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Studying for Your Midwifery Degree

Studying for Your Midwifery Degree

November 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

Super relevant for our students

Ms Annemette Vibeke Rasmussen
Health Science and Technology, University College Metropol
September 23, 2016

Good basis for 1st year students

Mrs Rosie J Dawson
School of Health and Social Care, University of Teesside
September 4, 2015

This clear and accessible book will be very helpful for midwifery students embarking on their course of study. The skills needed are fully described and examples are given throughout, to highlight the importance of continuous skill development both academically and whilst on placement. A very useful resource for all midwifery students.

Ms Sarah Jane Bowman
Community Studies, Truro & Penwith College
March 14, 2016

This book is good as a supplementary read for midwifery students. Those that would find it most useful are students new or returning to university level study. The book is divided into logical sections and chapters, progressing to more in depth study skills as the reader progresses thorough the book.

Nicky Hadlett
School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of East Anglia
June 23, 2015

This text contains so much information that will help students to develop and progress through the course.
Advised for precourse reading and essential reading on commencing course

Mrs Nan Morse
School of Care Sciences, University of South Wales (Glamorgan)
April 17, 2015

A thought provoking and interactive book.

Ms Rachel Stanyer
School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Plymouth
December 16, 2014

A truly great book for popel wishing to tudy midwifery. I used his book with a lady thinking of studying midwifery. this book gacve her a great overview of subject areas she would need to look at and what would be involved that could not be found in teh course material prived by unversity in advacne..

Miss Rachel Hart
School of Nursing & Midwifery Studies, Cardiff University
November 27, 2014

A good useful book providing ideas and thoughts for future students

Miss Caroline Farrar
Nursing and midwifery, Demontfort university
November 24, 2014

The title does not truly reflect the contents of this as hidden inside are a range of gems of advice to suit the evolving midwifery student as they make the step by step transition through the midwifery programme.The case studies and activities engage the reader while allowing further exploration of topics. I will be recommending this to my personal tutees as a companion guide .

Ms Moira McLean
Nursing and Midwifery Department (The Gateway), De Montfort University
February 27, 2014

An excellent companion for the journey from novice to expert. I have asked students to purchase.

Mrs Tina South
My department is not listed, University of West London
January 23, 2014

Siobhan Scanlan

Siobhan Scanlan is a clinical midwife in Oxford, a coordinator of a busy delivery suite and a Supervisor of midwives. She has a PGCE and since 2006 has worked part-time for Oxford Brookes University as an associate lecturer. More About Author

Hilary Walker

Hilary Walker was a lecturer in social work at Ruskin College, Oxford. Her previous teaching experience was in social care and child care at Southwark College. She has an extensive background in social work practice, including working as a probation officer and as children and families social worker in a London borough. More About Author

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