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Midwifery and Sustainability

To introduce students to the broad philosophical and socio/cultural/economic principles of sustainability and to consider the contribution that midwifery can make to sustainable healthcare within the frameworks of midwifery practice.

Course Code BMMS501
Level 5
Credits 15


Discuss the connections between personal, professional and global sustainability issues.

Reflect on theories, frameworks and values that underpin a sustainable approach to midwifery practice.

Appraise the significance of self-care in midwifery practice in relation to their own interpretation of work-life balance.

Evaluate infant feeding as a sustainable practice within socio-cultural and socio-political contexts.

Delivered as part of the following programmes