Modules for course B720 | BM/MW
BM Midwifery(3 yr)

This is a provisional list of modules to be offered on this course in the 2018–19 academic year.

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Year 1 Modules

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

Semester 2

  • NMW-1202: Intro to health of individuals (40)
    Basic human physiology. Homeostasis. Introduction to medical disorders. Introduction to the physiology of childbearing. Individualised midwifery care. Working in teams. Personal values and beliefs. Culture and language sensitivity. Informed choice. Empowerment. History taking. Care plans. Adaptation to Parenthood. Role of the midwife in facilitating normality. Minor ailments of pregnancy. Normal changes in antenatal period. Embryology. Fetal and placental development Fetal skull. Maternal pelvis. Introduction to the stages of labour. Physiology of puerperium. Physiology of breast feeding. Mechanism of Labour. Adaptation to extra uterine life. Revisit in relation to birth: Diverse family groups. Cultural and spiritual needs. Individualised midwifery care. Working in teams. Personal values and beliefs. Culture and language sensitivity. Observations of pulse, blood pressure, respiration. Urinalysis.

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  • NMW-1203: Intro to evidence based prac (40) (Semester 3)
    Study skills. Portfolio development Reflective practice. Introduction to Research and critical analysis. Professional issues Introduction to supervision. Introduction to ethics. Midwives Rules, History of Midwifery. Accountability, Confidentiality. Data Protection Act. Freedom of Information Act. Record keeping. Health Service Structures. Introduction into working in the Health Care Environment. Simple administration of medicines: Oral. Intramuscular. Subcutaneous. Per rectum. Numeracy and pharmacology. Introduction to other routes of administration of medicines. Pain relief: Pharmacological and non-pharmacological. Normal blood and urine values. Venepuncture Neonatal blood testing – heel prick. Informed choice. Empowerment. History taking. Care plans. Adaptation to Parenthood. Role of the midwife in facilitating normality.

Year 2 Modules

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

  • NMW-2201: Role of midwife in society (40)
    Physiology and care and support in childbirth. Care plan. Birth plan. Models of care. Philosophies of care. Other roles in maternity care. Continuous fetal monitoring Fire drills. Setting up of Tens, epidural. CTG interpretation. Use of Entonox. Auscultation in labour. Induction of labour. Artificial rupture of membranes. Participation in instrumental delivery. Support and companionship in labour. Eating and drinking. Normal Labour Pathway. Initial examination of the neonate. Breast feeding. Choices in place of birth. Skin to skin contact. Flexible working policy. Womens rights and benefits. Genital mutilation. Domestic abuse. Cultural issues. Language awareness. Women with disability. Empowerment. History taking. Admission to labour ward. Episiotomy and perineal suturing. Catheterisation Vaginal examination

Semester 2

  • NMW-2202: Public health role of mid (40)
    Teaching individuals and groups. Parent craft. Imparting information/communication. Group management/interaction. Epidemiology. Domestic abuse. Smoking cessation. Disadvantaged groups. Challenging behaviour. Child protection. Sexual health. Genetics. Medical disorders. Teenage pregnancy. Role of Social Services. Role of the health visitor. Early Pregnancy unit. Government initiatives. Community profiling. GP. Drugs and Alcohol Midwife. Fertility and infertility. Termination of pregnancy. Pre-Conception. Family planning clinics. Antenatal Screening Newborn screening. Cytology. Breast feeding. Dealing with mental health issues.

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  • NMW-2203: Dev prof in mid prac (40) (Semester 3)
    Revisit normal pregnancy Maintaining normality. Partnership working. NHS systems. Independent midwifery Professional regulation. CARIS/ congenital abnormalities. Report writing. Critical appraisal. Application of research to practice. Polyhydramnios. ECV. Unstable lie. Rhesus incompatibility. Errors of metabolism. Diabetes. Instrumental birth Still birth. APH and PPH. Induction of labour. C/S. Twins/breech. Pre eclampsia, HELLP. Placenta Previa. PN depression. PROM. IUGR – T.O.R.C.H. Oligohydramnios Congenital abnormalities. Neonatal hypoglycaemia. Cholestasis. Fatty liver. MRP, instrumental deliveries.

Year 3 Modules

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

  • NMW-3201: Achieving Quality Care (40)
    Revisit supervision of midwifery. Physiology and care and support in childbirth. Care plan. Birth plan. Models of care. Philosophies of care. Other roles in maternity care. Research methods. Critical analysis. Continuous fetal monitoring Fire drills. Setting up of Tens, epidural. CTG interpretation. Use of Entonox. Auscultation in labour. Induction of labour. Artificial rupture of membranes. Participation in instrumental delivery.

Semester 2

  • NMW-3202: Prof and ethical issues (40)
    Supervision of Midwives. Midwives Rules. The NMC code. Ethical theory. Confidentiality. Consent and decision making. Abortion Act. Religious/Ethnic/Cultural taboos. Informed Choice. Supervision – Professional dilemmas. Midwife advocate. Breaking Bad News/Bereavement counselling. Place of birth. Domestic Violence/Child Protection. Termination of pregnancy. Dealing with complaints. Episiotomy. Suturing.

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  • NMW-3203: Prof in mid practice (40) (Semester 3)
    Management skills/workload/Health professionals. Interview skills. Workload. Staff handover. Professional autonomy and responsibility. Management of self Time management. Reporting of critical incidents. Law, Human Rights, Data Protection, freedom of Information. Informing Healthcare. Percepteship. Maternity Benefits, employment benefits. ARM – Association of Radical Midwives. AIMS – Association of Improvement in Maternity Services. Unions – RCM, UNISON, RCN. Management of change. Change theories Management theories.