PG Diploma Midwifery

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PG Diploma Midwifery

University of East Anglia
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The role of the midwife is to work in partnership with woman and their families to deliver an excellent standard of care during pregnancy, childbirth and the postnatal period. As a midwife you will be the lead professional when care is uncomplicated but you will also be a core member of the multidisciplinary team. This course provides a robust approach to learning due to its close links to developing the application of theory and practice and assimilating your existing experience, knowledge and skills into midwifery practice.

The development of the programme at postgraduate level is a positive response to the recent government reports Maternity matters (DH 2007) and a High Quality Workforce …

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The role of the midwife is to work in partnership with woman and their families to deliver an excellent standard of care during pregnancy, childbirth and the postnatal period. As a midwife you will be the lead professional when care is uncomplicated but you will also be a core member of the multidisciplinary team. This course provides a robust approach to learning due to its close links to developing the application of theory and practice and assimilating your existing experience, knowledge and skills into midwifery practice.

The development of the programme at postgraduate level is a positive response to the recent government reports Maternity matters (DH 2007) and a High Quality Workforce (DH 2008) which outline the need for the provision of high quality midwifery education that is focused on quality care, is patient centred, clinically driven, flexible and locally led.

Information about the next (Short) Pre-Registration Midwifery Course for Registered Adult Nurses will be posted on this site in the New Year.

We will be running a series of information sessions for anyone who is interested in this course. To register your interest please email nsc.pgt.admiss@uea.ac.uk. Information sessions will take place in the Edith Cavell Building on the following dates -

  • Monday 11 March 2013 from 3pm – 4.30pm
  • Friday 19 April 2013 from 12pm – 1.30pm
  • Monday 13 May 2013 from 2pm – 3.30pm
  • Tuesday 11 June 2013 from 10am – 11.30am

Course Organiser:Mrs. Anna Harris
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Entry Requirements Degree Subject: Registered Nurse (Adult) Degree Classification: 2:2 or above, or overseas equivalent Entry Requirement
  • Registered Nurse (Adult)
  • Current Registration with NMC
  • BSc (Hons) degree in a relevant subject/discipline. it is usually expected that applicants will have a degree with a classification of 2.2 or above (or overseas equivalent)
  • If you have not been engaged with formal study within the preceding five years you may be required to take the Faculty Masters Level Learning short course or similar.
  • You must be able to provide both a professional and an academic reference in support of your application.Your professional reference must be from your immediate manager.
  • Places are subject to police CRB and occupational health checks.
If you do not hold a degree but have strong recent evidence of your academic ability to undertake masters level study please contact the Course Director Anna Harris to discuss this matter and include such evidence in any application you may submit. In such a case you would normally be required to undertake the Faculty’s Masters study preparation short course. Where it is apparent the MSc study preparation short course run by the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences is relevant to your application we would encourage you to book your place swiftly so you are certain of attending prior to the programme in 2012. These details can also be found via our Short Course and Study Days pages. Students for whom English is a Foreign language

We welcome applications from students whose first language is not English or those whose degree was not taught in English. To ensure such students benefit fully from postgraduate study, we require evidence of proficiency in English. We also will require a certain standard to be achieved on the written element of the test. Our usual entry requirements are as follows:

  • IELTS: 7.0 (minimum 7.0 in all component)
  • TOEFL: Internet-based score of 98 (minimum 22 in all components and 23 in speaking)
  • PTE: 70 (minimum 70 in all components)

All scores must be less than two years old.

Interviews

Applicant interviews will take place in July 2013, dates to be confirmed.

Intakes

The next intake for this course is October 2013.

The closing date for applications is 21st June 2013.

Course Open To

Please note this course is only open to UK or EU students with settled status in the UK. We cannot accept applications from overseas applicants who require a work permit to work in the UK.

The School of Nursing and Midwifery is consistently commended for its teaching. This year our independent Annual Monitoring Review graded the school ‘outstanding’ in for Practice Learning, Resources and Quality Assurance. We take great pride in our learning environment and helping students meet their potential. We also aim to encourage your appetite for life-long learning and career development. And we also use our expertise to offer a host of continual professional development (CPD) courses if you are already qualified or working in health provision.

We are very proud of our research record - in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise, overall, 40% of research in nursing and midwifery at UEA was rated as internationally excellent or above. This means that our team is at the forefront of new thinking and new teaching in the fast-paced and challenging delivery of health services.

We do not just offer a great academic environment, being part of our School is a great opportunity to experience university life. We have some of the best facilities and opportunities that you could wish for.

Course Length: 84 weeks

Placement places: Norfolk and Norwich University NHS Foundation Hospital Trust (Norwich), Queen Elizabeth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (King's Lynn), or James Paget University Hospital (Gorleston).

Theory: Taught at the University of East Anglia (UEA) in Norwich

Next Intake: October 2013
Closing date for applications: Friday 21 June, 2013

Course Organiser: Mrs Anna Harris
For an informal chat please contact the Course Director, Anna Harris on 01603 597095 or emailanna.harris@uea.ac.uk

Fees and Funding Students are paid a training salary via their host Trust. Course fees are paid by the Strategic Health Authority.

The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust may offer the return to a Band 5 nursing post to any current NNUH nursing staff in substantive positions applying successfully to the course, in the event they either did not secure a midwifery post with us at the end of the midwifery training or if they did not successfully complete the course for some acceptable reason. There can be no guarantees of particular posts other than what can be found available at Band 5 at the time and not to previous positions.
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