Certificate in Introduction to Midwifery Online Course

Begin A Career As A Successful Midwife

Certificate in Introduction to Midwifery Online Course

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Begin A Career As A Successful Midwife

The Introduction to Midwifery Certificate course is filled with instruction that will put you on the path to beginning a career as a successful midwife.

Midwifery is one of the oldest professions in the world. The basic role of a midwife is to care for and support pregnant women and their babies before, during, and after giving birth. This course will cover several concepts associated with midwifery, including the history of the profession, how to become a midwife and how to practise as a midwife.

This online course provides students with a comprehensive training programme that allows them to study whenever and wherever is convenient. Many enrolled students still work full time and maintain an active lifestyle while pursuing their degrees.

To access the study material for the midwifery course, you will need any device with a valid internet connection. In addition, while you study, you are eligible to receive online support.

By the end of this course, you will learn :

  • The origin and definition of midwifery
  • The history of midwifery from the ancient to modern times
  • Roles of a midwife
  • The educational requirements to becoming a midwife
  • Qualifying as a midwife
  • Responsibilities of a midwife in the UK
  • Midwife practices around the world
  • Women’s rights and birth options
  • The principles of midwifery and cultural awareness
  • Antenatal care and screening
  • How midwives support women through labour and birth
  • The aims of postnatal care as a midwife
  • The importance of breastfeeding
  • Blood pressure monitoring and pre-eclampsia
  • Infection control and hygiene
  • The female anatomy
  • Labour
  • Medications and pregnancy
  • Emergencies and caesarean section
  • Initial baby check and examination
  • Conditions with labour and pregnancy
  • Mental health issues in pregnancy

Course Fast Facts:

  1. Learn the fundamentals of Midwifery
  2. Comprehensive 28 module Certificate in Introduction to Midwifery Online Course
  3. Study along with simple instructions & demonstrations
  4. Written and developed by leading Midwifery experts
  5. Receive one-on-one online help & support
  6. Unlimited, lifetime access to online course
  7. Certificate of completion awarded with passing score for the online assessment
  8. Study at your own pace with no rigid class timetables, 24/7 from any computer or smart device

Course Delivery

Courses are accessed online by any device including PC, tablet or Smart Phone. Upon purchase an automated welcome email will be sent to you (please check your junk email inbox if not received as this is an automated email), in order for you to access your online course, which is Available 24/7 on any computer or smart mobile device.

Recognition & Accreditation

All students who complete this course, receive a certificate of completion with a passing score (for the online assessment) and will be issued a certificate via email.

Module 1 : The Origin and Definition of the Word “Midwife”

  • To learn about the origin of the word “midwife”
  • To gain an understanding of the midwife’s role
  • To become familiar with the day to day tasks of a midwife
  • To differentiate between the roles and requirements of hospital based midwives and independent midwives

Module 2 : The History of Midwifery from the Ancients to Modern Times

  • To learn about the midwifery practices of ancient civilisations
  • To learn about the darkest days for practicing midwives
  • To understand how the Renaissance changed the practice of midwifery
  • To learn about how modern midwifery came to be

Module 3 : Roles and Responsibilities of the Midwife

  • To learn about the government’s vision for midwifery
  • To learn about the roles midwives play in childbearing
  • To understand how midwives provide physical and emotional support to women
  • To learn about education models for midwives in the UK

Module 4 : Are You Suited to a Career as a Midwife?

  • To learn the basics of what a midwife does
  • To understand the educational requirements for midwifery
  • To understand what type of skills, interests and personalities work best in midwifery
  • To learn more about the working hours and conditions of a job in midwifery

Module 5 : Qualifying as a Midwife

  • To learn about the different paths to midwifery
  • To learn about the admission requirements to midwifery courses
  • To learn about what you can expect in shortened courses
  • To understand what you might learn when in university

Module 6 : How Midwives Are Educated and Practice Around the World

  • To learn about the education of midwives in Canada and Australia
  • To learn about the education of midwives in France and the US
  • To learn about the education of midwives in New Zealand and the Netherlands
  • To learn about the education of midwives in Japan and Sweden

Module 7 : Women’s Rights and Birth Options

  • To learn what women’s rights are, within the context of pregnancy and labour
  • To understand how midwives must support these rights, in order to support women
  • To understand a midwife’s rights and how they are associated with women’s rights
  • To understand a baby’s rights and how they are intimately connected with their mother’s rights

Module 8 : How Midwives Support Socially Disadvantaged Women

  • To understand how socioeconomic disadvantages can affect your patients
  • To understand how socioeconomic disadvantages can affect the babies
  • To learn how to measure the impact of midwifery on public health
  • To learn how you can improve your own midwifery practice

