Unit description

Enables students to complete the final group of eight midwifery continuity experiences. Further develops the students' skills in health education and team work. Self-care, priority setting, time management and organisation skills are all developed. Training and practice in using advanced communication skills including mandatory reporting of a colleague, negotiation and conflict resolution. Students will complete and reflect on their final midwifery continuity experiences.

Unit content

Module 1: Health Education Skills
Module 2: Self Care and Self Development

Module 3: Advanced Communication Skills

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

  • Pairman, S, Tracy, S, Thorogood, C & Pincombe, J , 2010, Midwifery: Preparation for Practice, Churchill Livingstone, Sydney.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Structured online learning 30 mins (12 weeks)
Lecture on-site 6 (Residential Session)
Tutorial on-site 10 (Residential Session)
Community/Professional placement 26
Practical skills30%
Practical skills30%
Clinical skillsSR
Midwifery Practice RequirementsSR

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


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Commencing 2014 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

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