BSc (Hons) Midwifery (3 year)

Southwark Campus

Mode: Full-time

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Overview

Fit for practice

The BSc (Hons) Midwifery course aims to:

  • Develop midwives who meet the Standards of proficiency for midwives (NMC 2019) and become eligible for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).
  • Develop midwives who will act as leaders and change agents, aware of the significance of innovation, creativity and best available evidence in the evaluation and development of woman-centred care and the maternity services.
  • Promote collaborative working with service users, interdisciplinary and multiagency teams in contemporary midwifery practice.
  • Develop midwives who recognise their own strengths and exercise responsibility for their own professional and career development.

This course is newly approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). It is designed in partnership with healthcare providers, current students, service users and commissioners; based around the framework of NMC standards and the Lancet series to ensure the highest quality care for women and their families and an excellent quality of education for the student midwives.

Students will have an opportunity to support and provide care for women and their families through the continuum of childbirth including those who require additional care. You'll have an opportunity to develop your practice skills, applying your learning in a variety of maternity settings.

Key features

  • The programme leads to registration with the NMC with very high employability for successful students.
  • The programme philosophy acknowledges and celebrates equality, diversity and inclusion across education and practice environments and embraces cultural safety as a fundamental feature of midwifery education.
  • Students are given opportunities to apply their theoretical knowledge and understanding to enhance their clinical skills by participating in innovative annual peer-supported clinical skills weeks, facilitated by academic and clinical practice midwives.
  • Students are given the opportunity to enhance their knowledge and understanding of midwifery issues by selecting a local, national, international or specialist elective placement opportunity during the final year of the programme.
  • Students are given the opportunity to gain a Certificate in Enterprise during the programme.
  • A variety of assessment methods used to tailor for a diverse learning style and ensure all students are facilitated to excel.

We offer the opportunity for all undergraduate Home/EU students to undertake a work placement, internship or work experience while studying a full-time course starting in September 2022.

Why Midwifery at LSBU?

Accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
We have professional links with world-renowned teaching hospitals and Trusts in London and the South East.
Ranked 5th for Overall Satisfaction amongst London Competitors (National Student Survey 2020).
100% of students are in employment or studying six months after graduating (UNISTATS 2019).
We have a real-time labour ward that is set up to simulate the range of delivery environments available to labouring women.
Joint 1st in the UK for career prospects (Guardian League Table 2020).

Accreditations

Key course information - ordered by mode
Mode Duration Start date Location
Mode
Full-time
Duration
3 years
Start Date
September
Location
Southwark Campus

Modules

The main focus of the course is the promotion of normality, i.e. the framing of childbirth as a normal physiological process which the majority of women will undergo in their lifetime. The course also acknowledges that a number of women have more complex needs where technological help will be needed.

You are expected to achieve the theoretical and practice standards stipulated by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) to enable you to perform the role and responsibilities of the Midwife within the context of promoting normality, using preventative measures, detecting complications, accessing appropriate assistance and carrying out emergency measures in the absence of medical aid.

