This pre-registration midwifery course will enable you to develop the knowledge and skills to provide safe and effective midwifery care and register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council to practise as a midwife in a variety of health care settings.
This programme will allow you to study a range of subjects including sexual and reproductive health, neonatal care, midwifery care and practice, management and leadership and high-risk care of mother and baby.
During this course you will also get the opportunity to participate in providing individual care to a woman and her family under the supervision of a qualified midwife and experience midwifery practice in a variety of hospital and community settings. You will be expected to develop an electronic portfolio during your programme of study.
All theory is delivered at Walsall Campus for classroom study, and placements will be with one of three NHS Trusts including either Wolverhampton, Walsall or Dudley.
Our midwifery degree courses lead to both an academic award and registration with the UK’s Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), ultimately allowing you to practice as a midwife in the public or private sector.
Students evaluate the quality of teaching very positively and have the opportunity to develop their clinical skills in well equipped clinical skills centres.
Midwifery is an integrated course of theory and practice, and you will have the opportunity to experience clinical practice under the supervision of an experienced midwife from as early as 6 weeks into the course.
There are well established support systems in the university and on clinical placement.
There are two value-added components to the course which are UNICEF's Breast Feeding Initiative (BFI) and the Newborn and Infant Physical Examination (NIPE).
The Faculty of Education Health and Wellbeing series of seminars and lectures spans education, sport, care, psychology health and wellbeing, bringing you a variety of engaging speakers and experts from the University of Wolverhampton and many other UK universities, visit www.wlv.ac.uk/fehw/lectures
Opportunities exist to be clinical leaders, consultant midwives, work in management or at supervisory level. Midwives can also develop innovative specialist roles for example, in ultrasound, fetal medicine, public health and parenting education. There are also opportunities to work as a research midwife or in education.
Many midwives are employed by the NHS, working in hospital or in the community setting. Posts are also available in private birthing centres, or you may be an independent midwife.
There are a range of opportunities available to you to further your education and practice, for example you may choose to complete a Masters or PhD.
Opportunities may also exist to travel and work abroad.
By the end of the midwifery programme you should be able to:
This course is accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)
You will be required to undertake a numeracy and literacy test and be interviewed as part of the selection process.
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Good health and good character are fundamental to being a nurse or midwife, and consequently all nursing and midwifery students must have a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check and satisfactory health clearance. Professional courses are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and all previous convictions etc must be declared. Any student who undertakes exposure-prone procedures as part of their training will be required to have additional screening for HIV, Hepatitis B, and Hepatitis C.
If you have accepted a Conditional Offer made by the University of Wolverhampton you will receive correspondence asking you to complete an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The charge for this will be a DBS fee of £44.00 and a £6.00 ID check service fee. You will also need to complete an occupational health assessment questionnaire and General Practitioner Form prior to starting the course; vaccinations will also need to be up-to-date.
Course Tuition Fees will be paid in full by the NHS