Unit description

Consolidates students' learning and applies their accumulated theoretical knowledge and skills to a selected area of midwifery practice. It provides an opportunity to enhance and deepen their capacity to undertake the role of the professional midwife

Unit content

  1. The midwife's role within the broader socio-political context
  2. Evaluation of the effectiveness of an intervention
  3. Critical evaluation of own performance

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.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 2

  • Catling, C., Cummins, A., Hogan, R., 2016, Stories in Midwifery: Reflection Inquiry Action, 1st edn, Elsevier, Australia. ISBN: 9780729542234.
  • Dwywer, T., Moxham, L., Reid-Searl, K., Broadbent, M., 2008, Health Student's Research Survival Guide, Pearson, Australia. ISBN: 9781 486003334.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Coffs Harbour

Teaching method
Tutorial online 2 hours (Once during session)
Lecture online 1 hour (Twice per week: Wks 1 & 2)
Community/Professional placement 60 hours  (Across the session )
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (6 times per week: Wk 3)
Assessment
Data collection & analysisSR
Midwifery Practice RequirementsSR
EssaySR

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Tutorial online 2 hours (Once during session)
Lecture online 1 hour (Twice per week: Wks 1 & 2)
Community/Professional placement 60 hours (Across the session )
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (6 times per week: Wk 3)
Assessment
Data collection & analysisSR
Midwifery Practice RequirementsSR
EssaySR
Notice

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

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Fee information

Domestic

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