Year 1

  • Foundation science, knowledge and practice
    This module provides the student with an introduction to the functioning of the human body and focuses on the structure and function of all systems at a preliminary level. It presents an opportunity to explore essential concepts such as the organisation of the body, homeostasis, anatomy and physiology, necessary to underpin midwifery practice and as a basis for learning the fundamentals of pharmacology. This module equips students with the necessary science base to inform the performance of clinical skills which will be further developed throughout the programme.
  • Contemporary professional midwifery
    The module will introduce the student to the principles of professionalism, including the role of the midwife and the role of the NMC in the regulation of midwifery. The student will be introduced to the key concepts of professionalism within contemporary midwifery, with a key focus on role and responsibilities of the midwife. Concepts such as critical thinking, decision-making, reflection and the use of evidence will be introduced within the context of innovation. This module will enable the student to engage with the importance of maintaining their own wellbeing as professionals and understand the issues of wellbeing and resilience alongside the provision of support.
  • Normal physiological childbirth and universal care
    This module will enable the student to develop an understanding of physiological childbirth and the principles and provision of holistic midwifery care applied across pregnancy and the childbirth continuum. Detailed anatomy and physiology as applied to pregnancy, labour and birth and the postnatal/neonatal period is included. The module will introduce the student to the newborn physical examination, which forms part of Public Health England’s newborn and infant screening programme. The professional role of the midwife will be explored and applied to the development of core midwifery knowledge and skills, professional behaviour, and effective communication skills essential to support the student’s practice learning experience.
  • Public health, health promotion and health protection
    This module introduces the epidemiological principles and current evidence and data on public health strategies, health promotion, health protection, and safeguarding. The student will use this evidence to inform conversations with women, their partners, and families, as appropriate to their needs and preferences.
  • Introduction to midwifery practice (Year 1 Practice)
    This is a work-based module designed to introduce students to aspects of practice assessment and their use of the Midwifery On-going Record of Achievement (MORA). Students are supported to accurately document evidence of achievement of required skills and proficiencies for the completion of the first year of the programme as directed by the NMC (2019) Standards of Proficiency for Midwives. This module will enable the student to understand expectations of professional behaviour and the development of academic knowledge and skills specific to the first year of practice. A focus is placed on supporting the student to understand the use of reflection and the self-assessment of progress within practice learning. The acquisition of skills and proficiencies is under the supervision of practice assessors and practice supervisors.

Year 2

  • Understanding and applying evidence in practice
    This module considers the nature of evidence to support the provision of safe and effective midwifery care for women, newborn infants and families. Students will be introduced to key research terms and given the opportunity to develop their knowledge of research methodologies and the processes involved in planning and conducting ethical research and the use of evidence. The module will equip students with the skills to appraise evidence and assess its appropriateness for implementation to support evidence informed midwifery practice.
  • Altered maternal health, childbearing and the midwife
    This module prepares the student to care for women with altered health during pregnancy and women with pre-existing conditions. Students will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to recognise deviations from the norm, signs of compromise and deterioration and plan, escalate and coordinate care to ensure that women achieve an optimum outcome. The principles of evidence based best practice for the first line management of complications and additional needs of women will be provided.
  • Maternal mental health and psychological issues
    This module will enable the student to explore mental health disorders that develop during the perinatal period and gain an understanding of the care of women with pre-existing maternal mental health conditions. It will present the student with an opportunity to examine how socio-cultural, obstetric and psychological factors may increase women’s vulnerability to mental distress and the development of anxiety, depression and psychosis during pregnancy and childbearing period. The importance of assessment in the provision of appropriate care and support of women and in the recognition of deterioration of women’s mental health state will be discussed. An exploration of the mental health support services that are available for women and their families both locally and nationally will be explored. The impact of maternal mental ill health on family relationships and the importance of supporting attachment and bonding will be discussed and explored in the context of safeguarding, and the role of interdisciplinary and interagency working.
  • Developing competent midwifery practice (Year 2 Practice)
    This module will focus upon the application of women centred care and the benchmarks used to describe normality in everyday practice. The woman’s journey with her family will be considered during other non-midwifery pathways and the influence of the medical model on childbirth.  The student will reflect on the concept of physiological childbirth and the role of the midwife in recognising how physiological deviation from the normal can impact on the promotion of women centred care. The student will begin to consolidate the importance of communication with the family through caseloading and the interdisciplinary, multiagency and interprofessional teams and the contribution of the role of the midwife.

