University of Technology Sydney

92350 Becoming a Midwife

6cp; Forms of attendance in this subject have changed to enable social distancing and reduce the risks of spreading COVID-19 in our community. Consequently, the Subject Outline information for this subject has changed. Details of the changes are published in an addendum to the Subject Outline which is available on UTSOnline.
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.

Undergraduate

Description

This subject introduces students to the Bachelor of Midwifery by providing an overview of the program, the philosophy of midwifery and the requirements for registration as a midwife in Australia. Content for this subject commences with a 'Welcome Day' in Week 1 of Autumn Session. 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

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