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Contemporary Midwifery Practice

SPEND THE SUMMER WITH US!

We’re inviting students from our international partners to live and study in Scotland for two weeks in July and August. The Contemporary Midwifery Practice course will be hosted at our new Lanarkshire Campus, close to Glasgow.

  • Dates: Monday 29th July (arrival Sunday 28th July)
  • Duration: 2 weeks
  • Campus: Lanarkshire
  • Study pathway/opportunity for further study: Suitable as a stand-alone programme to both develop and enhance knowledge. Suitable for those already working/teaching/managing maternity services who wish to effect service change in relation to normality and managing emergencies.
  • Credit bearing: No
  • Cost: £1600
  • Included: Accommodation, Tuition, Excursions and Social Activities
  • Visas: If you are from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland, you can apply for a short-term study visa. Make sure you check the immigration requirements before applying (visit www.gov.uk/study-visit-visa for more details). You will receive a confirmation of booking and you should carry this confirmation with you when travelling. You can apply for a visa up to three months before your date of travel to the UK. You should get a decision on your visa within three weeks. You will need to attach an offer letter to your visa application. The offer letter is a ‘Booking Complete’ email, which is sent to you once you have booked and made full payment for the Summer School.

Course Overview

This evidence-based programme is an integrated training programme specialist to maternity service.  The programme comprises core lectures, associated skills simulation and appropriate practice visits, focussing on the promotion, support and maintenance of normality, and the recognition and management of obstetric complications and emergencies.

Week 1

Sunday

  • Arrival

Monday

  • Welcome and Induction - 9.00 - 10.30
  • Morning Break - 10.30-11.00
  • Scottish Culture Session (All Students) - 11.30-13.00
  • Lunch - 13.00 - 14.00 
  • Cultural Activity - 14.00 - 16.30
  • Cultural Activity - Evening

Tuesday

  • Lecture 1 - Provision of Maternity Services - 9.00 - 10.30
  • Morning Break - 10.30 - 11.00
  • Lecture 1 Continued 11.30 - 13.00
  • Lunch 13.00 - 14.00
  • Lecture 2 - Home Birth - 14.00 16.30

Wednesday

  • Lecture 3 - Promoting Normality in Labour 1: Salutogenesis;  Neuro-Endocrinology Birth Enviroment - 9.00 - 10.30
  • Morning Break - 10.30-11.00
  • Lecture 3 Continued - 11.30-13.00
  • Lunch - 13.00 - 14.00
  • Lecture 4 - Promoting Normality in Labour 2: Diagnosing and Managing Labour Without Intervention; Managing Latent Phase - 14.00 - 16.30
  • Optional Evening Activity - Evening

Thursday

  • Practice 1 - Positioning/Mobility in Labour 9.00 - 10.30
  • Morning Break 10.30 -11.00
  • Practice 1 - Continued 11.30 - 13.00
  • Lunch - 13.00 - 14.00
  • Practice 2 - Water Birth - 14.00 - 16.30

Friday

  • Clinical Visit 1 - rural Midwifery-led Unit/Birthing Care - 9.00 - 10.30
  • Morning Break - 10.30 - 11.00
  • Clinical Visit 1 Continued 11.00 - 13.00
  • Lunch - 13.00 - 14.00
  • Free Afternoon

Saturday

  • Free Day or Optional Excursion

Sunday

  • Free Day or Optional Excursion

 

Week 2

Sunday

  • Arrival

Monday

  • Scottish Culture Session (All Students) - 9.00 - 10.30
  • Morning Break - 10.30-11.00
  • Scottish Culture Session (All Students) - 11.30-13.00
  • Lunch - 13.00 - 14.00 
  • Cultural Activity - 14.00 - 16.30
  • Cultural Activity - Evening

Tuesday

  • Lecture 5 - Recognising and Managing High Risk - Maternal - 9.00 - 10.30
  • Morning Break - 10.30 - 11.00
  • Lecture 5 Continued 11.30 - 13.00
  • Lunch 13.00 - 14.00
  • Lecture 6 - Recognising and Managing High Risk - Neonatal - 14.00 16.30

Wednesday

  • Lecture  - Recognising Sepsis/Shock Deteriorating Woman - 9.00 - 10.30
  • Morning Break - 10.30-11.00
  • Lecture 7 Continued - 11.30-13.00
  • Lunch - 13.00 - 14.00
  • Lecture 8 - A - E Managing Sepsis - 14.00 - 16.30
  • Optional Evening Activity - Evening

Thursday

  • Practice  3 - Managing Emergancies: Shoulder Dystocia Eclampsia, PPH, APH, Breech, Multiple Birth - 9.00 - 10.30
  • Morning Break 10.30 -11.00
  • Practice 3 - Continued 11.30 - 13.00
  • Lunch - 13.00 - 14.00
  • Practice 3 - Water Birth - 14.00 - 16.30

Friday

  • Clinical Visit 2 - Urban Obstetric Maternity Unit - 9.00 - 10.30
  • Morning Break - 10.30 - 11.00
  • Clinical Visit 2 Continued 11.00 - 13.00
  • Lunch - 13.00 - 14.00
  • Free Afternoon
  • Group Evening Activity (every 2 weeks)

Saturday

  • Departure

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Understand and apply theoretical concepts of normality applied to clinical practice.
  • Explain the importance of key aspects of care to facilitate normality in childbirth (birth environment, support in labour, mobility and positioning, latent phase, nutrition and fluids).
  • Recognise signs of the deteriorating woman, act appropriately and make timely referral.
  • Manage a specified range of obstetric emergencies

how to apply

 

APPLY & pay

To secure your place on the Contemporary Midwifery Practice Summer School, click on the ‘APPLY & PAY’ link above.

 

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Last updated: 04/02/2019