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1 Faculty of Health School of Nursing and Midwifery Midwifery Course Presentation Academic Year 2009-2010

2 Courses Available BSc Midwifery Postgraduate Diploma Midwifery (84 weeks) BSc/Dip HE Nursing (Adult Health, Mental Health, Childrens, Learning Disabilities) Dip HE Operating Department Practice Foundation Degree Paramedic Science* *Under Development

3 Main Features of our Curricula 3 year Degree in Midwifery 50% Theory 50% Practice Postgraduate Diploma Midwifery 40% Theory 60% Practice Development of Skills & Competency Enquiry Based Learning (EBL) approach Inter-Professional Learning

4 Course Qualities and Skills Interested in people and their health Potential to develop competency in clinical skills Effective communication skills The ability to work independently & in a team The ability to work under pressure A professional attitude

5 Challenges Prioritising – academic work/patient care Shift work – 24 hour care Self-discipline to organise work Stressful Responsibility and accountability Physically and mentally demanding

6 Rewards Job Satisfaction Stimulating work Every day is different Team work Teaching and learning

7 Other Considerations Shift Work (inc. night shifts) Travel to Clinical Placements Working across the whole region to include Kings Lynn Strict Course Attendance (all absence to be made up prior to completion) Fixed vacation for the whole course. Parking for theory sessions (Park and Ride) Childcare Support Relevant Experience

8 Example of Timetable (Year 1) Teaching approaches include: Introduction to Module and Assessment Set Period of Core Lectures Seminars regarding Research Papers Specific Learning Triggers stimulating Enquiry (EBL) Skill Based Sessions Workshops Placement Preparation Reflection on Placement Experience Students must be available for lectures between 1000 – 1600 hours Vacation time is fixed for the 3 years

9 Clinical Placements Placements take place across the region using: Acute Hospitals Health Centres Birth Centres (Midwifery Led Care) Community Hospitals Community Midwives Womens Homes All students are expected to be able to travel to placement areas but reimbursement of travel and accommodation costs may be available.

10 Clinical Placements (Example) BSc (Hons) Midwifery Year 1 Term A: 6 weeks (over a 7 week period) Term B: 6 weeks Term C: 6 weeks Year 2 Term A: 7 weeks Term B: 7 weeks Term C: 10 weeks Year 3 Term A: 8 weeks Term B: 9 weeks Term C: 9 weeks Postgraduate Diploma Midwifery Module 1 2 x 6 week periods Module 2 2 x 4 week periods Module 3 1 x 6 week period 1 x 2 week period 1 x 8 week period

11 Assessment Methods Theory Portfolio Essay Oral Examination Written Examination Dissertation Notes Maximum of two attempts for theory and practice 40% mark required for theory and practice (BSc Hons) 50% mark required for theory and 40% for practice (Postgraduate) Practice Learning Outcomes Skills Attitude

12 Student Support Services Academic Adviser – Lecturer Module Leader/Course Director Link Lecturer Placement Mentor Full range of UEA student support

13 Financial Support Student Bursary (inc. Dependants Allowances) (means tested) for Degree Courses Financial Support for OFSTED Inspected Childcare No Tuition Fees

14 Additional Information If successful and offered a place you would need to: Complete a satisfactory Criminal Records Bureau Check. Complete a satisfactory Occupational Health Medical Check Cover the cost of the first two Hepatitis B Vaccinations. Cover the cost for your GP to complete the Occupational Health Questionnaire Doctors Statement. Arrange accommodation (if required) directly with the UEA Accommodations Office –

15 Employment Opportunities Employment with a local NHS Trust Employment anywhere in the UK Employment overseas Post Registration Courses Research

16 Entry Requirements Course Entry Requirements can be located on our website: Minimum requirements are 3 A-Levels at Grades BBC (Academic Subjects) accompanied by GCSE English, Mathematics and Science at Grade C or above.

17 How to Apply All applications must be submitted via UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admission Service) online at: The deadline for on time applications is 15 th January 2010. Late applications will not be processed.

18 Any Questions

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