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2010/1 Module Catalogue
Module Provider: Health & Social Care Short Name: MID1006
Level: HE1 Module Co-ordinator: WILSON AE Dr (HSC)
Number of credits: 40 Number of ECTS credits: 20
Module Availability
Semester 1
Assessment Pattern
Short answer exam on midwifery A&P and theory relating to module content (1.5 hours)                                                                                                                                       50%
An essay identifying an aspect of normal midwifery care (2,000 words). Essay guidelines included in handbook                                                                                                                                                                                                                      50%    
Module Overview
This module provides an introduction to the knowledge and skills required for caring for low risk mothers and babies and to the ethos of safe, professional practice.
Module Aims
The aims of the module are to prepare midwifery students for their first year of practice, with an emphasis on normality and gaining practical skills in caring for women and babies in low risk pregnancy, labour and postnatal care, in the community and hospital settings. Additionally, students will be enabled to gain knowledge of relevant anatomy, physiology and bacteriology related to monitoring maternal, fetal and newborn wellbeing and providing appropriate care. The module also aims to help students appreciate the nutritional factors related to care of mothers and babies. Students will also be enabled to understand the principles of infection control and moving and handling, ensuring students practice safely. The module will also consider care planning and evaluation of the effectiveness of care provided. The role of the multidisciplinary team and voluntary organisations in supporting mothers and families will be integrated throughout the module. Students will be encouraged to explore their own cultural beliefs and those of various groups they encounter in practice.
Learning Outcomes
By the end of the module the student should be able to:
Professional practice skills
1.                  demonstrate the ability to carry out a range of midwifery skills in a simulated environment including antenatal examination, postnatal examination, venepuncture and neonatal resuscitation
Values and attitudes
1.                  demonstrate an awareness of mothers perceptions of their care
2.                  recognise the effect of their own values on interaction with women and their families and begin to recognise the particular needs and values of individuals and groups within their Trust area
3.                  recognise the importance of valuing others and the complexity of feelings and needs in various helping situations with clients from diverse circumstances
Knowledge and understanding
1.                  demonstrate an understanding of statutory regulation of the midwifery profession and how this relates to the role of the student midwife
2.                  discuss the role of the midwife in relation to providing holistic, individualised care to women and their families during the childbearing continuum
3.                  discuss how the midwife can work in partnership with women and families
4.                  understand the needs of women to be in control of their care and receive support in making choices and decisions
5.                  demonstrate an awareness of the contribution that other health care professionals and organisations can have on the wellbeing of women and their families
6.                  recognise the importance of applying knowledge of reproductive physiology to the care given to mothers and babies
7.                  demonstrate an understanding of the anatomy and physiology underpinning care throughout the childbearing continuum
8.                  demonstrate an awareness of the nutritional needs of the mother and baby related to basic nutritional advice and care
9.                  demonstrate a knowledge of the principles of infection control and factors associated with a safe environment
10.              recognise the importance of providing evidence based midwifery care and be able to relate this to their own practice
Cognitive skills
1.                  utilise evidence when discussing midwifery practice
2.                  begin to demonstrate an awareness of holistic assessment skills
3.                  understand the importance of assessing/ reflecting on ones own performance in order to improve care given to mothers and babies
Key skills
1.                  begin to select appropriate supporting evidence to develop a contemporary knowledge base demonstrating an ability to work independently
2.                  recognise the importance of effective communication and positive relationships with mothers, babies, families and other health care professionals
Module Content
Methods of Teaching/Learning
Selected Texts/Journals
Fraser D. & Cooper M. (eds) (2003) Myles Textbook for Midwives (14th edn.) Churchill Livingstone, Edinburgh
Henderson C. & Macdonald S. (2004) Mayes’ Midwifery A Textbook for Midwives (13th edn.) Baillière Tindall, London
Coad J. & Dunstall MJ (2005) Anatomy and physiology for midwives Mosby Woolfe, London
Stables D. (2004) Physiology in Childbearing with Anatomy and Related Biosciences (2nd ed.)Baillière Tindall, Edinburgh
Johnson R. & Taylor W. (2005) Skills for Midwifery Practice (2nd ed.) Elsevier, Edinburgh
Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) (2004) The NMC code of professional conduct: standards for conduct, performance and ethics NMC, London
Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) (2004) Midwives rules and standards NMC, London
Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) (2005) Guidelines for records and record keeping
NMC, London
Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) (2006) An NMC guide for students of nursing and
midwifery NMC, London
Nursing and Midwives Council (NMC) (2007) Standards for medicines management NMC,London
`                   Bick D., MacArthur C., Knowles H., Winter H. (2009) Postnatal Care: Evidence and guidelines for management. 2nd Edition.Churchill Livingstone, Edinburgh
Department of Health (2009) Delivering High Quality Midwifery Care: the priorities, opportunities and challenges for midwives. DH, London.
