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Midwifery / Registered Midwife PgDip


Course Description

Choose Kingston's Midwifery/Registered Midwife PgDip

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.

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 http://www.healthcare.ac.uk/schools/midwifery.

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
Comparative Maternity Care
Improving Practice through Research

What you need to apply for this course

A degree at grade 2.2 or above in a health- or science-related subject.

All candidates require:

GCSEs at A-C grades (or equivalent) in English Language, Science and Mathematics.
Other entry requirements:

Admission to the programme is subject to the criteria set by the NMC and NHS. All programmes and numbers of places are commissioned by the local Strategic Health Authority, NHS London. Wherever possible candidates are encouraged to gain practical work experience in a care setting prior to undertaking the programme and should demonstrate evidence of study within previous five years.

Our selection process includes an interview, occupational health clearance and a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

NB: We are unable to consider students who are not eligible for a Department of Health bursary for this programme.

Teaching and assessment for this course

Teaching methods include academic study and clinical practice experience. There is a great emphasis on clinical skills teaching, with more than half of the programme focused on developing practical abilities. You will have access to well-equipped skills laboratories where you can use clinical equipment and practise on mannequins and teaching models that are relevant to maternity care.

There is a continuous assessment of theory and practice during the midwifery programme. A variety of assessment strategies is used, including extended essays, examinations, refl ective journal writing and projects.

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

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Laura Rowe

"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."


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Entry Requirements

A degree at grade 2.2 or above in a health - or science-related subject; GCSEs at A-C grades (or equivalent) in English Language, Science and Mathematics; Admission to the programme is subject to the criteria set by the NMC and NHS. All programmes and numbers of places are commissioned by the local Strategic Health Authority, NHS London. Wherever possible candidates are encouraged to gain practical work experience in a care setting prior to undertaking the programme and should demonstrate evidence of study within previous five years.Our selection process includes an interview, occupational health clearance and a DBS check.

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