Midwifery open day presentation June 2013

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Midwifery open day presentation June 2013

  1. 1. University of BrightonSchool of Nursing and MidwiferyAnnie Rimmer – Admissions TutorBSc(Hons) Midwifery
  2. 2. School ofNursing andMidwiferyCentre for HealthResearchParamedicPracticeMidwiferyNursingSchool of Nursing and Midwifery
  3. 3. So whycome to theUniversity ofBrighton?
  4. 4. Innovative andrelevantExceptionalreputation forteaching clinicalskillsExcellent linkswith localhealthcare trustsand opportunitiesfor internationalexchanges
  5. 5. Excellence inteaching andsupportOur staff are leadingresearchers andteachers, at forefrontof their professions.Dr Sally Boyle DeputyHead of the School,is the Lead Midwifefor Education.
  6. 6. Midwifery100%Studentsatisfaction95%satisfactionwith quality ofthe courseUnistatswebsite(National StudentSurvey 2012)
  7. 7. The course is50:50 Theoryand ClinicalPracticeHolidays :Christmas,spring andvaried oversummer/SeptemberIt is ‘full time’ inthe very realsense!Coursestructure
  8. 8. Year 1: NormalchildbearingYear 2:Complicationsin childbearingYear 3: Normalchildbearingand preparingyou for yourrole as aMidwifeCoursestructure
  9. 9. Eastbournecampus:Robert DoddQueenwoodLibrary
  10. 10. Theory and Practice• Study blocks• Blocks of weeks in clinical practice• Combination of study/practice weeks
  11. 11. PracticePractice is in oneof three NHSTrusts with 4Clinical basesitesBrighton &Haywards HeathHastingsWorthingWorthingHaywardsHeathCrowborough
  12. 12. Theory and PracticeWide range of assessments such as :• Written assignment• Poster presentation, Seminar presentation• Examination• OSCESome interprofessional learning takes placeStudents are expected to be able to cover24 hour/7 day/week cycle (i.e. shift work)Student works alongside a mentor (40%) in clinicalpracticeThe Assessment of Practice is a continuous process
  13. 13. Variety ofteachingmethodsare usedthroughoutthe course
  14. 14. It’s a greatcoursebut…
  15. 15. It’s a greatCourse and Ilove…
  16. 16. Just some of the opportunitiesfor Midwives• Working in the NHS• Working as a Consultant Midwife• Further studies – Masters/Professional Doctorate/PhD• Working in Research or Teaching• UK Midwifery qualification is recognised worldwide
  17. 17. Entry requirements• All applications are through UCAS Course code B720• A Levels A/B/B to include at least 2 full A-Levels• Science or Social Science is desirable - GeneralStudies not accepted• Range of other qualifications considered on anindividual basis, for example• Access course approved for entry to midwiferyprogramme – 45 credits level 3, 15 credits level 2, 30credits at Distinction• BTEC Nat Dip in Health related subject - DDD• Strong GCSE profile including Science, Maths andEnglish at Grade C or above
  18. 18. Entry requirements• A clear personal statement indicating ability and desireto become a midwife• An academic reference that indicates potential tostudy at degree level• Work based reference if applicable indicating goodcommunication skills, caring qualities and a positiveattitude• Ability to meet travel requirements of the course• Ability to work over 24 hour/7day cycle of care
  19. 19. Tips on applying – your personalstatement should tell me:• why you want to do a midwifery degree• what it is about Midwifery that interest you• what you know about the profession of Midwifery orthe role of the Midwifery• what you like about the course• what transferable skills you have that will help youmanage the theory on the course and/or will help youmanage the clinical practice part of the course• what you have done to help you in your application• that you have an understanding of childbearing in awider context
  20. 20. Shortlisted applicants• If called for the Selection Day applicants undertake anumeracy test, literacy test and Interview• Midwives from one of the 3 Trusts and our 3rd yearStudent Ambassadors are involved with MidwiferyLecturers in the selection process• Applicants must pass each element of selectionprocess – no second attempt offered• Following Interview any offer of a place is subject tosuccessful Occupational Health clearance and asatisfactory CRB check
  21. 21. What doyou get forall your hardwork?BSc(Hons) Degree&Registered Midwife
  22. 22. Any questions?

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