Summer School: Philosophy, Knowledge, Skills and Evidence for Optimum Birth (Summer School)

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How long you will study
5 days

Domestic course fees
GBP 750 per total

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About Summer School: Philosophy, Knowledge, Skills and Evidence for Optimum Birth at City, University of London

Course overview

The Philosophy, Knowledge, Skills and Evidence for Optimal Birth summer school is designed to strengthen compliance with the NICE 2014 intrapartum clinical guidelines. Facilitated by world-leading clinical researchers and practitioners (funded by the NIHR and other funding bodies), it gives students the opportunity to learn new evidence and innovative techniques for promoting optimal birth.

This summer school is delivered via a range of techniques including practical workshops, discussion groups (face-to-face and online), lectures, simulation and role-play. Students have access to a range of learning spaces including City’s state-of-the-art Clinical Skills Centre, our specialsit Technology Enabled Care Studio City TECS, computer labs and classrooms.

Key learnings

This summer school will enable students to achieve a range of evidence based, practical skills including:

The Integration of techniques and skills (including non-pharmacological techniques) to support women towards achieving optimal birth.

Proficient fetal assessment of wellbeing using intermittent auscultation

Management of obstetric emergencies in low risk birthing environments

The synthesis of clinical safety with sensitivity to service users’ experience and choice

How to design and create a model of practice that will enhance optimum birth in midwifery at service level, in line with recent government policies

An understanding of the evidence that underpin best practice and the national quality agenda.

Please note that this summer school is non-credit bearing and is not a module. There is no formal assessment.

You will receive a certificate upon completing the summer school.

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English requirements:

A good grasp of written and spoken English.

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