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Midwifery / Registered Midwife BSc(Hons)

Attendance UCAS code Year of entry
3 years full time B720 2019
2020

Why choose this course?

This three-year course prepares you for a career in midwifery. You need to have good interpersonal skills and empathy, as you'll be providing holistic, personal care to women and their families from all parts of society. 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's 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, ready to enter the Nursing and Midwifery Council register as a qualified midwife.

What you will study

This course gives you the scientific knowledge and practical skills you'll need to give care and advice to women and their families throughout their pregnancy and transition to parenthood. It comprises both theory and practice-based learning.

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. There is a great emphasis on clinical skills teaching, with more than half of the course focused on developing practical abilities.

We have established links with a wide range of placement partners, so you can gain clinical experience in maternity units in different hospital and community settings in other parts of this great city with its unique and mobile population. But even though you could be away from the main University site, you'll still have the support of the team here. Your personal tutors and fellow students form a close-knit unit and we'll take a personal interest in your progress, wherever you are on the course.

Students have an enjoyable and life-changing time here and, in the 2016 National Student Survey, gave an outstanding '91 per cent satisfaction' for midwifery. Kingston and St George's has been 'top in London' for nursing and midwifery in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 (Guardian University League Tables), so we believe this is the best place to prepare for your career as a registered midwife.

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.

Year 1

  • This module will introduce you to the social context of birth as a life and family event. It will also develop your understanding of the role of the midwife in supporting the woman and her family through childbearing.

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  • This module will introduce you to midwifery professional practice. It identifies the role of the midwife and locates the responsibilities of the midwife within the scope of midwifery practice. Professional values and culture will also be explored.

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  • This module will introduce you to the biological basis to underpin the provision of midwifery care in relation to childbearing. It also provides an introduction to pharmacology.

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  • This module will enable you to explore the continuum from fertilization to the neonate and how this impacts on integration into the family.

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Year 2

  • This module will revisit your knowledge of anatomy whilst facilitating an understanding of physiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology, therapeutic interventions and clinical assessment related to disease and its implications for pregnancy and childbirth, whilst maintaining a woman centred approach.

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  • This module will enable you to appraise practice guidelines and published research.  A variety of research methods and the research process will be reviewed, giving you the information required to be able to critique the evidence informing midwifery practice.

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  • This module will enable you to explore public health issues from both a local and national perspective, and to care for clients holistically. You will also analyse a range of theories and concepts of health promotion and education and discuss how they could be used in relation to health promotion / health education in midwifery practice.

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  • This module will enable you to further develop your knowledge and skills in supporting and facilitating pregnancy and childbirth, recognising actual and potential complications for both the mother and the neonate.

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Year 3

  • This module provides you with the knowledge and skills to provide woman centred care. Key aspects of working with other professional groups are reviewed and related to practice and women's experience of care, so as to help support you in the transition from student to accountable, autonomous practitioner.

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  • This module aims to prepare you for autonomous practice. Key aspects will include working with other professional groups, understanding professional regulation and local and national governance to promote safe midwifery practice. This will help support you in the transition from student to accountable, autonomous practitioner.

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  • This module will enable you to appreciate the socio-political influences shaping the changing context of maternity services within the NHS, independent practice and from an international perspective. You will be able to examine the variations in childbirth practices around the world and to consider midwifery practice in developed and developing countries. You will have an opportunity to undertake a 2 week elective experience, locally, nationally or internationally to observe childbirth practices.

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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.

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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.

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