Midwifery with RM BSc Honours
Institution Code H36
Course Code HHMW
More about the course
Midwifery is a highly-skilled profession requiring midwives to provide care during pregnancy, labour and the postnatal period to both the mother and the baby. This programme confers a BSc Degree or a BSc Honours Degree in pre-registration midwifery and eligibility to register as a midwife with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).
You will develop a sound midwifery knowledge of normality; the midwife's sphere of expertise and also be competent in recognising and managing deviations from this. Within the maternity unit you will also experience clinical work on the delivery suite and ante/postnatal wards. Your allocation will also enable you to spend time on the day assessment unit and antenatal clinic. To enable you to provide holistic care, you will also gain experience within the gynaecology ward, main operating theatres, special care baby unit and the intensive care unit. As an autonomous practitioner; you will develop critical, analytical and reflective skills that will enable you to make sound judgements and provide good evidence-based care.
As a student on the BSc(Hons) Midwifery course you will spend at least 50% of your studies in the clinical environment working alongside your experienced midwife mentors.This will give you the hands on experience you need to provide care for childbearing women in a variety of settings including hospitals, birth centres and the local community.
With this clinical placement experience of working under the direct supervision of a midwife, you will be able to put into practice the theoretical skills you’ve learnt through on campus sessions and make an effective link between theory and practice.
In addition, you also have the option to do an elective placement (between four-six weeks) at the end of the second year enabling you to experience midwifery in different settings within the UK or abroad.
This programme gives you flexibility in your studies at university resulting in flexibility in your choice of career at the end of your course. You will acquire a much broader base of knowledge and experience that could really widen your employment opportunities. Graduates have found employment in diverse roles such as computer programmers, design engineers, management development specialists, accountants and project managers. Over 72% of our graduates had entered employment six months after graduation, and a further 17% had gone on to further study or training.
You'll experience a wide variety of learning styles on this course. During your studies you'll develop your capacity for self-directed study and your interpersonal skills. We particularly emphasise the importance of structured research; well-prepared written and verbal presentations; and computer literacy. Alongside elements of standardlectures, seminars, tutorials and laboratories, you also learn through casestudies, individual and group projects and other student centred activities. In your final year you will normally have the opportunity to practice your independent study skills by completing a Major project or dissertation.
You will develop your capacity for independent study and interpersonal skills on this programme. There is an emphasis on structured research, well-prepared written and verbal presentations and computer literacy.
You will experience a wide variety of teaching styles on the programme including:
- standard lectures
- case studies
- individual and group projects
In your final year you will normally have the opportunity to hone your independent study and interpersonal skills by undertaking a major project or dissertation.
Detailed information about the structure of the course and the modules you will study.