Midwifery 18 months Pre-Registration BSc (Hons)

Midwifery 18 months Pre-Registration BSc (Hons)

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About the course

A midwife is the lead professional at normal births. The Midwifery degree is designed for qualified adult nurses who are interested in changing careers and returning as a midwife. It is suitable for nurses who have qualified via the diploma or graduate route.

Reasons why you should choose to study Midwifery 18 months Pre-Registration Degree at DMU
  • Professionally accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)
  • Registered nurses start on a salary of more than £21,000 (NHS Payscales, 2012)
  • 94.3 per cent of Nursing graduates, seeking to enter employment or further study, are successful within six months of completing their course (DLHE 2009/10)
  • State-of-the-art clinical s…

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About the course

A midwife is the lead professional at normal births. The Midwifery degree is designed for qualified adult nurses who are interested in changing careers and returning as a midwife. It is suitable for nurses who have qualified via the diploma or graduate route.

Reasons why you should choose to study Midwifery 18 months Pre-Registration Degree at DMU
  • Professionally accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)
  • Registered nurses start on a salary of more than £21,000 (NHS Payscales, 2012)
  • 94.3 per cent of Nursing graduates, seeking to enter employment or further study, are successful within six months of completing their course (DLHE 2009/10)
  • State-of-the-art clinical skills suites provide hands-on practical learning
  • Study a balance of theory and practice alongside experienced staff to enhance your employability
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Key facts

Direct entry to DMU: B72P46

Duration: 18 months (78 weeks) full-time

Intake: September on alternate years

Institution code: D26

Entry and admission criteria

Qualified nurse with active NMC registration and registration gained within the last five years, and not under investigation or suspension GCSEs Five GCSEs at grade C or above, including English and Maths, plus;
  • Recent experience/employment as a qualified adult nurse in the UK
  • Minimum of 60 Academic Credits at Level 5 (formally level 2) on the qualifications and credit framework

You must complete an occupational health check, declaration form and enhanced CRB disclosure application form prior to the start of the course, which needs to be cleared in accordance with DMU's admissions policy. Contact us for up-to-date information.

Interview required: Yes

International students: If English is not your first language, we require an English language level of IELTS 7.0 or equivalent.

Personal Statement selection criteria

  • Clear communication skills, including good grammar and spelling
  • Information relevant to the course applied for
  • Interest in the course demonstrated with explanation and evidence
  • If relevant for the course - work and life experience

Teaching and assessment

A wide variety of teaching and learning methods are used, putting you at the centre of learning. This includes enquiry based learning which encourages thinking and application of theory to practice.

You maintain a professional portfolio throughout the course, which assists with your continuous assessment in practice. Theory is assessed by exams, assignments and presentations throughout.

You must attend all theoretical and practice-based teaching. The theoretical teaching is normally 30 hours per week but varies as the course progresses with more self-directed learning and additional reading.

Clinical practice placements are currently based on a 35 hour week but because of the shift patterns they may be more one week and less the next. You are allocated half a day per week, when in placement, for reading and reflection.

Course modules

  • BSc (Hons)/ Postgraduate certificate • Becoming a Caring and Compassionate Midwife
  • Women and their Diverse Needs in Childbearing
  • Dissertation
  • Case Holding Midwifery
  • Leading in Midwifery
  • diploma
  • Promotion of Caring and Compassion in Normal Midwifery Practice
  • The Midwife Meeting the Diverse Needs of Childbearing Women
  • Research Methods
  • Caseload Midwifery Model of Care
  • Leadership in Midwifery

Work experience and placements

Placements are at NHS hospitals, midwifery-led units and community areas, giving you a variety of experience with opportunities to participate in innovative aspects of midwifery practice, such as case-holding practice, from the end of the second year.

You are mentored by a different midwife in each placement and work the same off-duty which can include nights, weekends and on-call duties, thus gaining understanding of total midwifery care. Midwifery lecturers are all practising midwives, and participate in student assessment.

UHL Uniform and Dress Code Policy

This course includes compulsory hospital placements; these are an essential component for the completion of the course. Whilst on placement, students must adhere to the dress code policy of University Hospitals of Leicester NHS (UHL) trust. The UHL trust has given careful consideration to religious needs and every attempt has been made to accommodate these, however, there are some areas where the need to fully comply with infection control guidance has overridden religious requirements.

Further information can be obtained by contacting UHL direct on 0300 303 1573.

Graduate careers

The course enables qualifying students to practise and be entered on the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s register in the UK. Midwives can then apply to work in the EU as well as commonwealth countries such as Canada and Australia.

You may also choose to further your study on our postgraduate course, MSc Midwifery Practice, which enhances your career prospects to work in senior roles within the NHS or higher education institutions.

Fees and funding

UK/EU Full-time £9,000 International
Full-time £10,750

Please note: these fees are for 2012 and are subject to change.

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UK students currently benefit from a means-tested bursary and payment of fees by the NHS. (Based on 2012 entry and may be subject to change.)

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Scholarships

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Facilities

Continued investment at DMU means that you will benefit from a newly refurbished Health and Life Sciences| building with improved learning and teaching facilities.

Purpose-built clinical skills areas provide hands-on, practical learning. You will receive guidance and support from staff, to ensure your practical ability in the clinical skills suites is accurate.

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