University of Technology Sydney

92353 Midwifery Practice 1: Preparation for Practice

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.
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This subject contributes to the overall course by preparing students for initial midwifery practice. Students focus on learning clinical skills related to midwifery practice including observations, palpation, percussion, auscultation, urinalysis and psychosocial assessments.

Students are prepared for their entry to the practice environment including professional responsibilities and conduct, occupational health and safety, the requirements for clinical practice and completion of professional portfolios. This subject commences in the Orientation and Preparation weeks with 'Welcome to Midwifery Day' activities. Students are expected to provide midwifery care (under the direct supervision of a midwife) based on the clinical decision making of others.

Typical availability

Autumn session, City campus

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