Module 9 : Cultural Safety in Relation to Midwife Care

  • To learn and understand the principles of midwifery and cultural awareness
  • To understand the origins of cultural safety
  • To learn how cultural safety fits in with general nursing philosophies
  • To understand why cultural safety matters in a healthcare setting

Module 10 : Antenatal Care and Screening

  • To learn about what antenatal care is
  • To learn about the principles of care
  • To learn what happens at various antenatal appointments
  • To learn about antenatal classes

Module 11 : How Midwives Support Women Through Labour and Birth

  • To understand the background of midwives supporting women through labour
  • To learn about how you can support your patients with different positions
  • To learn about different ways to support your patients through pain relief
  • To learn how to support your patient during the second stage of labour

Module 12 : The Aims of Postnatal Care as a Midwife

  • To learn about the major aims of postnatal care for new mums
  • To learn about the basics of a postnatal care visit
  • To learn about the physical health of the mother
  • To learn about the mental health of the mother

Module 13 : The Importance of Breastfeeding

  • To learn about the benefits of breastfeeding
  • To learn about potential issues in formula feeding
  • To learn about normal breastfeeding practices
  • To learn how to encourage women to breastfeed

Module 14 : Blood Pressure Monitoring and Pre-Eclampsia

  • To learn about the risks for pregnant women who have high blood pressure
  • To understand the different types of high blood pressure that pregnant women can get
  • To learn how high blood pressure and pre-eclampsia is connected
  • To understand how pre-eclampsia develops

Module 15 : Infection Control and Hygiene

  • To learn about the general principles of infection prevention and control
  • To understand how to use personal protection equipment
  • To learn about the decontamination of reusable medical equipment
  • To learn how to create and maintain a clean work environment

Module 16 : Collecting Specimens

  • To learn about what specimens are collected after birth
  • To learn what those specimens are used for
  • To learn when to collect those specimens and how to store them, if required
  • To learn how to collect the specimen

Module 17 : Administration of Medicines and Injections

  • To learn about different methods and processes involved in supplying medications
  • To understand how to store and transport medicines
  • To learn how to administer medications and injections
  • To learn what to do when you are unsure of the safety of equipment or medication

Module 18 : Venepuncture

  • To understand what a venepuncture is
  • To understand the roles and responsibilities of a midwife performing a venepuncture
  • To learn how to find the necessary equipment for a venepuncture
  • To learn how to perform a venepuncture

Module 19 : The Female Anatomy

  • To learn about the reproductive organs of a woman
  • To learn about the reproductive cycle
  • To learn about the urinary tract
  • To understand what the placenta does

Module 20 : Labour

  • To learn about the different stages of labour and what your role as a midwife is with each
  • To understand different methods of giving birth, including different positions
  • To learn about pain relief during labour - both medical and non-medical
  • To understand the importance of examining the placenta, following labour

Module 21 : List of Abbreviations

  • To learn about appointment related terms and abbreviations
  • To learn about record keeping terms and abbreviations
  • To learn about medical terms and abbreviations for birth
  • To understand the importance of using the correct abbreviations for clarity

Module 22 : Medications and Pregnancy

  • To learn which medications are safe to take during pregnancy
  • To learn which substances should be avoided during pregnancy
  • To gain insight on when to prescribe medications
  • To understand how medication reaches the foetus

Module 23 : Communication for Midwives

  • To understand the importance of communication
  • To learn about verbal communication
  • To learn about non-verbal communication
  • To learn about active listening

Module 24 : Emergencies and Caesarean Section

  • To learn about the risk factors associated with complications during pregnancy
  • To learn the signs and symptoms of different emergency situations
  • To understand common treatment methods for emergency situations
  • To learn about the role of a midwife in some of these situations

Module 25 : Birthing Environment and Home Births

  • To learn about the safety of a home birth versus a hospital birth
  • To learn how to help your patients make an informed decision about their birthing environment
  • To learn overviews of each type of birthing environment
  • To understand the pros and cons of each birthing environment

Module 26 : Initial Baby Check and Examination

  • To learn about the tests that a baby will have, in the moments after birth
  • To learn about the different areas of the body to check, during each examination
  • To understand what signs could indicate a problem
  • To understand blood testing in babies

Module 27 : Conditions with Labour and Pregnancy

  • To learn about different medical conditions and how they might affect a labour or pregnancy
  • To understand the importance of working as a medical team, to treat women with medical conditions during pregnancy
  • To understand how certain medical conditions can affect a baby in the womb
  • To learn about different treatment options for these conditions

Module 28 : Mental Health Issues and Pregnancy

  • To learn about mental health issues and how they affect pregnancy
  • To understand how you can help your patients, during pregnancy
  • To learn how to support your patients, with medication and other treatments
  • To learn the importance of working as a team, to treat patients with mental health issues

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet. 

