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University of Plymouth

Midwifery (Pre-Registration)

UCAS Code: B720

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

Midwifery

Do you want to help women have the best pregnancy and birth possible? This course equips you with the skills, knowledge and professional insight needed to become a registered midwife. Whether its helping clients before labour, or giving support to new mothers, youll learn through doing - building your confidence as you go. Youll also discover the social and cultural influences that shape maternity care today, so you graduate ready to excel as a fully-rounded healthcare professional.You will become a 'Registered Midwife' with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as soon as you successfully complete the course. Youll build confidence through clinical skills and theory sessions, priming you to be at your best when working directly with real clients. Youll enhance your employability with modules in mentorship and newborn examination.al.* Become a 'Registered Midwife' with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as soon as you successfully complete the course.* Spend 55 per cent of your time learning through doing, in a range of real placements, in partnership with real clients.* Build confidence through clinical skills and theory sessions, priming you to be at your best when working directly with real clients.* Extend your skills in IT, numeracy and literacy to support your clinical and professional midwifery practice.* Learn about the psychological and social impacts of having a baby and how to effectively communicate with and support your clients.* Develop a critical approach to research, enabling you to provide evidence-based care.* Enhance your employability with modules in mentorship and newborn examination.* Develop the professional knowledge, skills and attributes to enable you to work as an autonomous practitioner fit for the future.

Modules

In year one, lay the foundations for your career as a midwife, from developing clinical skills and professional attitudes to learning about human reproductive biology. Discover the sociological and psychological impacts of pregnancy and birth. Develop your professional communication skills, improve your skills in IT, reflective practice, literature searching, essay writing, resource creation and exam technique. Before Christmas, undertake the first of your supervised clinical placements in maternity settings.

Building on Year 1 biology studies, you’ll learn more about preconception, conception and childbearing. Learn about complications and conditions particular to pregnancy and birth, the role a midwife plays in a multi-disciplinary team and the importance of safe medicine administration. A team-based learning module will introduce you to the essentials of research. Put your improved clinical and theoretical skills into practice on placement, gaining experience outside of midwifery settings.

In your final year, you’ll further develop clinical skills for planning, assessing, implementing and evaluating pregnancy and childbirth care. Carrying your own caseload, you’ll see what it takes to be an effective practising midwife. You’ll learn how to manage complications in labour and birth, as well as handling emergencies. Using what you’ve learnt on the course, you’ll undertake a research proposal in your chosen area, and enhance your employability by preparing for mentorship and newborn/ infant examination.

The modules shown for this course or programme are those being studied by current students, or expected new modules. Modules are subject to change depending on year of entry.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Plymouth

Department:

School of Nursing and Midwifery

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

72%
low
Midwifery

How do students rate their degree experience?

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Nursing (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

84%
Staff make the subject interesting
87%
Staff are good at explaining things
82%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
92%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

87%
Library resources
90%
IT resources
87%
Course specific equipment and facilities
42%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

100%
UK students
0%
International students
11%
Male students
89%
Female students
64%
2:1 or above
7%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
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
90%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

96%
Nursing and midwifery professionals
2%
Health associate professionals
1%
Health professionals
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.

£25k

£25k

£28k

£28k

£28k

£28k

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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