Full Title:Clinical Placement 2
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:PLCE N8123
Credits: 5
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2013/14 ( September 2013 )
Module Delivered in 3 programme(s)
Module Description:This year-long module will enable the student to work at a supported participant level of competence having built on their first year level of knowledge, skills and attitudes. Students should be in a position to demonstrate progression in relation to the domains of competence stipulated by An Bord Altranais (2005).The module will assist the student to consider and apply principles of evidence based midwifery care for women and babies in a variety of settings, including specialist placements
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Demonstrate the application of the role and philosophy of midwifery to practice across the spectrum of midwifery care (antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal).
  2. Practice midwifery care as a supported participant encompassing professional standards of clinical practice and professional conduct.
  3. Explain the rationale for contemporary clinical practice including evidence based practice, women centered care individualised holistic midwifery care.
  4. Through reflection, begin to evaluate their own abilities and limitations working under supervision with preceptors to address areas for improvement.
  5. Work in a supported participant capacity as a member of the Multidisciplinary team demonstrating an awareness of the scope of midwifery and student midwife practice.
  6. Discuss the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to organise prioritise and co-ordinate midwifery care.
  7. Demonstrate an understanding of effective communication skills, (verbal, nonverbal and written) in individual and group situations with support from the midwife.
  8. Demonstrate midwifery knowledge attitude and skills appropriate to the year two of the programme at a supported participant level.
  9. Within specialist placements, consider and apply evidenced based care under supervision of discipline specific practitioners

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Clinical placement
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Performance Evaluation The student will undertake 10 weeks of supernumery clinical placement during stage 2 of the programme. The placement is assessed by clinical preceptors using a clinical assessment workbook and is assessed on a pass/fail basis. 100% attendance is required in clinical placement. Reflective Journal - Students must complete online structured reflective exercises appropriate to the stage of the programme as per reflective pathway (learning outcome 4). Other - The student must maintain a record (every week) of their clinical experiences as outlined by EU Directive 2005/36/EC and An Bord Altranais (2005). 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 100.00 0 0 n/a 0
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
The assessment of this module is inextricably linked to the delivery. Therefore reassessment on this module will require the student to reattend (i.e. retake) the module in its entirety.
Reassessment Description
The student will be required to repeat the failed placement. The Progression Policy states that students who fail three clinical placements, either consecutively or over the duration of their programme, will not be offered another opportunity to repeat the clinical placement module and will be required to leave the programme

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload & Resources

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Practical This supernumery clinical placement is a year-long module and is normally delivered over 10 weeks 31.00 Every Week 31.00
Practical Protected time for reflection when on clinical placement 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 35.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 35.00
This course has no Part Time workload.
Recommended Book Resources
  • An Bord Altranais 2005, Requirements and Standards for the Midwife Registra, 3rd Ed., An Bord Altranais Dublin
  • An Bord Altranais 2000, Guidance to nurses and midwives on the administration of medical preparations, An Bord Altranais Dublin
  • An Bord Altranais 2000, The Code of Professional Conduct for each Nurse and Midwife, 2nd Ed., An Bord Altranais Dublin
  • An Bord Altranais 2010, Practice Standards for Midwives, An Bord Altranais Dublin
  • Chapman, V. and Charles, C. 2013, The Midwife’s Labour and Birth Handbook, Wiley Blackwell Publishing Sussex
  • Gauge, S. 2011, CTG Made Easy, 4th Ed., Churchill Livingstone London
  • Johnson, R. and Taylor, W. 2010, Skills for Midwifery Practice, Churchill Livingstone London
  • Jordan, S. 2010, Pharmacology for Midwives: The Evidence Base for Safe Practice, Palgrave MacMillan Hampshire
  • Walsh, D. 2011, Evidence and Skills for Normal Labour and Birth: A Guide for Midwives, Routledge London
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
  • Websites: www.nursingboard.ie
  • Websites: www.rcm.org.uk/

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
DK_NMWIF_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Midwifery 3 Mandatory
nocode24 Bachelor of Science in Health Studies (Midwifery) Exit Award 3 Mandatory
nocode25 Higher Certificate in Science in Health Studies (Midwifery) Exit Award 3 Mandatory