Core Module Information
Module title: Midwifery Practice: Art and Science Level 11

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: MID11122
Module leader: Suzanne Crozier
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:

During this module you will consider the philosophical underpinning of professional practice and evaluate models and approaches to midwifery care considering their sustainability and applicability to your future practice and employment as a midwife. You will study the anatomy and physiology of the female reproductive system, immune system and lactation. Physiology will be applied to the childbirth continuum as you critically engage with the principles of universal and additional midwifery care during preconception, pregnancy, birth, and the postnatal period. The module will critique the aims of antenatal care and national screening programmes considering the role genetics in maintaining maternal and fetal health. Place of birth and the impact of local national and global policy on women’s lives will be explored alongside consideration of midwifery care during labour. You will develop the range of skills and attributes needed by midwives to assess maternal and fetal wellbeing and make use of national online learning packages such as K2.The principles of postnatal care will be analysed and you will be introduced to initial examination and care of the newborn drawing on global UNICEF Baby Friendly Standards. Women’s health including issues around reproduction, gender identity and contraception will be considered. Throughout the module you will engage in the critical review of legal, ethical and professional issues related to practice. You will also be supported to develop your academic skills in relation to accessing, critiquing and applying evidence and to actively and independently manage your learning.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Critically explore the role of the midwife in providing inclusive woman/person-centred care considering the philosophical base of midwifery practice as an art and science.
LO2: Evaluate and apply knowledge of psycho-social and life sciences to women’s or birthing persons health and midwifery care throughout the childbirth continuum .
LO3: Critique the legal and ethical responsibilities of the midwife demonstrating the knowledge and skills required to work professionally as an individual and in collaboration with others.
LO4: Analyse the principles of assessment, planning, delivery and evaluation of midwifery care with a focus on optimising wellbeing and women’s capabilities.
LO5: Review and critically reflect on personal and professional identity as a learner and a student midwife within the context of postgraduate studies
LO6: Evaluate the sources of evidence underpinning midwifery care considering the integration of research and practice as a means to improve health outcomes.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 2, ONLINE, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: ONLINE
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Suzanne Crozier
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Teaching and learning methods are blended with online interactive group seminars and access to electronic resources such as recorded bite size lectures , directed reading and curated online resources to enable you as a graduate nurse to take responsibility your learning, prepare for contributions to case or enquiry based learning scenarios. (LO1-4). Topics will be scenario based engaging you in student led inquiry and supporting your development as an independent learner and equipping you will skills for future professional practice and employment (LO5 & 6). The integration of research, theory and practice appropriate to level 11 will underpin your learning LO1-6). Feedback from student led activities will allow you to self-assess and improve your learning and reflect on your developing professional identity. (LO5). You will be supported to study at level 11 through input from the Academic skills team and the module leader.

Formative Assessment:
The formative assessment will take the form of a preparation of and participation in group presentation. This will develop your collaborative working skills and explore the role of the midwife in relation to an area of practice addressed within the module and agreed with the module tutor. The presentation will be supported by appropriate literature which will feed forward to the summative assessment. Presentations will be online and there will be opportunity for peer, self and tutor evaluation enabling reflection on learning and use of evidence to inform practice.

Summative Assessment:
Summative assessment will take the form of a choice of case study. The options will be drawn from the module content and tutorial input will support you to select a case which reflects your learning goals. Written feedback will be provided with areas for feed forward to future assessments including those in practice highlighted. You will also be required to complete a 'Safe medicate' medicines calculation assessment as part of this module.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Online Seminar 12
Online Lecture 10
Online Tutorial 2
Independent Learning Guided independent study 176
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 90 1-6 14/15 , WORDS= 3500
Class Test 10 4 14/15 HOURS= 01.00
Component 1 subtotal: 90
Component 2 subtotal: 10
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
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