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Midwifery Theory and Professionalism CPPD

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Delivery of this module will be online due to government-issued guidelines during the Covid-19 pandemic and may be made available face-to-face subject to Public Health England recommendations. Please submit your application and, once reviewed by the module leader, you will receive more specific information about the online delivery of your module and assessments.

Course overview

Course aims:

  • Introducing the concept and uses of theory in relation to midwifery knowledge and practice
  • Exploring the basis of contemporary midwifery theory and practice using a range of academic theoretical perspectives; including historical, sociological and ethical
  • Exploring past and current challenges and opportunities in the organisation and delivery of midwifery care.
  • Examining the professional role and position of midwives historically and in current policy, in the UK and internationally in order to reflect critically on midwifery as a profession and the range of influences on how midwifery care is provided

This course is available as part of the Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care (Midwifery) MSc programme.

Module dates

Term 1

SEP: Wednesday 30 September 2020
OCT: Wednesday 7,Thursday 15,Wednesday 21 and 28 October 2020
NOV: Wednesday 4,11,8,25 November 2020
DEC:  Wednesday 2 December 2020

Module Submission Date: 08 January 2021



Prerequisite knowledge

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.

English requirements

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

  • IELTS: 7.0

Module leaders

  • Professor Christine McCourt

    Christine is Professor of Maternal and Child Health, School of Health Sciences, where she is research lead for the Centre for Research in Maternal and Child Health. She teaches at Undergraduate, Masters and Doctoral level as well as conducting and supporting a range of research projects. Her key interests are in ...