The individualised care of multiple birth families from conception to 1 year - Module

Attendance:
Module - Short Course (10 weeks), Short Course (10 Weeks)
Starting:
January 2018
Campus:
Online Learning
Fees:
£656 per module for UK/EU Short Course 2018 entry (view all fees)
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If your role brings you into regular contact with multiple birth families, then this is the ideal CPD module for you. You will learn about the specialised and individualised care that multiple birth families need from conception to one year and also share your experiences with other allied health and social care professionals.

This is a foundation module that draws on evidence, policies and research being carried out by the Elizabeth Bryan Multiple Birth Centre.

Why Choose Us?

  • Clinically focused content
  • An opportunity to examine your practice critically
  • A strong focus on current issues and an emphasis on the practical application of knowledge
  • Flexible study options – chose to study over one or more academic years
  • Each module has a bespoke "Moodle" based website which contains all module documentation, handouts, links to key documents and supplementary articles of interest
  • Ongoing support from staff both academically whilst in university to facilitate your development as a learner
  • Excellence in delivering high quality standards of flexible and bespoke academic provision for post qualifying practitioners
  • Links with healthcare providers
  • State-of-the-art facilities
This course is not open to International students
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UK or EU students (Self Funded)

Funding Pathway Award Start Mode Duration Fees
Self Funded Level 6 Module Jan 2018 SC 10 weeks £656 per module
Level 7 Module Jan 2018 SC 10 Weeks £656 per module

If you're unable to use the online form for any reason, you can complete our PDF application form instead.

UK or EU students (Employer Funded)

Funding Pathway Award Start Mode Duration Fees
Employer Funded Level 6 Module Jan 2018 SC 10 Weeks £656 per module
Level 7 Module Jan 2018 SC 10 Weeks £656 per module

If you're unable to use the online form for any reason, you can complete our PDF application form instead.

International Students

Sorry, this course is not available to international students.

The University reserves the right to increase fees in line with inflation based on the Retail Prices Index or to reflect changes in Government funding policies or changes agreed by Parliament.

Course structure 

The module is delivered as part of the Healthcare Professional Practice Programme at level 6 and 7. This module is one that is either a stand-alone module or contributes to gaining an academic award through the pathways below.

Pathway awards in Healthcare can lead to:

  • Module only Professional Practice Level 6
  • Module only Professional Practice Level 7
  • BSc Professional Practice
  • BSc (Hons) Professional Practice 
  • Grad Cert Professional Practice 
  • PG Cert Professional Practice
  • PG Dip Professional Practice
  • MSc Professional Practice

How to apply

Complete the online application form via the link above, including the name of the pathway or module you are enrolling onto. 

Sorry, this course is not available part-time

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Course Content

The module is delivered completely on-line over 10 weeks, starting January 2018
Key module content includes:

  • Introduction to multiple births including incidence of multiple births, how multiples occur and the diagnosis of a multiple pregnancy (including zygosity & chorionicity)
  • The experience of pregnancy, delivery and postnatal care, including the care of multiples in hospital
  • Parenting and caring for multiple babies over the first year, including the practicalities of care and promoting healthy relationships
  • The teaching team consists of Lecturers and PhD researchers from Midwifery, Health Visiting and Neonatal and Children’s Nursing and a Physiology Lecturer who specialises in maternal and child physiology

Course dates

Please check the course dates to see when your module is available throughout the year.

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Our Facilities

We are constantly investing in our estate and are currently in the process of spending £260 million on new learning facilities.

We boast up-to-date, innovative facilities that simulate the real situations that medical staff may come across.

These resources are essential in offering students a hands-on introduction to health and social care practice. Much of our teaching is carried out within our state-of-the-art, £30m Seacole Building, which houses some of the best learning facilities in the UK.

Take a virtual tour of our skills suites at Seacole

In a sector where new techniques are constantly being discovered, we work hard to ensure that students learn using the most up-to-date equipment available. These include the only mock operating theatre in an English university and a cutting-edge radiography virtual clinical training facility, virtual ward and virtual case creator.

Virtual Case Creator

For pre-registration midwives, Virtual Case Creator software contains a range of scenarios to let you experience birthing situations and decide on appropriate interventions in a safe environment.

Hospital Ward

Our mock wards enable you to get a feel of what a ward is really like before you head out for your first placement. They contain ‘Sim Men’, which are demonstration dummies that develop ailments, allowing you to treat them as you would a real patient and build your confidence in reacting to the changing needs of patients.

The Hospital Ward can be adapted from a low care to high dependency care environment with the necessary monitoring equipment.

