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92019 Contemporary Clinical Midwifery Practice

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Subject handbook information prior to 2020 is available in the Archives.

UTS: Health
Credit points: 6 cp

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Result type: Grade and marks


This is a self-directed subject that provides students with an opportunity to undertake an in-depth exploration of a specific clinical practice topic. The subject requires students to expand their clinical and professional knowledge and extend and refine their practice. Learning experiences are directed to the provision of care, the clinical environment and services, professional responsibility, leadership, and collaboration and problem solving. Students work with the coordinator of the subject to choose a relevant practice issue, develop learning objectives and design a program of work that meets their individual learning needs.

Recommended texts

Fahy, K., Foureur, & M., Hastie, C. 2008. Birth Territory and Midwifery Guardianship. Sydney, Butterworth Heinemann.

Hofmeyer, G.J., Neilson, Z.A., Crowther, C.A., Duley, L., Gulmezoglu, M., Gyte, G.M.L., & Hodnett, E.D. (ed.) 2008, A Cochrane Pocketbook: Pregnancy and childbirth. Sussex, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Pairman, S., Tracy. S., Thorogood, C., & Pincombe, J. (ed.) 2010, Midwifery. Preparation for practice 2nd edn. Sydney, Churchill Livingstone.

Spiby, H., & Munro, J. (ed.) 2010, Evidenced based Midwifery; Applications in Context. Oxford, Wiley-Blackwell.

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