Core Module Information
Module title: Midwifery Practice: Leadership and Personalised Care

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

Module code: MID11123
Module leader: Suzanne Crozier
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Midwifery


Description of module content:

In this module you will examine the role of the midwife in providing woman and birthing person centred care within a multidisciplinary, organisational and policy context. Your module is structured around domain 5 of the NMC Standards of Proficiency for Midwives: Promoting excellence: the midwife as colleague, scholar and leader.

Midwives as educators of the self and others:
- The midwife as practice assessor and supervisor, revalidation and professional development. - Reflective practice and supporting skills for positive birth.
- Midwifery skills for qualification.
- Midwives as colleagues and team members. - Contemporary Scottish, UK and International policy initiatives and legislation for pregnancy and the early years.
- Autonomous midwifery supporting all births with interprofessional and interagency working relationships.
Midwives as leaders:
- Professional, legal and ethical agendas for contemporary midwifery practice and public well-being from national and international perspectives.
- Midwifery leadership and change management theories – overcoming barriers to change in midwifery.
Midwives, organisations and management:
- Developing and delivering client centred maternity services through a quality improvement framework.
- Midwifery, risk management and clinical governance in the maternity services.
Midwives working with women and birthing people:
- Respecting client self-advocacy and agency within the health care relationship.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Critically reflect on role of the midwife in the provision of personalised continuity of care which builds capability and promotes well being for supporting women, birthing people and their families
LO 2: Appraise the key aspects of contemporary leadership and change management skills required to ensure quality and innovation in midwifery services at both individual, team, local and national levels.
LO 3: Conceptualise knowledge of the professional requirements for registration as a midwife and critically evaluate the skills required for effective working with others including learners.
LO 4 Evaluate approaches to change management, audit and service improvement considering the input of a range of stakeholders
LO 5: Analyse the role of the midwife within organisations considering influences on workplace culture such as interprofessional and cross boundary working, local and national policy, legislation and service user engagement.

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