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.

When you return to your clinical site, you are supported through the use of online resources such as the discussion and group working facility on StudyNet our University’s virtual learning environment. You will have access to the range of electronic sources available via StudyNet and will be expected to complete online work books in your self-directed study time.

The BSc(Hons) Pre-registration Midwifery (Shortened) course is modular in structure. If you wish to collect credits towards and award or a qualification see below the award and credit requirements:

  • Diploma of Higher Education in Maternal and Neonatal Health Studies: 240 credits including at least 120 at level 5
  • BSc Maternal and Neonatal Health Studies: 300 credits including at least 180 at level 6/5 of which 60 must be at level 6
  • BSc (Hons) in Pre-Registration Midwifery: 360 credit points including 240 at level 5/6 of which 120 must be at level 6.

In addition the NMC requirements for registration must be met.

Why choose this course?

  • The BSc(Hons) Pre-registration Midwifery (Shortened) course is for qualified nurses (adult branch) who want to become midwives.
  • It uses blended learning and teaching which includes e-learning with campus based study to strengthen the practice skills learning
  • Graduates develop all the necessary skills for a career in midwifery such as independence, initiative, the ability to work with others, ability to research scientific literature and problem solving skills
  • Our Midwifery team has won the prestigious Royal College of Midwives Annual Award for Excellence in Midwifery Education in January 2012.

Entry requirements…

The normal academic entry requirements for the BSc(Hons) Pre-registration Midwifery (Shortened) are:

  • Diploma in Pre-Registration Nursing (Part 1 of NMC register: Adult Branch)
  • 60 credits at level 5 academic study
  • Evidence of study of research methods

Please note that all applicants who are not from an English speaking country are required to undertake an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) as a programme requirement.  Therefore as part of the admissions process applicants will need to have achieved a level 7 in all categories prior to being offered an interview

All applicants need to have completed of 10 years general school education before the start of the BSc(Hons) Midwifery with RM shortened .

All applicants must demonstrate that they have good health and good character, sufficient for safe and effective practice as a midwife.

The University and NMC require Occupational Health clearance and an annual Criminal Record Bureau enhanced disclosure.

When you apply for the BSc(Hons) Pre-registration Midwifery (Shortened) course please ensure that you include a:

– personal statement: make it clear that you are an Adult registered Nurse, and that your programme included research methods in your personal statement.

-referees: one employer and one academic reference required. If you have these in your possession please bring these on your interview day.

For more information on the curse and how to apply please contact Hema Turner at h.turner4@herts.ac.uk.

If you do not have the required level of English for entry, our academic English and foundation courses can help you to achieve this level.

Professional Accreditations

Registered midwife and a BSc Hons degree.

Master of Midwifery

About the course

The Mmid Midwifery course is an innovative and exciting work-based course for qualified nurses (adult branch) who want to gain midwifery skills at Master’s level. The course has an emphasis on normality and midwifery topics which consider holistic approaches to care in partnership with women.

We are one of the first University’s in the country to offer an MMid Midwifery at pre-registration level.

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 MMid Midwifery course 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 MMid Midwifery course is a work-based course in which you study five study blocks 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. You will learn through lectures, student led seminars, tutorials and practical workshop sessions using an enquiry based approach.

When you return to your clinical site, you are supported through the use of online resources such as the discussion and group working facility on StudyNet our University’s virtual learning environment. You will have access to the range of electronic sources available via StudyNet and will be expected to complete online work books in your self-directed study time.

The course leads to the award of Registered Midwife and a Master of Midwifery (MMid) degree. The award of a MMid Midwifery Degree requires 180 credits, to include at least 150 credits at Level 7.

Compulsory modules include:

  • Journey to motherhood M (30 credits)
  • Birth and early parenthood M (15 credits)
  • Diverse lifestyles and midwifery care M (30 credits)
  • Complex midwifery M (15 credits)
  • Promoting normality through midwifery care M (30 credits)
  • Physical examination of the healthy newborn M (30 credits)
  • Enhancing midwifery practice M (30 credits)

Why choose this course?

  • The MMid Midwifery course is an innovative and exciting work-based course for qualified nurses (adult branch) who want to gain midwifery skills at Master’s level
  • If focuses on normality and modules which consider holistic approaches to care in partnership with women.
  • It uses blended learning and teaching which includes e-learning with campus based study to strengthen the practice skills learning
  • Graduates develop critical awareness and gain insight around current midwifery practice and its’ evidence base so that they are able to make sound judgments in complex situations
  • Our Midwifery team has won the prestigious Royal College of Midwives Annual Award for Excellence in Midwifery Education in January 2012.

Entry requirements…

The normal entry requirements for the MSc Midwifery course are:

  • NMC Registration (Part 1 of NMC register: Adult Branch)
  • First degree at honours level normally minimum 2ii – typically from a nursing course leading to registration as an adult branch nurse. Alternative routes will be considered on an individual basis.
  • Applicants who do not have a first degree at honours level will need to demonstrate equivalent professional or other development to this standard, usually 60 credits at level 6 to include a module on research methods

All applicants need to have completed 10 years general school education before the start of the MMid Midwifery course.

You will attend an interview and provide evidence of literacy and numeracy as part of the admission process. You must also demonstrate that you have ‘good health and character’ on entry and throughout the MSc Midwifery course, in order to practice safely and effectively as a midwife.

English language requirements

All students from non-majority English speaking countries require proof of English language proficiency with an overall IELTS score of at least 7.0 in the listening and reading sections, at least 7.0 in the writing and speaking sections, and an overall average score of at least 7.0.”

For more information on the curse and how to apply please contact Hema Turner at h.turner4@herts.ac.uk.

If you do not have the required level of English for entry, our academic English courses can help you to achieve this level.

Professional Accreditations

MMid Midwifery

Registered Midwife