Module code: NUR2123

Module Overview



Delivery of Module:


Various teaching approaches related to the module content will be utilised e.g. lectures, seminars, self-directed learning, computer assisted learning.


Module provider

School of Health Sciences

Module Leader

ROBINSON Ann (Health Sci.)

Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 5

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

Overall student workload

Independent Learning Hours: 40

Seminar Hours: 18

Tutorial Hours: 2

Guided Learning: 80

Captured Content: 10

Module Availability

Semester 2

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

Required Pre-requisite Study:   Completion of first year modules  

Module content

Brief Indication of Content:


Antepartum Haemorrhage

Existing Medical Conditions affecting Pregnancy e.g. Diabetes, Hypertension, Cardiac, Respiratory and Renal Disorders

Multiple Pregnancy


Hypertensive Disorders in Pregnancy

Clotting and Thromboembolic Disorders

Shoulder Dystocia

Blood Products and Anaphylaxis

Postpartum Haemorrhage

Maternal Mortality

Sepsis: Implications for Childbearing Women

Obstetric Emergency Skills Drills

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Examination Online ONLINE EXAM 100

Alternative Assessment


Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate successful completion of the module learning outcomes.


Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:

  • An unseen examination.

  • Examination: 2.5 hours - 100%

    • For this examination, the student is required to address the module learning outcomes in to the modular content.

    • The student should demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the outcomes, using relevant primary evidence and literature from a range of academic sources to support arguments. This primary evidence should be discussed critically in relation to assessing and planning care for the client.

    • The examination should demonstrate both comprehension and analysis of the scenario / questions and the ability to apply theory to practice.

    • The work should be presented neatly and written in an academic style using correct spelling. .

    • N.B. If a student recommends care which is unsafe practice; the assessment will be awarded a fail grade.

A reference list to be taken into the midwifery emergency exam and submitted with the  exam paper. Ten references only, in the Harvard style of referencing, should be written on one side of A4 paper, using size 12 font.

Formative assessment – discussion of previous examination questions.  Students will work in pairs to answer a sample examination paper.  In addition, each student is given a named tutor to discuss revision plans / techniques.



At formative tutorial meeting and throughout module.

Module aims

  • The module examines deviations from normal midwifery care, including assessing the likelihood of such deviations; this allows the student to prepare for & recognise the onset of pathological occurrences.  The module will explore midwifery management and the midwife's role as part of the midwifery team, making management decisions.  In addition, the module examines therapeutic interventions encountered during midwifery emergencies and the rationale for their use reflecting current research findings.

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
1 Have a detailed knowledge and understanding of the midwife's role when caring for women experiencing complications the during the childbearing continuum;
2 Demonstrate effective use of research and local and national policy in relation to providing evidence based practice to women experiencing complications during the childbearing continuum;
3 Identify women likely to be at risk of experiencing complications during the childbearing continuum and discuss how predisposing factors impact on management decisions and outcomes;
4 Have a detailed knowledge with regard to the correct dosage and mode of administration of drugs used in midwifery, noting special precautions and drug interactions;
5 Analyse the importance of multidisciplinary team working when deviations from the normal are encountered and how this contributes to prevention of adverse outcomes.

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Methods of Teaching / Learning

Delivery of Module:


Various teaching approaches related to the module content will be utilised e.g. lectures, seminars, self-directed learning, computer assisted learning.


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.

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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 2025/6 academic year.