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Midwifery Theory and Professionalism CPPD

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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

OCT: Wednesday 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 October 2019
NOV: Wednesday 6, 13, 20 and 27 November 2019
DEC: Wednesday 4 and 11 December 2019

Module Submission Date: 10 January 2020



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 joint research lead in the Centre for Research in Maternal and Child Health and Senior Tutor for Research. She teaches at Undergraduate, Masters and Doctoral level as well as conducting and supporting a range of research ...