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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.

Module listing

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
  • Midwifery and Women's Health: International Perspectives
  • Improving Practice through Research

What this course offers you

  • This course will prepare you to achieve the requirements of the Nursing and Midwifery Council and European Midwives' Directives.
  • It is ideal for women and men with qualities that include a mature, open-minded approach, good interpersonal skills and empathy.
  • The course comprises at least 50 per cent practice-based learning and a minimum of 40 per cent theory.
  • For more details of life as a midwifery student at the joint Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, please visit the joint faculty website.

Visit the Midwifery / Registered Midwife - PGDip page on the Kingston University website for more details!

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