The Context of International Midwifery HEA3216


This online module provides a focus around key international issues related to midwifery before, during and after childbirth. You will develop a raised awareness of how maternal and neonatal outcomes are influenced by service provision and the underpinning philosophy of midwifery care in international settings. You will be encouraged to explore and critique existing literature to gain a wider perspective on pertinent international issues in midwifery.

Module Code: HEA3216
Level: 6
Credits: 20
Cost: £680 for Sept 2019 to July 2020

Who is this module for?

This module is designed for both national and international students; those who care for women during the childbirth continuum, those with an interest in midwifery and qualified midwives.

What are the key aims of the programme?

  • Raise awareness of how maternal and neonatal outcomes are influenced by service provision;
  • Explore global midwifery care.

What will I study?

  • Influencing factors relating to maternal mortality;
  • Controlling infection;
  • Sexually transmitted infections;
  • Global trends relating to maternal and neonatal nutrition;
  • Female genital mutilation;
  • Haemoglobinopaties;
  • Appraising research;
  • Septic shock.

How will I be assessed?

An in-depth, problem-based scenario (4,000 word assignment).

On successful completion you will:

Use a variety of evidence-based literature to demonstrate a raised critical awareness of a specific international midwifery problem. You will be able to identify and challenge how these issues may influence maternal and neonatal outcome in a global setting.

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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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