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Risk and Midwifery Practice 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

Risk and risk management are central to contemporary Midwifery Practice. Despite this, midwives get surprisingly little formal training in risk. It is the importance of risk that makes this module so essential for Advanced Midwifery Practice. Drawing from the latest research in the field and taught by world leading risk experts from the City’s Centre for Maternal and Child Health Research, this module offers qualified midwives with the opportunity to build their knowledge and confidence in risk in maternity care. This is the only module of its kind offered in London.

The module will enable students to develop their capacities and skills in:

  • critical analysis of risk
  • the facilitation of key health policy priorities: informed choice and patient safety
  • optimising women’s experience of the maternity services through the implementation of risk research in practice.

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

Module dates

Term 2

Feb: Wednesday 10, 17 & 24 February 2021
Mar: Wednesday 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 March 2021

Module Submission Date: Monday 26 April 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