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Normal Childbirth - Single module

Level 7 (30 credits)

School - School of Health and Society

Subject area - Midwifery

Start Date(s): February


One Semester, intake February

Fees 2018-19:

2019-20 fees will be displayed shortly.

Part-time - £1,260 per 30 credit module

In Brief:

  • Enables a critical evaluation of the current evidence underpinning normal childbirth
  • Support and promote normal birth
  • Delivered by staff who are subject experts in their field in excellent facilities
  • A part-time only course

Course Summary

You can take this course as a single module for continuing professional development or as part of the MSc Midwifery course.

This module will explore:

  • Current evidence underpinning normal childbirth
  • Strategic changes necessary in the services to increase the rates of normal birth
  • Problem solving strategies
  • Autonomous practice and a holistic approach to the care of women during normal childbirth
  • Critical understanding of physiology
  • Specific clinical skills related to the care of women during normal childbirthl

Entry Requirements

BSc Midwifery or related degree, normally at 2.2. or higher, or evidence of recent level 6 study.

Accreditation for Prior Experiential Learning (APEL)

We welcome applications from students who may not have formal/traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully.

The Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) process could help you to make your work and life experience count. The APL process can be used for entry onto courses or to give you exemptions from parts of your course.

Two forms of APL may be used for entry: the Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) or the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL).

English Language Requirements

Students whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English - ILETS - an overall score of 7 with a minimum of 6.5 in any component.

Suitable For

Midwives and other health care professionals interested in exploring and promoting normal birth and challenging the medicalisation of birth.

Fees 2019-20

Fees for entry in 2019 will be displayed shortly.

Fees 2018-19

Type of StudyFee
Part-time£1,260 per 30 credit module

Applying for postgraduate Health and Social Care single modules

All applications for post qualifying heath and social care modules are made directly to the University, please complete the appropriate application form and send to the University.


The course is delivered in a variety of ways including interactive lectures, seminars, videos, discussion, case scenarios, reflective practice and individual tutorial support.


30 minute seminar (40%) and 3,000 word essay (60%).


Career Prospects

This module can be taken as stand-alone for the purposes of continuing professional development. On completion of this module you will have the confidence to practice autonomously and apply a holistic approach to your care.

Links with Industry

We work with over 100 health and social care organisations so our links with industry are very strong. These relationships will be of direct benefit to you because our academic team work in a number of these organisations at a senior level so are able to keep you at the forefront of developments in the sector, which in turn help you provide a better service.

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