This three-year PgDip course has been designed for health and science graduates who would like to gain the knowledge, skills and values necessary to register as midwives on the Nursing and Midwifery Council's (NMC) professional register. This is an NMC approved course.
What will you study?
You will study a wide range of subjects that provide the scientific knowledge base for midwifery practice, such as maternal and neonatal physiology and care; health promotion and education; professional, ethical and legal issues; and research. You will be exposed to a variety of educational and practice settings and encouraged to view learning as a lifelong process. Reflection is emphasised throughout the course to enhance the integration of theory and practice.
Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list.
Year 1 -Birth as a Life Event -Introduction to Professional Practice -Foundation for Biosciences in Childbearing -From Embryo to Neonate
Year 2 -Women's Health and Illness -Principles of Research -Public Health and Childbearing -Dimensions of Health and Midwifery Practice
Year 3 -Midwife as a Professional -Facilitating Women-Centred Care -Comparative Maternity Care -Improving Practice through Research
"I applied for Kingston University as a mature student, having worked in IT for 16 years, and with two small children. It was therefore encouraging to find that when I started the course I was not alone, and there was a large range of both age and previous healthcare experience amongst my fellow students. Although I have found the course challenging, both academically and in clinical practice, I have found my experiences enjoyable, varied and rewarding, especially delivering my first baby!
"Students are well supported here, both before starting the course and during the course. Learning resources, such as libraries, journals and internet facilities are available to students both at the university sites and in the clinical areas. You are supported on an academic and personal level by a named tutor and all lecturers are easily contactable to provide guidance on assignments, as needed."
A degree at grade 2.2 or above. Health- or science-related subjects preferred.
Recipient: Kingston University
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