During this MSc Midwifery Studies students will develop their in-depth knowledge and understanding of key elements of a midwife's role including:
The public health role of the midwife
How physiological childbirth can be promoted and maximised within contemporary maternity services.
How the childbirth experience can be optimised for all women and their families.
Research approaches within health and social care.
Students will develop a critically understanding of the midwife’s role in the improvement of health and well being and the skills needed to optimise the childbirth experience. Students will further develop their skills in working with and for women and communities to optimise the childbirth experience, promote and protect equality, diversity and the rights of individuals. Those progressing to the full MSc Midwifery Studies will also learn how to generate and interpret relevant research evidence and apply it in practice.
Graduates of this programme will have the ability to not only reflect on professional practice to enhance self-awareness and professional development but also the skills and knowledge base to critically analyse and evaluate maternity care provision in order to identify areas for development. They will be able to clearly demonstrate a critical understanding of health research and development and crucially be able to analyse, synthesise and appropriately apply evidence based information to practice and enhance the childbirth experience.
There are a range of assessment approaches, including written assessments, presentations and a research dissertation.
Optimising the Childbirth Experience (20 credits)
Leadership in Context (20 credits)
Research Methods or e-Research Methods (20 credits)
Dissertation – supervised research project of your own choice, in relation of midwifery practice (60 Credits)
Examination of the Newborn (for midwives) (20 credits)
Optimising Breastfeeding and Human Lactation (20 credits)
Contraception and Associated health (20 credits)
A wide variety of modules from the school of healthcare sciences