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Liverpool John Moores University

Midwifery

UCAS Code: B720

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

Minimum number of A Levels required: 3 Subject specific requirements: One of the A Levels (or equivalent) must be science related and must be Grade C or above. Subjects we will accept in this area are Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Human Biology, Physiology, Combined Science, Psychology, Sociology and Anthropology. Is general studies acceptable? Yes Are AS level awards acceptable? Not acceptable Average A Level offer: ABB

Access to Higher Education Diploma acceptability: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications Further information: Access programme must be in a relevant subject area. 128 UCAS points is required from any combination of distinctions, merits or passes

International Baccalaureate: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications Additional information: 128 UCAS points is required

Irish Leaving Certificate: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications Grades / subjects required: 128 UCAS points from a minimum of 5 subjects FETAC acceptability: The following modules must be achieved at Distinction: Anatomy and Physiology, Human Growth and Development, Introduction to Nursing

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDM

Extended diploma (QCF): Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications Extended diploma subjects / grades required: DDM if studied on its own in a Health or Science related subject area or to the total of 128 UCAS points when combined with other qualifications

Scottish Higher: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications Scottish Advanced Higher: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications

UCAS Tariff

128

We shortlist applicants based on current qualifications, predicted grades, references and personal statement. We are looking for evidence of a commitment to midwifery and woman centred care. Midwifery involves working individually and as a member of a team with an aim to provide support and education to women and their families during pregnancy, childbirth and the immediate postnatal period. Above all, we want students who are committed to providing the best possible holistic midwifery care and support to women, with a strong desire to continually develop and improve their skills as a midwife and practice as a whole. You will need excellent communication skills, good time management skills, a willingness to work flexible shift patterns, and often long hours, an ability to combine academic study, clinical work and family/social life and a strong commitment to study and work. Please note: Due to the volume of applications, amendments will not be accepted once an application has been submitted; therefore applicants are advised to make sure each section is completed correctly prior to submission. Other information Satisfactory Medical Clearance/Examination. We will contact you direct to undertake this. Satisfactory DBS check (Disclosure and Barring Service - formerly CRB.) We will contact you direct to undertake this and further information can be found at https://www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check In addition, applicants will have to follow Faculty procedures for declaring any convictions after interview. Applicants with a Degree or Diploma that are not health or science related must have an A Level Science at grade C or above. We will accept the new Cache Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care grade B or above, or in combination with other relevant qualifications. Applicants must have studied in the last 3 years.Due to the volume of applications, amendments will not be accepted once an application has been submitted; therefore applicants are advised to make sure each section is completed correctly prior to submission.

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Midwifery

Midwives work individually and as part of a team to provide support and education to women and their families during pregnancy, childbirth and in the postnatal period. Monitoring and assessing the health and well-being of the mother and baby.

We want our graduates to be confident, competent and skilled practitioners capable of working independently and as part of a team leading practice and the profession.

LJMU’s new clinical practice suites will enable you to train on-campus using hospital-standard facilities, including virtual patients and a state-of-the-art birthing simulator. The Suites show a patient’s journey from a home environment through to rehabilitation.

They cover a range of areas with the latest clinical equipment for simulations and clinical skills development in child nursing, adult and mental health nursing, paramedic practice, social work and midwifery. This environment will help prepare you for the rigours and realism of actual practice, giving you the confidence to deal with real service users in the NHS, private and voluntary settings.

New Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Professional Standards

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)? is the professional body that evaluates and monitors all Nursing and Midwifery courses in the UK. Only education and training providers accredited by the NMC can deliver courses that lead to Qualified Nurse or Midwife status and registration with the NMC.

In 2018, the NMC released plans to update the standards for pre-registration nursing and midwifery programmes, starting after 28th January 2019. The new standards set out the entry requirements, length of programme, methods of assessment and the level of award.

To ensure that LJMU's programmes are at the forefront of nursing and midwifery education and meet the new standards, we're working closely with our practice partners updating our course content and student assessment methods. The course content currently shown on this website is based on the existing NMC standards, and will be different to the course delivered from September 2020, but will give you an insight into the type of study involved.

Modules

New Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Professional Standards

We're working closely with our practice partners updating our course content and student assessment methods to ensure they meet the new NMC standards,. The course content shown below is based on the existing NMC standards, and will be different to the course delivered from September 2020, but will give you an insight into the type of study involved. You can read more about the NMC changes on its website?.

Level 4

•Communication in Midwifery
•Introduction to Midwifery Clinical Skills for Practice
•Life Sciences Applied to Midwifery Care
•Research and Study Skills
•Introduction to the Public Health Role of the Midwife
•Midwifery Practice Level 4
•Holistic Midwifery

Level 5

•The Vulnerable Baby
•The Law and Ethics
•Research Supporting Midwifery Practice
•Pathophysiology Related to Midwifery Care 1
•The Vulnerable Family
•Midwifery Practice Level 5
•Pathophysiology Related to Midwifery Care 2

Level 6

•Examination of the Newborn
•Complex Care in Practice Research - the Wider Influences on Midwifery Care
•Midwife as a Lead Professional
•Promoting Normal Birth
•Midwifery Practice Level 6

Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal Academic Framework review, so may be subject to change. Students will be required to undertake modules that the University designates as core and will have a choice of designated option modules. Additionally, option modules may be offered subject to meeting minimum student numbers.

Please see the programme specification document for further details on this course.

Assessment methods

We believe that constructive feedback is vital in helping you identify your strengths as well as the areas where you may need to put in more work.

We acknowledge that all students perform differently depending on how they are assessed, which is why we use a combination of assessment methods, including:

•assignments
•seminar and case study presentations
•group assessment tasks
•e-learning
•learning packages
•unseen exams
•reflective portfolios
•clinical practice assessments
•research critiques
•critical analysis of a case scenario

You will be offered feedback at various points during the course and support will be readily available from your individual module tutors should you need advice or guidance at any time. We believe that constructive feedback is vital in helping you identify your strengths as well as the areas where you may need to put in more work.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£14,450
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Liverpool John Moores University

Department:

School of Nursing and Allied Health

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
10%
Male students
90%
Female students
83%
2:1 or above
11%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Nursing

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£22,000
med
Average annual salary
99%
low
Employed or in further education
74%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

96%
Nursing and midwifery professionals
1%
Childcare and related personal services
1%
Caring personal services
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Midwifery

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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