DEVELOPING MIDWIFERY PRACTICE - 2017/8

Module code: NUR2125

Module provider

School of Health Sciences

Module Leader

BOON JM Mrs (Health Sci.)

Number of Credits

60

ECT Credits

30

Framework

FHEQ Level 5

JACs code

B720

Module cap (Maximum number of students)

N/A

Module Availability

Crosses academic years

Overall student workload

Seminar Hours: 23

Tutorial Hours: 1

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework ESC DOCUMENTATION (INCLUDING DRUG ASSESSMENT IN PRACTICE AND TEACHING OSCE) Pass/Fail
Coursework CLINICAL GRADING TOOL 50
Coursework WRITTEN ASSESSMENT 50

Alternative Assessment

None as all are core to meet NMC Standards

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

Completion of previous practice module  

Module overview

You will be in a learning environment facilitated by a variety of health professionals, and guided and assessed by a named mentor.  Learning will be a progressive learning journey in order to meet the standards at the end of the programme within the scope of practice relevant to your professional group, with the ability to recognize your own limitations and plan how to address these.  Supernumerary means you are not counted in the staff numbers but will be working alongside the clinical team.  You will develop essential skills, through practice experience, to demonstrate your ability to practice safely and independently within a multi-disciplinary environment.  This will be progressively developed throughout the programme.  A named mentor is allocated to guide and facilitate your learning experience and undertake assessment to ensure your learning outcomes are achieved.  This experience is managed through a team approach and the named mentor, with or without a co-mentor, will be allocated to oversee (directly or indirectly) a minimum of 40% of your clinical time.  It is important to note that this can be calculated differently within various placements (e.g. could be 40% per week or 40% of the entire placement) and will be negotiated/discussed with the mentor in line with the needs of service). The mentor will take feedback from the team to collate a final assessment.  This can be both formative and summative.  A sign off mentor will ensure final learning outcomes are evidenced and assessed at appropriate levels and times.  There is a requirement that in order to achieve the above you will need to access a variety of placements across the geographic area.  This will also involve working shift patterns (24/7) which meet the needs of that service provision.

Module aims

The aim of this module is to focus on the final practice placement and the consolidation of learning as a student midwife, prior to registration as a midwife in line with NMC Regulations (2009).

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
Complete the essential skills clusters at the end of the second progression point
Demonstrate practice skills in providing care to women, families and neonates in normal childbearing and more complicated pregnancies.
Demonstrate an understanding of how to manage breastfeeding in special circumstances and women experiencing breastfeeding problems.
Develop skills required to care for women and neonates experiencing obstetric emergencies, this may be in a simulated environment.
Demonstrate an ability to offer evidence based information to women and their families which supports themĀ  through normal childbearing and more complicated pregnancies (OSCE) and successfully complete the drug assessment and detailed understanding of specific midwifery drugs within the practice portfolio.

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Module content

Indicative content includes:


Reflection
CTG
Management of medicines and the role of the midwife
Controlled drugs safety and legistlation
Parent Education
Neonatal and adult basic life support
Moving and Handling
Special care baby unit
Breastfeeding
Pain
Long term conditions related to perinatal health

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:

Enable successful completion of the essential skills required for midwifery practice.

 

The learning and teaching methods include:

 


Taught simulation sessions
Taught classroon-based theory
Seminar discussion
Mentor supporrted learning and formative feedback

Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate

Successful completion of the ESCs for NMC Registration

 

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:


Portfolio
Parent education OSCE in practice
Drug assessment in practice
Written reflection submitted via Surrey learn


 

Formative assessment

Mentor formative feedback within the practice setting

 

 Feedback

Through portfolio progress meetings with mentors and at final summative practice assessment meeting.

Reading list

Reading list for DEVELOPING MIDWIFERY PRACTICE : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/nur2125

Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Midwifery (Registered Midwife) BSc (Hons)(NURSES PRE-REG SEP) Cross Year Core A pass as determined by the relevant criteria is required to pass the module

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2017/8 academic year.