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.
- 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.
The Transforming Midwifery Practice series editor is Judith Jackson, Canterbury College.
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. 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.
Introduction PART ONE Beginning your Midwifery Education Understanding and Using Concepts and Principles: Values and Midwifery Relating Theory to Practice Writing Academically: Evaluation, Developing Arguments, Avoiding Pitfalls PART TWO Developing Critical Analysis and Understanding Applying University Learning on your Practice Placements Developing as a Reflective Learner and Practitioner Understanding and Using Research PART THREE Becoming a Research-informed Student Becoming an Independent and Autonomous Learner Bringing Your Learning Together: The Dissertation Dealing with Complexity: Using Knowledge in Practice Conclusion