Leadership and Innovation in Maternity Care: Facilitating successful groups and teams  CPPD

The module offers teaching in the latest theoretical and clinical developments in ante natal care provision.  It aims to develop your skills as qualified midwife in working with groups in order to enhance the quality of practice and to develop their own leadership capacities. Working with groups requires specific skills including managing relationships in a group setting, facilitation, teamwork and teambuilding and building social networks. These skills are important for midwives in a range of situations including working with women – such as developing more group-based models of antenatal and postnatal care; providing antenatal education - and also in working with the professional team, including the development of teamwork and leadership skills.

Good teamwork and leadership are vital for quality of care at all levels, from clinical care and communication to developing guidelines, developing innovative models of care and implementing evidence-based practice. They are also vital for enhancing employee morale, retention and development of quality staff. This module should equip you to work at an advanced level of practice in all these areas. It can be taken as a stand-alone module for continuing professional development but can also be taken as part of the Advanced Practice in Midwifery Master’s degree pathway. The module will combine practical and work-based learning with guided and independent study. Study approaches will include role-play and simulation, discussion of scenarios, reading and problem solving exercises. The learning approach will make extensive use of the group work skills that the module aims to foster.

The module will enable you to develop your capacities and skills in

  • group work and facilitation
  • effective team building and teamwork
  • practice leadership and development
  • organising group antenatal and postnatal care
  • managing group dynamics
  • integrating clinical, social support and education
  • enhancing and building social networks for women
  • supporting vulnerable women

Prices for this module are displayed below. The course is available at a reduced price if taken as part of the Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care (Midwifery) MSc.

For more information aboiut this module, please contact Judith Flood or Mandie Scamell.


Term 2 Module Dates: 25th January; 22nd February; 22nd March; 19th April 2018

Course Information

Start DateCostCourse CodeApply
Monday 22 January 2018 Home / EU £900; Overseas - £1,800 APM026 Apply Now

Eligibility

Non EEA students can only apply as part of a programme, not as a stand-alone module.

Applicants would normally be expected to have been practicing as a registered midwife for at least one year.

Pre- requisites

This module is primarily designed for registered midwives. However, the module may be of value for antenatal educators and counsellors (e.g. NCT teachers) and other professionals interested in developing their groupwork skills.

English Requirements

For those students whose first language is not English one of the following qualifications is also required:

  • IELTS: 7.0

Please note that due to changes in the UKVI's list of SELTs we are no longer able to accept TOEFL as evidence of English language for students who require a CAS as of April 2014.

Application Deadline: