University of Technology Sydney

92686 Midwifery Practice 6: Transitioning to Professional Midwifery Practice

Requisite(s): 92682 Midwifery Practice 5: Preparing for Professional Practice
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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. Students work in simulated learning environments to learn and further develop the requisite midwifery practice skills before midwifery registration.

Students also engage in midwifery practice and have the opportunity to reflect on their practice, formulating plans for continuous professional development. In the midwifery practice setting, students implement care based on clinical decisions developed in collaboration. In this subject, students are expected to finalise their midwifery continuity of care experiences and all midwifery practice assessments. 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.

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