Managing Maternal Critical Care
20 credit, level 3 or Masters level module
About this course
Page last updated 19 August 2019
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 multidisciplinary 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.
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
This course syllabus covers the following:
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.
- Workshops and master classes
- Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL)
- Group work
- Formative peer and self-assessment
- Directed reading
- Locating and researching information
- TEL activities
- Preparation for formative and summative assessment
Total contact time is 48 hours and this includes lectures, seminars, simulation and workshops.
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.
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.
Supplementary fee information
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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.
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How to apply
You are required to 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.