Year 3

  • Quality improvement in practice
    This module provides the student with an opportunity to explore the theoretical underpinnings of quality improvement in the maternity services. Students are enabled to critically explore the contribution of risk and evidence as interrelated factors which play a part in the promotion of a safe and effective maternity service. An opportunity will be provided for students to participate in identifying issues of concern, engage in the process of investigation and disseminate findings to facilitate change. This module will enable the student to recognise the role of the midwife as a key change agent in the process of quality assurance and improvement, working with service users and as a member of a multi-disciplinary team, to improve the safety and effectiveness of care.
  • Midwifery management of maternal and neonatal emergencies
    This module equips the student to implement first-line emergency management of complications and/or additional care needs for the woman, the foetus, and newborn infant when signs of compromise and deterioration or emergencies occur with the input of the multidisciplinary team.
  • The systematic examination of the newborn infant
    This module will provide the student with the opportunity to consolidate previous knowledge and build upon knowledge and skills relating to the newborn infant. This includes aspects relating to the Newborn Infant Physical Examination (NIPE). The successful student will acquire the necessary in-depth knowledge and skills to conduct a systematic examination of the newborn.
  • Promoting excellence in midwifery practice
    This module enables the student to consider the key aspects in the transition to professional practice and registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council. A focus on the midwife as a scholar, leader and colleague, encompasses the areas of teaching and supervision of students, management skills and professional development.
  • Proficient midwifery practice (Year 3 Practice)
    This is a work-based module which focuses on the consolidation of learning in preparation for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council. This module supports the achievement of key aspects within the MORA which focus on decision making, accountability and autonomy in caseload midwifery. This includes planning care, responding to need and optimising the normal processes where possible. The module will focus on the empowerment of women through evidence-based practice which will include priorities of care for a diverse population, the promotion of physiological birth and the management of complex situations. Students will be encouraged to develop their own skills in managing individual caseloads and liaising with the interdisciplinary team under the direction of a practice supervisor.

Structure

  • Students are expected to be in theory block 50% and practice block 50% each year.
  • Modules vary from 0 credits to 40 credits.
  • Students will be expected to work a variety of shifts including, evenings, weekends, bank holidays and night shifts.
  • Students must have occupational health and Enhanced DBS clearance prior to starting placement.

Some compulsory skills sessions may take place in the evening depending on capacity of rooms and resources.

Expectation from students to complete:

  • Minimum 2300 hours of clinical practice over the length of the programme.
  • Estimated 10 hours per 1 credit value of a module which includes blended learning, face to face, online and self-directed learning as adult learners.

Note all clinical and theory hours will be accounted for.

Key Topics and Skills

The proficiencies expected for each year reflect the theme for the learning and teaching for the modules undertaken building from the first year where the focus is very much on normality, the second year on complexities, culminating in the midwife’s role as a colleague, scholar, and leader in the third year.

Learning in Practice Level 4 - Participation Universal care, Continuity of care, Relationship building, Infant feeding, Communication, Public health, Medicines administration, Record keeping

Learning in practice Level 5 & level 6 - Contribution Universal care, Continuity of care, Relationship building, Infant feeding, Communication, Public health, Medicines administration, Record keeping. In addition - Interdisciplinary working and Additional and emergency care Supervision and delegation, Management, Responding to vulnerability

Practice skills teaching, learning and assessment are a key focus of the curriculum and continue to be enhanced and developed. The Standards for student supervision and assessment (NMC 2018) and NMC Standards for pre-registration midwifery programmes (2019) provide the framework on which the strategy for practice skills learning, teaching and assessment is built. This dictates that all skills in Domain 6 will be assessed in practice and have been incorporated in the MORA.

Assessment

Assessment methods are specified in each module descriptor with details in the individual module guides; these are designed to test the module and course learning outcomes. These are mapped to the professional standards outlined in the Future midwife: Standards of proficiency for midwives (NMC, 2019) and will be assessed through either coursework and/or clinical proficiencies.

The types of assessments adopted include:

  • Written assignments: such as narrative and reflective essay, case study, evidence-based scenarios and critical analysis assignments, to develop integration of theory and practice and to critically examine selected aspects of care and suggest strategies for quality improvement..
  • Care studies: to develop skills in articulating knowledge and decision-making processes.
  • Oral and poster presentations: to enable the student to demonstrate their ability to identify relevant information and articulate practice focused decisions based on their assessment and interpretation.
  • Literature searching and critical appraisal: to identify and examine the evidence for quality of midwifery care.
  • Examinations: to test underpinning knowledge and decision making.

