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BSc (Hons) Midwifery Shortened

Location: 
Ipswich
Institution code: 
S82
Duration: 

21 months full-time.

Applications for February 2017 are now closed.  The next available intake for this course is February 2018.

Typical Offer: 

See Entry Requirements section below.

 

Introduction

You can apply for student midwife positions at West Suffolk Hospital or Ipswich Hospital.

This course is designed for registered nurses to train as midwives. University of Suffolk offers an exciting environment, within which to study Midwifery. The staff that guide students through their studies are well qualified with a wide range of experience in the discipline. There are excellent links between us and the local trusts where students gain clinical experience. The course supports students in developing a range of knowledge, skills, values and competences, which meet the professional requirements of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

This course enables successful students to gain registration as a midwife on the Nursing and Midwifery Professional Register.

This qualification provides opportunities for employment as a midwife in community and hospital settings within the NHS and in private or independent practice. Future careers in clinical practice, research, management and education are all possible options. Students are also able to work across the European Union, plus other countries where this qualification is recognised.

The Department of Health Studies is committed to embedding the NHS Constitution Values into everything we do; they define the behaviours and expectations of all our staff and students, underpinning the work we do in the theoretical and in the practice settings. View the full NHS England Constitution and Values.

Further useful information on NHS Constitution Values can be found on the  Health Education East of England Youtube Channel

For those that do not meet the entry requirements of this course but are interested in becoming a Midwife, we offer a three years BSc (Hons) Midwifery.

 

Course modules

The course consists of three modules which are a combination of theory and practice. The first six months of study provides students with an introduction to essential theories, principles and skills which are relevant to midwifery practice. In the second and third module the course builds on previous learning and focuses in greater depth on the knowledge, skills, values and competences required for professional midwifery practice.

Clinical placements are an integral part of the course and account for 58% of the programme. Experience will be gained in a variety of hospital and community environments.

The main site for the academic component of the programme is the Ipswich Campus. Students will have the opportunity to gain clinical experience in one of two geographical locations; Bury St Edmunds or Ipswich.

Fees and finance

Students who are successful in getting on to this course will be salaried as a band 5 nurse by the respective NHS trust.

Entry requirements

This course is now closed for February 2017 intake. Applications for this course would normally be made through the NHS jobs website.

Academic Requirements
  • Current NMC registration as a nurse level 1 (adult)
  • Diploma level Nursing (Adult) or evidence of recent study equivalent to 60 level 5 credits (a portfolio of evidence will be required).
  • A minimum of 6 months full-time (or equivalent) post-registration experience within the last 2 years
Non-academic Requirements

Any offer of a place will be subject to:

  • Successful interview
  • Satisfactory health checks
  • Satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
  • Two satisfactory references

Staff

Sam trained as a Registered Sick Children's and Registered General Nurse from 1988-1992 at Alder Hey Children's Hospital, Liverpool. Upon qualifying she commenced a staff nurse position on the children's ward at James Paget Hospital for a year, followed by a year at Quidenham Childr...

Heather completed her nurse training at University College Hospital, London and worked in accident and emergency care for a year. Midwifery training was undertaken at The Jessop Hospital for Women in Sheffield where she worked for some time within the consultant unit. Clinical exper...

Career Overview Fiona has been a midwifery lecturer at the University of Suffolk and previously Suffolk College for the past 11 years. ...

Caro Daniels is a midwife, lecturer and Perineal Trauma Specialist. Caro qualified in 2010 with a First Class Honours; her dissertation was concerned with postnatal incontinence and how this affected women’s quality of life which is an area of women’s health that Caro continue...

Sarah registered as a Midwife in January 2011 after completing her advanced Diploma in Midwifery at University Campus Suffolk (now the University of Suffolk). Since then she has worked at The West Suffolk Hospital NHS Foundation Trust as a registered midwife, working clinically in a...