Midwifery (80-week shortened programme for nurses) MSc / Postgraduate Diploma

City University London
In Islington (Grossbritannien)

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  • Postgraduate
  • Islington (Grossbritannien)
  • Wann:
    September 2017

Overview As a midwife you will be working with families and parents at one of the most important times of their lives. You will be caring for and supporting women and their partners during pregnancy, childbirth and the postnatal period.The Postgraduate Midwifery Diploma (80 week shortened course for Nurses) prepares qualified adult nurses to pursue a rewarding and challenging career in midwifery. Nurses will be able to specialise and enter a career in midwifery, where they can support women and their families at crucial stage in their lives.Who is the course for?Our graduate-entry courses allow graduates with a first degree from disciplines other than healthcare to gain a pre-registration health qualification in approximately two years as opposed to the usual three - providing a fast-track route into health. They are also designed for students who wish to gain a second registration in midwifery.Why study Midwifery 80 week shortened course at City?Fast track to a rewarding and challenging career in midwifery in 18 months.Combine theoretical study and develop clinical skills within our excellent clinical simulation facilities.Benefit from a salaried course funded by the NHS.Undertake work placements within four London communities of practice as part of the midwifery diploma.Have the option to top up the Postgraduate Diploma to a Masters degree at City.Postgraduate Diploma Midwifery Conversion to MScStudents who have successfully completed their Postgraduate Diploma in Midwifery at City University London should consider “topping up” their degree to a masters degree.Entry points are in September and January of each year.The fee for the dissertation for 2016-17 is £2000 (Home Students) / £4000The fee for the research methods module is discounted for all PGDip Alumni costing £1500. 

For further information on the MSc conversion please visit the Careers/ Further Study section, or contact Mandie Scamell...

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Wo und wann

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Northampton Square, EC1V 0HB , London, Grossbritannien
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Was lernen Sie in diesem Kurs?

Skills and Training


Course Content

The course is delivered through a mixture of clinical practice and academic study. You will experience a wealth of opportunities for learning with midwives, women and their families within the hospital and community settings. From the outset of your journey you will be able to apply your growing knowledge and skills holistically through the undertaking of a small caseload of women. This will be with the support of your mentors and supervisors of midwives. A portfolio of practice will help to steer your learning and integrate the theoretical strands into your practice.

On successful completion of the course students will be able to register with the NMC to practice as a midwife. Students will also be able to top-up their Postgraduate Diploma to a Masters degree at City University London.

Courses start in September and March each year.

Course Structure

The programme will enable you to develop your skills, your professional knowledge and your understanding of the midwife's role, understand childbirth and the current issues in midwifery practice. It will provide knowledge and skills on the promotion of health and well-being of childbearing women and their families.

Experience will be gained in all areas of maternity services including community clinics, birthing centres, the antenatal clinic, delivery suite, antenatal/postnatal wards and women's homes. You'll also understand the value and importance of working within a multi-professional team to ensure the best possible outcome for women and babies when complexities arise.

The course commences with an orientation module followed by modules related to the following themes:

  • Applied Biological Sciences
  • Fundamental Aspects of Care
  • Professional Midwifery Knowledge
  • Psychosocial Sciences and Public Health

Students will be able to combine theoretical study and develop clinical skills within our excellent clinical simulation facilities. The course has a theory/practice split of 40%-60%.

Students will be allocated to a clinical area and supported by a trained midwifery mentor and practice education facilitator.
Independent study time is also given so students can develop their individual learning.

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Teaching and Assessment

Teaching and learning involves lecture sessions, workshops, small group activities and discussions and whole class discussion. You will split your time between clinical practice and the university, with 60% of your time gaining clinical practice experience and 40% of your time being theory based. Some of the student-directed study time is used for reflective practice sessions held within the practice setting.

Modules are assessed through a combination of group work, written coursework, written and clinical...