A variety of assessment methods are used to assess practical skills. These include:

  • Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs), modified viva, practice scenarios to provide a simulated experience in which knowledge and skills can be demonstrated.
  • Case reviews, history taking and assessment skills.
  • The achievement of identified proficiencies is assessed in practice with the use of the practice assessment document - Midwifery On-going Record of Achievement (MORA).

    Employability

    Midwifery as a career

    Many graduates take their first posts as qualified practitioners in the NHS Trusts and hospitals where they gained experience during their training. The degree enhances employability through its emphasis on a vocational approach to teaching, leading to a professional qualification and registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

    Most of the roles are in the NHS, although there are opportunities at private hospitals, clinics and abroad. Day-to-day the work can be varied, as midwives have a range of responsibilities. Providing advice to women and their families; diagnosing, monitoring and examining women during pregnancy and coordinating care with other professionals and agencies, are all typical activities. There are also opportunities to enter education in roles such as practice development midwife, midwifery lecturer or lecturer-practitioner, research and management.

    Recent graduates have become specialist midwives in teenage pregnancy, HIV, and smoking cessation counselling, whilst others have gone on to work in children's centres or become consultant midwives.

    Interpersonal skills and salary

    Being able to keep a calm head under pressure is essential, as are excellent people skills and good physical and mental stamina. Due to the nature of the work, many midwives do shift work around the clock, including weekends and bank holidays. Salaries for newly qualified midwives are set at Band 5, which starts at £24, 907 – with band 6 midwives earning between £31, 365 to £37, 890. Midwives working at a senior level Band 7, can earn in the region of £38, 890 to £44, 503 with consultant midwives earning from £51, 168 to £73, 664.

    Professional Development

    As a graduate from this course, you will be able to apply for further study at postgraduate level. Find out more about postgraduate study through our online CPPD prospectus.

    Employability Service

    At LSBU, we want to set you up for a successful career. During your studies – and for two years after you graduate – you’ll have access to our Employability Service, which includes:

    • An online board where you can see a wide range of placements: part-time, full-time or voluntary. You can also drop in to see our Job Shop advisers, who are always available to help you take the next step in your search.
    • Our Careers Gym offering group workshops on CVs, interview techniques and finding work experience, as well as regular presentations from employers across a range of sectors.

    Our Student Enterprise team can also help you start your own business and develop valuable entrepreneurial skills.

    The programme has been jointly validated by LSBU and the NMC. On completion of the course, you are eligible to be placed on the NMC professional register.


    Nursing and Midwifery Council logo

    The Nursing and Midwifery Council regulates nurses and midwives in England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Islands.


    Placements

    During the course you will spend 50% of your time involved in academic study and 50% in clinical practice within a broad variety of healthcare settings. A clinical practice placement allows you to put theory into practice by working with a range of health professionals in clinical situations to develop the skills, knowledge and experience required to become a competent midwife. Although sometimes initially challenging, practice learning is one of the most interesting and exciting aspects of learning to be a midwife where you can apply theory to practice.

    Clinical settings

    We are proud to partner with:

    • University College London Hospitals
    • Queen's Hospital - Barking , Havering and Redbridge Trust
    • Whipps Cross Hospital
    • Royal London Hospital
    • Newham General Hospital
    • Guys & St Thomas' Hospital (GSTT)
    • Croydon University Hospital
    • Frimley Park Hospital
    • Homerton Hospital

    Support in Practice

    Whilst in the clinical placement we ensure our midwifery students receive continuous support and guidance from a dedicated midwifery placement facilitators and other supervisors and assessors made up of registered midwives and other health practitioners. This is strengthened by the support of academics who help bridge the gap between university and practice such as Link lecturer, personal tutor and Academic assessor roles.

    Skills week
    Our midwifery students have an opportunity to participate in a skills week once a year which encourages inter-cohort working and learning to simulate real scenarios and provide a realistic perspective for students.

    Simulation
    A range of high fidelity and low fidelity equipment is used to simulate practice and support students to consolidate their skills.

