Managing Maternal Critical Care

University of the West of England, Bristol
Delivery Method: Face-to-face

This course will be relevant for midwives working with women and their families who wish to advance their skills and knowledge in maternal critical care.

This course is offered at Level 3 (Degree) and Masters level and is delivered at our Glenside Campus.

Course content includes:

  • Professional and ethical practice:
    • Managing and prioritising maternal critical care
    • The law and ethics in complex maternal critical care situations.
  • Anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology:
    • Identifying occult signs in maternal critical care and obstetric emergencies
    • High dependency maternal care
    • Identifying rapidly changing clinical conditions.
  • Key transferable and clinical skills:
    • Clinical reasoning
    • Human factors and their impact in clinical decision making
    • Advanced clinical skills required for high dependency maternal care
    • Critical thinking and problem solving.
  • Leadership and Management:
    • Management of self and others (leadership, emotional intelligence and resilience).


Study time includes 48 hours contact time such as lectures, seminars, simulation and workshops. Our holistic approach presents you with complex practice events to unravel and resolve, directly supporting you to acquire the complex knowledge, skills and values necessary for effective high risk midwifery practice.

Funding may be available to support your learning. Please contact your Trust Education Lead. If you work in the Private, Independent and Voluntary Sector, please contact your employer who will advise you.

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