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

About this Course

Begin A Career As A Successful Midwife

The Introduction to Midwifery Certificate course is filled with instruction that will put you on the path to beginning a career as a successful midwife.

Midwifery is one of the oldest professions in the world. The basic role of a midwife is to care for and support pregnant women and their babies before, during, and after giving birth. This course will cover several concepts associated with midwifery, including the history of the profession, how to become a midwife and how to practise as a midwife.

This online course provides students with a comprehensive training programme that allows them to study whenever and wherever is convenient. Many enrolled students still work full time and maintain an active lifestyle while pursuing their degrees.

To access the study material for the midwifery course, you will need any device with a valid internet connection. In addition, while you study, you are eligible to receive online support.

By the end of this course, you will learn :

  • The origin and definition of midwifery
  • The history of midwifery from the ancient to modern times
  • Roles of a midwife
  • The educational requirements to becoming a midwife
  • Qualifying as a midwife
  • Responsibilities of a midwife in the UK
  • Midwife practices around the world
  • Women’s rights and birth options
  • The principles of midwifery and cultural awareness
  • Antenatal care and screening
  • How midwives support women through labour and birth
  • The aims of postnatal care as a midwife
  • The importance of breastfeeding
  • Blood pressure monitoring and pre-eclampsia
  • Infection control and hygiene
  • The female anatomy
  • Labour
  • Medications and pregnancy
  • Emergencies and caesarean section
  • Initial baby check and examination
  • Conditions with labour and pregnancy
  • Mental health issues in pregnancy

Course Fast Facts:

  1. Learn the fundamentals of Midwifery
  2. Comprehensive 28 module Certificate in Introduction to Midwifery Online Course
  3. Study along with simple instructions & demonstrations
  4. Written and developed by leading Midwifery experts
  5. Receive one-on-one online help & support
  6. Unlimited, lifetime access to online course
  7. Certificate of completion awarded with passing score for the online assessment
  8. Study at your own pace with no rigid class timetables, 24/7 from any computer or smart device

Course Delivery

Courses are accessed online by any device including PC, tablet or Smart Phone. Upon purchase an automated welcome email will be sent to you (please check your junk email inbox if not received as this is an automated email), in order for you to access your online course, which is Available 24/7 on any computer or smart mobile device.

Recognition & Accreditation

All students who complete this course, receive a certificate of completion with a passing score (for the online assessment) and will be issued a certificate via email.

Module 1 : The Origin and Definition of the Word “Midwife”

  • To learn about the origin of the word “midwife”
  • To gain an understanding of the midwife’s role
  • To become familiar with the day to day tasks of a midwife
  • To differentiate between the roles and requirements of hospital based midwives and independent midwives

Module 2 : The History of Midwifery from the Ancients to Modern Times

  • To learn about the midwifery practices of ancient civilisations
  • To learn about the darkest days for practicing midwives
  • To understand how the Renaissance changed the practice of midwifery
  • To learn about how modern midwifery came to be

Module 3 : Roles and Responsibilities of the Midwife

  • To learn about the government’s vision for midwifery
  • To learn about the roles midwives play in childbearing
  • To understand how midwives provide physical and emotional support to women
  • To learn about education models for midwives in the UK

Module 4 : Are You Suited to a Career as a Midwife?

  • To learn the basics of what a midwife does
  • To understand the educational requirements for midwifery
  • To understand what type of skills, interests and personalities work best in midwifery
  • To learn more about the working hours and conditions of a job in midwifery

Module 5 : Qualifying as a Midwife

  • To learn about the different paths to midwifery
  • To learn about the admission requirements to midwifery courses
  • To learn about what you can expect in shortened courses
  • To understand what you might learn when in university

Module 6 : How Midwives Are Educated and Practice Around the World

  • To learn about the education of midwives in Canada and Australia
  • To learn about the education of midwives in France and the US
  • To learn about the education of midwives in New Zealand and the Netherlands
  • To learn about the education of midwives in Japan and Sweden

Module 7 : Women’s Rights and Birth Options

  • To learn what women’s rights are, within the context of pregnancy and labour
  • To understand how midwives must support these rights, in order to support women
  • To understand a midwife’s rights and how they are associated with women’s rights
  • To understand a baby’s rights and how they are intimately connected with their mother’s rights

Module 8 : How Midwives Support Socially Disadvantaged Women

  • To understand how socioeconomic disadvantages can affect your patients
  • To understand how socioeconomic disadvantages can affect the babies
  • To learn how to measure the impact of midwifery on public health
  • To learn how you can improve your own midwifery practice

Module 9 : Cultural Safety in Relation to Midwife Care

  • To learn and understand the principles of midwifery and cultural awareness
  • To understand the origins of cultural safety
  • To learn how cultural safety fits in with general nursing philosophies
  • To understand why cultural safety matters in a healthcare setting

