Midwifery (Registered Midwife) BSc (Hons) - 2021/2

Awarding body

University of Surrey

Teaching institute

University of Surrey

Framework

FHEQ Level 6

Final award and programme/pathway title

BSc (Hons) Midwifery (Registered Midwife)

Subsidiary award(s)

Award Title
Ord Health Care
DipHE Health Care
CertHE Health Care

Professional recognition

Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)
Recognised by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) for the purpose of registration as a qualified midwife.

Modes of study

Route code Credits and ECTS Credits
Full-time UTA10005 360 credits and 180 ECTS credits

JACs code

100288

QAA Subject benchmark statement (if applicable)

Midwifery

Other internal and / or external reference points

NMC (2009) Standards for Pre-Registration Midwifery Education. London: Nursing and Midwifery Council European Union Directive Recognition of Professional Qualifications 2005/36/EC Article 40 NMC (2015) Code of Conduct, Performance and Ethics for nurses and midwives. London: Nursing and Midwifery Council

Faculty and Department / School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences - School of Health Sciences

Programme Leader

GREENACRE Rebecca (Health Sci.)

Date of production/revision of spec

22/10/2021

Educational aims of the programme

  • Develop confident, competent and responsive autonomous and accountable practitioners with the knowledge, skills and behaviours required to deliver and lead high quality evidence-based midwifery care across a range of healthcare environments. Enable students to act with professional integrity and demonstrate achievement of the professional standards as defined by the NMC Standards for pre-registration midwifery (NMC, 2019a), and to practice within The Code (NMC, 2018) as well as the outcomes presented by the UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative.
  • Prepare and develop students to deliver safe and compassionate evidence-based, person centred care; whilst demonstrating the values and attitudes in keeping with non-discriminatory practice and an orientation towards holistic care who are respectful and enable human rights of women and infants and who ensure that care focuses on the needs, preferences and decisions of women and their new-born infant. To facilitate partnership working with health and social care professionals, service users, carers and families, acknowledging the contribution of a collaborative approach to care and the importance of education for health.
  • To deliver a programme rooted in normality whilst preparing midwives to care for all women including those with complex medical, obstetric and social needs; enabling the graduate midwife to fulfil the lead practitioner role, to be the first point of contact for women, to promote and enhance the management of normal births and to coordinate and provide care in high risk and complex pregnancies and along the whole of the maternity pathway, from pre-pregnancy, pregnancy, labour and birth, postpartum and early weeks of new-born infants¿ life.
  • Enable students to become flexible, self-directed leaders who can adapt to rapid change in health systems and contexts, and to develop their own knowledge and skills. This will enable them to continue developing as accountable practitioners, utilising research to inform clinical governance and practice outcomes but also increase midwifery knowledge and advance the profession through audit, research and education.

