Canterbury Christ Church University Midwifery

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Canterbury Christ Church University Midwifery

This course provides you with the knowledge and skills needed to apply for registration with the midwifery governing body and practice as a midwife. It is designed to equip you to work as a midwife offering support, care and advice for women during pregnancy, labour and in the early postnatal period.

The role of a midwife entails working autonomously to promote normal birth, identifying changes in pregnancy which might require referral to other health and social care professionals, carrying out emergency procedures when necessary, providing counselling and education for the woman and her family throughout pregnancy and childbirth, and promoting health in the community.

The midwifery teaching team will share their vast experience and knowledge of contemporary midwifery. Placement areas will provide a diverse experience. We have authentic simulation suites, where you can develop practical skills that will help to set you up for a life-long career in midwifery.

What will I study?

Throughout the course you will develop practical midwifery skills and knowledge required to care for women experiencing normal pregnancy and those women who develop complications during pregnancy and childbirth.

You will learn how to care for and nurture healthy newborn babies as well as those with complex needs, and be introduced to pharmacology and pathophysiology within the context of pregnancy and childbirth. You will be encouraged to question practice and place women and families at the centre of care.

You will develop knowledge and understanding of current issues and challenges in midwifery practice and in the wider field of public health, which is an important strand of the course. You will critically explore the law and ethics in midwifery practice. This course is subject to the approval of a relevant statutory regulatory body, which allows students to apply for registration upon successful completion of the course.