University teaching balances a mixture of online learning and campus based lectures (flipped classroom), clinical skills teaching and inter-professional group learning opportunities (alongside other healthcare students), therefore building your professional knowledge, skills and attitudes over the four years.
The four leadership modules, which are an integrated component of the programme, will enable you to develop your own leadership knowledge and skills. As part of the leadership modules, you will develop a leadership portfolio that will be part of your long-term career map - underpinning your accelerated career trajectory. You will prepare for professional practice, focussing on the knowledge and skills required for lifelong learning and professional practice, including specific interview preparation, presentation skills and numeric skills.
We have fully embraced the rapidly changing field of digital technology, both in its application to teaching but also to the provision of holistic personalised maternal and neonatal care. In the first year you will be given an iPad. Lecture and group work material is delivered directly onto these iPads enabling you to annotate during sessions. Content can also be rapidly revised and updated, and the iPad can support you to organise your own self-directed study.
Fifty percent of the course will be based in midwifery placements, building your professional knowledge, skills and attitudes over the four years. During these placements, you will develop how to act professionally, exercise personal responsibility and make decisions in complex and unpredictable circumstances. A system of personal development planning and reflective practice will support you in developing these skills.
Upon successful completion of the NMC and University requirements, you will not only become a registered midwife, but also an ambassador for midwifery, and the MSci Midwifery with Leadership degree undertaken at the University of Leicester.
As an alumnus, you will be encouraged to contribute to the ongoing work in education and scholarship at the University.