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156 weeks

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B720

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MIDMIDUB

BSc (Hons) Midwifery

From September 2020, new and returning degree-level nursing and midwifery students, and some students in allied health professions, will receive a payment of at least £5,000 a year which they will not need to pay back. This is in addition to any financial support they receive through the Student Loans Company.

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Key Information

Full-time

156 weeks

Typical Offer

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Campus

Brayford Pool

Validation Status

Subject to Revalidation

Fees

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UCAS Code

B720

Course Code

MIDMIDUB

Welcome to BSc (Hons) Midwifery

Midwives offer specialist support to mothers from the antenatal to the postnatal period, and work with a range of healthcare professionals to promote the best interests of a mother and her baby.

Underpinned by national policy, our midwifery degree focuses on women-centred holistic care, combining theory with practical placements. Successful graduates will be eligible to register as a midwife with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

Students will have the unique opportunity to be Newborn and Infant Physical (NIPE ) examination-ready at the point of qualifying. Newly qualified Midwives at the point of qualifying should meet with and discuss this qualification with the Practice Development Midwives/Education team to determine how their employer will support them in their transition from student to practicing as a NIPE midwife.

How You Study

The course has been structured to encourage students to think critically and apply evidence to support their clinical practice. It is designed to meet NMC education requirements for student midwives, and is informed by national policy.

The programme is both theory and practice based. There are opportunities to experience a wide range of practice placements, ranging from the antenatal to the postnatal period, incorporating intrapartum care and covering the whole childbearing continuum, encompassing midwifery and consultant-led care. It examines a wide variety of physical, social, and psychological needs, equipping students with the knowledge to support patients during their transition into parenthood.

Students are able to undertake clinical practice within a non-midwifery setting, including in a medical, neonatal unit, and within a hospital gynaecology ward. Throughout the course, students can learn about how to ensure women are able to make informed choices and remain at the centre of the decision-making process.

Theory sessions can include lectures, seminars, enquiry-based learning, self-directed study, and simulation. Throughout their studies, students can be supported by academics, practice educators, and mentors.

Theory modules can include Respectful Family Centred Care; Applied Sciences in Midwifery; Holistic Midwifery Practice; Proactive Maternity Care; Responsive Care of the Newborn; and Innovation to Transformation in Midwifery Practice.

What You Need to Know

We want you to have all the information you need to make an informed decision on where and what you want to study. To help you choose the course that’s right for you, we aim to bring to your attention all the important information you may need. Our What You Need to Know page offers detailed information on key areas including contact hours, assessment, optional modules, and additional costs.

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An Introduction to Your Modules

† Some courses may offer optional modules. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.

