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Professional course

Leading the Drive for Promoting Normal Childbirth

20 credit, level 3 and Masters level module

About this course

Course code:
UZURXW203
Applications:
University
Level:
Professional/Short Course
Department:
Nursing and Midwifery
Campus:
Glenside
Course director:
Jane Pilston

Page last updated 4 October 2016

Introduction

Through developing advanced practice and leadership to enhance quality care provision, this level 3 or Masters level module will equip you to evaluate current national and local service provision, to identify and develop strategies for innovation in local maternity services. 

On successful completion of Leading the Drive for Promoting Normal Childbirth, level 3 (UZURXW-20-3), module you will be able to:

  • Appraise and evaluate the evidence base to support the promotion of normal childbirth and service development within maternity services.
  • Engage in critical evaluation of the theoretical concepts of leadership and change management required during initiation of service improvements relevant to childbirth.
  • Analyse the sociocultural and political influences upon choice and decision making during childbirth.
  • Discuss  healthcare culture and the concept of risk within maternity services upon the promotion of normal childbirth.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of contemporary models of commissioning maternity services and assess the impact on the promotion of normal childbirth and innovative service development

Leading the Drive for Promoting Normal Childbirth, Masters level (UZURXX-20-M) module:

  • Critically appraise and evaluate the evidence base to support the promotion of normal childbirth and service development within maternity services.
  • Engage in critical evaluation and synthesis of the theoretical concepts of leadership and change management required during initiation of service improvements relevant to childbirth.
  • Critically debate the sociocultural and political influences upon choice and decision making during childbirth.
  • Debate and evaluate the impact of healthcare culture and the concept of risk within maternity services upon the promotion of normal childbirth.
  • Appraise contemporary models of commissioning maternity services and assess the impact on the promotion of normal childbirth and innovative service development.

 

Entry requirements

Drawing on theories for the promotion of normal birth this module is relevant for practitioners who are aspiring to advance their leadership knowledge and skills in the promotion of normal childbirth in all care settings. 

Careers / Further study

This module can contribute towards:

  • BSc (Hons) Specialist Practice
  • BSc (Hons) Professional Studies
  • BSc (Hons) Professional Development 
  • MSc Specialist Practice
  • MSc Advanced Practice
  • MSc Professional Development

Structure

Content

This module will advance innovative practice through the application of leadership, management and change strategies, to enhance service provision relevant to the promotion of normal childbirth.

  • Leadership attributes and styles
  • Managing and implementing change with improvement theories
  •  Innovation for a change initiative
  • The role of midwifery leadership in influencing change and enhancing normal childbirth
  • Promoting physiological birth in complex cases: including the influence of regulatory bodies, legislation and vicarious liability

Promote service innovation 

Through action learning set participation:

  •  Identify need for planning and implementing innovation to support change in practice where service development is required
  •  Working collaboratively with women and multi-disciplinary teams to enhance service provision

Through engaging within action learning this module will enable you to embrace the fundamental tenets of midwifery leadership and innovative practice when developing service improvement initiatives to lead and manage the promotion of normal childbirth.

Learning and Teaching

A variety of teaching and learning strategies will be utilised throughout the module:

Scheduled learning
Includes lectures, seminars, tutorials, workshops; action learning set participation.  

Independent learning
Includes hours engaged with essential reading, proposal preparation, assignment preparation and completion.

Study time

48 hours. Contact time includes; lectures, seminars, simulation and workshops.

Assessment

Level 3

A 3000 word patchwork assessment submitted as an e-folio.  You will meet the module learning outcomes through developing three written patches and an overarching reflexive commentary.

Masters level

A 3500 word patchwork assessment submitted as an e-folio.  You will meet the module learning outcomes through developing three written patches and an overarching reflexive commentary. 

Prices and dates

Supplementary fee information

Please visit full fee information to see the price brackets for our modules.

Please note: Priority will be given to applications received through our funded educational contracts.  Places on this module will be limited for applications received outside of this funding.  Please check with your employer as a funded contract place may still be available to support your learning.

Dates

Please see our timetable for full date information. 

How to apply

How to apply

You will apply online for your CPD modules, which you can take as stand-alone courses or as part of an undergraduate or postgraduate (Masters level) programme.

Please note: Priority will be given to applications received through our funded educational contracts.  Places on this module will be limited for applications received outside of this funding.  Please check with your employer as a funded contract place may still be available to support your learning.

Our how to apply page can assist you with further information prior to submitting your online application. 

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