Canterbury Christ Church University - BSc Midwifery

Canterbury Christ Church University

BSc Midwifery

Becoming a midwife is a unique and inspiring process. You will be the lead professional and an expert in low-risk midwifery care. Providing care for women during one of most significant periods in their life, as they become a family.

The BSc midwifery programme will allow you to explore all aspects of midwifery care of the woman and her baby. From monitoring their wellbeing during pregnancy, caring for them during the birthing journey and then supporting the family in the postnatal period as well as providing health promotion and general advice.

You will be taught to question and critically evaluate practice and, in doing so, place women and families at the centre of care. The course is equally divided between University and the practice setting. During your practice placements, you will be supported and assessed by midwives, who will guide your learning and development.

The course provides you with the knowledge and skills to be eligible to apply to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

Entry Requirements

GCSE English language, mathematics and science at grade C/Level 4 or above and/or equivalent are required.

A typical offer would be BBB at A2 level, or equivalent.

Functional Skills level 2 accepted.

Offers of a place can only be made after a successful interview, and are subject to a satisfactory reference, health clearance and Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

For more information on the IELTS (International English language Testing System) requirements for this course

Career Prospects

Following the successful completion of your studies there are lots of opportunities for you to develop your midwifery career. These include becoming a specialist midwife who cares for women with complex medical and social circumstances for example: diabetic specialist midwife, bereavement specialist midwife or supporting women with mental health concerns.

There are also opportunities to study further at Masters or PhD, become a research midwife or work abroad in cultures as diverse as Australia, Africa or Europe.

Course Details

You will develop knowledge and understanding of current issues and challenges in midwifery practice and in the wider field of public health. In addition, you will critically explore the law and ethics that underpin midwifery practice.

Some of the modules you will study include

  • Foundations in Midwifery Practice
  • Anatomy and physiology for midwifery
  • Clinical skills
  • Altered health condition
  • Complex midwifery care
  • Complex neonatal care

The modules will equip you to care for and support women and their babies in both low and high risk situations. You will be introduced to complex needs and the pharmacology and pathophysiology applied to the context of pregnancy and birth.

Clinical placements are an integral part of your studies; they allow you to put your knowledge and skills into practice in a real healthcare environment and learn alongside and from other healthcare professionals. To further develop your understanding of the different health and social care settings where care is provided to pregnant women, you'll also have the opportunity to undertake care in other area’s of NHS Trusts in order to experience the wider working of the NHS.

Year 1

Foundations of Midwifery Practice
Midwifery Clinical Skills
Public Health and Wellbeing
Anatomy and Physiology for Midwives
Practice 1

Year 2

Politics and Philosophy of Midwifery
Altered Health Conditions
Complex Midwifery Care
Complex Neonate
Practice 2

Year 3

Leadership and Managing Change in Midwifery
Research to inform Practice
Law and Ethics in Midwifery
Practice 3

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