Professional course

Managing Maternal Critical Care

20 credit, level 3 or Masters level module

About this course

Course code:
UZURXY203
Applications:
University
Level:
Professional/Short Course
Department:
Nursing and Midwifery
Campus:
Glenside
Course director:
Sian McLaughlin

Page last updated 19 September 2017

Introduction

On successful completion of the Managing Maternal Critical Care level 3 (UZURXY-20-3) module you will be able to:

  • Contribute to the planning, delivery and evaluation of maternal critical care.
  • Demonstrate a critical appreciation of the application of human factors to the clinical decision making process within the multi-disciplinary team, with an emphasis on the role of the midwife within it.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills required to care for women needing critical care in all settings.
  • Critically discuss legal, ethical, social and cultural issues and their impact on maternal critical care, enabling provision of holistic care to women and their families.
  • Demonstrate self-direction and decision-making within the Multi-disciplinary team.

Managing Maternal Critical Care Masters level (UZURY3-20-M) module:

  • Critically understand and discuss the need for, planning, implementing and evaluating maternal critical care.
  • Critically apply human factors to the clinical decision making process.
  • Demonstrate advanced knowledge and skills required to care for women needing high dependency care in the labour ward setting.
  • Critically analyse the function and work of the multi-disciplinary team and demonstrate midwifery leadership within it.
  • Critically evaluate legal, ethical, social and cultural issues and their impact on maternal critical care.
  • Demonstrate self-direction clinical leadership in decision-making during complex and unpredictable situations.

Entry requirements

The module will be relevant for midwives working with women and their families who wish to advance their skills and knowledge in maternal critical care.

Careers / Further study

This module can contribute towards:

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

Structure

Content

Professional and ethical practice

  • Managing and prioritising maternal critical care
  • The law and ethics in complex maternal critical care situations

Anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology

  • Identifying occult signs in maternal critical care and obstetric emergencies
  • High dependency maternal care
  • Identifying rapidly changing clinical conditions

Key transferable and clinical skills

  • Clinical reasoning
  • Human factors and their impact in clinical decision making
  • Advanced clinical skills required for high dependency maternal care
  • Critical thinking and problem solving

Leadership and Management

  • Management of self and others (leadership, emotional intelligence and resilience)

Learning and Teaching

Learning and teaching methods utilised within this module are student centred.

This holistic approach presents you with complex practice events to unravel and resolve, directly supporting you to acquire the complex knowledge, skills and values necessary for effective high risk midwifery practice.

You will be able to appraise and apply theory to practice, develop acute clinical reasoning skills as well as assimilate the knowledge and skills necessary for summative assessment activities.

Scheduled learning

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Workshops and master classes
  • Presentations
  • Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL)
  • Group work
  • Formative peer and self-assessment

Independent learning

  • Directed reading
  • Locating and researching information
  • TEL activities
  • Preparation for formative and summative assessment

Study time

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

Assessment

Formative Assessment

You will have an opportunity to test your leaning and understanding within group discussions and activities, reflections on practice, exam preparation and feedback from peers and tutors.

Summative assessment

Oral examination

The oral examination is designed to assess your advanced knowledge and understanding, clinical reasoning and decision making skills using a clinical practice scenario.

The exam will be designed to enable you to demonstrate, amongst other things; advanced communication skills and professional values, decision making, knowledge of and implementation of evidence based practice guidelines, interprofessional working, action planning and problem solving.

Prices and dates

Supplementary fee information

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

Funding may be available to support your learning. Please contact your Trust Education Lead. If you work in the Private, Independent and Voluntary Sector, please contact your employer who will advise you.

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 (level 3) or postgraduate (Masters level) programme.

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

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