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Teaching methods

We provide innovative teaching and learning opportunities led by current research; much of which is driven by researchers within the School of Health Sciences. 

In the Division of Midwifery we have adopted the innovative 'flipped learning' approach to teaching and learning, using the virtual learning environment to enable students to engage with online materials prior to face to face sessions.



Studying effectively

We invest greatly in new technologies and innovative online teaching methods, so that any guided independent learning is enhanced and supported.

There is a dedicated team who help to create free, bite-sized reusable learning objects which are award winning, peer-reviewed and used by healthcare professionals globally.

In the university setting we adopt a range of teaching methodologies to promote our students’ learning. These include:

  • seminars
  • workshops
  • group work
  • debates demonstrations
  • tutorials
  • simulated skills sessions

Students also receive lectures from experts and practitioners in their field. In addition to interactions with your lecturers and peers, you will be expected to engage in directed and self-directed independent learning. 

Some learning will be interprofessional with students from a variety of other healthcare professions, studying in the Faculty of Medicine and School of Health Sciences.

Student support

Support is provided by the Module Teams who support you to develop your academic writing skills prior to submitting your assignments. Group tutorials are available for all modules from the appropriate Midwifery Lecturers. 

Personal tutors

The Division of Midwifery has an established personal tutor system. You will be allocated a personal tutor who will offer you pastoral and academic support. You will have the opportunity to discuss your academic and clinical progress with your personal teacher and seek help and advice on issues that might be possibly affecting you whilst on the programme. 

Whilst in clinical practice you will be supported by our enthusiastic midwifery mentors who ensure you have the learning opportunities you need to fulfill your competencies and practice assessments.

Students can also access a wealth of support on a wide range of issues through student services

The Students' Union is also a great place to find help.



Learning resources

Greenfield Medical Library

At Nottingham, you will benefit from access to an extensive collection of printed and online library resources. In addition, you will have both on and off-campus access to a wide range of databases, ejournals and ebooks.

The Greenfield Medical Library at the Queen's Medical Centre is the home to health and medical texts. You have access to group study rooms and silent study zones. As well as having dedicated computer areas, students can loas iPads and laptops for use in the library. 


Example modules for students

Typical modules

Year one

Year two

Year three 

Normal Midwifery Practice in Contemporary Society

Perinatal Mental Health and the Role of the Midwife

The Politics of Maternity Care 

The Compassionate and Professional Midwife 

Complex Childbirth and the Midwife 

Research Evidence for High Quality Midwifery Practice 

Normal Childbirth 

Research Skills for Evidence-based Midwifery Care 

The Professional Midwife in Contemporary Society 

The Novice Student Midwife in Practice 

The Developing Student Midwife in Practice 

The Competent Student Midwife in Practice 

School of Health Sciences

B236, Medical School
Queen's Medical Centre
Nottingham, NG7 2HA

telephone: +44 (0)115 95 15559