This course is taught by expert staff and facilitates a partnership of learning between you, the practice environment and the University. We endeavour to recognise each student's individuality as well as their prior knowledge and experience. The curriculum is evidence-based, with a 60% practice element. The teaching methods on this course include lectures, tutorials, group work, workshops, e-learning and independent study. You will have the option of completing the 'Newborn and Infant Physical Examination (NIPE)' module during this course. The content of the curriculum is also supported by a Simulation Centre which boasts state-of-the-art facilities to enable you to participate in a range of practical skills to prepare you for the maternity practice environment. We have strong links with professional bodies to help develop our courses and we also place a key focus on developing the skills needed for life-long learning. Please note that lectures will be held in both the Berkshire and the West London campus. As a student midwife on a pre-registration midwifery course you will be placed in a named maternity unit for the practical aspect of your course. We have designed the course with an emphasis on shared responsibility for learning. You will be encouraged to work independently, as well as with peers and colleagues to develop valuable skills including: team working negotiation communication organisational skills. During your time at the University you will take part in various teaching and learning activities. Alongside formal teaching approaches, we also use methods such as: enquiry-based learning group activities student led seminars and presentations debates peer review simulated clinical skills practice. We draw on midwifery-based scenarios to activate learning, encouraging integration between theory and practice. You will also engage in e-learning activities and have periods of self-guided study. As part of your studies, we encourage you to develop areas of special interest.