The course prepares qualified health practitioners to develop a range of knowledge and skills within theory and practice to contribute to their development as a Practice Teacher as outlined within the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC 2008).
The content of the double module meets the following:
This will enable inter-professional learning and development as a practice teacher for those qualified practitioners who will support learning of students in practice settings.
The course is designed to encompass the 8 domains in the NMC (2008) framework, each with identified outcomes at the four developmental stages. The domains are:
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|SC||Eight taught sessions over six months||£1,200|
|SC||Eight taught sessions over six months||£1,200|
Sorry, this course is not available to international students.
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Once dates for this course have been confirmed you will be able to apply online. If you are interested in this course please contact the module leader, Laura Maguire on:
During the module you will be able to critically examine debate and reflect upon a range of topics concomitant with the 8 Standards. The standards also form the basis of the practical assessment:
Six months consisting of eight taught sessions. This is a double module and involves 300 hours of study over a six month period achieved through a combination of study days and directed learning supported by 220 hours of workplace based self-directed study (15 days of which are protected learning time).
The course has two items of summative assessment and both items must be passed.
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 cutting-edge facilities.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
Laura’s professional background is in midwifery and health visiting. She has worked in both hospital and community settings, here in the UK and in Australia. She joined Birmingham City University in 2014 as a PhD student and Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant (GRTA). Her interests include offering excellence in teaching and learning across both the undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes, within the Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences. She is passionate about parenting, family support and child health, research and practice and strives to reflect this in the facilitation of learning and assessment.
Research is an equal passion and she enjoys being a member of the Family Health Research Cluster. Her doctoral studies are focused on exploring parent’s experiences of parenting twins or higher order multiples during the first five years.