Critical care in pregnancy and childbirth Short Course

Critical care in pregnancy and childbirth Short Course


4 separate days, exploring care given to women and families experiencing critical care in pregnancy and childbirth. The workshops are aimed at midwives and other health care professionals working with women and families during pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period.

Entry and Admissions

AWARD TYPE: Short Course

LEVEL:Short Course / CPD

STUDY MODE: Part time

DELIVERY METHOD: Campus

COURSE LENGTH: 4 half days (Participants can come to all (one full module at level 7 or can come for one day or more)

SCHOOL: School of Community Health and Midwifery

PARTNER COLLEGES: No Partner College

CAMPUS: Preston

START DATE: October 2020

Entry Requirements:

Who should attend? Midwives and other health care professionals working with women and families during pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period.

Maximum number of participants: 30

Course Content

By the end of the workshops participants will:

Day 1 – Explore the key issues around critical care during pregnancy and birth, including the multidisciplinary team approach to care and reports around preventing maternal mortality

Day 2 - Physiological changes in the critically ill woman, recognition of the critically ill woman, detecting the deteriorating woman using the ABCDE approach. MOEWS and documentation

Day 3 - Psychological theories and the psychological impact of trauma in childbirth. Bonding, relationships and the critically care mother and family

Day 4 - Research, ethics, law and advocacy for the critically ill woman. RCA and critical care - importance of MDT, communication and governance

Academic Expertise

Facilitator: Neesha Ridley

Following the completion of her degree, Neesha worked as a qualified Midwife at Lancashire teaching Hospitals NHS trust. Neesha has recently completed her MSc in Midwifery and her PGCertHE, both at UCLan. Neesha’s interest included advocating and supporting women experiencing critical care in pregnancy and beyond. 

Fees & Funding

You can contact the Student Fees and Funding Team via phone, email, or post. If you are on the campus you can call into The 'i', for advice.
Tel: +44 (0)1772 892440
Email: SFFTeam@uclan.ac.uk
Student Fees and Funding Team, Foster Building 117, UCLan, Preston, PR1 2HE

WORKSHOP COST: £45 (PER SESSION)

For 2018/19 fees please refer to our fees page.

How to Apply

Book your place via our Online Application System.

If you have any questions about the workshop please contact us: email healthcpd@uclan.ac.uk or call 01772 893836

About UCLan

Course Enquiries

University of Central Lancashire,
Preston,
PR1 2HE
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400

Email: cenquiries@uclan.ac.uk