University of Hertfordshire 18 month Midwifery

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University of Hertfordshire 18 month Midwifery

University of Hertfordshire 18 month Midwifery

BSc (Hons) Pre-registration Midwifery (Shortened)

About the course

This course is available to UK/EU students only.

The BSc(Hons) Pre-registration Midwifery (Shortened) is an innovative and exciting work based, flexible learning midwifery course for qualified nurses (adult branch) who want to train for a career in midwifery. The course has an increased emphasis on normality and modules which emphasise a holistic approach to care.

You will learn from the best as our Midwifery team has won the prestigious Royal College of Midwives Annual Award for Excellence in Midwifery Education in January 2012. This success is due to the expertise of our staff and the content of our course which gives students the opportunity to combine theory with practice through the practice placements.

The aim of the BSc(Hons) Pre-registration Midwifery (Shortened) is to:

  • prepare you for entry to the Midwife’s aspect of the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s (NMC) Professional Register, in accordance with the professional and statutory requirements
  • make you a committed midwife that contributes to the enhancement of health and social care through inter-professional collaboration
  • develop skills that make you become a responsive, confident midwife who at the point of registration is competent to practice in a variety of settings
  • develop transferable communication skills to enhance critical decision making and to use appropriate information technology
  • give you the skills to become a midwife that is safe, effective and competent in caring for women experiencing normal childbirth recognising the need for appropriate referral to other health professionals
  • enable you to act as an advocate and facilitator of change using an evidence-based approach in theory and practice

The structure of the BSc(Hons) Pre-registration Midwifery (Shortened) is designed as a work-based course of study with five study blocks that can be studied in eighteen months. The study blocks involve 30 hours of contact time leading to a total of 150 hours of contact time throughout the course.