    Facilities

    SimBaby and SimMom

    The nursing and midwifery wards have simulator mannequins: SimBaby and SimMom. These life-size mannequins are computer controlled and can be programmed with various clinical conditions. These are operated by a computer in real-time and so respond to a student's actions. They also allow students to see the outcome of specific interventions in certain scenarios, which could make the client better or deteriorate quite quickly. They can be set up to simulate the range of delivery environments available to labouring women. The students can rehearse dealing with emergencies in a simulated setting.

    The mannequins are used to teach students how to recognise clinical signs, and to also associate those clinical signs with the actions they are taking to care for the patient. SimMom has fully accurate anatomy and can breathe, blink, sweat, speak and groan in pain as well as have a pulse.

    Teaching and learning

    The Midwifery academic team is made up of qualified midwives with a wealth of experience and knowledge of the midwifery profession. Team members hold professional teaching qualifications, Masters and PhDs, which enable a more rich and invigorating learning experience, and enhance their ability to adapt to new and innovative teaching and learning methods.

    Students will also have input from midwifery placement facilitators, specialist clinicians and practice educators who hold joint appointments between the university and the Trusts.

    LSBU prides itself on the support that is offered to the students in university and placement and are committed and dedicated to ensuring all students have an excellent learning experience to enhance their professional development.

    Personal tutoring

    As a Health and Social Care student, you will be allocated a named tutor during your first three weeks at LSBU.  The role of your tutor is to be your primary contact for academic and professional development support.

    Your tutor will support you to get the most of your time at LSBU, providing advice and signposting to other sources of support in the University. They should be the first person at the university that you speak to if you are having any difficulties that are affecting your work. These could be academic, financial, health-related or another type of problem.

    You will have appointments with your personal tutor at least once a semester for 45-60 minutes throughout your course. You can contact your tutor for additional support by email or phone.

    Entry requirements

    Applicants to this course will need to meet the following entry criteria:

    • 120 UCAS points
    • A Level BBB and 5 GCSEs A*-C including Maths, English and Science or equivalent (reformed GCSEs grade 4 or above); or;
    • BTEC National Diploma DDM and GCSEs Maths, English and Science A*-C (reformed GCSEs grade 4 or above) or equivalent; or;
    • Access to HE qualifications with 24 Distinctions and 21 Merits and GCSEs Maths, English and Science A*-C (reformed GCSEs grade 4 or above) or equivalent; or;
    • NVQ Level 3 in Care with at least one year of relevant work experience and GCSEs Maths, English and Science A*-C (reformed GCSEs grade 4 or above) or equivalent; or;
    • Equivalent level 3 qualifications worth 120 UCAS points and GCSEs Maths, English and Science A*-C (reformed GCSEs grade 4 or above) or equivalent.

    Recognition of prior learning is not permitted for pre-registration midwifery programmes (NMC 2019)


    English Language
    If English is not your first language, you must achieve a minimum score of 7.0 overall or equivalent, with not less than 7.0 in the listening and reading sections, and not less than 7.0 in the writing and speaking sections, for the International English Language Test Score (IELTS) at the time of application.

    Foundation Year
    Been out of study for a long time? Or maybe you haven’t met the entry requirements of your chosen degree? Our entry year acts as a bridge to degree-level studies.

    Advanced entry

    If you have already completed some studies at another university, we may be able to consider you for advanced entry. Please see our advanced entry page for more information.

    How to apply

    International students

    International (non Home/EU) applicants should follow our international how to apply guide.

    Home/EU applicants

    Mode Duration Start date Application code Application method
    Mode
    Full-time
    Duration
    3 years
    Start date
    September
    Application code
    B720
    Application method

    Please send your application through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) using our institution code L75. UCAS is the organisation responsible for managing applications to higher education courses in the UK.

    Remember that you need your GCSE Science, Maths and English qualifications before you apply.

    See our How to apply page for further details.

    Personal statement

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    Interview

    As part of the selection process you'll be expected to attend an MMI interview. Find out more.

