This 30 credit, Level 7 blended learning module from the School of Midwifery and Reproductive Health enables students to gain bespoke skills and competencies associated with their area of practice.
Students develop an understanding of advanced practice, subject specific principles and underpinning theory for examining their client group. Clinical skills in assessment will be developed in order to undertake safe examinations amongst specified client groups, with the ability to demonstrate higher level clinical reasoning and problem solving.
As minimal university attendance is required, some areas can be studied by distance learning. The module runs over the academic year with flexible finishing dates depending on the achievement of clinical competencies.
Students can choose their specialist focus:
- Advanced Perineal Assessment and Repair
An opportunity for experienced midwives working in intrapartum care to develop their skills, including training other staff in perineal assessment and repair
- Assisted Birth
An opportunity for experienced midwives working in intrapartum care, focusing on preparing midwives to undertake ventouse delivery
- Contemporary Midwifery Practice
Extends midwifery skills in the support of women with complex care needs, enabling women to have positive birth experiences
- Contraception and Sexual Health (CASH)
Designed for staff working directly in sexual health services (level 3), or in level 1 and 2 services providing contraception advice
- External Cephalic Version (ECV)
An exciting new development for midwives providing antenatal care to take on this extended role
An opportunity for nurses working in acute / oncological gynaecology settings to establish nurse-led services
- High Dependency Care of the Childbearing Woman
Develops the skills required to provide care throughout the childbearing continuum for women on an obstetric high dependency unit
- Physical Examination of the Newborn / 6-8 Week Examination
Designed for midwives, neonatal nurses, health visitors and advanced nurse practitioners working with newborn babies and infants