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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Carlisle - Fusehill Street

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    19-SEP-22

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

You want to provide skilled and compassionate care to birthing parents, newborns and their families during this significant period in their lives.Our course provides specialist training and support for you to join the Nursing and Midwifery Council and get you started as a fully qualified midwife.**Course Overview**You’ll spend 50% of your time in practice, working with highly skilled professionals you will support birthing parents and their families to access health care to boost your skills and confidence.You will experience midwifery care in all settings, working with continuity of care teams, on consultant-led units, birth centres and within the community. Alongside this, you will experience bespoke placements in neonatal units, theatres, and medical and surgical wards. Elective placement weeks are built into each year of the programme where you can take the opportunity to experience midwifery practise elsewhere in the country and/or abroad. The placements aim to ensure you experience all care settings.Theory is delivered by expert teaching staff and is based on the latest evidence and research, using modern teaching methods and technology.**On this course you will...**- Boost your academic and clinical skills with practical sessions in our state-of-the-art clinical simulation facilities.- Be closely supported by passionate lecturers who bring invaluable experience to teaching and provide excellent pastoral support.- Benefit from exciting, diverse placements providing you with experience of a variety of healthcare systems across inner-city and rural areas, widening your midwifery experience and learning.- Apply midwifery theory to real-life midwifery care in practise, so that you are confident and competent in supporting birthing parents and their families through pregnancy, birth and postnatal period.- Complete the course eligible for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). You'll be recognised as a safe and competent midwife ready for employment.**What you will learn**This programme will fully prepare you for your future as a midwife, which is crucial to the national Midwifery Expansion Project. You will study the important values highlighted in the NHS Constitution (2015), such as treating people with respect, dignity and compassion, and getting the basics right every time by putting birthing parents and their families first.Modules are designed to become progressively challenging at each level using learning and achievement from earlier levels as a foundation. Continuity of care and carer is linked to improved health outcomes for the birth parent and baby. Midwives are the first point of contact for the birth parent and the lead health professional in maternity services playing a crucial role in coordinating and navigating maternity care, requiring essential leadership skills.You will explore infant feeding, as mapped against the UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative Standards.**Year one**- Midwifery Practice 1- Universal Care 1- The Midwife as Professional 1- The Midwife as Scholar 1- Additional Care 1**Year two**- Midwifery Practice 2- Universal Care 2- The Midwife as Professional 2- The Midwife as Scholar 2- Additional Care 2- Part 2 Practice Assessment**Year three**- Midwifery Practice 3- Physical Assessment and Management of the Newborn- The Midwife as Scholar 3- Midwife as Professional 3

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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£ 13,250per year

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A level : BBB - ABB

Maximum of 3 A'levels, to include 40 points in Biology or P.E.

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University information

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University of Cumbria

  • University League Table

    100th

  • Campus address

    University of Cumbria, Registered Office, Fusehill Street, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA1 2HH, England

Distinct and pioneering, Cumbria’s heritage dates from 1820. Its five campuses include one in a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the idyllic Lake District.
Its international scholarship scheme offers a range of awards to all eligible students. The university also offers a £1,000 early payment discount.
For the 2021/22 transition year, all eligible EU, EEA or Swiss students will receive a Fee Discount Scholarship to bring fees in line with UK/home fees.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    50th out of 77 10

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    126 60%

    40th

    8
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    96.0 96%

    52nd

    36
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.96 79%

    48th

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