University of Technology Sydney

92636 Preparation for Midwifery Practice

6cp; 18hpw x 2wks (face-to-face workshop)



This subject introduces students to the Graduate Diploma in Midwifery by providing an overview of the course and registering authority's requirements. Students develop an understanding and appreciation of the role of the midwife as a health care professional in the provision of contemporary maternity care. Students are introduced to a philosophy for midwifery practice, and apply this as they begin to develop their knowledge, skills and attitudes required to provide midwifery care. Students are prepared for midwifery practice in a simulated learning environment. The fundamental literacy, information technology and cognitive skills that underpin practice judgement and professionalism are developed concurrently with other subject content.

A case study examination assesses the student's knowledge of the normal physiological changes that occur in pregnancy, birth and the puerperium. It also assesses their knowledge of women's choices for midwifery care and the underlying philosophy of woman-centred midwifery care in line with the codes of midwifery practice as per the registering authority.

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Autumn session, City campus

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