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

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

Module code: MID11125
Module leader: Shona Montgomery
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Midwifery


Description of module content:

This module develops your midwifery practice and progress through your programme. The module represents the second 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 with a focus on additional care (LOs 1- 5). You will have the opportunity to develop clinical and interpersonal skills in maternity care settings (LOs 1, 2, 5). You will continue 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 the assessment and response to urgent and emergency situations, cannulation and perineal repair.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Critically reflect on communication and interpersonal skills, working effectively within and across professional boundaries, considering the significance of collaborative practice.
LO2: Critically discuss the development of knowledge and skills required in the provision of safe and effective midwifery care across a range of practical skills, with a focus on additional care needs.
LO3: Evaluate the implications of professional and ethical practice considering the provision of inclusive midwifery care and reflecting on contemporary policy and objectives.
LO4: Analyse the provision of person-centred care in a manner that optimises capability, promoting wellbeing and continuity of care.
LO5: Demonstrate the required components of the Midwifery Practice Assessment Document (MPAD) for the end of Part 2, with increasing initiative and autonomy as appropriate.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 2, PLACEMENT LEARN,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: PLACEMENT LEARN
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Shona Montgomery
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
The learning outcomes of this practice module are informed by the Nursing and Midwifery Council Standards for Proficiency for Midwives (NMC, 2019). You will be supported by your allocated practice supervisors and will be assessed by a practice assessor and an academic assessor (LO1-5). You will discuss your individual learning outcomes with your practice supervisors and/or practice assessor early in the placement and will receive an interim formative assessment and complete a final summative assessment (LO 1-5). Clinical skills such as the management of shoulder dystocia and mental health first aid will be taught in an integrated way drawing on practice based and online resources such as NHS Education Scotland’s online learning platform ‘TURAS’. You will be supported throughout the module to reflect on both your progress and midwifery practice. This is supported by fortnightly reflective tutorials with the module leader. You will also submit a critical reflection of 1000 words related to an agreed relevant proficiency in relation to your learning outcomes.
While the university has set NESH hours as per this descriptor, the NMC has a requirement that you will work a minimum number of hours per placement. In this case you will work an average of 32 hours per week in clinical practice.

Formative Assessment:
The formative assessment will include an initial orientation and an interim assessment and discussion which provides you with an opportunity to self-assess and gain feedback from your practice supervisors and/or practice assessor. You will complete an electronic Midwifery Practice Assessment Document (MPAD) which is an on-going record of learning and identifies how proficiencies are gained. This will also encompass reflective discussions with the module leader.

Summative Assessment:
The summative assessment comprises of achievement of proficiencies. All clinical proficiencies identified in the electronic Midwifery Practice Assessment Document (MPAD) must be achieved (LOs 1-5). A 1000-word critical reflection on practice will be submitted before the end of Part 1.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Online Seminar 2
Online Lecture 2
Face To Face Tutorial 10
Other Practical classes and workshops 10
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Learning Log 80 1-5 14/15
Essay 20 1-4 14/15 , WORDS= 1000
Component 1 subtotal: 80
Component 2 subtotal: 20
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
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