Midwifery Placement Circuit

The University of Leeds provides a three year pre-registration undergraduate programme leading to the award in BSc (Hons) Midwifery.

Within the programme, students will spend a substantial period of time in the clinical area in each semester. Placements will be mainly on the postnatal/antenatal wards, delivery suite and on the community with shorter placements on the neonatal unit, transitional care, antenatal clinic and antenatal day units. In addition, students undertaking the 3-year programme will have an opportunity to access a clinical placement on a gynaecology ward.

These placements will be on a number of sites. At present students will be allocated to any of the following clinical areas: Leeds General Infirmary, St. James’ Hospital, Harrogate District Hospital and York Maternity Unit. Opportunity is provided for the students to compare and contrast maternity services and to this end they will undertake practice at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, with an opportunity to gain experience in one other NHS Trust within Yorkshire.

On some placements students will come into University for study days during their placement. However, the majority of time will be spent in the clinical area. The programme handbook contains the relevant placement information.