Advanced Practice (Midwifery)

Are you a qualified midwife looking for an opportunity to take the next step in your career? Our Advanced Practice course will give you the theoretical and practical skills needed to develop in your chosen profession.

What you'll study

There are a range of modules available for study. We have provided some examples below that you could use to tailor your masters experience.

Examination of the Newborn 
Delivered in collaboration with NHS Scottish Multiprofessional Maternity Development Programme (SMMDP). Completion of this module will provide you with the skills and knowledge to undertake the routine examination of the new born.

Leadership for Innovation and Practice 
Provides an opportunity to examine management theory and critically reflect upon your experiences of management styles in practice.

Work-based Learning 
Designed to stimulate professional development, clinical judgement, critical reflection skills and attitudes and act as a focus for continuing professional development. 

Research Approaches in Health and Social Care 
You'll critically explore different aspects of the research process and the application of research to your practice.

Child Protection Risk to Reality
This module reflects some of the changes which have taken place in child protection. Effective inter-agency working in child protection forms a key element of the module and you will have the opportunity to scrutinise professional roles and responsibilities.

You'll learn how to conduct an extended literature review and critique on a topic of your choice which is relevant to your degree outcome. 

Your learning experience will be supported by on-line lectures, tutorials and group work. Your assessment will be in the form of reports, extended literature reviews, written assignments and portfolios

For some modules such as Examination of the Newborn, where possible, we work closely with local healthcare providers to organise clinical experience work placements to ensure practice competencies.

How you'll study

The course is delivered online and can be studied at a time and place that suits you. It is delivered by lecturers with a range of expertise. We’ll keep in close contact with you and you will always be able to contact members of the module team for guidance and support throughout your studies. You'll have the opportunity to share and discuss your experience and learning with other students from a range of professional backgrounds and geographical locations.

Studying one-module per trimester as a part-time student, you can choose to complete three modules and graduate with a Postgraduate Certificate or continue your studies (perhaps building upon credit achieved elsewhere) to complete a Postgraduate Diploma or MSc. An MSc would further develop your leadership and decision-making skills, placing you in a strong position for advancing your career. With part-time study you can achieve an MSc in three years.

Apply through Advanced Practice (Named Speciality) Distance Learning