Research and Evidence Based Practice in Midwifery SCQF level 9; SCQF points 30; ECTS points 15

1. Overview

This course will enable students to appraise and use research and evidence in order to facilitate normal birth.

The course will equip students with the ability to make decisions on the best care options for women, babies and their families, ensuring that women are central to the process. Successful completion of this module will enable students to access study at Masters Level.

2. What you will study

Course Content - Evidence based practice processes, sources of research and evidence, guidelines, literature review, systematic reviews, clinical and shared decision making, intuition, uncertainty, change management, leadership, care philosophies, women centred care, social models of care, partnerships, research governance, political and professional agendas, health policies, audit, evaluating process and outcomes, getting research into practice, normal physiological birth, complementary therapies.

3. Entry Requirements

This course is open to registered midwives.

4. Course Fees

For Academic Year 2017/2018

UK/EU Students

  • £820 .

International Students

  • £1910 .

For Academic Year 2015/2016

UK/EU Students

  • £795 .

International Students

  • £1860 .


Course fees are reviewed periodically and so are subject to change for new applicants. All tuition fees are fixed for the duration of a course at the rate confirmed in your offer letter. You will also be liable to pay a graduation fee of £40 before receiving a University award.

For further information see Student Finance pages


5. How to apply

For more information on how to apply to this course please visit our website where you can download application forms for any of the short courses on offer.

Please return the completed forms to:

Robert Gordon University
School of Nursing & Midwifery  
Garthdee Campus
Garthdee Road

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SCQF level 9; SCQF points 30; ECTS points 15

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