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Studying for Your Midwifery Degree

Studying for Your Midwifery Degree

December 2013 | 200 pages | Learning Matters

This essential handbook helps midwifery students to make the most from their time studying. It clearly explains the core learning skills you 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 for you both to succeed at university and when you are a registered midwife.

Key features

- An accessible student-friendly guide specifically written for midwifery students
- Three midwifery students are followed throughout the book to show real issues that you may face during your studies
- Activities throughout help you test and develop your own learning skills
- Each chapter is linked to relevant NMC and QAA standards, so that you can see what you are expected to know in order to pass your programme.

Series Editor

The Transforming Midwifery Practice series editor is Judith Jackson, Canterbury College.

Beginning your Midwifery Education
Understanding and Using Concepts and Principles: Values and Midwifery
Relating Theory to Practice
Writing Academically: Evaluation, Developing Arguments, Avoiding Pitfalls
Developing Critical Analysis and Understanding
Applying University Learning on your Practice Placements
Developing as a Reflective Learner and Practitioner
Understanding and Using Research
Becoming a Research-informed Student
Becoming an Independent and Autonomous Learner
Bringing Your Learning Together: The Dissertation
Dealing with Complexity: Using Knowledge in Practice

This very helpful book provides an excellent resource for the undergraduate student. It makes meaningful links between the study aspects of working towards graduate status and the professional requuirements for midwifery practice beyond registration. Activities related to the focus of each chapter and realistic case studies will facilitate engagement with the content. Each chapter is complimented by recommendations for further reading to support ongoing development.
I would recommend this book to aspiring student midwives, student midwives and non-graduate midwives working towards achieving graduate status.

Celia Yeardley
Faculty of Health and Wellbeing, Midwifery, Sheffield Hallam University
December 20, 2013

This is a well presented text that will be a valuable resource for any student midwife. It is a clear guide to the work expected and I feel that it would be a very useful text for students immediately prior to commencing a midwifery degree. It will enable them to have a better understanding of the academic and clinical work that will be needed to become a professional midwife. I also feel that it will support them as they navigate the path of academia to become qualified midwives. It is easy to read and is relevant to todays students.

Ms Joanne O'Donnell
School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work, University of Manchester
December 18, 2013

Excellent text. The students found this to be a useful and insightful text. They found it easy to use and follow and relevant to giving clarity to their professional route

Ms Gerri Capper
Access to Higher Education, Warrington Collegiate Institute
December 17, 2013

this book provides an over view for students entering the profession and studies related to midwifery practice. all chapters are relevant for contemporary evidence based practice. a great resource. thanks

Dr Ellen Kitson-reynolds
Faculty of health sciences, Southampton University
November 27, 2013