92925 Models of Midwifery Care6cp; mixed (lectures, seminars, group work, class presentations, inquiry-based learning, assignments); 500-level subject
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.
This subject enables midwives to critically evaluate the benefits, obstacles and developmental strategies associated with innovative maternity service provision in Australia and internationally, in both public and private health systems. A particular focus of inquiry is the multiple ways midwives work in partnership with women. This includes accessing and critiquing contemporary research findings that inform practice development, ethical decision-making, inter-professional collaboration and the implementation of cost-effective changes in maternity service provision. Students identify the personal and professional support and the practice development necessary to engender confidence in all those working to provide new models of maternity care. A framework that addresses the philosophical foundation of midwifery and the construction of midwifery knowledge underpins this subject.
Autumn session, City campus
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