London South Bank University

Course Introduction

Our midwifery students have a real'time labour ward that is set up to simulate the range of delivery environments available to laboring women. The students can rehearse dealing with emergencies in a simulated setting. The nursing and midwifery wards have simulator mannequins: SimMan, SimBaby and SimMom. These life'size mannequins are computer controlled and can be programmed with various clinical conditions. These are operated by a computer in real'time and so respond to a student's actions. They also allow students to see the outcome of specific interventions in certain scenarios, which could make the patient better or deteriorate quite quickly. The mannequins are used to teach students how to recognise clinical signs, and to also associate those clinical signs with the actions they are taking to care for the patient. SimMan can be male or converted to female with fully accurate anatomy and can breathe, blink, sweat, speak and groan in pain as well as have a pulse.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons)

Qualifications required:

  • International Baccalaureate 26
  • Tariff 120-128
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma MDD
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma
  • GCE A-level
  • SQA Higher
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • CRB check required
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • OCR National Certificate (6 Units)
  • OCR National Diploma (12 Units)
  • OCR National Extended Diploma (18 Units) M1
  • BTEC Scottish Higher National Certificate
  • BTEC Scottish Higher National Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 National Certificate

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82% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 46%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 93%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 86%

£25,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

91% Go on to work and/or study

In work 89
Studying 1
Studying and working 1
Unemployed 5
Unknown 4

15% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 8%

Total Coursework: 62%

Total Practical: 29%

£4,480 - £5,226
Typical cost of university accommodation

£4,940 - £6,396
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