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LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs HarbourSession 2Session 2
Gold CoastSession 2Session 2

Unit description

Integrates and utilises the knowledge, concepts and skills developed over the entire sequence of undergraduate study. Students are required to demonstrate their ability to practice at the level of a beginning registered midwife.   Interview preparation is undertaken.

Unit content

  • Meeting the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia [NMBA] Midwife Standards for Practice
  • Quality improvement
  • Preparation for employment
     

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1demonstrate evidence of achieving midwifery competency based upon the NMBA Midwife Standards for Practice including all practice requirements of the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council [ANMAC]Knowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning
2assess, plan and implement safe midwifery care of women within their childbearing episodeKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learningCommunication and social skillsCultural competence
3critically reflect own performance when seeking employmentKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate evidence of achieving midwifery competency based upon the NMBA Midwife Standards for Practice including all practice requirements of the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council [ANMAC]
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  2. assess, plan and implement safe midwifery care of women within their childbearing episode
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  3. critically reflect own performance when seeking employment
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Lecture online 12 hours (Over the intensive)
Tutorial on-site 18 hours (Over the intensive)
Community/Professional placement 180 hours (Across Session 2 and Session 3)
Assessment
Reflective writingSR
Midwifery Practice RequirementsSR
Midwifery Practice Review: PortfolioSR

Teaching method
Lecture online 12 hours (Over the intensive)
Tutorial on-site 18 hours (Over the intensive)
Community/Professional placement 180 hours (Across Session 2 and Session 3)
Assessment
Reflective writingSR
Midwifery Practice RequirementsSR
Midwifery Practice Review: PortfolioSR
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
For information regarding Student Contribution Amounts please visit the Student Contribution Amounts.
Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

Fee paying courses
For POSTGRADUATE or UNDERGRADUATE full fee paying courses please check Domestic Postgraduate Fees OR Domestic Undergraduate Fees

International

Please check the international course and fee list to determine the relevant fees.

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