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BSc (Hons) Midwifery 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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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).

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).

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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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.

Find out More

Teaching and Learning During Covid-19

Information for Offer Holders Joining Us in Autumn 2021

Letter from Head of School of Health and Social Care

We are delighted you are interested in joining us at the University of Lincoln and I am writing to let you know about our planning for the new academic year. You currently have an offer of a place at the University and we want to keep you updated so you can start preparing for your future, should you be successful in meeting any outstanding conditions of your offer.

We fully intend your experience with us at Lincoln will be engaging, supportive and academically challenging. We are determined to provide our students with a safe and exciting campus experience, ensuring you benefit from the best that both face-to-face and online teaching offer. We have kept our focus on friendliness and community spirit at Lincoln and we look forward to your participation in that community.

As you know, the UK Government has published its roadmap for the easing of Coronavirus lockdown restrictions in England. There are still some uncertainties for universities around possible restrictions for the next academic year, particularly in relation to social distancing in large group teaching. We are planning in line with government guidance for both face-to-face and online teaching to ensure you have a good campus experience and can complete all the requirements for your programme. We are fully prepared to adapt and flex our plans if changes in government regulations make this necessary during the year.

Face-to-face teaching and interaction with tutors and course mates are key to students’ learning and the broader student experience. Face-to-face sessions will be prioritised where it is most valuable, particularly for seminars, tutorials, workshops, practicals and lab sessions. Students tell us that there are real benefits to some elements of online learning within a blended approach, such as revisiting recorded materials and developing new digital skills and confidence. At Lincoln we aim to take forward the best aspects of both.

This letter sets out in detail various aspects of the planned experience at Lincoln for your chosen subject area, and we hope the information is helpful as you plan for your future.

Teaching and Learning

The School of Health and Social Care, situated in the Sarah Swift Building on the Brayford Campus, looks forward to welcoming you. You will be joining a very active and supportive learning community of staff and students. The BSc (Hons) Midwifery degree prepares students for the vital role of midwives, focussing on women-centred holistic care from antenatal to post-natal care. Our professionally accredited programmes enable students to become registered as midwives with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). A focus on registration and employability is taken throughout the programme and you will be taught by academics and researchers with both practical experience and professional links in the health sector.

Face-to-face teaching sessions will be prioritised where it is most valuable, particularly for seminars, tutorials, clinical workshops and specialist teaching activity. All face-to-face teaching will take place at the Brayford Campus. In Year One there are four modules taught across the year with a focus on theoretical and practical applications to midwifery. In years Two this is built on to an exploration of complex need and to support you in developing professional skills and in Year Three you will continue to study issues in relation to complex care, including neo natal care and innovative and transformational change in midwifery practice. Whilst the pattern may vary across modules, the principle of a mix of face-to-face and online provision will be maintained across your programme of study. For example, skills teaching will take place face-to-face in our clinical teaching suites in the Sarah Swift Building, with stringent processes in place to ensure the safety of all those involved.

Work placement are designed to meet the challenges of midwifery care and practice in working in a rapidly changing clinical practice in hospitals, GP surgeries and community settings. All placement providers ensure that processes are in place to ensure your safety. You are responsible for your own travel, accommodation and general living cost related to placements, with some circumstance in which some costs may be able to be reclaimed from NHS Bursaries. There will be an opportunity for an elective placement at home or internationally and we will review their availability in line with any COVID guidance at the time. The safety of our students and staff is paramount.

Our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) Blackboard will host module information, learning materials, guidance, resources, readings and additional resources to support your learning. This includes full details of the assessment for each module. We use a range of assessment methods, including assignment, projects, tests, groupwork and individual presentations. Each module of learning will be delivered by a small team of staff who will provide you with guidance and support, including tutorials to help you make the most of the learning opportunities presented in each module. You will also have a personal tutor to support you throughout the programme and a Subject Librarian and workshops and on-line programmes to support your knowledge and skills in completing your assessments. If due to changing COVID restrictions we need to make any changes to the planned programme we will communicate with you via the University or the Programme Leader for BSc (Hons) Midwifery.

