Core Module Information
Module title: Evaluating Midwifery Practice Project

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 40.00
ECTS credit value: 20

Module code: MID09133
Module leader: Ness McHugh
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Midwifery


Description of module content:

Reflective practice and supporting skills for positive birth.
Moral and ethical issues in challenging circumstances.
Autonomous midwifery supporting all births with inter-professional and inter-agency working relationships.
Theories and framework sin midwifery practice
Humanities and midwifery practice
Professional, legal and ethical agendas for contemporary midwifery practice and public well-being.
National and international perspectives and comparisons on pregnancy and childbearing.

Translating research evidence into practice – overcoming barriers to change in midwifery.
Midwives working with women and birthing people:
Respecting client self-advocacy and agency within the health care relationship.
Normal Midwifery Practice: Examine the parameters and evidence base for the midwifery
Human rights in childbirth and an assets based care framework.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to:
LO 1: Evaluate the role of the midwife within multidisciplinary and multi agency settings in supporting all women, birthing people and their families to achieve choice and control during their childbirth experience.
LO 2: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the women and birthing people's lived experiences in everyday life, enabling access to public health, social care and community resources as needed.
LO 3 Critique psychological, behavioural and cognitive factors across the life span and apply to midwifery practice within the scope of chosen project .
LO 5: Identify how factors in the care environment can impact on normal physiological processes and how the midwife can work to promote and protect a positive environment, both physical and emotional.
LO 6: Critically reflect on the role of the midwife in providing culturally sensitive and inclusive midwifery care.
L07 Demonstrate the ability to evaluate sources of evidence and research methodologies using data and literature to support a reasoned argument and innovative approaches to problem solving.
LO8 Debate and reflect upon a range of theoretical and other perspectives which inform the art and science of midwifery practice.

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: Suzanne Crozier
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Tutorial 21
Face To Face Lecture 21
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 6
Online Guided independent study 236
Independent Learning Groupwork (Independent Study) 116
Total Study Hours400
Expected Total Study Hours for Module400

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Project - Written 100 1 - 6 14/15 , WORDS= 5000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
MID09133 Evaluating Women Centred Practice in Midwifery