Bio-Psychosocial Foundations of Midwifery 2022-23MID1006MLevel 42022-23In this module you will learn body systems as applied to specific cases within midwifery practice. This will include the anatomy and physiology as well as the psychological and sociological aspects and theories associated with that case. The diversity of these cases will assist you in understanding and appreciating the knowledge base underpinning the care you provide. This module will help you to develop your skills and prepare you for your first placement.CoreDeveloping Holistic Midwifery Care 2022-23MID1007MLevel 42022-23This module will develop your knowledge and understanding of maternity care provision during the childbearing continuum. This will focus upon individualised holistic care focusing on choice and decision making, and working in partnership with women and their families. The module will introduce the concept of evidence-based practice and the knowledge required to effectively facilitate the physiology of childbirth and the newborn. These will include the psychological, social, emotional and spiritual factors that may positively or adversely affect the childbearing continuum.CoreEssential Midwifery Practice 2022-23MID1008MLevel 42022-23This module will require you to draw on your learning from the other modules in year one of your programme to begin to demonstrate your understanding of midwifery practice. These will include anatomy and physiology, and your development of midwifery care for women and their families. This module will include your preparation for practice, including the completion of mandatory skills required for you to practice safely. The placement attached to this module will give you the opportunity to develop skills surrounding the care of women/birthing people and their families. With high levels of direction and supervision from your practice supervisor and the practice team, you will engage in delivering midwifery care throughout the childbearing continuum. You will start to implement care by involving women in decision making and by starting to take responsibility for yourself and your role within the interprofessional team. This module is linked to the requirements of the Nursing and Midwifery Councils (NMC) The Code (2018) Professional standards of practice and behaviour for nurses and midwives. With high levels of direction and supervision from your practice supervisor and the practice team, you will engage in delivering midwifery care throughout the childbearing continuum. You will start to implement care by involving women in decision making and by starting to take responsibility for yourself and your role within the interprofessional team. This module is linked to the requirements of the Nursing and Midwifery Councils (NMC) The Code (2018) Professional standards of practice and behaviour for nurses and midwives.CoreProfessional Aspects of Midwifery Care 2022-23MID1009MLevel 42022-23As a health professional you will be working with a wide range of different people; including other professionals, colleagues, families, carers and the general public. Your accountability as a practicing midwife on registration is underpinned by the NMC Code and the professional standards of proficiency for midwives. This module will support your development of knowledge and skills in order for you to fulfill your role in practice both as a student midwife and on registration with the NMC. Cohesive interprofessional teamworking is also essential to facilitate successful and integrated healthcare services. Interprofessional teamwork is the means by which different healthcare professionals bring together their diverse knowledge, skills and talents to collaborate and achieve a common goal. Students will explore the law in the context of professional practice, including but not limited to the complexities of informed consent; support and advocacy for women and their families; providing care within the NMC Code (2018) and the importance of providing culturally sensitive individualised care in a diverse community. There is a requirement for student midwives to complete a numeracy assessment as part of their pre-registration programme. This module will build on other aspects of the year 1 programme related to numeracy, for example medicines management, and prepare you for your numeracy assessment.CoreApplying Midwifery Practice 2023-24MID2006MLevel 52023-24This practice module links to theory modules; Safe and Effective Midwifery Care, The Midwife as a Scholar and Public Health and Global Midwifery. This module module will enable you to continue to develop your knowledge and skills for midwifery practice . You will be required to continue to complete your Midwifery Ongoing Record of Achievement (MORA) by working in partnership with women/birthing people and families to achieve individualised compassionate care across the whole childbearing continuum.CorePublic Health and Global Midwifery 2023-24MID2007MLevel 52023-24This module will enable you to explore midwifery care from a global perspective, encompassing health promotion pre-conceptually and throughout the antenatal and postnatal period. The social and psychosocial determinants of health will be examined, recognising diversity and cultural considerations within health care. You will discuss life-style choices, disability, equality and perinatal mental health and further extend your understanding of values, ethics and the law. Throughout the module you will have the opportunity to explore a wide range of different medical conditions, their impact on a pregnancy and the impact of a pregnancy on the condition will be discussed in relation to health promotion.CoreSafe and Effective Midwifery Care 2023-24MID2008MLevel 52023-24This module will explore the identification and appropriate management of obstetric complications of childbirth, including care of the critically ill woman. You will learn how to prioritise care and make appropriate decisions within your scope of practice as a part of the interprofessional team. You will have the opportunity to develop your skills via real time simulation within a theoretical environment and gain confidence and competence in aspects of complex cases. Literature and national reporting systems will be explored to underpin decision making and management to ensure care is of a high standard in line with national guidanceCoreThe Midwife as a Scholar 2023-24MID2009MLevel 52023-24This module enables you to explore research in the context of midwifery practice. You will develop your understanding of the importance of evidence based practice and how it impacts on the delivery of midwifery services. Through your studies you will learn how to locate and critically appraise evidence, obtain an overview of different research methodologies and learn how to analyse and apply evidence and data. Ethical issues in research and the implications of planning service change will be explored.CoreCare of the Newborn 2024-25MID3006MLevel 62024-25In this module you will learn the skills required to carry out a safe and accurate assessment of a newborn child whilst taking account of the needs of the parent. Through your reading and your practice, you will develop the skills to undertake a comprehensive health and social history, understand the role of the midwife in the examination of the newborn, and understand the importance of making appropriate referrals. You will learn the importance of interprofessional and multiprofessional working. You will also learn how to provide sensitive support in the case of bereavement. Throughout the module you will underpin your learning with best evidence, and you will at all times consider the psychological, social, emotional and spiritual factors behind the examination of the newborn.CoreEvaluating Midwifery Practice 2024-25MID3007MLevel 62024-25This module is a continuation of Facilitating Care of the Newborn allowing students time to complete their NIPE proficiencies. Examining referrals and multi professional working as well as supporting women and families. Students will have the opportunity to discuss and implement care pathways in relation to newborn screening and health and continue to develop their communication skills within clinical practice.CoreThe Midwife as a Leader 2024-25MID3008MLevel 62024-25Leadership of self and others are fundamental aspects of the Registered Midwifes role. You will build on what you have learnt throughout the programme and this module will help you to explore aspects of leadership and management of self and others in midwifery practice. It will also help you to look at the skills for facilitating learning in practice to allow you to supervise others. You will explore management and leadership theories and how human factors can influence and impact upon organisational culture, service delivery and care quality. You will further develop your knowledge of how to function effectively as a member of a team, motivating and supporting your colleagues. Collectively we will explore critical and constructive reflection as a registered Midwife preparing your for lifelong personal and professional development. This will include coaching and supervision skills and techniques to support and facilitate the development of others.CoreTransforming Midwifery Practice 2024-25MID3009MLevel 62024-25This module is about leadership and change in relation to service development with the aim of transforming midwifery services for the improvement of midwifery practice. This module will help you to understand the crucial aspects of midwifery service delivery including workforce, resource allocation and quality. You will be given the opportunity to critically apprise an aspect of service delivery and using best evidence and appropriate transformation methodologies, propose changes to an aspect of provision to improve the experience of those accessing the service.Core

Did You Know?

