Progressing Midwifery Clinical Skills in Childbirth HEA3187


You will critically analyse the midwife's role in relation to the development of advanced skills and knowledge appropriate to the management of "high risk clients". You will also demonstrate the practical application of theory to simulated practice - enabling you to recognise and actively participate in the management of obstetric emergencies if and when they occur.

Module Code: HEA3187
Level: 6
Credits: 20
Cost: £680 for Sept 2019 to July 2020

Who is this module for?

Registered midwives.

What are the key aims of the programme?

To progress the development of midwifery clinical skills.

What will I study?

  • Normal labour and mechanisms;
  • Care of the perineum;
  • Management of breech, shoulder dystocia and post partum haemorrhage;
  • PIH, pre-eclampsia and eclampsia;
  • Forceps and ventouse management.

How will I be assessed?

A reflective essay - 3,500 words.

On successful completion you will:

  • Analyse obstetric emergencies and demonstrate the application of theory into practice in order to support active participate in the management of obstetric emergencies;
  • Apply reflective analysis to a significant incident appropriate to the context of the module in order to inform practice;
  • Critically analyse the practitioner's role in relationship to development of advanced skills and knowledge appropriate in the management of 'high risk' clients.

Further Information

Module availability varies from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Due to the popularity of some modules it may be that the module is fully booked when your application is received. We will include your details on a waiting list and allocate you a place on the next available intake

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This module can be studied on a standalone basis.

It is an optional module for the following programme:

BSc (Hons) Clinical and Professional Practice