Coffs HarbourSession 1Session 1
Gold CoastSession 1Session 1

Unit description

Supports students to commence the final midwifery continuity experience and build upon knowledge and skills necessary for cultural safety when working with women from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Legal and ethical issues concerning parental rights and the rights of the child are discussed, including the impact on the self of the midwife. Ethical issues around mandatory reporting of a fellow professional are explored. Students will engage in career planning.

Unit content

  • Legal and ethical issues in practice
  • Mandatory reporting of a fellow professional
  • Cultural safety
  • Career planning

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 1

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

Teaching and assessment


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 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

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