92689 Leadership in Midwifery (Mentorship and Preceptorship of Students)
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Credit points: 6 cp
Result type: Grade and marks
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Students are challenged in this subject to prepare for their transition into the role of a beginning graduate midwife. The subject focuses on how students prepare for a professional role using the ethico-legal framework and NMBA Midwife Standards for Practice. It prepares students to take on a leadership role by mentoring first-year students in practice and identifying renowned midwifery leaders that have come before them. Through the use of an e-portfolio, which involves completing a skill inventory the subject introduces students to the concept of lifelong learning. This subject motivates students to engage with their profession in a responsible and honourable way, to develop a sense of constructive agency and to become a positive influence in the work life of others.
Subject learning objectives (SLOs)
|A.||Identify professional development needs and develop a strategy for transitioning from a student to a new graduate midwife in supporting students and others in the profession.|
|B.||Recognise the importance of leadership in midwifery and identify the role of the new graduate midwife in undertaking this role.|
|C.||Discuss the continuing evolution of midwifery leadership from a global, national and state perspective.|