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Practice Development: Midwifery PgC

Course Description

In the constantly evolving world of healthcare, it's important that professional keep their skills fresh to provide the best level of service. If you're unsure whether your skills as a midwife are the most relevant, then why not complete our PgC programme and build on your experiences? We are perfect for those returning to work after an extended break or those who have worked extensively in the field, increasing your base knowledge and skills to match the changing and dynamic health economy.

We understand the need for a flexible approach to learning, which is why we offer resources that allow you to study at your own pace and around your workload. You'll develop the right skills to lead to big changes in your career, so take a formal qualification and increase your employability prospects.

You will need to complete an induction prior to commencement of your first module. We have a comprehensive online induction package to welcome you to both the University and your programme of study; alternatively classroom-based induction days take place at our Lancaster and Carlisle campuses and are usually scheduled for the first week of each semester.

Course outline

This 60 credit award at postgraduate level will equip you with the knowledge and skills required for evidence based care and the provision of expert midwifery practice.

You will be required to attend one of the induction days prior to commencing the first module of your course (distance learning students excepted). If you have studied at the University of Cumbria in the past two years, the requirement to attend the induction day may be waived. The closing date for applications is 5 working days prior to the module start date or, if this is your first module, 5 working days prior to the induction date.

Other admission details

Admissions criteria are per the University Admissions Policy. Normally applicants will be required to hold an Honours degree classification 2ii or above in a cognate subject. For applicants who do not meet this requirement, non-standard entry criteria will apply. In such cases, applicants will be interviewed using a proforma. It is expected that such candidates will have evidence of successful study at level 6 (or equivalent) within the preceding 5 years.

Applications will be reviewed on an individual basis and potential students will be offered advice by an academic tutor on the suitability of the award and their module choice within the award, dependent on factors such as currency of prior learning, and their personal and professional development needs. Students should be able to show potential benefit from studying for the award and a commitment to attempting the assessment items.

Visit the Practice Development: Midwifery PgC page on the University of Cumbria website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Students should be registered midwives. See course description for further admission details.

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