NU7204 Leadership and Quality Improvement in Healthcare (10 ECTS)
Following completion of this module the student should be able to:
- Critically examine the role and function of the midwife and the profession of midwifery from a historical and socio-political context;
- Critically analyse the historical and socio-political development of maternity services in Ireland;
- Compare and contrast the culture and context of midwifery developments in Ireland with midwifery and maternity care internationally;
- Discuss the influence of feminism and the women’s movement internationally and in Ireland on midwifery and maternity care
Module Learning Aims & Rationale
Midwives who undertake the MSc in Midwifery are the potential future leaders of the midwifery profession in Ireland. There is an urgent need for midwives to understand and critique the evolution of maternity services and the midwifery profession in Ireland so that they can participate in and lead the development of services in partnership with women. The aim of this module is to provide a challenging opportunity for midwives to explore and understand the historical and socio-political context of midwifery and maternity service provision in Ireland.