Midwives offer care and support to pregnant women, their partners and their families. They provide care throughout the pregnancy continuum which includes antenatal, intra partum and post partum care. On successful completion of this degree you will be eligible to register as a midwife on the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Professional Register.
A key component of the course is problem-based learning (PBL) where you will be actively involved in the learning process through problem solving, investigation, team work and self-directed learning.
These skills are also developed through the small caseload experience within the course.
This course is 85 weeks in length. Throughout the course you are allocated a personal tutor and a mentor in practice.
The course is 50% theory and 50% practice, this is comprised of block weeks in University and clinical placements.
Year one focuses on all aspects of normality throughout the childbirth continuum. You will be encouraged to link theory to practice by maintaining evidence of reflection and reflective learning in your personal development plan and portfolio.
Year two focuses on the more complex aspects of midwifery care and practice. You will be encouraged to develop you critical thinking skills and progress towards becoming a competent autonomous practitioner.
|NMC registered||Be a Nurse Level 1 (Adult) part of the NMC Register|
|Portfolio||Have a portfolio fulfilling PREP requirements, demonstrating current experience and reflective practice|
|Experience/study||Show evidence of recent study if qualified more than three years ago. At least four weeks experience in the field of gynaecology would be an advantage as would some post-qualifying experience as a nurse|
|GCSE||Applicants must have GCSEs in English language and maths - minimum grade C|
We welcome applications from students who may not meet the stated entry criteria but who can demonstrate their ability to pursue the course successfully. Once we have received your application we will assess it and recommend it for SAES if you are an eligible candidate.
There are two different routes through the Salford Alternative Entry Scheme and applicants will be directed to the one appropriate for their course. Assessment will either be through a review of prior learning or through a formal test.
International applicants will be required to show a proficiency in English. An IELTS score of 7.0 (no element below 7) is proof of this.
Applicant must be resident in the UK for three years.
This course requires students who are keen and committed to becoming a midwife in the future. We are looking for students who are interested and motivated to learn about midwifery and demonstrate some understanding of the role of the midwife. We look for candidates with a good academic record, appear professional and well prepared for interview and possess the necessary skills required to become a midwife.
This course uses a variety of teaching methods such as:
You will be assessed in a variety of ways including grading of practice, essential skills clusters and drug calculations, written and oral assessments.
In the clinical area of the course you will need to meet the criteria laid down by the NMC.
The clinical placements you will complete and our close links with the NHS Trusts means your career prospects are maximised. Graduates are well-received within local and national NHS Trusts and abroad, and on qualification, midwives are free to seek employment anywhere in the UK or EU.
The majority of students have been very successful in gaining employment post qualification. Many students choose to work locally, however some students have opted to work as case loading midwives in free standing birth centres.
You will spend half your time in the clinical area working as a student midwife in one of the following hospitals:
|Type of Study||Fee|
|Full-time||If you are a UK or EU resident, and have home student status, you will have your tuition fees paid for you. You may also qualify for a means-tested bursary to help with living expenses.|
Students will be expected to pay £30 for health clearance from their GP and £82 for additional uniform sets (should they be required). Please note, the charge for health clearance is at the discretion of your GP and can range from £0 to £120. In addition, students may incur other expenses during placements. Costs are approximated based on the current academic year.
You should also consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits.
As a UK/EU student you could be entitled to:
As an International student you could be entitled to:
Clinical Skills Room
Whether it's nursing or midwifery, it helps to be able to practice new skills in a safe environment under the supervision of a qualified practitioner. We have a number of clinical skills rooms that enhance your learning from taking blood pressure, to giving CPR and more complicated procedures.
We use a maternal and fetal simulation system called Noelle which allows you to appreciate the birthing experience from the onset of labour, through delivery, to treatment of the mother after delivery.
Birthing simulators are used to ensure you understand the mechanisms involved in labour and birth and have an opportunity to simulate a birth and explore relevant issues and feelings in a non-clinical environment. Breech births and mechanisms for Occipto posterior positions can also be demonstrated with these simulators.
Models to simulate urethral catheterisation and cervical assessment also aim to develop initial competence to ensure confidence prior to undertaking the skills with mentor support in clinical practice
We also have breast feeding mannikins to promote understanding of lactation and procedures such as hand expression of milk are available. These are part of the measures in place to ensure our students are educated in-line with Unicef's baby friendly initiative.