UCC CPD courses

Preparation for Birth and Parenthood Education Facilitation NU6153

About

Fact File

  • Title

    Preparation for Birth and Parenthood Education Facilitation NU6153

  • Code

    NU6153

  • College

    Medicine and Health

  • Duration

    Attendance on 6 days.

  • Fees

    €900 See Fees and Costs for full details.

  • Entry Requirements

    See Requirements for full details.

  • Closing Date

    30th June 2022.

  • Credits

    10

  • Start Date

    Semester I

Outline

This programme is designed for registered midwives, public health nurses and physiotherapists who wish to develop or advance their skills in the provision of antenatal education programmes to prospective parents. 

Core areas addressed are:

  • Presentation Development
  • Facilitative sessions with multidisciplinary experts
  • Hands on practical workshops.

Aim:  To develop knowledge, skill and competence in the facilitation of education for birth and parenthood in the current health care environment, in line with the National Standards for Antenatal Education in Ireland.

Module Objective: To explore and acquire a range of skills that enable health professionals to facilitate group learning in antenatal education.

Module Content: Facilitation skills, group dynamics, adult learning personal learning styles, teaching and learning strategies, coaching skills, promotion, protection and support of normal birth, preparation for parenthood, preparation of teenagers/young adults for birth and parenthood.Breastfeeding. Loss and grief, presentation skills, reflection, evaluation techniques.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:

  • Design and facilitate a course of antenatal and parenthood education based on current evidence based practice.
  • Develop a variety of teaching and learning strategies that make learning interesting, relevant, understandable and memorable for a group of prospective parents.
  • Critically analyse a range of teaching and facilitation skills to make your practice more effective and parent focused.
  • Develop skills to evaluate courses for prospective parents for use in different learning environments.
  • Critically reflect on own practice; develop personal goals, and a professional career plan.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (Presentation - 70 marks; 1,000 word reflective assignment - 30 marks; Portfolio - 100 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

 

 

 

Additional Teaching Mode Information

Orientation 25th August 2022 On-line 9.00am to 17.00pm

Semester I

21st & 22nd September 2022

19th & 20th October 2022

16th & 17th November 2022

7th December 2022

Practicalities

36hr Lectures; 8hr Presentations; 160hr Teaching practice, reflection, directed and self directed learning.

Students will engage in developing an independent presentation on the facilitation of birth and parenthood and preparation.

Total Marks: 200 includes a Book Review (30 marks) Oral Presentation (70 marks) a 1,000 word written assignment (30 marks). Lesson Plan for AN class (30 marks), Peer evaluation and reflection (40 marks).

Why Choose

On successful completion of this module you will be able to:

  • Design and facilitate a course of antenatal and transition to parenthood education
  • Develop teaching and learning strategies that can be used to attract and inform a group of prospective parents
  • Critically analyse a range of teaching and facilitation skills to make learning effective for prospective parents
  • Develop skills to evaluate courses for prospective parents for use in different learning environments
  • Critically reflect on own practice; develop personal goals, and a professional career plan.

Topics included are as follows:  Facilitation skills, group dynamics, teaching and learning strategies, promotion, protection and support of physiological birth, preparation for the transition to parenthood, Infant Mental Health, Perinatal Mental Wellbeing, preparation of teenagers/young adults for birth and parenthood, loss and grief: Pregnancy after pregnancy loss, presentation skills, reflection, evaluation techniques.

Requirements

Open to registered health care professionals in Midwifery, Public Health Nursing and or Physiotherapists ONLY.

Places on this module is limited and are offered to applicants from the HSE South/South West Hospital Group or Community Health Organisation Area 4 in the first instance. Any remaining places will be offered to applicants not from these organisations.

Applicants who are practising health care professionals must provide evidence of current registration with the relevant professional regulatory body.

Applicants who are under 23 years of age must satisfy the minimum entry requirements as for the Degrees in Nursing or Midwifery, as set out here

Admission to the module(s) will be subject to internal university approval processes on the recommendation of the Head of School.

Applicants for Nursing and Midwifery CPD modules who do not hold an up-to-date IELTS certificate showing the requisite Academic Board approved CM&H scores must demonstrate evidence of appropriate work experience within an English language environment for at least the previous 2 years.

This module will not necessarily run unless minimum recruitment targets of 10 students are achieved.

Fees and Costs

CPD Module Fee €900.  There is also a €35 application fee.

How Do I Apply

Applications for this module are now open.

  • To apply for this module please log on to the UCC APPLY page and create an account.  
  • Gather any additional documents required (including a passport-style photo), copy of your degree parchment if not a previous UCC graduate.
  • An application fee of €35 will be payable on submission of your application via the same platform.

 

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