This module will enable students to apply the philosophy of normal childbirth and further develop their knowledge and skills of enhancing birth physiology in any birth setting, irrespective of whether the women has risk factors, thus providing the optimal birth for all women.
The module aims to enable students to critically appraise the philosophy of normal childbirth and enhance evidence based knowledge, skills and attitudes to promote optimal birth in any birth setting. It will also facilitate in-depth exploration and critique of the evidence base for normalisation of birth.
Who is this module for?
Midwives and other practitioners such as parent educators or specialist public health nurses interested in promoting normal birth.
Applicants will be required to meet all of the following criteria:
Applications will be considered from non-standard applicants who can demonstrate the following certificated learning:
and one of the following completed within the last five years:
Proficiency in English language
Evidence of English language testing will be required from all applicants for whom English is not their first language and who have not previously undertaken studies in English. The required level of proficiency will be a minimum overall International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score (or equivalent) of 6.5, with no section achieving less than 6.0. Evidence of proficiency must be dated within the last two years. Applicants who have taken the examination more than twice in one year will not be considered.
All international applicants must satisfy the requirements of the UK Border Agency in relation to St George's responsibilities as a Highly Trusted Sponsor for students (Tier 4).
Advanced practice route
Applicants for this route will be required to meet all the following additional requirements:
Course length: 10 Teaching Days