MW0627 - Organising Midwifery Care: Women and Families

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What will I learn on this module?

The module addresses the midwifery care of women and families using the Quality Maternal and Newborn Care framework (QMNC) and is an opportunity for you to combine and advance clinical knowledge and skills with interpersonal and cultural competence in this area. You will construct appropriate evidenced-based care for women in relation to more complex case analyses specifically drawn from antenatal and postnatal contexts, such as the use of mental health first aid following post-traumatic stress disorder or delivering a positive screening result. Subject areas are drawn from the five practice categories described in the QMNC framework and include other topics such as preparation for parenting, expectant management of common problems in the newborn, and meeting the health needs of vulnerable women and their infants. You will learn to participate in reflective and critical debate upon issues that impact on your forthcoming role as a Midwife and your ability to provide available, accessible and acceptable care to women and their families in antenatal and postnatal contexts. Equally, you will be able to critically reflect upon and analyse your own development and future continued professional development as the module provides an opportunity to engage in a modified NMC re-validation exercise using the theory base of the module as a source of personal development.

How will I learn on this module?

You will learn through a series of themed seminars and workshops informed by clinical scenarios drawn from midwifery practice. Visiting lecturers with specific expertise will be invited to contribute to the seminars. You will be signposted to specific directed and independent learning activities in preparation for the sessions and at the end of each study day you will engage in a short reflective discussion evaluating learning with your peers in preparation for the production of evidence for the modified re-validation process which forms the summative assessment for the module. The module resources will be accessible via the e-learning portal (eLP), and a modified version of the template for NMC re-validation will be available to structure the recording of personal development during the module.

How will I be supported academically on this module?

The seminars and workshops are an opportunity for both module tutors and peers to provide support and feedback throughout the module. The tutors involved in the delivery of the module will provide guidance and academic support in the form of small group tutorials to ensure that you can engage confidently with the requirements of the module learning. In addition, Mentors in the practice setting will support the development of practice related feedback (also supported by the evolving process of clinical supervision); an element of the NMC re-validation process.

What will I be expected to read on this module?

All modules at Northumbria include a range of reading materials that students are expected to engage with. The reading list for this module can be found at: http://readinglists.northumbria.ac.uk
(Reading List service online guide for academic staff this containing contact details for the Reading List team – http://library.northumbria.ac.uk/readinglists)

What will I be expected to achieve?

Knowledge & Understanding:
1. Critically analyse the holistic health care needs of women and families in antenatal and postnatal contexts engaging with challenging and complex scenarios.

Intellectual / Professional skills & abilities:
2. You will critically appraise evidence and research underpinning antenatal and postnatal care issues.
3. You will demonstrate critical reflection upon personal skills in assessing normality and complexity in the antenatal and postnatal periods including the ability to prioritise needs, manage and refer as appropriate.

Personal Values Attributes (Global / Cultural awareness, Ethics, Curiosity) (PVA):
4. You will demonstrate achievement of the attributes required of the NMC Code specifically related to the care of women and families in antenatal and postnatal contexts.
5. You will evaluate your ability to manage your own learning, demonstrate initiative and personal responsibility and the transferable skills necessary for employment and the re-validation process in midwifery practice.

How will I be assessed?

Formative
The main element of the formative assessment is the modified version of the NMC Revalidation template which will be used as a vehicle for you to record and integrate module learning with reflective analysis of cases drawn from practice.
Seminar learning groups provide the opportunity for academic and peer review of learning throughout the module (MLO 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
In addition, you will have the opportunity for small group tutorials which will support the development of your summative assessment and provide feedback upon your progress in relation to the module learning outcomes. (MLO 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)

Summative
You will engage in a 30 minute oral presentation of recorded evidence and reflective analysis related to the care of women and families in the antenatal and postnatal contexts, following a modified version of the NMC revalidation process.This will be audio-recorded.

Pre-requisite(s)

Completion of all modules at Level 5

Co-requisite(s)

NA

Module abstract

Organising Care-Midwifery Care of Women and Families addresses the midwifery care of women and families using the Quality Maternal and Newborn Care framework(QMNC) and is an opportunity for you to combine and advance clinical knowledge and skills with interpersonal and cultural competence in this area: an essential component as you complete your journey to becoming a Registered Midwife. The module has been designed to use The NMC framework for Re-validation as an authentic means of encouraging you to prepare for your professional role and develop the necessary skills of critical review and personal reflection upon your practice in antenatal and postnatal contexts. The link with everyday Midwifery practice is through the use of scenario-based learning and these are delivered in seminar and workshop format and include more complex issues in care such as the use of mental health first aid following post-traumatic stress disorder or delivering a positive screening result. The seminars and workshops embed a research led and research tutored approach to learning and provide the forum to challenge and debate current practice and to test out the transferability of learning to the practice environment. During the module you will also evaluate your own skills and abilities and produce strategies for advancing your day to day practice and this process will culminate in the presentation of evidence of learning, practice, consumer feedback, reflective accounts and developmental plans mirroring a modified version of the NMC professional re-validation process.

Course info

UCAS Code B720

Credits 20

Level of Study Undergraduate

Mode of Study 3 years full-time (45 weeks per year)

Department Nursing, Midwifery & Health

Location Coach Lane Campus, Northumbria University

City Newcastle

Start September 2020

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