The practice of a midwife is much more than the delivery of babies and immediate care for new mothers. Antenatal and postnatal care, expert advice and support is crucial for families and their initial journey through parenthood.
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The study of midwifery will teach you the theory of being a midwife through lectures, tutorials, and workshops in both a simulated environment and within the clinical area before your placement across the Lothian and Borders area. Notable midwifery skills include:
communication skills breast feeding normal labour and birth initial consultation and history taking medicines management On placement, you’ll relate theory to real life practice, supported by a midwife mentor specifically trained to support you and assess your achievement. The experience you gain will enable you to become a conscientious midwife and contribute positively to midwifery practice. You’ll become knowledgeable and skilled in the care of pregnant women, their babies and families and graduate ready to go straight into work. You’ll also be eligible to apply for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council. This qualification means that you’ve been assessed to be a safe and competent midwife with the necessary understanding and abilities. What you'll study Year 1 Perspectives of health and professional practice Fundamentals in antenatal and postnatal care The scientific principles of maternal and infant health The life sciences applied to nursing / midwifery explored Fundamentals of labour and birth Midwifery practice 1 Midwifery care of the newborn and family Year 2 Public health and social context of childbearing Midwifery practice 2 Midwifery care of mother and babies with complex needs Midwifery practice 3 Complex care in childbirth Midwifery practice 4 Year 3 Advancing practice through research Midwifery practice 5 Midwifery care in challenging circumstances Midwifery practice 6 Keeping childbirth natural and dynamic Midwifery practice 7
Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study. You can view a list of all current modules in our module catalogue.
On successful completion of the course, you’ll be well-equipped for your midwifery career.