Core Module Information
Module title: Evaluating Midwifery Practice Project

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 40.00
ECTS credit value: 20

Module code: MID11127
Module leader: Ness McHugh
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Midwifery


Description of module content:

This module includes reflective practice and supporting skills for positive birth. Moral and ethical issues in challenging circumstances. Autonomous midwifery supporting all births with inter-professional and inter-agency working relationships. Theories and frameworks in midwifery practice and consideration of the humanities and their relevance to midwifery practice. Professional, legal and ethical agendas for contemporary midwifery practice and public well-being.
You will also consider national and international perspectives and comparisons on pregnancy and childbearing. This includes translating research evidence into practice and overcoming barriers to change in midwifery. You will explore the role of midwives working with women and birthing people, respecting client self-advocacy and agency within the health care relationship. All of which will consider perspectives of human rights in childbirth and an assets based care framework.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to:
LO 1: Evaluate the role of the midwife within multidisciplinary and multi agency settings in supporting all women, birthing people and their families to achieve choice and control during their childbirth experience.
LO 2 Critically assess psychological, behavioural and cognitive factors across the life span and apply to midwifery practice within the scope of chosen project.
LO 3: Critically appraise the role of the midwife in providing culturally sensitive and inclusive midwifery care.
L0 4 Demonstrate the ability to evaluate sources of evidence and research methodologies using data and literature to support a reasoned argument and innovative approaches to problem solving.
LO 5 Debate and critically reflect upon a range of theoretical and other perspectives which inform the art and science of midwifery practice.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 2, ONLINE,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: ONLINE
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Ness McHugh
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Online Seminar 16
Online Lecture 16
Online Tutorial 16
Independent Learning Guided independent study 352
Total Study Hours400
Expected Total Study Hours for Module400

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Project - Written 100 1-8 14/15 , WORDS= 8000
Component 1 subtotal: 0
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 0

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
MID11127 - Evaluating Midwifery Practice Project