Module code: NUR3180

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 provider

School of Health Sciences

Module Leader

GREENACRE R Ms (Health Sci.)

Number of Credits: 60

ECTS Credits: 30

Framework: FHEQ Level 6

JACs code: B720

Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A

Module Availability

Crosses academic years

Prerequisites / Co-requisites


Module content

Indicative content includes:

Perineal Repair
Infant feeding (breastfeeding and bottle feeding)
Building close and loving relationships between mother and infant
RCM Support
Creating a Portfolio / Evidence for Revalidation
Human Factors
Duty of Candor
A-Equip model of midwifery clinical supervision
The Future of Midwifery Practice
Clinical skills half-day: (includes a simulated, real-time obstetric emergency scenario the clinical management of shoulder dystocia in a simulated environment and the assessment and discussion of high-risk CTGs).

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework ESC DOCUMENTATION Pass/Fail
Practical based assessment INFANT FEEDING VIVA 50

Alternative Assessment

None as all are core to meet NMC Standards.

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:

Practice Portfolio 50% (Addresses learning outcomes: 1 & 2)
Infant Feeding VIVA 50% (Addresses learning outcome 3)


Formative assessment

Mentor formative feedback within the practice setting

Formative VIVA



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

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
001 Complete all elements of the NMC competencies and essential skills clusters and demonstrate completion of the required experience to meet the EC directives to enable entry to the NMC register, including a drug assessment KCPT
002 Begin to take a leadership role in the management of a ward area including carrying out a drug round with the associated assessment of the patient and detailed understanding of the common medicines used, and, organising and prioritising care for a group of women KCPT
003 Provide confident and flexible advice, support and management plans for women experiencing frequently occurring infant feeding issues using contemporary evidence and effective communication skills KCPT

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Overall student workload

Workshop Hours: 2

Independent Study Hours: 168

Lecture Hours: 4

Seminar Hours: 17

Tutorial Hours: 1

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 classroon-based theory & case discussion – 6hrs x 4 weeks, 4 x 1 weeks,
Experiential learning in simulation suite – 5 hours x 3 weeks,  
Mentor supported learning and formative feedback - 37 ½ hours x 22 weeks
Formative OSCE and summative OSCE – 1 hour x 2 weeks
Formative feedback tutorial – 1 hr x 1 week

Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.

Reading list


Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Midwifery (Registered Midwife) BSc (Hons)(NURSES PRE-REG SEP) Cross Year Core Each unit of assessment must be passed at 40% 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 2018/9 academic year.