City, University of London

City, University of London

Midwifery

The Postgraduate Diploma in Midwifery prepares a rewarding and challenging career in midwifery. This course has been specifically designed for experienced adult nurses who are looking to change their career direction and become a midwife, and provides a fast track route into midwifery- completed within an 90 week teaching period. As a midwife you will be working with families and parents at one of the most important times of their lives. You will be caring for and supporting women and their partners during pregnancy, childbirth and the postnatal 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

Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip: To apply for this course, you should have: At least six months clinical experience as an adult nurse. A lower second-class honours degree or above. Registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council. Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced Check and Occupational Health clearance. Shortlisted applicants will be required to attend a Selection Day held at City, University of London before an offer can be made. English Requirements: If you are educated outside of an English speaking country, without GCSEs are required to hold IELTS at: IELTS: 7.0 overall band score; with at least 7.0 in the listening, reading, writing and speaking sections.

Course modules

The course is delivered through a mixture of clinical practice and academic study. You will experience a wealth of opportunities for learning with midwives, women and their families within the hospital and community settings. From the outset of your journey you will be able to apply your growing knowledge and skills holistically through the undertaking of a small caseload of women. This will be with the support of your mentors and supervisors of midwives. A portfolio of practice will help to steer your learning and integrate the theoretical strands into your practice.

Assessment methods

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
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (Wales) 90 Weeks
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (England) 90 Weeks
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (EU) 90 Weeks
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (Scotland) 90 Weeks
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 90 Weeks

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Northampton Square EC1V 0HB London

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