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Preparing for Professional Practice - HEA00017H

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  • Department: Health Sciences
  • Module co-ordinator: Mrs. Carole Lindsey
  • Credit value: 10 credits
  • Credit level: H
  • Academic year of delivery: 2019-20
    • See module specification for other years: 2020-21

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
C Summer Term 2019-20

Module aims

  • To enhance the student midwife's confidence and competence to emerge as a qualified midwife.
  • To develop leadership, decision making and management skills for professional practice.
  • To consolidate the student's understanding of the professional responsibilities of a qualified midwife.

Module learning outcomes

This module will enable the student to:

  1. Enhance their confidence and competence to emerge as a qualified midwife.
  2. Act appropriately in more complex situations and make effective decisions.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to manage their time effectively.
  4. Develop their understanding of leadership and management skills for professional practice.
  5. Apply professional and legal frameworks regulating midwifery practice.


Task Length % of module mark
Oral presentation/seminar/exam
N/A 100

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
Oral presentation/seminar/exam
N/A 100

Module feedback

Written feedback for summative assessment is provided on the standard proforma, within the timescale specified in the programme handbook.

Indicative reading

  • Ashton, D, Ripman, J. and Williams, P. (eds) How to be a nurse or midwife leader. Chichester: Wiley Blackwell
  • Byrom, S. and Downe, S. (eds). (2015). The roar behind the silence: Why compassion and respect matter in maternity care. London: Pinter and Martin
  • Barr, J. and Dowding, L. (2016). Leadership in health care (3rd ed). London: SAGE Publications
  • Gopee, N. and Galloway, J. (2017). Leadership and management in healthcare. (3rd ed). London: SAGE Publications Ltd.
  • Smoker, A. (2016) Launching your career in nursing and midwifery. London: Palgrave
  • Thompson, N. (2015). People skills. (4th ed). London: Palgrave

The information on this page is indicative of the module that is currently on offer. The University is constantly exploring ways to enhance and improve its degree programmes and therefore reserves the right to make variations to the content and method of delivery of modules, and to discontinue modules, if such action is reasonably considered to be necessary by the University. Where appropriate, the University will notify and consult with affected students in advance about any changes that are required in line with the University's policy on the Approval of Modifications to Existing Taught Programmes of Study.