    International applicants

    If you’re an International student (non-EU national) the application process may involve further steps. Contact the International Office as soon as possible to discuss the admissions steps and the immigration requirements: internat@lsbu.ac.uk or +44 (0) 20 7815 6189.

    Results

    If you are unsuccessful in your application to LSBU for this year you cannot apply through UCAS Extra or Clearing. However you can apply for the following year.  It is important that you read the comments in the results statement so that you are prepared for any other interviews you may have.

    Accommodation

    Once we have made you an offer, you can apply for accommodation. You can rent from LSBU and you’ll deal directly with the university, not third party providers. That means we can guarantee you options to suit all budgets, with clear tenancy agreements and all-inclusive rents that include insurance for your personal belongings, internet access in each bedroom and on-site laundry facilities.

    Or, if you’d rather rent privately, we can give you a list of landlords – just ask our Accommodation Service.

    Read more about applying for accommodation at LSBU.

    Finance

    You don't need to wait for a confirmed place on a course to start applying for student finance. Read how to pay your fees as an undergraduate student.

    Home/EU postgraduate students and research students should apply through our dedicated application system.

    Full details of how to do this are supplied on our How to apply section for postgraduate students and our How to apply section for research students.

    International applicants should use our international application system. Full details can be found on our How to apply section for international students.

    See our admissions policy (PDF File 1,043 KB) and complaints policy (PDF File 516 KB).

    Home/EU postgraduate students and research students should apply through our dedicated application system.

    Full details of how to do this are supplied on our How to apply section for postgraduate students and our How to apply section for research students.

    International applicants should use our international application system. Full details can be found on our How to apply section for international students.

    See our admissions policy (PDF File 1,043 KB) and complaints policy (PDF File 516 KB).

    Considering your application

    As part of your application, there will also be an interview either by telephone or at the University. If you are successful you will be offered a place on a course and informed of the next enrolment date. The whole process normally takes between six to eight weeks, from receipt of your application to a decision being made about your application at the School.

    Prepare to start

    Disclosure Barring Service (DBS)

    All pre-registration students need to be DBS cleared before going on placement. You’ll need to have an enhanced DBS check even if you have had one before and will not be able to go on placement until this is complete.

    The DBS process is not difficult but can take some time so it's best to get started as soon as you receive your email. You will receive the email during Summer 2021.

    DBS update service

    If you're part of the DBS update service, your subscription is up to date and you already have a DBS certificate, please bring in your original green DBS certificate for the document check. To take advantage of the update service, your certificate needs to be classified as 'Enhanced' and workforce must be listed as 'Adult and Child'. If you have any queries, please email us at hscdbsoh@lsbu.ac.uk.

    How to complete your DBS

    Our DBS supplier, Verifile, will send you an email with all the details you need to complete your DBS.

    Verifile will give you instructions to log into their system and complete your personal details and information. To complete the process, you'll need your passport or driving licence and 5-year address history including dates when you moved in/out.

    You can use your application number to track the progress of your DBS.

    When you've finished, your Disclosure Statement will be mailed to the most recent address in your submission, so please make sure it's correct. We don't automatically receive a copy of this Statement, which is why we need you to bring it in as part of the next step.

    Frequently asked questions

    My Social Work friends said they need to pay. Do I need to pay?

    What do I need to declare on my DBS?

    I’ve applied for/had a DBS in past. Do I need to do it again?

    Why do I need an enhanced DBS check?

    Who reviews my DBS?

    When will I hear back from the panel about my DBS?

    Which address do I use?

    I’ve lost my statement. What do I do?

    I’ve had my application rejected due to my DBS declaration/disclosure. Can I appeal the decision?

    Document check

    Once you have completed the online part of the DBS process, you will need to produce three accepted documents from this list (PDF File 248 KB) to be verified.

    Providing documents whilst campus is closed due to COVID-19

    Document check on campus

    Document check at the Post Office

    Occupational Health (OH)

    An exciting part of many of our Health and Social Care courses is the opportunity to learn off-campus and work with patients, clients and/or service users. Before you start, we need to make sure that you have the correct levels of immunisations.

