Bachelor of Midwifery

Make a positive difference to the health of women and their children

Are you interested in women's health and the needs of their families? Play a vital role in building strong communities by becoming a creative, socially valuable and international recognised midwife. Our universally recognised degree will both inspire and equip you to secure your future as a midwife, caring for child-bearing women, their babies and families.

Open to new admissions

2018

Admission open to

Domestic students and International students


Level of Study

Undergraduate

Full-time Study Duration

3 years

Lowest Selection Rank

N/A


Location

Canberra

Course code

953AA

CRICOS number

062891B

Career Outcomes

Study a Bachelor of Midwifery at UC and you will:

  • work with women in pregnancy and early parenting
  • participate in placements and be on call for women in labour and birth
  • learn to contribute to the development of services, policies and research into maternity care
  • work at individual, family and community levels to facilitate all women's rights to, and responsibilities in, active participation in their maternity care
  • contribute to new understandings of midwifery and other work by participating in research activities
  • work at individual, family and community levels to facilitate women's rights to actively participate in their maternity care
  • experience a variety of workplace settings including birth centres, regional and rural maternity units as well as tertiary hospitals.

Career Opportunities

On graduation from this degree you can register as a midwife in Australia with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. You can also practice midwifery overseas as your degree is recognised internationally.

Work Integrated Learning

Work-integrated learning (WIL) is all about learning first-hand through real work or work-like experiences. At UC it is an essential component of most of our courses and reinforces our commitment to preparing highly employable graduates with the right mix of skills and knowledge. Throughout your course you will have the opportunity to engage in WIL via internships, clinical placements, industry and community projects, professional mentoring and simulated workplace settings.

Course details

Sample study plan

YEAR 1

  • With Woman, With Child
  • Growing a Family
  • Indigenous History and Identity
  • Sharing Knowledge in Midwifery
  • Systemic Anatomy and Physiology
  • The Work of Birth

YEAR 2

  • Regional Anatomy and Physiology
  • Women in Pregnancy and Beyond
  • Women in Labour and Beyond
  • After Birth: Complexity in Early Parenting

YEAR 3

  • Continuity Midwifery A
  • Ethics and Law for Health Professionals
  • Midwifery Possibilities
  • Indigenous Health: Contemporary Issues
  • Continuity Midwifery B
  • Perinatal Mental Health

Course specific
information

To apply for this degree you will be required to:

  • have completed Year 12 or a similar level of study
  • submit your CV along with a pro forma written statement. You can download the written statement from the Faculty of Health website: http://www.canberra.edu.au/about-uc/faculties/health/courses/midwifery
  • apply for a national police check prior to undertaking any clinical experience
  • provide your immunisation history.

More
information

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