To enhance their studies, students have access to the University's specialist clinical suites which simulate hospital and home environments. In particular, our mock ward hospital setting features realistic patient bays as well as clinical tools to provide a realistic NHS-standard facility to help you gain confidence in practice.

"This course aims to enable you to become an accountable midwife, responsive to the diverse needs of the women and families you care for. Our ethos is to ensure you provide respectful care and equip you with skills to become a resilient practitioner."

Kizzy Lynch, Programme Leader

Placements

Students are assessed in clinical practice by practice assessors and practice supervisors in all areas of midwifery including antenatal, intrapartum, and postnatal. Additionally, students can attend clinical placements in a non-midwifery placements.

Students are responsible for their own travel, accommodation, and general living costs while on placements.

Entry Requirements 2022-23

A Level: BBB (120 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 3 A levels or equivalent qualifications).

International Baccalaureate: 30 points overall.

BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Distinction, Merit or equivalent qualifictions.

Access to Higher Education Diploma: 45 Level 3 credits with a minimum of 120 UCAS Tariff points

A combination of qualifications which may include A Levels, BTEC, EPQ etc

This programme also requires 3 GCSEs at grades A*-C, including English, Maths and Science, or equivalent qualifications, such as Functional Skills Level 2. The University accepts a wide range of qualifications as the basis for entry. We will also consider applicants with extensive and relevant work experience and will give special individual consideration to those who do not meet the standard entry qualifications.

Other requirements include:

- EU and International students whose first language is not English will require English Language IELTS 6.5 with no less than 5.5 in each element.http://www.lincoln.ac.uk/englishrequirements- Successful performance at an interview- Knowledge of contemporary health and social care issues, and the nature of nursing in a public health context- Understanding of written material and can communicate clearly and accurately in written and spoken English- Resident in the United Kingdom for at least three years- Satisfactory completion of Occupational Health Check- Satisfactory completion of an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) (formerly the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB)).

When you choose Midwifery in your UCAS application, you will be asked an additional question regarding criminal convictions. Here you must declare all spent and unspent criminal convictions including (but not limited to) cautions, reprimands, final warnings, bind over orders or similar and details of any minor offences, fixed penalty notices, penalty notices for disorder, ASBOs or VOOs.

Further information can be found at http://www.isa-gov.org.ukWe cannot accept deferred applications for Nursing or Social Work. You must apply in the year you wish to start the programme.

If you would like further information about entry requirements, or would like to discuss whether the qualifications you are currently studying are acceptable, please contact the Admissions team on 01522 886097, or email admissions@lincoln.ac.uk. If your application is not successful, you may be offered the option of changing your application to either the BSc in Nursing (Adult) or BSc in Nursing (Mental Health). Any offers made would be subject to a successful interview (where an interview has not already taken place), spaces available, and meeting the course entry requirements.

Fees and Scholarships

Going to university is a life-changing step and it's important to understand the costs involved and the funding options available before you start. A full breakdown of the fees associated with this programme can be found on our course fees pages.

Course Fees

For eligible undergraduate students going to university for the first time, scholarships and bursaries are available to help cover costs. The University of Lincoln offers a variety of merit-based and subject-specific bursaries and scholarships. For full details and information about eligibility, visit our scholarships and bursaries pages.

Programme Specific Funding and Bursaries

From September 2020, new and returning degree-level nursing, paramedic science, and midwifery students, and some students in allied health professions, will receive a payment of at least 5,000 a year which they will not need to pay back. This is in addition to any financial support they receive through the Student Loans Company. For more information visit: https://www.healthcareers.nhs.uk/career-planning/study-and-training/considering-or-university/financial-support-university

Course-Specific Additional Costs

Students are responsible for their own travel, accommodation and general living costs while on placement.

Kizzy Lynch - Lead Midwife for Education (Senior Lecturer) and Programme Leader

Kizzy Lynch - Lead Midwife for Education (Senior Lecturer) and Programme Leader

"This course aims to enable you to become an accountable midwife, responsive to the diverse needs of the women and families you care for. Our ethos is to ensure you provide respectful care and equip you with skills to become a resilient practitioner."

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