Module 10 : Antenatal Care and Screening

  • To learn about what antenatal care is
  • To learn about the principles of care
  • To learn what happens at various antenatal appointments
  • To learn about antenatal classes

Module 11 : How Midwives Support Women Through Labour and Birth

  • To understand the background of midwives supporting women through labour
  • To learn about how you can support your patients with different positions
  • To learn about different ways to support your patients through pain relief
  • To learn how to support your patient during the second stage of labour

Module 12 : The Aims of Postnatal Care as a Midwife

  • To learn about the major aims of postnatal care for new mums
  • To learn about the basics of a postnatal care visit
  • To learn about the physical health of the mother
  • To learn about the mental health of the mother

Module 13 : The Importance of Breastfeeding

  • To learn about the benefits of breastfeeding
  • To learn about potential issues in formula feeding
  • To learn about normal breastfeeding practices
  • To learn how to encourage women to breastfeed

Module 14 : Blood Pressure Monitoring and Pre-Eclampsia

  • To learn about the risks for pregnant women who have high blood pressure
  • To understand the different types of high blood pressure that pregnant women can get
  • To learn how high blood pressure and pre-eclampsia is connected
  • To understand how pre-eclampsia develops

Module 15 : Infection Control and Hygiene

  • To learn about the general principles of infection prevention and control
  • To understand how to use personal protection equipment
  • To learn about the decontamination of reusable medical equipment
  • To learn how to create and maintain a clean work environment

Module 16 : Collecting Specimens

  • To learn about what specimens are collected after birth
  • To learn what those specimens are used for
  • To learn when to collect those specimens and how to store them, if required
  • To learn how to collect the specimen

Module 17 : Administration of Medicines and Injections

  • To learn about different methods and processes involved in supplying medications
  • To understand how to store and transport medicines
  • To learn how to administer medications and injections
  • To learn what to do when you are unsure of the safety of equipment or medication

Module 18 : Venepuncture

  • To understand what a venepuncture is
  • To understand the roles and responsibilities of a midwife performing a venepuncture
  • To learn how to find the necessary equipment for a venepuncture
  • To learn how to perform a venepuncture

Module 19 : The Female Anatomy

  • To learn about the reproductive organs of a woman
  • To learn about the reproductive cycle
  • To learn about the urinary tract
  • To understand what the placenta does

Module 20 : Labour

  • To learn about the different stages of labour and what your role as a midwife is with each
  • To understand different methods of giving birth, including different positions
  • To learn about pain relief during labour - both medical and non-medical
  • To understand the importance of examining the placenta, following labour

Module 21 : List of Abbreviations

  • To learn about appointment related terms and abbreviations
  • To learn about record keeping terms and abbreviations
  • To learn about medical terms and abbreviations for birth
  • To understand the importance of using the correct abbreviations for clarity

Module 22 : Medications and Pregnancy

  • To learn which medications are safe to take during pregnancy
  • To learn which substances should be avoided during pregnancy
  • To gain insight on when to prescribe medications
  • To understand how medication reaches the foetus

Module 23 : Communication for Midwives

  • To understand the importance of communication
  • To learn about verbal communication
  • To learn about non-verbal communication
  • To learn about active listening

Module 24 : Emergencies and Caesarean Section

  • To learn about the risk factors associated with complications during pregnancy
  • To learn the signs and symptoms of different emergency situations
  • To understand common treatment methods for emergency situations
  • To learn about the role of a midwife in some of these situations

Module 25 : Birthing Environment and Home Births

  • To learn about the safety of a home birth versus a hospital birth
  • To learn how to help your patients make an informed decision about their birthing environment
  • To learn overviews of each type of birthing environment
  • To understand the pros and cons of each birthing environment

Module 26 : Initial Baby Check and Examination

  • To learn about the tests that a baby will have, in the moments after birth
  • To learn about the different areas of the body to check, during each examination
  • To understand what signs could indicate a problem
  • To understand blood testing in babies

Module 27 : Conditions with Labour and Pregnancy

  • To learn about different medical conditions and how they might affect a labour or pregnancy
  • To understand the importance of working as a medical team, to treat women with medical conditions during pregnancy
  • To understand how certain medical conditions can affect a baby in the womb
  • To learn about different treatment options for these conditions

Module 28 : Mental Health Issues and Pregnancy

  • To learn about mental health issues and how they affect pregnancy
  • To understand how you can help your patients, during pregnancy
  • To learn how to support your patients, with medication and other treatments
  • To learn the importance of working as a team, to treat patients with mental health issues

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet. 

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

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Course ID No.: 070NSA101
Delivery Mode: Online
Course Access: Unlimited lifetime access to course material
Time required: Study at your own pace
Assessments: Yes
Qualification: Certificate of Completion

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