Full Title:Clinical Placement 3
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:PLCE N8138
Credits: 30
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2013/14 ( September 2013 )
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Module Description:This year-long module will facilitate the student to work at an advanced participant level of competence and build on their first and second year level of knowledge, skills and attitudes. Students should demonstrate progression in relation to the domains of competence stipulated by An Bord Altranais (2005) in a variety of settings including specialist placements.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Implement, under moderate supervision, 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 centred, 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 program at an advanced participant level.
  9. Within specialist placements, consider and apply evidence based care under supervision of discipline specific practitioners.

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
As per the Clinical Assessment Workbook, Stage 3.
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 19 weeks of supernumery clinical placement during stage 3 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 - The student must complete an on-line, structured reflection exercise appropriate to stage 3 of the programme as per the reflective pathway (learing 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). 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 100.00 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 19 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 Registration Education Programme, 3rd Edtn. 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 Edtn. 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 Edtn. Ed., Churchill Livingstone London.
  • Johnson, R. and Taylor, W. 2010, Skills for Midwifery Practice, 2nd edtn. Ed., Churchill Livingstone London.
  • Jordan, S. 2010, Pharmacology for Midwives: The Evidence Base for Safe Practice, Palgrave MacMillan Hampshire.
  • Henderson C.& McDonald, S. (eds) 2011, Mayes Textbook for Midwives, (14th edtn) Ed., Balliere Tindall London.
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
DK_NMWIF_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Midwifery 5 Mandatory
nocode24 Bachelor of Science in Health Studies (Midwifery) Exit Award 5 Mandatory