University of Technology Sydney

92020 Midwifery in Context

6cp; mixed mode and four workshop days, supported by online learning



This subject seeks to engage students in a critical analysis of the historical and current maternity health care issues, in particular those that impact on midwifery globally. The subject introduces the student to the social, political, cultural and economic imperatives that drive maternity services. It critically examines these factors, exploring their impact on the role of the midwife within both the international and national context. In so doing the subject aims to shift students' awareness from the details of day-to-day work to the larger issues of professionalism, leadership, advocacy and the development of midwifery practice.

Typical availability

Autumn session, City campus

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