We would like to remind you of the importance of your occupational health screening. Once we have confirmation of your qualifications, you will (or already have) receive a request for your occupational health screening with our local provider based within the United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust. We operate some very tight deadlines and these must be adhered to as failure to meet these may result in your offer being withdrawn so please do respond to any such requests promptly to avoid delays in you being able to commence your placement.

The University Campus

We are very proud of our beautiful and vibrant campuses at the University of Lincoln and we have used our extensive indoor and outdoor spaces to provide students with access to study and social areas as well as learning resources and facilities, adapting them where necessary in line with government guidance. All the mitigations and safety measures you would expect are in place on our campuses (at Lincoln, Riseholme and Holbeach), such as hand sanitisers, one-way systems, and other social distancing measures where these are required.

Student Wellbeing and Support

The University’s Student Wellbeing Centre and Student Support Centre are fully open for face-to-face and online support. Should you, as one of our applicants, have any questions about coming to Lincoln in October or any other concerns, these specialist teams are here for you. You can contact Student Wellbeing and the Student Support Centre by visiting https://studentservices.lincoln.ac.uk where service details and contact information are available, or if you are in Lincoln you can make an appointment to meet a member of the team.

To enable you to make the most out of your experience in Lincoln and to help you access course materials and other services, we recommend that you have a desktop, laptop or tablet device available during your studies. This will enable you to engage easily with our online learning platforms from your student accommodation or from home. Students can use IT equipment on campus in the Library, our learning lounges, and specialist academic areas; however, there may not always be a space free when you have a timetabled session or an assessment to complete which is why we recommend you have your own device too if possible. If you are struggling to access IT equipment or reliable internet services, please contact ICT for technical support and Student Support who can assist you with further advice and information.

We are committed to providing you with the best possible start to university life and to helping you to prepare for your time with us. As part of this commitment, you can access our Student Life pre-arrival online support package. This collection of digital resources, advice and helpful tips created by current students is designed to help you prepare for the all-important first steps into higher education, enabling you to learn within a supportive community and to make the most of the new opportunities that the University of Lincoln provides. When you are ready, you can begin by going to studentlife.lincoln.ac.uk/starting.

Students Union

Your Students’ Union is here to make sure that you get the most from every aspect of your student experience. They will be providing a huge range of in-person and virtual events and opportunities - you are sure to find something perfect for you! Meet people and find a new hobby by joining one of their 150 sports teams and societies. Grab lunch between teaching or a drink with friends in The Swan, Towers or The Barge. Learn new skills and boost your CV by taking part in training courses and volunteering opportunities in your spare time. Grab a bike from the Cycle Hire and explore the city you will be calling home!

To kick-off the new academic year, your Students’ Union will be bringing you The Official Lincoln Freshers Week 2021, with a huge line-up of social events, club nights, fayres and activities for you enjoy (restrictions permitting). Keep an eye on www.facebook.com/lincolnfreshers21 for line-up and ticket updates, so you don’t miss out.

Most importantly, your Students’ Union will always be there for you when you need it most; making sure that your voice as a student is always heard. The SU Advice Centre can provide independent advice and support on housing, finance, welfare and academic issues. As well as this, your Course Reps are always on hand to make sure that you are getting the best from your academic experience. To find out more about the Students’ Union’s events, opportunities, support and how to get in contact go to: www.lincolnsu.com

Student Accommodation

Many applicants will choose to live in dedicated student accommodation on, or close to, campus and you may well have already booked your student residence for the upcoming year. All University-managed student accommodation will have our Residential Wardens in place. Residential Wardens are here to help you settle into your new accommodation and will be offering flatmate and residential support activities throughout the year. If you have booked University accommodation, you will have already heard from us with further details on where you will be living to help you prepare. If you have not yet booked your accommodation, we still have plenty of options available. In the meantime, lots of advice and information can be found on the accommodation pages of our website: https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studentlife/accommodation 

The information detailed in this letter will form part of your agreement with the University of Lincoln. If we do not hear from you to the contrary prior to enrolment, we will assume that you acknowledge and accept the information contained in this letter. Adaptations to how we work may have to be made in line with any future changes in government guidance, and we will communicate these with you as necessary. Please do review the University’s Admissions Terms and Conditions (in particular sections 8 and 9) and Student Complaints Procedure so you understand your rights and the  agreement between the University and its students. 

