About this course
This course will give you the skills to make a lasting impact on the lives of women and their families through your in-depth understanding of the physical, mental and social aspects of healthy and complex pregnancy and childbirth.
The course is split equally between campus study and clinical placements. Many placements will be in the Princess Anne Hospital in Southampton, but you'll experience a wide variety of other settings, including community midwifery, clinics and GP practices. There’s also the option to gain experience abroad in your second year.
Research is a core element of your degree, and you’ll be able to do 2 research-based assignments on midwifery topics of your choice.
The course takes a ‘whole-person’ approach. Your clinical practice will be enriched by an understanding of the social and psychological aspects of childbirth. You’ll learn about the midwife’s role in public health and we’ll encourage the development of your leadership and critical thinking skills.
This degree is approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). On graduation you'll be able to register as a registered midwife.
This course is based at Highfield, Southampton.
This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.
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The programme specification sets out the learning outcomes of this course and details how the course is taught and assessed.