birmingham city university midwifery
Offering the unique satisfaction of a career caring for the health of the mother, baby and her family, this excellent midwifery course is accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).
Placements are an essential part of the Midwifery course. You do not need to have previously worked in healthcare, although it would help your studies if you have carried out some voluntary experience in a role.
What’s covered in the course?
You experience a mixture of teaching, self-directed learning and practice-based clinical placements, through which you are expected to participate in the care of child-bearing women and their babies.
You start your clinical placement within a few weeks of commencing your course, fully supported by a midwifery mentor and your personal tutor.
Our midwifery lecturers will advise you on your academic work. You will be required to attend a variety of teaching and learning opportunities such as seminars, lectures, small group work, skills workshops, as well as carrying out case study analysis, simulation and reflections on your practice.
Your studies are enhanced by our online resources which includes the Midwifery Virtual Case Creator, which provides a highly interactive online simulation of clinical situations. It enables you to develop skills, prioritise care and make practice-related decisions in a safe environment.
“Seeing my first actual birth was a big highlight; really lovely to be involved. It was an amazing experience and solidified the reasons why I wanted to be a midwife.”
Why Choose Us?
- You can plan on solid career prospects, as there is currently a UK-wide shortage of midwives. Upon successful completion of the course, you are eligible to apply to the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) to become a registered midwife.
- Our state-of-the-art facilities include a home environment, birthing area and teaching tools, including use of a birth simulator and neonatal mannequins to help simulate a variety of birth scenarios.
- We were recently awarded the Unicef Stage 1 Baby Friendly Initiative. It’s highly unusual for a University to achieve this, and shows how deep our best practice is around this vital area.
- Staff are all registered midwives with a wide range of clinical experience and interest. They work hard to ensure their teaching reflects every day up to date midwifery practice.