Course Title: Maternity Care Support 5N3746
Award: QQI Level 5 Minor Award
Course Duration: 10 weeks
Weekly Schedule: Wednesdays 18.30 – 21.00hrs & 1 Saturday, 09.30 – 14.00hrs
Course Dates: 29th January 2020 to 22nd April 2020
Pre-course briefing: TBD
Places Available: 15
Purpose of the Course:
Tuition will focus on the care of mother and baby, supporting midwifery teams, knowledge of infection control and
maintenance of a clean and safe environment in the maternity unit. For assessment purposes, the student will be
required to demonstrate competence in practical skills in a number of procedures normally carried out in a maternity
unit. In addition, two written assignments are required.
5N3746 Maternity Care Support
Topics include; physical, mental, emotional and social needs of mother and baby, infant nutrition, infection
prevention and control, assisting the midwife to care for mother and baby and the family unit, and assisting the
midwife during physical examination of mother and baby. Carry out care for general and specialist equipment such as
beds, mattresses and cots, etc., and explain the terminology used in the maternity unit.
Assessment will consist as follows; Two written assignments at 40% together with Skills Demonstration at 60%
Features of the Course:
- Tuition provided by experienced midwife
- Demonstrations in mother and infant care
- Demonstrations in specialist equipment, i.e., hospital bed, cot, baby equipment and hospital trolleys
- Small class size to facilitate one to one tuition
- Completed application form available at bit.ly/Maternity Care
NOTE TO APPLICANTS:
PLEASE BE ADVISED THIS MODULE DOES NOT PROVIDE WORK EXPERIENCE NOR DOES IT QUALIFY YOU TO WORK IN A MATERNITY UNIT UNLESS YOU ALSO HAVE THE HEALTHCARE ASSISTANT, QQI LEVEL 5 AWARD.
Application & Enrolment:
Application is by enrolment, All Applicants must enrol and pay the tuition fee prior to commencing the course.
Enrolment takes place in Liberties College on Wednesday 15th of January 2020 and Wednesday 22nd of January 2020; from 18:00hrs to 20:00hrs.