We use a variety of teaching methods throughout the midwifery degree, you will benefit from a flexible, blended learning approach including lectures, workshops, discussion groups, presentations, debates, webinars, group and individual learning tasks and Welsh medium sessions.
Half of the course is delivered in practical work placements giving you the opportunity to put theory into practice. University teaching makes up 50% of the course and this is usually two days per week.
We use a variety of methods to assess your learning across all midwifery modules including coursework essays, written exams, drug calculation exams, multiple choice question exams, OSCE practical exams, practice portfolio and poster presentations.
Teaching block one (TB1) runs from September until January and during this block, for this year, this course will be taught in a ‘blended’ way. This means that some teaching will be done online and some will be on campus. The online teaching, where you will be physically apart from your lecturer, can be ‘live’ with your lecturer present and where you’ll be able to interact. Some of it may be self-directed which means that you can access the learning materials at a time to suit you.
Your face-to-face, on campus sessions will be a mixture of:
- Hands on midwifery skills
- Universal Skills such as PPE/handwashing/blood pressure
- Life support skills
- Using your digital Practice Assessment Document
- Employability sessions
- Student welfare support
Your online learning and teaching may include:
- Group work & reflective practice sessions
- Academic support during office hours
- Hot topic debates and discussions
- Revision sessions
- Q&A time
This course offers some modules taught through the medium of
Welsh or bilingually for students who consider themselves to be
fluent Welsh speakers. For more details on the provision available
see the Welsh Provision expander below.