Develop your clinical leadership skills as a midwifery practitioner, enabling you to undertake the role of Professional Midwifery Advocate (PMA).
If you're a current midiwfery practitioner, the Professional Midwifery Advocate (PMA) course is for you. We'll combine academic rigour with practical applications to create a forward-thinking, dynamic midwifery practitioner with the ability to lead the services in which you work.
On successful completion of the course, you'll be able to undertake the role of the Professional Midwifery Advocate (PMA). You'll also be appointable as a Professional Midwifery Advocate by your employing organisation. They will be ready to support you through a process of restorative clinical supervision, personal action for quality improvement and preparedness for professional revalidation through a process of reflection.
Our course has been developed to meet the PMA standards set by NHS England, including the mandated ten taught days.
We'll combine preparation for the PMA role with an innovative exploration of leadership and management in healthcare, examining their impact on organisations. Lectures on leadership will be shared with students on another course, to develop interprofessional networking.
Sound theoretical knowledge of leadership theory underpins the role and competencies of the PMA; our course aims to develop your skills and expertise in the four functions of the PMA: Education and Development (formative function), Restorative Clinical Supervision, Monitoring, Evaluation and Quality Control (normative function) and Personal Action for Quality Improvement.
You 'll be a current midwifery practitioner, registered as a midwife with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).
18, 27 May 2020
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2, 16, 23 July 2020
The Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care is the largest in ARU, with over 7,000 students. Our Faculty is teeming with expertise and primed to meet the demand for creating health professionals, teachers, doctors, scientists and educators for the three districts we serve: Chelmsford, Cambridge and Peterborough.
We have been training undergraduates for professional roles for over 25 years, with a reputation for quality, dedication and ambition balanced with student satisfaction.
We know that to give our students the very best experiential learning, prior to getting into the workplace, simulation is second to none, for safe, realistic, learning environments. We have invested heavily in purpose built simulated wards, science labs and skills space, to support our students through their learning.
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