code: Professional standards of practice and behaviour for nurses, midwives and nursing associates (NMC,2018).

LO2: Participate in providing midwifery care to a small case load of women/people under the supervision of a midwife.

LO3: Utilise a problem solving approach in the provision of care for mothers, birthing people and babies.

LO4: Demonstrate competence in the achievement of NMC Standards of proficiency for midwives (NMC, 2019).

LO5: Design and write three learning outcomes required to appropriate to your elective placement of choice.

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: Connie McLuckie
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 (Practical) 100 1~2~3~4~5 Exam Period
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
MID09128/MID09129/MID09130 Midwifery Practice 5, 6, and 7