University of Technology Sydney

92668 Foundation of Midwifery Practice

6cp; 3hpw x 10 weeks | Face to face, on campus. Forms of attendance in this subject may change to enable social distancing and reduce the risks of spreading COVID-19 in our community. Attendance is planned to be face-to-face unless circumstances change due to university advice. Details of these changes will be communicated via Canvas where required.
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.



This subject introduces students to the Bachelor of Midwifery by providing an overview of the program and the philosophy of midwifery. In this subject students are introduced to childbearing as a normal, but significant, life event for a woman or birthing person and her/their family. The subject focuses on the physical and emotional changes during preconception, pregnancy, labour and birth and the postnatal period, and their potential affects on the experience of childbearing. Through face to face and online tutorials and forums, students develop skills to enable them to work effectively with women and birthing people. 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.

Typical availability

Autumn session, City campus

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