This essential handbook helps midwifery students to make the most from their time studying. It clearly explains the core learning skills they will need right from the start of the course, such as academic writing, placement learning and understanding theoretical concepts. It also introduces more advanced skills, such as reflection, research, evidence-based practice, writing a dissertation and complex decision-making. It shows why these important skills are essential both to succeed at university and beyond into practice.
This book is written for students undertaking pre-registration courses in midwifery. Its main purpose is to support you in your studies by identifying the academic skills that must be demonstrated in an undergraduate degree and explaining how this relates to learning to become a midwife. Because it makes these connections, it may also be of use to postgraduate midwifery students.
Most people reading this will have been selected for a place on a midwifery course or already be studying. When you examine the programme ahead of you in more detail you will find that it has been developed and organised in order to meet general requirements laid down by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA), the body with responsibility for assuring the quality ...