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MA - Master of Arts

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Course Summary

This 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. 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.

Graduates from the MMid Midwifery course become registered midwives and have the skills for a variety of career options including clinical practice, management, research and education. 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.

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Full time


18 months

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Public Health and Global issues in Midwifery Practice (M) (15 Credits) - Core
Transition to Parenthood (M) (15 Credits) - Core
Complex Midwifery (M) (15 Credits) - Core
Examination of the Newborn (Pre-reg 7 Shortened) (30 Credits) - Core
Investigating Midwifery Practice (M) (30 Credits) - Core
The Professional Midwife (M) (15 Credits) - Core
Risk Recognition and Midwifery Management (M) (30 Credits) - Core
Principles of Midwifery Care (M) (30 Credits) - Core

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Entry requirements

Applicants need to have a First degree at 2:1 or above, achieved during nurse training (Part 1 of NMC register: Adult)

University information

The University of Hertfordshire offers over 100 taught, online and specialist courses at postgraduate level, and more than 50 research degrees across the ten schools of study. These are: Hertfordshire Business School Computer Science Creative Arts Education Engineering and Technology Health and Social Work Humanities Law Life and Medical Sciences Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics The university is based in...more

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