    Questionnaire

    Once you have enrolled, students will be asked to complete an occupational health check, the first part is completing an online questionnaire sent from our occupational health provider.

    GP appointment

    The second part of your occupational health check is to get any inoculations that you may need from your GP. When attending your GP appointment, please take printed copies of these two documents with you.

    Vaccination Screening Advisory Letter (PDF File 126 KB)
    GP Vaccination and Screening History (PDF File 117 KB)

    Occupational Health appointment

    After these steps are complete you will receive an email from OHWorks Ltd inviting you to attend an appointment on-campus with an Occupational Health Nurse. These appointments take place during the week and sometimes when your classes have already started.

    The OH team have prepared this guide (PDF File 588 KB) which outlines what to expect at each stage. If you have queries or concerns about your Occupational Health clearance or inoculations please contact the Occupational Health team.

    Frequently asked questions

    Do I need to be double vaccinated?

    My local GP doesn’t have my vaccination history. What should I do?

    What if I can’t make my OH appointment?

    I’ve already registered with LSBU’s Disability and Dyslexia Support Unit (DDS). Do I still need to tell the OH Nurse about my condition?

    If I’ve declared a condition to the OH Nurse, do I need to register with LSBU’s Disability and Dyslexia Support Unit as well?

    Numeracy practice

    Before starting your course, you may want to check or practice your numeracy skills. The National Numeracy Challenge is a free online tool that helps you learn, revise and quiz your essential numeracy skills. You’ll also be able to get a certificate to show your efforts.

    Enrolment and Welcome Week

    Before you start your course we’ll send you information on what you’ll need to do before you arrive and during your first few days on campus. You can read about the process on our new students pages.

    Uniforms

    Most placements and some practical sessions in our skills laboratories will require you to wear a uniform and name badge. You will be measured for uniforms specific to your course as part of your Welcome Week activities after enrolment. In the meantime, we have prepared answers to frequently asked questions that you might find useful.

    Frequently asked questions

    Do I get a uniform for when I go on placement?

    Which uniforms will I receive?

    How long do the uniforms need to last?

    How do I know what size I am?

    Am I able to request a longer tunic?

    Can I use a preferred name or a nickname on my name badge?

    What do I do if I lose or damage my name badge?

    Can I order more uniforms?

    Can I try on my uniforms?

    What do I do with my uniform after I complete my studies?

    Practice placements

    Most health and social care courses’ practice placements will operate outside normal working hours e.g. evenings, nights, weekends and bank holidays.

    Holidays

    Your holiday periods will not follow the normal University timetable because of placements. You’ll receive more details once you start your course.

    Prepare to start

    We help our students prepare for university even before the semester starts. To find out when you should apply for your LSBU accommodation or student finance read the How to apply tab for this course.

    Enrolment

    Before you start your course we’ll send you information on what you’ll need to do before you arrive and during your first few days on campus. You can read about the process on our Enrolment pages.

    Fees and funding

    Fees are shown for new entrants to courses, for each individual year of a course, together with the total fee for all the years of a course. Continuing LSBU students should refer to the Finance section of our student portal, MyLSBU. Queries regarding fees should be directed to the Fees and Bursaries Team on: +44 (0)20 7815 6181.

    Full-time

    BSc (Hons) Midwifery - Year 1 FT Southwark SEPT

    The fee shown is for entry 2022/23
    UK fee: £9250International fee: £0
    AOS/LSBU code: 3644Session code: 1FS00
    Total course fee:
    UK £27750
    International £0

    For more information, including how and when to pay, see our fees and funding section for undergraduate students.

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    See our Tuition Fees Regulations (PDF File 226 KB) and Refund Policy (PDF File 775 KB).

    Possible fee changes

    The University reserves the right to increase its fees in line with changes to legislation, regulation and any government guidance or decisions.

    The fees for international students are reviewed annually and the University reserves the right to increase the tuition fees in line with the RPIX measure of inflation up to 4 per cent.

    Scholarships

    We offer several types of fee reduction through our scholarships and bursaries. Find the full list and other useful information on our scholarships page.

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