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Midwifery with Public Health - MSci *

  • Level: Undergraduate
  • Starting: September 2021
  • Study mode: Full Time (4 years)
  • Location: City South
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This new integrated Master’s programme for Midwifery is designed to comply with the new NMC Standards. Successful completion of this course provides eligibility to apply and be entered onto the NMC register as a midwife and to pursue development within a wide range of fields and specialisms within Midwifery. This new course is being developed following changes in the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Nursing Standards, and is subject to validation.

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This course is brand new and we're just working on getting all the final details together. We'll be publishing detailed information about our new courses on the website over the next few weeks, as well as fees and how to apply. Sign up below and we'll send you an email as soon as more information is available.

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We are passionate about developing the best graduate midwives who support women and families during the most uplifting and sometimes challenging times of their lives.

This course will prepare you to become a midwife who is able to meet the needs of women, new-born infants and their families.  You will learn to work flexibly across a wide range of settings by developing critical thinking in order to plan and deliver high quality evidence-based care. In your final year, you will specialise in public health issues, including global health issues and maternal and infant nutrition.

All teaching staff on the course are qualified midwives who have worked in practice, and many still do. This means tutors have a unique insight into issues which affect your academic and clinical experience. Placements take place across the Birmingham’s NHS Trusts with continuous support and encouragement from your personal tutor, academic assessors and midwifery assessors.

We are committed to innovative learning and teaching strategies, which include flexible online and blended learning and simulation using new technologies.

Course highlights

This new course is currently in development to take account of new Nursing and Midwifery Council standards, and the specific course modules are under review, but will broadly cover:

  • Antenatal Care
  • Intrapartum Care (labour and birth)
  • Postnatal Mother and Newborn
  • Complex Conditions and Skills
  • Caring for Vulnerable Women, Babies and Families
  • Clinical Skills
  • Pharmacology
  • Preparing for Midwifery Practice (professional, safety and legal issues)
  • Research Skills and Dissertation
  • Public Health
  • Maternal and Infant Nutrition
  • Newborn and Infant Physical Examination
This course is not open to International students

"This course will challenge you to excel and reach your maximum potential as a midwife, equipping you with the skills, knowledge and experience to work anywhere in the UK or indeed in many places across the world."

Natasha Carr, Course Lead

Subject to approval

The content of this course has been refreshed and updated to make sure you graduate with the skills employers need in an ever-changing job market.

Our quality control experts are currently reviewing the content and we anticipate receiving formal approval shortly.

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Our Facilities

We are constantly investing in our estate and are currently in the process of spending £340 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.

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 nurses and 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 Care Enhancement facility

The SPACE (Skills Practice And Care 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 Manikins

We have several Simulation men (SIM men) and Simulation babies (SIM babies) which are leading edge, anatomically correct manikins 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 manikins 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.

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.

Natasha Carr

Senior Midwifery Lecturer

A a senior lecturer in the Midwifery Department, Natasha is responsible for providing, supporting and facilitating teaching and learning on both the long and short BSc (Hons) Midwifery Programmes. In addition, Natasha teaches alongside colleagues on the Examination of the Newborn Programme and lead the Professional Midwifery Advocate (A-EQUIP) Programme.