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: Sara Rodriguez Martin
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:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to

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
2023/4, 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:

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 100 1-6 14/15 , WORDS= 3500
Class Test 0 2,3,4 14/15
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

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