Enhancing the Quality of Maternal and Newborn Care

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SCQF Level: 11 (Masters Degree)
SCQF Credits: 30  (15 ECTS)
Total Student Effort: 300

Available: 2021

Target Audience

All healthcare professionals in maternal and newborn health, regardless of professional background (interdisciplinary).

Mode of Delivery

This module is delivered fully online via MyDundee.

Module Aims

To enable health care practitioners working in maternal and infant health to critically evaluate and improve their service against WHO Standards and the Framework for Quality of Maternal and Newborn Care (QNMC).

Module Overview

The module aims to advance:

  • understand the underpinning evidence base and rationale for the WHO standards and the Framework for QMNC
  • critically appraise the maternal and newborn health outcome and quality measures necessary to ensure quality care
  • evaluate critically service characteristics against the WHO standards and the Framework for QMNC to identify gaps and challenges
  • using improvement science, principles develop a plan to address the identified service challenges
  • critically appraise the role of evidence in improving the standard of maternal and newborn care

Assessment Strategy

There are two parts to the  assessment for this module:

  1. Choose one of the WHO quality statements and critically evaluate the evidence underpinning the statement (1500 words).
  2. Using implementation science principles Framework for QMNC develop an evidence -based plan to address the previously identified service issue or challenge (2500 words).

Module eligibility requirements

Educated to relevant first degree level or equivalent. You will need access to a computer with internet access.

Module Contact

For further information, please contact the School of Nursing and Health Sciences
Telephone: +44(0)1382 388534
Email: nursing-health-postqualifying@dundee.ac.uk