Midwives are involved in all aspects of maternity care, ensuring that women achieve optimal health and a quality experience.
Pregnancy and birth are major events in the life of a woman and her family. Midwives are involved in all aspects of maternity care and have a key role in helping women to have the best experiences and health outcomes.
From early pregnancy through the first weeks after birth, midwives work with women and their families to give advice and identify healthcare needs. As a student midwife, you will undertake programmes specifically designed to develop and achieve the competencies, skills and knowledge required to register as a midwife with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).
The programme will prepare you for your future career by enhancing your understanding of the roles of different professionals in a team-based service. You will spend time working in interprofessional groups with students from other healthcare programmes.
- Your timetable is structured into placements and study blocks, each lasting several weeks. This provides you with continuity of experience, particularly when on placement
- Integrating theory with the practical aspects of the programme is a fundamental principle of midwife training. To help reinforce your learning you will have client contact very early in the course
- Year three provides the opportunity to care for a small caseload of women under the supervision of a midwife, including antenatal, labour and postnatal care.
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