Empowerment and Advocacy in Midwifery Practice

Key information

Course Leader: Debbie Sharp

Level: 7

Credits: 30

Mode of delivery: Blended learning

Learner Hours: Scheduled Hours - 34, Independent Hours - 266

School: Health & Social Work

Available places: 25


  • 27/09/2021
  • 16/05/2022

Fees and Funding


This price relates to self-funding students assessed as UK students for fee purposes. Prices may differ for students that are assessed as Overseas, or for returning students that are on a course leading to an award. Click here for Fees and Funding information or email us.

Entry Requirements

Registered Midwife. Working in or with access to a relevant work environment.

The module can also be studied as a standalone module at Level 6 or Level 7.

Please note that the level of study cannot be changed once enrolement has occurred, ensure the correct level of study is selected.

In order to study at Level 6 you will need a diploma level qualification. In order to study at Level 7 you will need a degree level qualification.  


Course Overview

Please note all dates need to be attended.

This module is designed to provide midwives with the opportunity to critically reflect on their personal practice and to examine the barriers within their working environment which inhibit the provision of women-centred midwifery care. The professional and legislative context within which practice is immersed will provide a framework for the direction of this module. Leadership qualities will be critically examined in terms of development of team-working, negotiation and delegation skills. This will result in the midwife examining strategies for conflict resolution and help him/her to support women to achieve an optimal birth experience in an environment of trust. 


This module will be delivered using a student-centred action learning approach in which students will bring triggers from their own practice experience from which the session structure will be determined.  

Learning outcomes

To empower midwives to support women in achieving optimal childbirth experiences through advocacy, leadership and clinical decision making.

What our students say:

“Felt empowered to make a change”                   

“Taking leadership forward and valuing practice”


The assessment is one written assignment


Module Information