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University of Bradford

Midwifery MSc

University of Bradford
In Bradford

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Typology Master
Location Bradford
Duration 5 Years
Start Different dates available
  • Master
  • Bradford
  • Duration:
    5 Years
  • Start:
    Different dates available
Description

The MSc Midwifery programme adopts a holistic approach to developing experienced registered midwives into skilled leaders of the profession.
The programme is designed to develop the skills in complex reasoning, critical thinking and analysis required to undertake these roles. The awards offer you the opportunity to apply knowledge to a range of clinical and professional situations through reflection and practice experience, supported by an experienced mentor. Learning and teaching is designed to equip you with skills in using a range of information, data, tools and techniques to improve the quality of patient care and health outcomes as well as demonstrate impact and value.
The MSc in Midwifery and its nested awards are designed to address current and future demands of midwifery practice services, including the recommendations from Midwifery 2020 (DoH 2010). The awards recognise the changing clinical environment and allow you to develop key advanced skills or those associated with service delivery and enhancement within the current social and economic climate.
Your programme of study and the collection of modules you may choose to study will contextualise your learning. Modules such as the research or work based project modules, for example, enable you to shape your own focus of study within the modules aims and learning outcomes by learning the principles being taught and applying them to your own professional/employment area.
There are a number of approaches to the manner in which modules are delivered and these include block attendance, study day attendance, distance learning and blended learning using face to face and on-line activities/ materials. When devising your study plan with your academic supervisor you will be informed regarding which delivery methods are utilised for which module and in which semester your chosen modules are being delivered.

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Bradford
Richmond Road, BD7 1DP, West Yorkshire, England
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Starts Different dates available
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Bradford
Richmond Road, BD7 1DP, West Yorkshire, England
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· Requirements

To register for this MSc you must be registered with the NMC as a midwife, and also be in current employment in a midwifery capacity.

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What you'll learn on the course

Midwifery
Teaching
Project
Nursing Care
Critical Thinking
Social care
Health Care
Clinical Practice
Adaptable
Midwife

Course programme

The modules for this course can be found in the latest programme specification.


Whilst following this programme of study you will engage with learning through a range of teaching methods. These methods will be dependent on modules studied, however student centred approaches to learning are a feature of the modules and you will be expected to take responsibility for your learning as you develop your academic skills.

The aims of the teaching and learning strategies have been designed so that you will be given the opportunity to develop theoretical and experiential understanding, advance your knowledge and critical thinking with the assistance of research informed teaching, and to develop a range of skills appropriate to your professional field. This may include work based learning with competencies undertaken in your organisation or with an additional clinical area.

The Midwifery modules and awards nested within the framework offer you the capacity to acknowledge and build upon the knowledge and skills you may have acquired through previous learning experiences including those in the work place.

Your Programme of study will expose you to a range of different teaching, learning and assessment strategies required to achieve the learning outcomes. The teaching approaches that are used across the Faculty of Health Studies are informed by the University core values which are for teaching and learning: to be

  • Research informed
  • Reflective
  • Adaptable
  • Inclusive
  • Supportive
  • Ethical
  • Sustainable

You will experience these across your choice of modules in order to meet both the aims and outcomes which may include any number of the following:

Lectures: to a group of students where information will be presented and discussed whilst informed by core values.

Facilitated seminars and group discussion: social interaction develops learning through the interpretation and critical application of information and group learning.

Tutorial: where a small group of students reflect and discuss issues related to their learning. These may also be individual for formative feedback on assessed work prior to submission.

Work-based learning: where learning is directed within the work environment and is reflected upon and then reported on, and competencies maybe undertaken.

Web based virtual learning environments: to support technology enhanced learning, such as the Blackboard, or Pebble Pad3; to access information such as key professional learning packages, interact with other students, undertake group work activities or developing wikis.

Directed reading: where set reading may be recommended.

Self-directed learning: where you are expected to develop your own learning by, identifying areas of interest, selecting research articles for debate and identify areas in which knowledge needs to be developed.

Undertaking a work based project or a research module: which is shaped by your own self-directed learning needs and the learning outcomes at MSc level.

You will be expected to develop an autonomous learning style and become self-directed as a learner.

Assessment Strategy

The university has a scheme where you will be able to have some discretion on how you are assessed within a module.

You will be able to negotiate the assessments choices within the module descriptor but there will be some areas that can only be assessed through one method Assessment will be against the learning outcomes and programme aims through the use of a range of different assessment techniques which may include one or more of the following approaches:

  • Written essay
  • Reflective case study
  • Audit report of your practice competencies
  • The development of a reflective portfolio
  • Completion of a set of competencies
  • Completion of a set number of clinical contacts
  • Practical examination (OSCE)
  • Computer based Multiple Choice Question examination
  • Computer based open book examination
  • Oral seminar / poster presentation
  • Written project report
  • Completion of a dissertation
  • Research paper/executive summary

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