University of Technology Sydney

92667 Midwifery Practice 1: Preparation for Practice

6cp; 3hpw (2hrs face-to-face; 1hr online learning); laboratory (3hpw); clinical placement (48hrs). Forms of attendance in this subject may change to enable social distancing and reduce the risks of spreading COVID-19 in our community. Attendance for the Monday class is planned to be face-to-face unless circumstances change due to university advice. Details of any changes will be communicated via Canvas where required.
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.



This subject contributes to the overall course by preparing students for initial midwifery practice. This subject commences in the 'Welcome to Midwifery Week' activities.

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. 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

Detailed subject description.

Access conditions

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