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Midwifery MSc/Diploma

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  • Entry requirements
    Candidates should be qualified midwives with a minimum of one year’s experience. They should normally hold a relevant first degree (preferably upper second classification). Other suitable candidates may be considered, but will be required to complete successfully a research module at level 3, prior to commencing Master’s level study. (Up to 30 level 3 credits may be used towards accumulation of credits for the Master’s award). For those students whose first language is not English, the following qualification is also required: * IELTS: 7:0
  • Academic Title
    Midwifery MSc/Diploma
  • Course description
    Course overview

    This course enables midwives to deepen their understanding of the context of childbirth and current issues in midwifery practice. It supports the development, evaluation and implementation of evidencebased practice and policy. It will enable the application of advanced skills of information and knowledge management for the promotion of health and well being of childbearing women and their families. A wide range of optional modules enable students to devise a course addressing their development needs in the light of the NHS KS Framework.

    Employment opportunities

    Study on this course will increase the depth and breadth of your knowledge about midwifery practice and policy and consolidate your skills of critical appraisal, strategic planning and evaluation. It will provide a foundation for undertaking posts which involve staff leadership, practice development and policy formulation.

    Course content

    The range of modules offer great flexibility, enabling students to select combinations of modules geared towards specialised areas of interest such as management or public health.

    Modules include:

        * Midwifery knowledge: theory, context and practice (compulsory)
        * Research methods (compulsory)
        * Managing risk
        * Enhancing critical skills for midwifery practice (foundation and progression)
        * Evidence-based practice in health and social care
        * Health promotion
        * Challenges in clinical leadership
        * Ethics and law of genetics and health
        * Qualitative research
        * Research design and statistics
        * Psychology at work
        * Work-based learning

    Professional placement and study abroad

    A work placement is not required for the MSc Midwifery. All assessments must be focused on issues in midwifery practice. Those choosing clinical modules must be registered with the NMC and be working clinically within a healthcare setting.

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