Part of the package is our SIM baby, SIM man and Mega code kid. There are also nursing manikins for fundamental skills teaching and various equipment to support essential skills teaching, such as blood pressure monitoring venepuncture and cannulation equipment.

Skills Practice and Clinical Enhancement facility

The SPACE (Skills Practice And Clinical Enhancement) learning facility lets you further practice the skills taught in class, at your own pace and convenience.

It is fully stocked with the specialist items and equipment needed for procedures such as taking blood pressure, giving an injection, abdominal examination of a pregnant woman and caring for ill babies in an incubator.

Biomedical Laboratories

We have recently installed new laboratory facilities to help you explore understand the scientific principles underpinning many of our courses. The physiology laboratory is equipped to help you learn about the way the human body works by performing investigative experiments. The biomedical science laboratory is undergoing an upgrade over the summer and will allow you to learn about anatomy, cellular processes, immunology and enzymology in a hands-on way that links directly to day-to-day health care.

Simulation Mannequins

We have several Simulation men (SIM men) and Simulation babies (SIM babies) which are leading edge, anatomically correct mannequins used for teaching specific techniques such as advanced adult and paediatric life support skills, acute and high dependency clinical skills, first aid and communication skills.

The SIM men and SIM baby mannequins are complete with software, which is used to replicate real symptoms, and are enhanced by the manipulation of for example blood pressure, pulse and heart rate for extra realism. SIM Man can also “talk” to the students which adds another dimension to their use in teaching clinical skills and in simulation exercises.

Mary Seacole Library

The Seacole library, based at City South Campus, is one of the UK's largest specialist health education libraries. The state-of-the art facility offers an extensive range of range of information and reference materials set out in a relaxing environment, conducive to studying. There are comfortable seating areas, group study areas, a silent study area and private study rooms.

You will have access to all of the University’s libraries, including the main Kenrick Library on the City North Campus, which is open for almost 90 hours a week and holds more than 320,000 books, 2,000 print journals and carries more than 4,000 electronic journals online.

Computer Facilities

The Seacole building houses a large open access IT Suite which comprises of 96 PCs, full colour printers, photocopiers and scanners. Our PCs utilise the latest Intel i5 core technology, all with:

  • Fast (unrestricted) internet connectivity
  • Ability to save files to USB, DVD & CD
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Research and statistical software
  • Storage space which can be accessed from any PC across the University and from home

Our PCs are also designed to support students who may have difficulties with reading and writing, featuring specialised software with zooming/magnification and screen reading capabilities, which may also be customised for individual student needs.

The IT Suite offers extended opening hours and is supported by a specialist Open Access Assistant during term time. In addition to the open access PCs within the IT Suite, there are 12 networked student PCs available within Seacole library.

Nathalie Turville

Senior Lecturer - Child Nursing

Nathalie completed a five-year combined degree (BSc (Hons) Sociology and Social Policy / RGN) at Southampton University and Portsmouth District School of Nursing. Her first staff nurse post was in Adult and Paediatric Burns and Plastics at Birmingham Accident Hospital.

She completed the Registered Sick Children’s Nurse course in Bristol and returned to Birmingham to work at the Children’s Hospital starting in neonatal cardiology and then neonatal surgery. Nathalie had always been interested in the teaching and support of student nurses and newly qualified staff nurses, so she found that the newly developed post of Teacher Practitioner (now called Practice Placement Manager) at the hospital was ideal.

The aim of this innovative and exciting post was to ensure that all student nurses in the hospital had the best clinical experiences possible. The success of the post led to its introduction across the West Midlands. The post involved close liaison with the local universities and as a result of the strong links and effective working relationships she joined Birmingham City University as a Senior Lecturer.

Since being here, Nathalie has been a Branch Leader, Deputy Programme Director and Programme Director for BSc (Hons) Nursing RN programme. She is now coordinating the first child module on the programme which she enjoys as it lays the foundations for caring for the child and family in all settings.

Enquiries

For any enquiries about this course please contact the course leader, Nathalie Turville on:

Professional Navigator

The Professional Practice Programme consists of a selection of modules that can be studied on their own or as part of an award. For help in deciding which modules to study or your outcome award please contact our Professional Navigators on navigator@bcu.ac.uk 

Professional practice routes

Have a look at all of our Professional Practice Healthcare routes available.

Professional Practice Routes

UK prospective students:

UK enquiry form

+44 (0)121 331 5595

EU / International prospective students:

International enquiry form

+44 (0)121 331 5389

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