About this program
Underpinned by the latest development in women’s health, midwifery and maternity care, this exciting new program will be of interest to qualified midwives.
This program will challenge midwives to critically examine how they can work to optimise the childbirth experience of all women. There is a strong focus on the autonomous role of the midwife and how improvements in public health promotion, the provision of evidence based information and effectively supporting women’s decision making work together to optimise the childbirth experience.
There are a suite of post graduate certificates related to this MSci that may be of interest to nursing colleagues, as well as midwives.
The program offers a flexible learning approach that aims to:
- Provide students with a rigorous framework for the development and synthesis of critical knowledge and skills to optimise the childbirth experience for women and their families.
- Facilitate students to further explore the public health role of the midwife in order to promote and maximise physiological birth.
- Develop the student’s understanding of research approaches within health and social care.
Students wishing to can exit the program after achieving either a PG Certificate or PG Diploma, if they do not wish to undertake the full MSci.
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For consideration for entry onto the program, you should possess registration as a midwife in your home country with a degree classification of a 2(ii) or higher. Alternatively, possession of a suitable qualification and work experience will be considered. Students also need to provide evidence of some experience in adult health care, this could be observational in a care home for example.
Please note: This course is part-time so not open to overseas (non-EU) students.
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- Optimising the Childbirth Experience
- Research Methods or e-Research Methods
- Dissertation – supervised research project of your own choice, in relation of midwifery practice
- Examination of the Newborn (for midwives)
- Leadership in Context
- Optimising Breastfeeding and Human Lactation
- Contraception and Associated health
- A wide variety of modules from the school of healthcare sciences
*Module listings are for guide purposes only and are subject to change.
Scholarships & funding
Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.
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Upon successful completion of the program, students will earn a PGDip or PGCert.
In addition to equipping any midwife with additional knowledge and skills that would enhance his or her autonomy within practice, this program will equip midwives with the necessary knowledge and skills required to seek employment opportunities at a senior level, for example: as a consultant midwife, practice development and leadership roles.
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