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Midwifery / Registered Midwife BSc(Hons) (for registered nurses)

Attendance UCAS code Year of entry
85 weeks full time 4K56 2019

Why choose this course?

If you're a registered adult nurse who is planning to change your career to midwifery, we can offer you a shortened course which combines the benefits of excellent teaching, personal support and extensive placement opportunities. The course is part of a unique joint faculty between Kingston University and St George's, University of London, the only UK university dedicated to medicine and healthcare sciences, giving you excellent opportunities for personal and professional growth. It is taught primarily at the St George's Tooting campus in South London.

Kingston University is ranked in the top three universities for Nursing and Midwifery in London (Guardian League Tables 2019).

Accreditation

On successfully completing this course you will have a degree and a professional midwifery qualification, recognised by the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

What you will study

This course is delivered over just 85 weeks, in recognition of the skills and knowledge you will have already gained as a registered adult nurse. It concentrates on the specific range of subjects you will need to learn to become a registered midwife. Comprising large amounts of both theory and clinical skills teaching, you'll gain the scientific knowledge base and practical abilities for your future midwifery practice.

With teaching based on the site of a major hospital, you'll experience regular contact with other working health professionals who may bring their practical knowledge to your learning on occasions. You will have joint learning opportunities with other allied health students in our simulation suites and classrooms.

We have established links with a wide range of practice partners, so your placement facilitator will aim to give you clinical experience with service users in different hospital and community units. But even though you could be away from the main university site, you'll still have the support of the team here.

As a nurse you'll know the importance of teamwork. We pride ourselves on being a very supportive team and we'll take an individual and personal interest in your progress. Kingston University has a well-established and highly effective Student Life Services team, which could be useful if you're coming back to study after a period working.

Module listing

Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list. These modules will be subject to change in accordance with the new pre-registration midwifery education standards from the Nursing and Midwifery Council for 2020.

Modules

  • This module provides you with the requisite knowledge and skills to support the normal physiological processes of childbirth and provide safe and effective midwifery care.

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  • This module will enable you to apply social sciences (including psychology, sociology, health and social policy, politics and economics) to midwifery practice and maternity services provision.

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  • This module facilitates your knowledge and understanding in relation to the pathophysiological aspects of childbirth to enable you to provide care for women with complex health needs during childbirth and for women and families when complications arise.

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  • This module enhances your professional development in preparation for the role of an autonomous and reflective midwife. You are facilitated to critically explore and analyse the factors that influence decision making, including your own attitudes and beliefs and influence upon your practice. The contribution of effective midwifery care to the provision of safe and sustainable maternity services is also considered.

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  • This module will facilitate you to understand the evidence base underpinning midwifery theory and practice and build on your knowledge of research. The focus is on informing professional practice using relevant evidence and research techniques. The module will enable you to appraise evidence and critically evaluate and contribute to the strategies for improving care through research, audit and clinical governance.

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You will have the opportunity to study a foreign language, free of charge, during your time at the University on a not-for-credit basis as part of the Kingston Language Scheme. Options currently include: Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.

We aim to ensure that all courses and modules advertised are delivered. However in some cases courses and modules may not be offered. For more information about why, and when you can expect to be notified, read our Changes to Academic Provision.

A copy of the regulations governing this course is available here

Details of term dates for this course can be found here

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