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Short course

Spontaneous Labour & Birth, Evidence & Debate

Level 7

Learn to apply theory and practical knowledge to midwifery practice for women and their partners to optimise physiological childbirth.

Why study with us

  • You'll focus on key areas like advancing midwifery practice from a UK and global perspective.
  • Engage with opportunities to develop personal midwifery perspectives.
  • You'll receive high-level support from experienced academics with field-specific experience.

Level: 7
Delivery: Online
Study mode: Part-time
Duration: 1 week and a further study day a month later
Module code: MW4057
Start date: October

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Academic expertise

This course is taught by Professor Soo Downe and Senior Lecturer Rebekah McCrimmon. Alongside study content supported by leading researchers within the School.

Professor Soo Downe
School of Nursing and Midwifery

Soo is a midwife with a particular research focus on the nature of, and cultures around, normal birth. Soo has undertaken research using a wide range of methods, from phenomenology and ethnography to surveys, RCTs, and epidemiological analysis of large data sets. As well as unde…

Rebekah McCrimmon
Midwifery Lecturer
School of Nursing and Midwifery

Rebekah joined UCLan as a Midwifery Lecturer is 2018.

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You'll have access to dedicated course content from specialist guest speakers. And also benefit from 24-hour access to the university library services.


This course is based in the School of Nursing and Midwifery

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