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Midwifery (Professional Practice) (Top-up) BSc Honours

This course enables you to top up your qualification to degree level and maximise your career opportunities as you practise midwifery.
Code
B7MM
Start
October 2020
January 2021
Duration
A minimum of one year part-time
Attendance
Part-time
Fees
£60 per credit (UK/EU) *
£60 per credit (INT) *
Course leader
Lisa Nash

We’re planning to teach through a flexible combination of online and face to face learning for the first few months of the new academic year. If you’re thinking about starting with us in autumn 2020 or spring 2021, check back for more detail on arrangements for this course in July and August, and see our current plans for teaching and learning.

This course is now available in Clearing.
Follow this link or call 020 8411 6565 for more info

You can choose to start this course in October 2020 and in January 2021. This is because we've changed some of our teaching arrangements in response to the coronavirus outbreak. Whenever you start, you'll get the same great learning experience with lots of support to do your best.

Open new avenues by topping up to degree level

This course enables current registered midwives to top up their qualification to degree level, opening up a whole range of new career opportunities. This one year top-up course is designed for qualified midwives who already hold a DipAdvanced, CertHE or DipHE qualification who want to get an undergraduate degree.

As part of your course, you will have the opportunity to study clinical and professional practice-related inquiry methods in order to engage in clinical and practice development.

Although you will be in current employment, successfully completing this programme will rapidly expand your career opportunities. You'll be able to take on specialist and leadership roles, as well as undertake further postgraduate studies. Previous graduates have gone on to work as a research midwife and clinical managers among other roles.

Get the support you need

Our personalised approach gives you the support you need to succeed as a student.  While you're on the programme you'll have a Personal Tutor directly related to your course. If you need support with academic writing, numeracy and library skills, we'll be sure to provide it.


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What will you study on the BSc Midwifery (Professional Practice) (Top-up)?

This programme offers qualified practising midwives the opportunity to study modules which will enable them to gain an honours degree. You will study two 30 credit modules as part of your degree: a professionally relevant work based/practice based enquiry module and a work based/practice based project module with a focus on personal and/or organisational professional practice development and change.

What will you gain?

As well as developing your critical thinking and decision making, you will also gain the ability to reflect and analyse your own performance. You will have research analysis and evaluating skills and will focus on the facilitation of learning and communication to a range of audiences including students, peers and clients.

  • Modules

    • Professional Practice Enquiry (30 credits) - Compulsory

      This module is designed to develop your practitioner skills in inquiry methodologies in order to design a work based project that has the potential to improve your own practice. It will explore approaches to practitioner inquiry methods appropriate for your area of practice and enable reflection upon your position as a practitioner inquirer and the potential ethical implications that could arise during the project.

    • Negotiated Work Based Learning Project (30 credits) - Compulsory

      This module aims to provide the opportunity to develop projects that are designed to improve or inform areas of your own or others’ clinical or professional practice in nursing and healthcare. You will explore and critically discuss your work/practice and demonstrate the learning gained, as well as the development of your professional/clinical knowledge and skills. The learning will be located within your own localised and specialised work/practice area.

You can find more information about this course in the programme specification.

How is the BSc Midwifery (Professional Practice) (Top-up) taught?

As you will be a professional practitioner with significant prior learning, you will be taught via an adult learning approach. The modules use a variety of approaches that will encourage you to be responsible for your own learning and progress. It is recognised that individuals learn in different ways therefore a range of teaching and learning strategies are used. Scenario work, and pre and post sessional work are also important components of the modules that you will be required to engage in.

Assessment

Assessment aims to encourage reflection and autonomous but supported learning. You will receive ongoing support from the programme leader, who will also act as project supervisor.

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How can the BSc Midwifery (Professional Practice) (Top-up) support your career?

This programme will enhance your opportunities for career progression or further study, allowing you to pursue careers within healthcare education or research.

Although you will be in current employment, successful completion of the programme may rapidly expand your career opportunities into specialist and leadership roles, and allow you the opportunity to undertake postgraduate studies.  Career opportunities may include senior clinical positions, research midwife, or clinical manager.

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