Mrs Susie Moore
Associate Professor
Interprofessional Studies
Telephone: (01792) 205678 ext 8583
Room: Office - 124
First Floor
Vivian Building
Singleton Campus

Born into a family of musical coal miners, Susie Moore was left in a wheelbarrow outside the Aberdare branch of Woolworth’s by her mother who had become obsessed by the variety of pic n mix on display. Undeterred by life’s obstacles (which included living with two older, sadistic brothers) Susie was left virtually unscarred after attending a church school and moved to London where she learnt the art of gothic dancing. Her advice to anyone thinking of becoming a midwife is to try out lots of other things first. Then, when the itch turns into a scratch, it’s time to take the plunge. Her motto in life is thus “the grass is never greener”…

Specialist subjects include: normal birth, enhancing normality in high-risk settings, the challenges of contemporary midwifery practice.


Publications

  1. Is It Time To Blend Student Learning?. British Journal of Midwifery 20(11)-816.
  2. Learning through teaching: a peer teaching innovation in midwifery education. The Practising Midwife: Advancing Practice Education
  3. Are you packing? The use of placement packs to enhance learning in practice. British Journal of Midwifery 21(6)-433.

Teaching

  • SHM121 Introduction to the Profession of Midwifery

    This module will introduce the student to the role of the midwife and the maternity services, and will give an introductory overview of childbirth and midwifery skills in preparation for practice.

  • SHM122 Bioscience for Midwifery

    This module will introduce the student to the structure and function of the human body and to the anatomical and physiological changes that occur throughout childbearing and the key principles of drug administration and infection control.

  • SHM123 Midwifery and Public Health

    This module will introduce the student to the role of the midwife in health promotion and antenatal education. The skill of critiquing research papers will also be introduced as well as the consideration of ethical issues in relation to public health.

  • SHM125 Building the Foundations for My Midwifery Practice

    This module will introduce the student to the practice of midwifery and will take place on placement with mentors in a variety of maternity settings.

  • SHM242 Psychosocial and Cultural Context of Childbearing

    This module introduces the student to key sociological and psychological concepts and theories, allowing them to understand the context of midwifery care and the dimensions of the social world locally, nationally and globally, enabling them to adapt to the changing dynamics and demands of responsive reproductive health care. Students will address issues which challenge women within the social context, and will develop the knowledge and skills required to promote a holistic approach to individualized care within the maternity setting.

  • SHM243 Complex Needs in Pregnancy

    This module has been designed to develop the student¿s understanding and application of altered health, complex childbearing anatomy and physiology, relevant psycho-social issues and midwifery care provision across the entire childbearing continuum. This includes a range of psycho-social and health complexities impacting on or associated with childbearing women, neonates and their families. Content covered offers the student an overview of these complex processes on childbearing, childbirth and the postnatal period with a specific focus on further developing midwifery knowledge and skills. The theoretical components aim to prepare students for placements where they will continue to deepen their learning and continue to apply knowledge to practice.

  • SHM244 Complex and Urgent Maternity Care

    This will enable students to develop their competence in dealing with complex and emergency situations in maternity care. Student midwives are supported to build on the knowledge gained in their training to date, in order to develop their clinical and theoretical knowledge and skills further. Understanding risk and focusing on holistic practice will further enhance their decision making and assessment skills.

  • SHM245 Developing My Midwifery Practice

    This module will continue to develop the student¿s practical skills in midwifery and will take place on placement with mentors in midwifery and other health care settings.

  • SHM245W Datblygu Bydwreigiaeth Ymarferol

    Bydd y modiwl hwn yn parhau i ddatblygu sgiliau ymarferol bydwreigiaeth y fyfyrwraig/myfyriwr, a bydd yn cael ei gynnal ar leoliad gyda¿r mentoriaid o fewn gosodiadau bydwreigiaeth.

  • SHM247 Study Skills for Midwifery

    This module will introduce the student to the skills of reflection and the conventions of essay writing at undergraduate level.

  • SHM326 Using research to inform my practice

    This module supports student midwives to build on the knowledge gained in their education to date, and explore research knowledge to develop skills in critical appraisal and be able to determine good quality evidence on which to base their practice. In order to provide the broad knowledge base required for practice this module also includes further bioscience and psycho social knowledge.

  • SHM327 Preparing for Professional Practice

    This module will enable the student to explore and analyse healthcare policy making, how policy is implemented in practice and how the implementation may be managed in the clinical setting. The student will also consider essential aspects of management such as leadership, motivation and the management of change. The student will become familiar with the legal and ethical aspects of midwifery practice, reviewing Montgomery and applying legal and ethical principles to current practice issues.

  • SHM328 Becoming a Midwife - the Final Push

    The module aims to enhance and build on the student¿s ability to critically evaluate their personal development in order to prepare them for practice as qualified midwives.

  • SHM331 Complex and Urgent Maternity Care

    This module will enable the student to develop their competence in dealing with complex and emergency situations in maternity care. Student midwives are supported to build on the knowledge gained in their training to date, in order to develop their clinical and theoretical knowledge and skills further. Understanding risk and focusing on holistic practice will further enhance their decision making and assessment skills. The module draws upon the current politico-legal and evidence based frameworks and guidance, incorporating the development of skill in understanding the use of evidence in clinical practice.

  • SHM332 Professional Midwifery Practice

    This module will introduce and develop the student¿s practical skills in midwifery and will take place on placement with mentors in midwifery and other health care settings.

  • SHM333 Competent Midwifery Practice

    This module will continue to develop the student¿s practical skills in midwifery and will take place on placement with mentors in midwifery and other health care settings. The module also includes some bridging theoretical sessions from the long programme (module SHM327) which develop knowledge in the professional role of the midwife.

  • SHMM00 Developing Expertise in the Supervision of Midwives

    The aim of the module is to develop the expertise of the student to be able to meet the required standard of competence and knowledge to practice effectively as a Supervisor of midwives.