MIDW353 - The Inquiring Midwife

10 cp
Prerequisites MIDW217 Midwifery Care of the Woman with Complex Needs
Teaching Organisation Nil

This unit provides the opportunity for students to integrate knowledge and consolidate understanding from theoretical and clinical units to critically explore issues influencing contemporary midwifery practice. Students are provided the opportunity to examine an issue of women’s healthcare related to cultural, political, social and ethical frameworks. Students will use critical reflection to evaluate an issue in order to create new personal knowledge; contributing to their personal and professional profile development in line with professional standards for the midwifery profession. The unit is required by students to develop their skills in undertaking an inquiry into clinical practice, specifically the identification of the clinical issue for inquiry, the completion of a review of contemporary evidence, and finally, dissemination of inquiry results.

The aim of this unit is to support and challenge final year students to undertake an inquiry into a clinical issue pertinent to their midwifery practice.