University of Technology Sydney

92668 Foundation of Midwifery Practice

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

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