SNM678 - Professional Midwifery Advocate (non-bridging/long programme)
Advocating and educating for quality improvement (A-EQUIP) is the new model and framework of midwifery supervision. The Professional Midwifery Advocate is a fundamental leadership and advocacy role designed to deploy the A-EQUIP model. The role supports staff through a continuous improvement process that aims to build personal and professional resilience, enhance quality of care and support preparedness for professional revalidation. To undertake the role, a midwife must successfully complete a PMA preparation programme (bridging module/shortened or long programme).
Who is it for?
The programme is aimed at those midwives who have been nominated by the provider Trusts to become PMAs and who have not previously undertaken the Preparation of Supervisors of Midwives programme.
The programme delivery is designed to recognise the existing knowledge and experience of, and work with,
Mode of assessment:
Assessment will be through completion of a competency document. Participants must demonstrate proficiency in all competencies which should be benchmarked and evidenced against proficiencies and experience from having undertaken the Preparation of Supervisors of Midwives programme. In addition participants must undertake a critical reflection of one PMA session (3000 words).
This programme bears 30 credits at Level 7
Overview of content:
The programme is based on developing the attendee’s skills and expertise in the four areas of: clinical leadership; restorative clinical supervision, normative function and personal action for quality improvement.
9 days over 12 weeks
The programme consists of 6 days of taught University contact days, 3 days independent study and additional hours allocated for clinical restorative supervision sessions in the provider Trusts.
Start Date: 9 January 2019
Attendance Dates: 9 & 10 January 19; 23 & 24 January 19, 27 & 28 February 19
Please note the changes to the attendance dates.
Application and funding
To apply for this course you need to complete an online application form and you can do this by selecting the "apply" link at the top right of this page. A fees and funding form will automatically be sent on submission of your application form. Details of funding options can be found on our Funding Page. Please provide accurate details of your Midwifery training qualifications on the online application form. You may be contacted to clarify these details if it is not clear.
All applicants need to have support from their Head of Midwifery/employer. If successful in your application for the course, you will receive a confirmation email with the exact details of the location of teaching closer to the start date.
The School of Nursing and Midwifery is based at Barber House Annexe, 3a Clarkehouse Road, Sheffield; opposite the Royal Hallamshire Hospital, however teaching may take place across the University site. Please see here for a map of the Central Campus.
Programme Leader/Contact Name:
Tel: 0114 222 2043 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org