The Midwifery Unit is situated on the first floor of the Clinical Simulation Centre and is dedicated to teaching midwifery and childcare skills including all aspects of childbearing, breastfeeding and child development.
The two advanced birthing and maternal simulators (Gaumard Victoria & Laerdal SimMom) can be programmed to simulate various stages of pregnancy and related scenarios including birth and breech presentations and the resuscitation baby allows students to practice advanced emergency skills in midwifery and paediatric care.
The simulator is controlled by computer software and specific scenarios can be developed to suit the student’s learning pace or the realities of clinical practice. Using CAE Learning Space clinical scenario experiences can be recorded to allow students to reflect and receive valuable feedback on their performance.
It is widely recognised that this system of monitoring complex clinical skills in a safe, managed environment quickly develops student competence and confidence.
The Maternity Suite is equipped with