We very much hope this information is useful to help you plan for the next step in your academic journey, and we look forward to welcoming you here at Lincoln this Autumn. This is the start of a new phase and will be an exciting time for all of us. If you have any questions, please do email me at kgrafton@lincoln.ac.uk  

Very best wishes,

Dr Kate Grafton

Head of the School of Health and Social Care

"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.

† 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.

Applied Sciences in Midwifery 2022-23MID1002MLevel 42022-23Drawing upon evidence from across the bio-psychosocial sciences students can explore theoretical and practical applications to midwifery. Delivery of care from the antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal period will be explored including care of the neonate and adaptation to extrauterine life. The anatomy and physiology of bodily systems will be taught with specific reference to physiological changes in pregnancy. Sociological and psychological theories relating to transition to parenthood will be explored. The diversity of these sciences aims to help students to understand and appreciate the knowledge base of other professions and the interprofessional team.CoreMidwifery Practice 1A 2022-23MID1003MLevel 42022-23This module is linked to the theory modules Respectful Family Centered Care and Applied Sciences in Midwifery which aim to help students to develop the skills required for their first practice learning experience. This module will include preparation for practice, including the completion of the mandatory skills required for students to practice safely. The placement attached to this module will give students the opportunity to develop skills surrounding the care of women and their families. With high levels of direction and supervision from their practice supervisors and the practice team, students can engage in delivering midwifery care throughout the childbearing continuum. Students can start to implement care by involving women in decision making and by starting to take responsibility for themselves and their role within the interprofessional team. This module is linked to the requirements of the Nursing and Midwifery Councils (NMC) The Code (2015) Professional standards of practice and behaviour for nurses and midwives. The assessment for this module will be undertaken in practice and students will be graded by their practice assessors. They will be required to complete a number of assessed criteria including grading of practice within the practice placement, which is recorded within their practice assessment documentation. Prior to entering practice they will be required to complete all mandatory training requirements and an online numeracy calculation test.CoreMidwifery Practice 1B 2022-23MID1004MLevel 42022-23This module is linked to the theory modules Respectful Family Centered Care and Applied Sciences in Midwifery which are designed to help students to develop the skills required for this practice learning experience. This module is also designed to help students to prepare for placement through the facilitated simulation of the skills required to practice safely. The placement attached to this module can enable students to develop your skills further within both a community setting and an intrapartum setting. This module is linked to the requirements of the Nursing and Midwifery Councils (NMC) The Code (2015) Professional standards of practice and behaviour for nurses and midwives. With high levels of direction and supervision from their practice assessors and practice supervisors and wider the practice team, students can engage in delivering midwifery care, involving women and their families. Students will be expected to start to take responsibility for themselves and their role within the interprofessional team. The competencies described within the Essential Skills Clusters (NMC, 2009) must be met by the end of year one, within clinical practice, in order to progress to year two.CoreRespectful Family Centred Care 2022-23MID1005MLevel 42022-23Students will have the opportunity to explore the evidence base that underpins midwifery both as an art and a science. Students can look at how personal values and principles influence individual contributions to work in health and social care settings. Students can explore models of care available to women and are expected to be able to discuss choice and advocacy with regards to womens care. Statutory, legal, ethical and professional issues will also be explored and applied to midwifery practice. This module will also explore anatomy and physiology of bodily systems, including the physiological changes that take place throughout the childbearing continuum. Students can explore evidence-based resources to underpin both theoretical and practical discussions. The role of the Nursing and Midwifery Council and The Code (NMC, 2015) will be discussed in relation to a Midwife's sphere of practice.CoreHolistic Midwifery Practice 2023-24MID2002MLevel 52023-24This module aims to enable students 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. Students will discuss life-style choices, disability, equality and perinatal mental health and can further extend their understanding of values, ethics and the law. Throughout the module students 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. Students can also explore literature regarding continuity of care and carer, in order to develop their knowledge and understanding of theory and apply this to their own caseload holding experiences.CoreMidwifery Practice 2A 2023-24MID2005MLevel 52023-24This module is linked to the theory modules Holistic Midwifery Practice and Proactive Maternity Care. Prior to undertaking their practice placement students will undergo a period of preparation, which will promote understanding of the learning requirements and include the required mandatory training. The placement attached to this module is designed to enable students to engage with practice in a meaningful matter allowing them to develop and demonstrate insight surrounding care of women who may require input from other health professionals such as the obstetric or neonatal team. With reducing levels of direction and supervision, students will begin to demonstrate independence when providing midwifery care. Students will have the opportunity to support women and their families to make informed choices surrounding their care; taking greater responsibility for themselves and their role within the interprofessional team. This module is linked to the requirements of the Nursing and Midwifery Councils (NMC) The Code (2015) Professional standards of practice and behaviour for nurses and midwives. Prior to entering practice students will be required to complete all mandatory training requirements. The assessment for this module will be predominantly undertaken in practice and students will be graded by their practice assessor. They will be required to complete a number of assessed criteria including grading of practice within the practice placement, which is recorded within their practice assessment documentation. The final assessment on this module is an online numeracy calculation test.CoreMidwifery Practice 2B 2023-24MID2003MLevel 52023-24This module is linked to the