Core Module Information
Module title: Midwifery Practice: Part One (Long)

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

Module code: MID10108
Module leader: Yvonne Greig
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Midwifery


Description of module content:

This module introduces you to midwifery practice and actively encourages you to engage with and utilise your transferable skills as a graduate. The module represents the first of three parts of practice learning experience which enable you to meet the Future Midwife Proficiencies (NMC, 2019). For each part you will have practice supervisors, a practice assessor and an academic assessor who will plan and support your learning in each area as per the Standards for Student Support and Assessment (NMC, 2018). The focus of the experience will be to enable you to develop the necessary skills required in caring for childbearing women, birthing people and their families (LOs 1- 5). You will have the opportunity to develop clinical and interpersonal skills in maternity care settings (LOs 1, 2, 5). You will begin to record births and clinical examination of childbearing women and their babies as required by the European Midwifery Directives (2005) and the Nursing Midwifery Council (NMC, 2019). You will also undertake mandatory skills and development as part of your clinical skills passport detailed in the MPAD.

This module includes clinical skills such as assessment of maternal, fetal and neonatal wellbeing and medicines administration including SafeMedicate.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Identify and reflect on existing communication and interpersonal skills and demonstrate effective application to midwifery practice.
LO2: Contextualise graduate knowledge and skills and consider their significance in the performance of a range of practical midwifery skills including record keeping taking account of individual needs of the woman or birthing person and their family.
LO3: Explore professional and ethical concepts, identifying the role of the Code (NMC, 2018) and reflect on how these present within midwifery policy and practice
LO4: Analyse the provision of midwifery care in a manner that optimises women and person’s capabilities and promotes wellbeing.
LO5: Demonstrate the required components of the Midwifery Practice Assessment Document (MPAD) for the end of Part 1, exercising initiative and developing autonomy as appropriate.

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