Programme learning outcomes

Attributes Developed Awards Ref.
Explore the importance of holistic care and assessment promoting individuals' rights, dignity, interests, preferences, beliefs and cultures; to develop an understanding of human identity using a person-centred approach. KCPT CertHE
Develop an understanding of personal and professional values and behaviour in accordance with The NMC Code (2018). KCPT CertHE
Demonstrate an understanding of effective communication skills including overcoming barriers and the use of strategies to support the practitioner¿s approach in practice. KCPT CertHE
Develop an awareness of how an individual's health is affected by their psychological wellbeing, economic and social/ cultural circumstances. KCPT CertHE
Identify principles and concepts of legal and ethical frameworks and policy to inform professional care delivery, research and evidence-based practice, including moral and ethical dilemmas. KCPT CertHE
Apply an understanding of normal physiology and body functioning to inform assessment, decision making and interventions (including pharmacology and medications management). KCPT CertHE
Effectively retrieve information and discuss the importance of evidence to inform practice, identify the differing values of evidence and the importance of recognising ¿uncertainty' in evidence KCPT CertHE
Consider the purpose of research and how it contributes to improving health and wellbeing; by developing an understanding of the different types of research and the terminology used within qualitative and quantitative approaches. KCPT CertHE
Demonstrate ability in a range of clinical skills in simulated and clinical environments utilising health care technology. KCPT CertHE, DipHE
Develop effective team working incorporating safe and professional communication; acknowledging the challenges and importance of inter professional and interagency working when delivering maternity care. KCPT CertHE
Develop an understanding of the need for an evidence base to underpin decision-making and problem-solving in practice. KCPT CertHE
Identify the principles of risk assessment in maintaining and promoting patient safety whilst empowering women to make choices regarding their own care. KCP CertHE
Demonstrate an understanding of public health and wellbeing, and public health priorities for different individuals, groups and communities and develop communication and strategies to promote health. KCPT CertHE
Demonstrate knowledge of infant feeding, including how to help women successfully initiate and continue to breastfeed against the backdrop of cultural and societal attitudes and influences, in line with the Baby Friendly Initiative KCP CertHE
Understand and evaluate the principles of holistic care and assessment promoting individuals' rights, dignity, interests, preferences, beliefs and cultures, developing an understanding of human identity using a person-centred approach KCPT CertHE, DipHE, Ord
Demonstrate personal and professional values and behaviour in accordance with relevant professional codes including taking responsibility for seeking and responding to feedback to develop professional knowledge and skills KCPT CertHE, DipHE
Demonstrate the knowledge and ability to effectively communicate and contribute to midwifery practice utilising a range of strategies with colleagues and people. KCPT CertHE, DipHE
Applies knowledge to identify solutions for ongoing care and co-existing health needs, that considers psychological wellbeing, economic and social/cultural circumstances. KCPT CertHE, DipHE, Ord
Act with an understanding of legal and ethical frameworks and policy to inform professional care delivery and evidence-based practice, recognising and reporting any situations, behaviours or errors that could lead to poor care. KCP DipHE
Identify and analyse knowledge of anatomy and physiology of body systems when assessing, planning and delivery care interventions. KCP CertHE, DipHE
Apply knowledge of altered physiology and body functioning to commonly encountered mental, physical, behavioural and cognitive health conditions to inform clinical assessment, decision making and interventions (including pharmacology and medications management). KCP CertHE, DipHE
Apply evidence to inform practice, utilising different types of evidence including research, policy and governance frameworks. KCP CertHE, DipHE
Apply evidence to health care interventions and the evaluation of health care provision to ensure the use of evidence to improve person-centred care. KCPT CertHE, DipHE
Analyse a range of research methodologies to inform the development of professional knowledge and skills. KCPT CertHE, DipHE
Demonstrate ability in a range of relevant clinical skills in simulated and clinical environments utilising health care technology. KCPT CertHE, DipHE
Demonstrate the ability to interact effectively and reflect upon your role within a team, understanding the principles of leadership, human factors and strength-based approaches when working in teams to safely and effectively deliver person-centred care. KCPT CertHE, DipHE
Build partnerships and therapeutic relationships with service users, carers, families and other professionals to ensure safe, effective and non-discriminatory care. KCPT CertHE, DipHE
Apply the knowledge from an evidence base to underpin a person-centred approach to shared assessment, planning and decision making when working with service users, carers, families and other professionals. KCPT CertHE, DipHE
Understand the need to evaluate the effectiveness of care using an evidence base, by self or others, and understand appropriate quality improvement strategies and methodologies to enhance person-centred midwifery care. KCPT CertHE, DipHE
Demonstrate the importance of safe practice and an understanding of risk management strategies, local and national guidelines across a range of clinical environments KCPT CertHE, DipHE
Apply an understanding of public health within practice to support and enable people to make informed choices about their care to manage health, life choices, illness and care. KCPT CertHE, DipHE
Demonstrate the ability to recognise and respond appropriately to changing risk factors and obstetric emergencies. KCPT CertHE, DipHE
Demonstrate the ability to examine and care for babies immediately following birth and those with specific health or social needs and refer to other professionals or agencies as appropriate KCPT CertHE, DipHE
Practice as autonomous and accountable practitioners responsible for the delivery of holistic care and assessment promoting individuals' rights, dignity, interests, preferences, beliefs and cultures, developing an understanding of human identity using a woman-centred approach. KCPT CertHE, DipHE, BSc (Hons)
Act in accordance with the NMC Code (2018), legal and ethical frameworks and policy to deliver care in an evidence-based approach, recognising and reporting any situations, behaviours or errors that could lead to poor care outcomes. KCPT CertHE, DipHE, BSc (Hons)
Act as a role model, critically evaluate own practice and identify areas of personal and professional development demonstrating learning from experience, feedback and reflection. KCPT CertHE, DipHE, BSc (Hons)
Communicate safely and effectively when working across health and social care environments, to build relationships and in partnership with service users, carers and families and other professionals and agencies to promote person centred care and providing informed choices to women. KCPT CertHE, DipHE, BSc (Hons)
Applies knowledge, synthesises ideas and evidence to generate solutions in planned and uncertain situations across a range of health care environments. KCPT CertHE, DipHE, BSc (Hons)
Applies knowledge to identify solutions for ongoing care and co-existing health needs, that considers psychological wellbeing, economic and social/cultural circumstances for individuals and groups. KCPT CertHE, DipHE, BSc (Hons)
Demonstrate proactive leadership acting as change agents to challenge practice to enhance women and family¿s wellbeing and experience of health care. KCPT CertHE, DipHE, BSc (Hons)
Practice autonomously and be responsible for the delivery of midwifery care utilising an evidence-based approach to assess, plan and deliver care interventions across a range of clinical environments for both planned and emergency care; responding appropriately to changing risk factors and obstetric emergencies. KCPT CertHE, DipHE, BSc (Hons)
Critically appraise and apply evidence to deliver health care interventions and develop practice to improve women centred-care, peoples¿ experiences of care and shape future care provision. KCPT CertHE, DipHE, BSc (Hons)
Interact effectively within a team and demonstrate the ability to take the lead in coordinating, delegating and supervising care whilst remaining accountable for care given KCPT CertHE, DipHE, BSc (Hons)
Demonstrate the importance of safe practice and an understanding of risk management strategies, local and national guidelines across a range of clinical environments. KCPT CertHE, DipHE, BSc (Hons)
Utilise effective communication strategies to promote health and enable people to make informed choices about their care to manage health, life choices, illness and prevent ill health. KCPT CertHE, DipHE, BSc (Hons)
Select, acquire and administer a range of permitted drugs and therapeutic agents, consistent with legislation, using knowledge and understanding of the situation to make professional judgements and ensure the safety of woman and baby while demonstrating a knowledge of legislation and policies governing their use. KCPT CertHE, DipHE, BSc (Hons)
Demonstrate knowledge of Human Rights legislation, legal and contemporary ethical frameworks and health and social policy and understand the relevant legal and ethical responsibilities of professional midwifery practice KCPT CertHE, DipHE, BSc (Hons)
Have a sound knowledge of the physiology of childbirth and the new-born and infant feeding, and of psychological, social, emotional and spiritual factors that may positively or adversely influence normal physiology, and be competent in applying this in practice KCPT CertHE, DipHE, BSc (Hons)
Examine and care for babies immediately following birth and those with specific health or social needs and refer to other professionals or agencies as appropriate KCPT CertHE, DipHE, BSc (Hons)
Demonstrate completion of the Standards of Proficiency for Midwives (NMC, 2019b) and the requirements of the Directive 2005/36/EC Annexe 1 (NMC, 2019a: pp.13-19). KCPT CertHE, DipHE, BSc (Hons)

