Childbirth is a biopsychosocial process - a physiological process, but one which is always socially and culturally shaped and managed, and which forms a major social and emotional event in the lives of individual women, families and communities.
From this perspective, we examine changes in midwifery that have occurred historically and in recent years in response to social and cultural influences and changes, in the UK and internationally. These include policy directions, the formal or professional status of midwifery and the social and cultural contexts in which midwives work to support women in pregnancy, birth and the transition to parenthood.
Who is it for?
This course is suitable for midwives with practice experience from a range of nationalities and cultures – and may also be of interest to non-midwives with an interest in midwifery or childbirth and maternity care, from a historical, anthropological or sociological perspective.
The total learning hours for this course are 150, which includes 30 hours of scheduled sessions, two hours of individual tutorial time and 118 hours of independent study.
Please see course timetable for more details.
Oct: Wednesday 5, 12, 19 and 26 October 2022
Nov: Wednesday 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 November 2022
Dec: Wednesday 7 and 14 December 2022
Tutor: Christine McCourt Christine.email@example.com
By participating in this course, you will hone your skills in critical analysis and discussion of your own experience of midwifery and maternity care, as well as wider issues relating to policy, practice and the status of the midwifery profession.
This courseis worth 15 academic credits at QAA Level 7.
This short course module is designed to be flexible in allowing you to study and reach your goals at your own pace. Our health CPD courses are credit-bearing modules that contribute to a University degree or award.
Transfer course credits towards postgraduate taught degree
As a health care professional, once you've completed this course you could offset 15 credits as part of a postgraduate programme, continuing your study with further modules to make up a Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) 60 credits, Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) 120 credits or Master of Science (MSc) 180 credits qualification (all credits must be awarded within five years of study commencing).
This course is worth 15 credits
This course can be used a module, contributing to a University degree or award.
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