modules Holistic Midwifery Practice and Proactive Maternity Care which are designed to help students develop the skills required for this practice learning experience. This module will also aim to help students prepare for placement through the facilitated simulation of the skills required to practice safely. The placement attached to this module will take place predominantly in an intrapartum setting. This module is linked to the requirements of the Nursing and Midwifery Councils (NMC) The Code (2015) Professional standards of practice and behaviour for nurses and midwives. The placement attached to this module will enable students to engage with practice in a meaningful manner, allowing them to demonstrate insight into the care of women who may require input from other health professionals such as the obstetric or neonatal team. Students will be graded on this module within an intrapartum setting, demonstrating their ability to plan care and assist women and families with their decision making. Whilst under the supervision of their practice assessors and practice supervisors students will continue to practice with reducing levels of direction and supervision demonstrating that they are taking on aspects of independence when delivering midwifery care, beginning to make decisions and taking responsibility for themselves and their role within the team.CoreProactive Maternity Care 2023-24MID2004MLevel 52023-24This module will explore the identification and appropriate management of obstetric complications of childbirth, including care of the critically ill woman. Students can learn how to prioritise care and make appropriate decisions within their sphere of practice as a part of the interprofessional team. Students will have the opportunity to develop their 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 guidance.CoreInnovation to Transformation in Midwifery Practice 2024-25MID3002MLevel 62024-25Throughout this module students have the chance to examine contemporary management and leadership issues that impact on midwifery. Students will be encouraged to explore and evaluate a variety of approaches to management and leadership and reflect on personal styles and values based practice in a variety of situations. Students will be encouraged to critically reflect on their own qualities as managers and their leadership and followership behaviours. This module aims to help students to develop core skills in increasing your leadership potential to become a confident leader, follower and manager in your first career steps. The module will focus on the need for innovation and consider ideas for transformational practice whilst recognising the management and leadership challenges this presents. Specifically students will be required to engage in understanding the theory and practice of making a transformation in a clinical service and design, plan and reflect upon a service transformation project proposal.CoreMidwifery Practice 3A 2024-25MID3003MLevel 62024-25This module is linked to the modules Innovation to Transformation in Midwifery Practice and Responsive Care of the Newborn which is designed to help students to develop the skills required for this practice learning experience. This module will provide students with the opportunity to lead and impact on practice in a safe and competent manner. The placement attached to this module will enable students to fully engage with practice in a way that enables them to demonstrate their competence and confidence towards being a registered Midwife. Whilst under the supervision of their practice assessors and practice supervisors, in this first practice experience in year three, students will begin to practice with minimal direction and supervision and increasing levels of independence. Students will have the opportunity to lead on midwifery care, support decisions to plan and implement care within their sphere of practice and take full responsibility for themselves and their role within the interprofessional team. This module is linked to the requirements of the Nursing and Midwifery Councils (NMC) The Code (2015) Professional standards of practice and behaviour for nurses and midwives. The assessment for this module will be carried out in practice and you will be graded by a practice assessor. There is also an online numeracy test linked to this module.CoreMidwifery Practice 3B 2024-25MID3004MLevel 62024-25This module is linked to the modules Innovation to Transformation in Midwifery Practice and Responsive Care of the Newborn which have aim to help students to develop the skills required for this final practice learning experience. This module will support students to prepare for practice focusing on managing and leading complex care. The placement attached to this module is designed to enable students to fully engage with practice in a way that demonstrates their ability to practice independently as a registered Midwife. Whilst under the supervision of their practice assessors and practice supervisors, in this final practice experience prior to registration, students will be expected to demonstrate their ability to practice with minimal direction and supervision and increased levels of independence. Students will have the opportunity to plan, implement and evaluate care decisions in conjunction with the woman and her family. Students will take full responsibility for themselves and their role within the team, recognising the impact of their actions on the quality of the service delivered to people in their care. This module is linked to the requirements of the Nursing and Midwifery Councils (NMC) The Code (2015) Professional standards of practice and behaviour for nurses and midwives. The assessment for this module will be carried out in practice and students will be graded by their practice assessor with the aim of being declared fit for registration subject to completion of all course requirements. Students will be required to complete a number of assessed criteria including grading of practice within the practice placement. In order to achieve this final practice module they must complete the entry to the register requirements specified in the NMC Essential Skills Clusters for pre-registration midwifery education (2009).CoreResponsive Care of the Newborn 2024-25MID3005MLevel 62024-25This module has been designed to extend students' knowledge of neonatal care; including the examination of the newborn, the referral and management of any identified neonatal abnormalities or complications, and the provision of proactive and responsive care to meet their needs. Clinical scenarios will be used throughout the module to explore neonatal pathologies, neonatal care and medical management. Students will be required to familiarise themselves with the NHS Newborn and Infant Physical Examination (NIPE) programme, local guidelines for Examination of the Newborn (ENB) and appropriate referral pathways. This module will provide students with the theoretical knowledge base and underpinning evidence surrounding Examination of the Newborn. It is important to recognise that students will not be able to independently undertake these examinations on completion of the module. Students will be given a preceptorship workbook that may be completed once qualified with the support of their employer and a NIPE assessor.Core

† 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.

Applied Sciences in Midwifery 2021-22MID1002MLevel 42021-22Drawing upon evidence from across the bio-psychosocial sciences students can explore theoretical and practical applications to midwifery. Delivery of care from the antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal period will be explored including care of the neonate and adaptation to extrauterine life. The anatomy and physiology of bodily systems will be taught with specific reference to physiological changes in pregnancy. Sociological and psychological theories relating to transition to parenthood will be explored. The diversity of these sciences aims to help students to understand and appreciate the knowledge base of other professions and the interprofessional team.CoreMidwifery Practice 1A 2021-22MID1003MLevel 42021-22This module is linked to the theory modules Respectful Family Centered Care and Applied Sciences in Midwifery which aim to help students to develop the skills required for their first practice learning experience. This module will include preparation for practice, including the completion of the mandatory skills required for students to practice safely. The placement attached to this module will give students the opportunity to develop skills surrounding the care of women and their families. With high levels of direction and supervision from their practice supervisors and the practice team, students can engage in delivering midwifery care throughout the childbearing continuum. Students can start to implement care by involving women in decision making and by starting to take responsibility for themselves and their role within the interprofessional team. This module is linked to the requirements of the Nursing and Midwifery Councils (NMC) The Code (2015) Professional standards of practice and behaviour for nurses and midwives. The assessment for this module will be undertaken in practice and students will be graded by their practice assessors. They will be required to complete a number of assessed criteria including grading of practice within the practice placement, which is recorded within their practice assessment documentation. Prior to entering practice they will be required to complete all mandatory training requirements and an online numeracy calculation test.CoreMidwifery Practice 1B 2021-22MID1004MLevel 42021-22This module is linked to the theory modules Respectful Family Centered Care and Applied Sciences in Midwifery which are designed to help students to develop the skills required for this practice learning experience. This module is also designed to help students to prepare for placement through the facilitated simulation of the skills required to practice safely. The placement attached to this module can enable students to develop your skills further within both a community setting and an intrapartum setting. This module is linked to the requirements of the Nursing and Midwifery Councils (NMC) The Code (2015) Professional standards of practice and behaviour for nurses and midwives. With high levels of direction and supervision from their practice assessors and practice supervisors and wider the practice team, students can engage in delivering midwifery care, involving women and their families. Students will be expected to start to take responsibility for themselves and their role within the interprofessional team. The competencies described within the Essential Skills Clusters (NMC, 2009) must be met by the end of year one, within clinical practice, in order to progress to year two.CoreRespectful Family Centred Care 2021-22MID1005MLevel 42021-22Students will have the opportunity to explore the evidence base that underpins midwifery both as an art and a science. Students can look at how personal values and principles influence individual contributions to work in health and social care settings. Students can explore models of care available to women and are expected to be able to discuss choice and advocacy with regards to womens care. Statutory, legal, ethical and professional issues will also be explored and applied to midwifery practice. This module will also explore anatomy and physiology of bodily systems, including the physiological changes that take place throughout the childbearing continuum. Students can explore evidence-based resources to underpin both theoretical and practical discussions. The role of the Nursing and Midwifery Council and The Code (NMC, 2015) will be discussed in relation to a Midwife's sphere of practice.CoreHolistic Midwifery Practice 2022-23MID2002MLevel 52022-23This module aims to enable students 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. Students will discuss life-style choices, disability, equality and perinatal mental health and can further extend their understanding of values, ethics and the law. Throughout the module students 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. Students can also explore literature regarding continuity of care and carer, in order to develop their knowledge and understanding of theory and apply this to their own caseload holding experiences.CoreMidwifery Practice 2A 2022-23MID2005MLevel 52022-23This