Full Title:Internship (Midwifery)
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:TEMPCODE186
Credits: 30
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2013/14 ( September 2013 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Description:The internship placement provides the student with a continuous period of exposure to the clinical setting so that she/he continues to develop confidence and competence in the practice of midwifery. At the end of the internship placement the student should be able to work at a proficient level of competence.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Implement the role and philosophy of midwifery and its application to practice across the spectrum of midwifery care (antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal).
  2. Practice midwifery care as a proficient practitioner encompassing professional standards of clinical practice and professional conduct.
  3. Implement evidence based clinical practice including working in partnership with women providing individualised women centered holistic midwifery care in all clinical contexts.
  4. Through reflection demonstrate the ability to independently evaluate their own abilities and limitations in providing care for women.
  5. Work in a proficient capacity as a member of the Multidisciplinary team demonstrating the scope of midwifery and student midwife practice.
  6. Apply the knowledge skills and attitudes required to organise prioritise and co-ordinate midwifery care of a caseload of women, with emphasis on time management, working towards independent practice.
  7. Demonstrate effective communication skills, (verbal, nonverbal and written) in individual and group situations.
  8. Apply midwifery knowledge attitude and skills safely and competently.

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Indicative content
As per workbook, students must maintain a record of the minimum clinical expereinces outlined by EU Directives 2005/36/EC and An Bord Altranais (2005), and submit this at the end of the programme.
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 a thirty six week rostered placement. The placement is assessed by clinical preceptors using the clinical assessment workbook and is assessed on a pass/fail basis. 100% attendance is required for clinical placements. Other - The student must complete an on-line structured reflective exercise, appropriate to the stage of the programme as per Reflective Pathway. Other - The student must maintain a record of their clinical experiences as outlined by EU Directive 2005/36/EC and An Bord Altranais (2005). 1,2,3,5,6,7,8 100.00 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 rquired 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 The rostered clinical placment consists of 36 weeks of continuous practice as a rostered member of staff. 33.50 Every Week 33.50
Practical Protected time for reflection when on clinical placements. 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 37.50
Total Weekly Contact Hours 37.50
This course has no Part Time workload.
Recommended Book Resources
  • World Health Organization 2010, Patient Safety Curriculum Guide Multiprofesional Editon,, World Health Organization Generva
  • An Bord Altranais 2010, Practice Standards for Midwives, An Bord Altranais Dublin
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 8 Mandatory