University of Technology Sydney

92371 Being a Midwife


3hpw, lecture, on campus

To comply with health advice from NSW Health, the planned delivery of this subject for Spring 2021 has been adjusted. Activities planned for campus in the first four weeks of session are being moved online. Activities for the remainder of the session will be scheduled on campus only if the public health situation permits face to face learning in available teaching spaces. Please log into Canvas and monitor your UTS email for the latest advice concerning subject delivery and assessment information.
Requisite(s): 120 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10329 Bachelor of Midwifery Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation OR 120 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10225 Bachelor of Midwifery
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses.
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.


Situated in the final session of the course, this subject is the capstone subject of the Bachelor of Midwifery. Students consolidate their understanding of the professional role of the midwife, and recognise and display the professional attributes of a midwife. In preparation for their registration as midwives, students review the NMBA Midwife Standards for Practice and Code of Professional Conduct, the International Code of Ethics for the Midwife, and reflect on their practice in relation to these and other regulatory frameworks. They identify their role as a member of the maternity health care team and explore the issues related to working in this environment.

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.