module is linked to the theory modules Holistic Midwifery Practice and Proactive Maternity Care. Prior to undertaking their practice placement students will undergo a period of preparation, which will promote understanding of the learning requirements and include the required mandatory training. The placement attached to this module is designed to enable students to engage with practice in a meaningful matter allowing them to develop and demonstrate insight surrounding care of women who may require input from other health professionals such as the obstetric or neonatal team. With reducing levels of direction and supervision, students will begin to demonstrate independence when providing midwifery care. Students will have the opportunity to support women and their families to make informed choices surrounding their care; taking greater responsibility for themselves and their role within the interprofessional team. This module is linked to the requirements of the Nursing and Midwifery Councils (NMC) The Code (2015) Professional standards of practice and behaviour for nurses and midwives. Prior to entering practice students will be required to complete all mandatory training requirements. The assessment for this module will be predominantly undertaken in practice and students will be graded by their practice assessor. They will be required to complete a number of assessed criteria including grading of practice within the practice placement, which is recorded within their practice assessment documentation. The final assessment on this module is an online numeracy calculation test.CoreMidwifery Practice 2B 2022-23MID2003MLevel 52022-23This module is linked to the modules Holistic Midwifery Practice and Proactive Maternity Care which are designed to help students develop the skills required for this practice learning experience. This module will also aim to help students prepare for placement through the facilitated simulation of the skills required to practice safely. The placement attached to this module will take place predominantly in an intrapartum setting. This module is linked to the requirements of the Nursing and Midwifery Councils (NMC) The Code (2015) Professional standards of practice and behaviour for nurses and midwives. The placement attached to this module will enable students to engage with practice in a meaningful manner, allowing them to demonstrate insight into the care of women who may require input from other health professionals such as the obstetric or neonatal team. Students will be graded on this module within an intrapartum setting, demonstrating their ability to plan care and assist women and families with their decision making. Whilst under the supervision of their practice assessors and practice supervisors students will continue to practice with reducing levels of direction and supervision demonstrating that they are taking on aspects of independence when delivering midwifery care, beginning to make decisions and taking responsibility for themselves and their role within the team.CoreProactive Maternity Care 2022-23MID2004MLevel 52022-23This module will explore the identification and appropriate management of obstetric complications of childbirth, including care of the critically ill woman. Students can learn how to prioritise care and make appropriate decisions within their sphere of practice as a part of the interprofessional team. Students will have the opportunity to develop their 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 guidance.CoreInnovation to Transformation in Midwifery Practice 2023-24MID3002MLevel 62023-24Throughout this module students have the chance to examine contemporary management and leadership issues that impact on midwifery. Students will be encouraged to explore and evaluate a variety of approaches to management and leadership and reflect on personal styles and values based practice in a variety of situations. Students will be encouraged to critically reflect on their own qualities as managers and their leadership and followership behaviours. This module aims to help students to develop core skills in increasing your leadership potential to become a confident leader, follower and manager in your first career steps. The module will focus on the need for innovation and consider ideas for transformational practice whilst recognising the management and leadership challenges this presents. Specifically students will be required to engage in understanding the theory and practice of making a transformation in a clinical service and design, plan and reflect upon a service transformation project proposal.CoreMidwifery Practice 3A 2023-24MID3003MLevel 62023-24This module is linked to the modules Innovation to Transformation in Midwifery Practice and Responsive Care of the Newborn which is designed to help students to develop the skills required for this practice learning experience. This module will provide students with the opportunity to lead and impact on practice in a safe and competent manner. The placement attached to this module will enable students to fully engage with practice in a way that enables them to demonstrate their competence and confidence towards being a