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92350 Becoming a Midwife

6cp; 2hpw (lectures: online and face-to-face)
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.



This subject introduces students to the Bachelor of Midwifery by providing an overview of the program and the requirements for registration as a midwife in Australia. Content for this subject commences in the introductory week with a 'Boot Camp' which introduces topics such as professional disposition and resilience. As the intention of the Bachelor of Midwifery is to prepare students for practice as a midwife, this subject explores the forces that have shaped, and continue to shape, the philosophy, practice and image of midwifery.

This subject briefly traces the rich history of midwifery to the present day. It develops the fundamental literacy and cognitive skills that underpin practice, judgement and professionalism concurrently with other subject content. In addition, it introduces students to the concepts of self-care and also to the information technology applications available in the University.

Typical availability

Autumn session, City campus

Detailed subject description.

Access conditions

Note: The requisite information presented in this subject description covers only academic requisites. Full details of all enforced rules, covering both academic and admission requisites, are available at access conditions and My Student Admin.