Full Title:Clinical Placement 4
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:TEMPCODE185
Credits: 5
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2013/14 ( September 2013 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Description:During the first semester of year 4, the student should be able to work at an advanced participant level of competence and is building on their first, second and third year level of knowledge, skills, and attitudes. At the level of advanced participant the student should begin to work towards independent practice.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Implement with support the role and philosophy of midwifery and its application in practice across the spectrum of midwifery care including complex contexts (antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal).
  2. Practice midwifery care as an advanced participant encompassing professional standards of clinical practice and professional conduct.
  3. Demonstrate the implementation of evidence based midwifery clinical practice including individualised, women centered holistic and complex midwifery care.
  4. Through reflection evaluate their own abilities and limitations working in partnership with preceptors with minimal direction and support.
  5. Work in an advanced participant capacity as a member of the Multidisciplinary team demonstrating the scope of midwifery and student midwife practice including complexities associated with midwifery care.
  6. Demonstrate the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to organise prioritise and co-ordinate the midwifery care of a caseload of 2-3 women.
  7. Demonstrate effective communication skills, (verbal, nonverbal and written) in individual and group situations with occasional support from the midwife
  8. Demonstrate midwifery knowledge attitude and skills appropriate to year three of the programme at an advanced participant level.

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Indicative Content
The student midwife is assessed as per clinical assessment workbook.
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 normally undertake 6 weeks of supernumerary clinical placement during stage 4 semester one of the programme. The placement is assessed by clinical preceptors using the clinical assessment workbook which is assessed on a pass/fail basis. 100% attendance is required on clinical placements. Other - The student midwife must complete an online, structured reflective exercise, appropriate to their stage of the programme as per reflective practice pathway. 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 100.00 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 requried 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 requried 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 supernumerary clinical placement is normally delivered over 6 weeks. 31.00 Every Week 31.00
Practical Protected time for reflection when on clinical practice. 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 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) Ed., An Bord Altranais dublin
  • An Bord Altranais 2010, Practuce Standards for Midwives, An Bord Altranais Dublin
  • Page, L. and McCandlish R. 2006, The New Midwifery : Science and Sensitivity in Practice, 2nd Ed., Churchill Livingstone, Elsevier London
  • Walsh D. 2007, Evidence-based Care for Normal Birth, Routledge London
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
DK_NMWIF_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Midwifery 7 Mandatory