registered Midwife. Whilst under the supervision of their practice assessors and practice supervisors, in this first practice experience in year three, students will begin to practice with minimal direction and supervision and increasing levels of independence. Students will have the opportunity to lead on midwifery care, support decisions to plan and implement care within their sphere of practice and take full responsibility for themselves and their role within the interprofessional team. This module is linked to the requirements of the Nursing and Midwifery Councils (NMC) The Code (2015) Professional standards of practice and behaviour for nurses and midwives. The assessment for this module will be carried out in practice and you will be graded by a practice assessor. There is also an online numeracy test linked to this module.CoreMidwifery Practice 3B 2023-24MID3004MLevel 62023-24This module is linked to the modules Innovation to Transformation in Midwifery Practice and Responsive Care of the Newborn which have aim to help students to develop the skills required for this final practice learning experience. This module will support students to prepare for practice focusing on managing and leading complex care. The placement attached to this module is designed to enable students to fully engage with practice in a way that demonstrates their ability to practice independently as a registered Midwife. Whilst under the supervision of their practice assessors and practice supervisors, in this final practice experience prior to registration, students will be expected to demonstrate their ability to practice with minimal direction and supervision and increased levels of independence. Students will have the opportunity to plan, implement and evaluate care decisions in conjunction with the woman and her family. Students will take full responsibility for themselves and their role within the team, recognising the impact of their actions on the quality of the service delivered to people in their care. This module is linked to the requirements of the Nursing and Midwifery Councils (NMC) The Code (2015) Professional standards of practice and behaviour for nurses and midwives. The assessment for this module will be carried out in practice and students will be graded by their practice assessor with the aim of being declared fit for registration subject to completion of all course requirements. Students will be required to complete a number of assessed criteria including grading of practice within the practice placement. In order to achieve this final practice module they must complete the entry to the register requirements specified in the NMC Essential Skills Clusters for pre-registration midwifery education (2009).CoreResponsive Care of the Newborn 2023-24MID3005MLevel 62023-24This module has been designed to extend students' knowledge of neonatal care; including the examination of the newborn, the referral and management of any identified neonatal abnormalities or complications, and the provision of proactive and responsive care to meet their needs. Clinical scenarios will be used throughout the module to explore neonatal pathologies, neonatal care and medical management. Students will be required to familiarise themselves with the NHS Newborn and Infant Physical Examination (NIPE) programme, local guidelines for Examination of the Newborn (ENB) and appropriate referral pathways. This module will provide students with the theoretical knowledge base and underpinning evidence surrounding Examination of the Newborn. It is important to recognise that students will not be able to independently undertake these examinations on completion of the module. Students will be given a preceptorship workbook that may be completed once qualified with the support of their employer and a NIPE assessor.Core

Entry Requirements 2022-23

GCE Advanced Levels: BBB

International Baccalaureate: 30 points overall.

BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Distinction, Merit.

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

This programme also requires 3 GCSEs at grades A*-C, including English, Maths and Science, or equivalent qualifications, such as Functional Skills Level 2.

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- Settled residential status in the United Kingdom in line with the requirements of the 1977 Immigration Act- 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.

Entry Requirements 2021-22

GCE Advanced Levels: BBB

International Baccalaureate: 30 points overall.

BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Distinction, Merit.

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

This programme also requires 3 GCSEs at grades A*-C, including English, Maths and Science, or equivalent qualifications, such as Functional Skills Level 2.

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- Settled residential status in the United Kingdom in line with the requirements of the 1977 Immigration Act- 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.

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.

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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