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Programme structure

Full-time

This Bachelor's Degree (Honours) programme is studied full-time over three academic years, consisting of 360 credits (120 credits at FHEQ levels 4, 5 and 6).
Possible exit awards include:
- Bachelor's Degree (Ordinary) (300 credits)
- Diploma of Higher Education (240 credits)
- Certificate of Higher Education (120 credits)

Parts of this programme may be studied outside of the standard University structure and may be subject to professional body requirements.

For students to progress they must achieve a minimum average of 40% and have completed all 120 credits at FHEQ levels 4, 5 and 6. Medicines calculations must be passed with a score of 100% (NMC, 2019a).

On successful completion of the BSc (Hons) Midwifery students may apply for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as a Registered Midwife

Programme Adjustments (if applicable)

In accordance with the NMC (2019) Standards for Pre-Registration Midwifery, the programme must be no less than 3 years in length and 4600 hours and provide an equal balance of 50 percent theory and 50 per cent practice learning, using a range of learning and teaching strategies.

Modules

Year 1 - FHEQ Level 4

Module code Module title Status Credits Semester
NUR1058 MIDWIFERY PRACTICE 1 Core 0 Year-long

Module Selection for Year 1 - FHEQ Level 4

NA

Year 2 - FHEQ Level 5

Module code Module title Status Credits Semester
NUR2190 MIDWIFERY PRACTICE 2 Core 0 Year-long

Module Selection for Year 2 - FHEQ Level 5

NA

Year 3 - FHEQ Level 6

Module code Module title Status Credits Semester
NUR3329 MIDWIFERY PRACTICE 3 Core 0 Year-long

Module Selection for Year 3 - FHEQ Level 6

NA

Opportunities for placements / work related learning / collaborative activity

Associate Tutor(s) / Guest Speakers / Visiting Academics Y
Professional Training Year (PTY) N
Placement(s) (study or work that are not part of PTY) Y Yes
Clinical Placement(s) (that are not part of the PTY scheme) Y Yes
ERASMUS Study (that is not taken during Level P) N
Study exchange(s) (that are not part of the ERASMUS scheme) N
Dual degree N

Other information

This programme is studied full-time over three academic years which provides students with the opportunity to accrue a minimum of 2300 hours of theory and a minimum of 2300 hours of practice learning.

Quality assurance

The Regulations and Codes of Practice for taught programmes can be found at:

https://www.surrey.ac.uk/quality-enhancement-standards

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 2021/2 academic year.