Midwifery and Child Health

We are a team of qualified lecturers who have many years clinical experience, which we use to underpin the teaching on our programmes.

The variety of backgrounds and experience within the teaching team enables us to deliver a high standard of quality and innovative teaching, which encourages the development of students, providing them with the knowledge and opportunity to become a confident and competent health professional.

The department provides undergraduate programmes, and we have a wide range of short and modular courses to aid life-long learning.

Courses we offer

  • BSc (Hons) Midwifery 3 year course
  • BSc (Hons) Midwifery / Graduate Diploma in Midwifery 18 months
  • Examination of the Newborn
  • Preparation of Supervisors of MIdwifery
  • Aquanatal training
  • BSc (Hons) Child Nursing

Staff expertise

Head of Department Lisa Sutton also takes on the role of Lead Midwife for Education. This role is paramount for ensuring that the midwifery course meets the exacting standards of the NMC.

Lisa is supported by the course directors:

  • Lisa Abbott – child branch
  • Alison Edwards (0121 331 6072) – 18 month Midwifery course
  • Kate Quarrell (0121 331 7032) – 3 year Midwifery course

Alongside the ability to teach the speciality appropriate to the respective programmes, members of the team are continuing to undergo personal development which includes master's, doctorate and PhD programmes.

Many team members have also published widely and speak regularly at conferences. Additionally, staff are also proactive in participating in local and national projects, which in turn enhances the relationship the department has with partner trusts and wider parties in the same field.

Learning and teaching

A wide variety of teaching methods are utilised within the programmes with the inclusion of the virtual case creator and purpose made teaching tools/ videos. Within Midwifery a group of lecturers have also seized the opportunity to integrate social media to support leaning with the development of iBooks.

Contact us

Admissions tutor Midwifery – Samantha Faulkner (0121 331 6082)

Child Nursing – Sue Ward Smith (0121 2331 7064)