Single Module Level 6

Maternal Critical Care (Level 6, 20 credits)




One semester

Next enrolment

May 2025


In a nutshell

This single module will help you to critically evaluate current evidence underpinning critical care in the childbirth continuum. It facilitates a multidisciplinary team approach when providing critical care. 


You will:

  • Foster a deeper understanding of the needs of the family within the context of changing health care provision
  • enhance your career prospects
  • be taught by subject experts
Course details

All about the course

This module will explore:

  • Holistic care for women experiencing critical illness during childbirth
  • Portfolio development and reflective practice
  • Communication skills: with your patients, their family and multidisciplinary team.
  • The cultural, sociological, physiological and psychological needs of the women and their families, during critical illness

Please note that it may not be possible to deliver the full list of options every year as this will depend on factors such as how many students choose a particular option. Exact modules may also vary in order to keep content current. When accepting your offer of a place to study on this programme, you should be aware that not all optional modules will be running each year. Your tutor will be able to advise you as to the available options on or before the start of the programme. Whilst the University tries to ensure that you are able to undertake your preferred options, it cannot guarantee this.

What will I be doing?

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


Assessment methods may include a Viva presentation and reflective practice portfolio. 

The School of Health and Society

The School of Health and Society is a forward-thinking, dynamic school with a commitment to lifelong learning and real world impact.

Our courses are informed by the latest research and we work closely with organisations from both the public and private sector to ensure our teaching is at the forefront of practice.

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What about after uni?

You can undertake this standalone module for continuing professional development.

Career Links

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 practice in some 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.


What you need to know

Potential students looking to enrol on the module should be registered midwives, nurses (adult, CYP, MH), healthcare professions (OT, Physiotherapy, Podiatry), medical staff, nurse/industry advisors.

    Standard entry requirements

    Previous study and experience

    You will be a registered healthcare professional with active experience working in a clinical environment. 

    You will need to demonstrate evidence of studying at level 5 / an ability to successfully undertake study at Level 6. 

    Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)

    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).

    How much?

    Type of study Year Fees
    Part-time 2024/25 £925 per 20 credit module
    Part-time 2025/26 £965 per 20 credit module

    Additional costs

    You should also consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits.

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    Enrolment dates

    May 2025