Gauge S. & Henderson C. (2005) CTG Made Easy (3rd ed.) Churchill Livingstone, Edinburgh
Johnston P.G.B., Flood K., Spinks K (2003) The Newborn Child (9th edn.) Elsevier Science Ltd, Edinburgh
Liu D. (2007) Labour Ward Manual (4th ed) Churchill Livingstone, Edinburgh
Marchant S. & Garcia J. (2000) The need to talk after birth: evaluating new services In: 
Alexander J., Roth C., Levy V. Midwifery Practice: Core topic 3 Macmillan, Basingstoke
Tucker S. (2004) Mosby’s Pocket Guide: Fetal monitoring and assessment (5th ed.) Mosby, Missouri
            Walsh D. (2007) Evidence-Based Care for Normal Labour and Birth: A Guide for Midwives Taylor and Francis, London
Alexander J., Roth C., Levy V. (2000) Midwifery Practice: Core topic 2 Macmillan, Basingstoke
Anderson T. & Polinski J. (2000) Reflections on midwifery care in the postnatal period In Alexander J., Roth C., Levy V. Midwifery Practice: Core topics 3 Macmillan, Basingstoke
Dimond B, Walters D (1997) Legal Aspects of Midwifery-Workbook Books for Midwives Press, Cheshire
Hamer S. & Collinson G. (2005) Achieving evidence based practice: A handbook for practitioners (2nd ed)Churchill Livingstone, Edinburgh
Hall J. (2001) Midwifery, Mind and Spirit Books for Midwives Press, Oxford
Jones S (1994) Ethics in Midwifery Mosby, London
Kings Fund (2008) Safe Birth: Everybody’s business – An independent inquiry into the safety of maternity services in England. Kings Fund, London
National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE (2006)) Routine Postnatal Care of Mother and their Babies
National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) (2007) Intrapartum Care – care of healthy women and their babies during childbirth. .
National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) (2008) Antenatal care – Routine care for the healthy pregnant woman .
Page L.A. & McCandlish R. (2006) The New Midwifery: Science and Sensitivity in Practice (2nd ed) Churchill Livingstone, Edinburgh
Scott J, Henley A 1996 Culture, religion and childbearing in a multiracial society Butterworth Heinemann, Oxford
Sullivan A., Kean L., Cryer A. (2006) Midwife’s Guide to Antenatal Investigations Churchill Livingstone, Edinburgh
Wickham S. (2003) Midwifery : Best practice  Books for Midwives Press, Edinburgh (Section 2,6,8,10)
Wickham S. (2005) Midwifery : Best practice  Vol 3Books for Midwives Press, Edinburgh (section 3)
Wickham S. (2006) Midwifery : Best practice  Vol 4Books for Midwives Press, Edinburgh
Journal titles:
British Journal of Midwifery
The Practising Midwife
MIDIRS Midwifery Digest
RCM Midwives Journal Midwives
Last Updated
28TH JULY 2010