Continuing Professional Development in Midwifery

Midwifery post-registration programmes

Our MSc/PG Cert/ PG Dip in Enhanced Professional Midwifery Practice links directly to the work-based learning Enhanced Professional Practice programmes at level six and Master’s level. 

EPP programmes are work based learning degrees which lend themselves to a more flexible and student centred way of learning. Midwives currently studying on these programmes at Master’s and degree level, find the modules particularly relevant to midwifery practice and their own personal development. 

Learning
There are minimal structured teaching sessions in the classroom and so there is more scope for learning if you live some distance away, with an individualised approach to academic supervision. Work-based learning means that you can focus your study on particular topic areas that meet your learning needs. 

Past students who have been successful on the programme have been able to enhance and improve clinical practice in their work place and progress in their careers. 

For further information please contact Dr Sarah Norris on s.e.norris@swansea.ac.uk or +44 (0)1792 518563

Work-based learning modules

These modules can be studied at degree or masters level and can be part of the Enhanced Professional Midwifery Practice programme or stand-alone. 

Professional practice in sexual and reproductive health (SHG3099 and SHGM16)

The aim of this module is to develop underpinning knowledge in relation to contraception and sexual health which enables you, the practitioner to offer advice and care according to the need of individuals. You will also gain skills in contraception and sexual health practice which enable you to offer professional care and advice according to your role. Your knowledge and competence in practice will therefore be assessed according to the level of skill you will require in your everyday practice in any health care setting. 

Leadership and Professional Issues in Midwifery (SHM001)

This module will develop knowledge and skills in leadership for midwifery, and to explore the professional issues inherent in contemporary midwifery practice, which influence the individual midwife and impact on the provision of maternity care in today’s NHS.

This module is also identified by the Welsh Government to prepare Clinical Supervisors for Midwives for their professional role. 

 

For further information please contact Dr Sarah Norris on s.e.norris@swansea.ac.uk or +44 (0)1792 518563

Midwifery Stand Alone Days

Perineal suturing workshop

The workshop reviews the anatomy of the pelvic floor, considers the recent evidence regarding perineal care and repair, and, through the use of state-of-the-art models, enables those attending to practice the most up-to-date suturing technique.

Other standalone days may be developed depending on the continuing professional development needs of our practice partners.

For further information please contact Susie Moore on s.moore@swansea.ac.uk or +44 (0)1792 518583