City, University of London

City, University of London

Midwifery

This course has been specifically designed for experienced adult nurses who are looking to change their career direction and become a midwife. The course provides a fast track route into midwifery and is completed within an 90 week teaching period. The Postgraduate Midwifery Diploma (90 week shortened course for Nurses) prepares qualified adult nurses to pursue a rewarding and challenging career in midwifery. The programme will enable you to develop your skills, professional knowledge and understanding of the midwife's role, understand childbirth and the current issues in midwifery practice. It will provide knowledge and skills on the promotion of health and well-being of childbearing women and their families. Experience will be gained in all areas of maternity services including community clinics, birthing centres, the antenatal clinic, delivery suite, antenatal/postnatal wards and women's homes. You'll also understand the value and importance of working within a multi-professional team to ensure the best possible outcome for women and babies when complexities arise.

Entry requirements

MSc

Registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as a adult nurse;
A graduate with a 2.2 honours degree or above;
Six months clinical experience as an adult nurse; and
Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced Check and Occupational Health clearance.

Due to the high demand for places on NHS funded courses, as well as meeting the stated academic entry requirements, applicants will be required to attend a selection day held at City, University of London. You will be asked to complete the NHS Constitution Assessment, which is used to demonstrate that your values match those of the NHS Constitution. For further information and example tests, please visit our Selection Day page.

PgDip

Registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as a adult nurse; A graduate with a 2.2 honours degree or above; Six months clinical experience as an adult nurse; and Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced Check and Occupational Health clearance. Due to the high demand for places on NHS funded courses, as well as meeting the stated academic entry requirements, applicants will be required to attend a selection day held at City, University of London. You will be asked to complete the NHS Constitution Assessment, which is used to demonstrate that your values match those of the NHS Constitution. For further information and example tests, please visit our Selection Day page.

Course modules

MSc

Applied Biological Sciences;
Fundamental Aspects of Care;
Professional Midwifery Knowledge;
Psychosocial Sciences and Public Health.

PgDip

Applied Biological Sciences; Fundamental Aspects of Care; Professional Midwifery Knowledge; Psychosocial Sciences and Public Health.

Assessment methods

MSc

Teaching and learning involves lecture sessions, workshops, small group activities and discussions and whole class discussion. You will split your time between clinical practice and the institution, with 60% of your time gaining clinical practice experience and 40% of your time being theory based. Some of the student-directed study time is used for reflective practice sessions held within the practice setting.

Modules are assessed through a combination of group work, written coursework, written and clinical examination. All assessments are focused on issues in midwifery practice.

PgDip

Teaching and learning involves lecture sessions, workshops, small group activities and discussions and whole class discussion. You will split your time between clinical practice and the institution, with 60% of your time gaining clinical practice experience and 40% of your time being theory based. Some of the student-directed study time is used for reflective practice sessions held within the practice setting. Modules are assessed through a combination of group work, written coursework, written and clinical examination. All assessments are focused on issues in midwifery practice.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 - 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 - 2 years
PgDip Full-time September 2017 - 90 weeks

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Northampton Square Islington EC1V 0HB South East

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