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Facilitating Complex Childbirth

CPD and short courses (short course)

Distance learning, Chelmsford

12 weeks

Module level: 7

Module credits: 30 credits


Develop your existing knowledge and skills by exploring how, as midwives, we can support positive outcomes for women with complex social, emotional, and physical needs.

On this module, you'll explore the role of the midwife in supporting women with complex social, emotional and physical needs, particularly during the intrapartum period. You'll use the most up to date national and international reports into the causes of maternal morbidity and mortality to evolve and adapt to the needs of midwives, women and wider society.

You’ll be encouraged to identify both direct and indirect causes of maternal mortality. You'll explore the role of the midwife in addressing these, as well as demonstrating an in-depth understanding of the physiology and pathophysiology of a chosen condition.

Furthermore, you’ll give consideration to wider determinants which can impact on the needs of women and evaluate and reflect upon your own clinical practice and how you can support positive outcomes for women with complex needs in the future. You can take this module standalone or as part of our MSc Higher Midwifery Practice course.

Who should attend?

You'll be a registered midwife.


Please note: timetables are still to be confirmed, dates may be subject to change.

Face to face:

  • 22 January 2025
  • 29 January
  • 5 February
  • 12 February
  • 19 February
  • 26 February
  • 5 March
  • 12 March
  • 19 March
  • 26 March

Where you'll study

Your faculty

The Faculty of Health, Medicine and Social Care at ARU is primed to meet the demand for healthcare professionals, doctors, scientists and social workers in the East of England.

We've been training undergraduates for professional roles for over 25 years, with a reputation for quality, dedication and ambition balanced with student satisfaction.

We know that our students want the very best experiential learning, and we've invested heavily in purpose-built simulated wards, science labs and skills spaces, to support your learning every step of the way.

Where can I study?

Tindal Building on our Chelmsford campus

Our striking, modern campus sits by the riverside in Chelmsford's University and Innovation Quarter.

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Fees & funding

Course fees

30 credits (Level 7) for courses starting in 2024/25


30 credits (Level 7) for courses starting in 2024/25 - distance learning


Funding for CPD

Please ask your manager or Education Lead about available funding before you apply.

Contact details

Distance Learning – Nina Whittle
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Chelmsford Delivery – Martina Donaghy
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CPD Admissions team
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Entry requirements

This course is appropriate for registered midwives.
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