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Frameworks for Midwifery PG (11309.1)

Level: Postgraduate Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 1, 4
Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline: Discipline of Midwifery

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    Syllabus

    This unit examines professional, ethical and legal frameworks underpinning midwifery practice. Content is directed toward enhancing student abilities to critically analyse and develop a reasoned position to selected issues.

    This unit will be co-taught with 11302 Frameworks for Midwifery.

    Learning Outcomes

    On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

    1. Explore the influence of personal and professional values on decision making;

    2. Examine the regulatory frameworks that underpin midwifery practice;

    3. Analyse and apply ethical frameworks to midwifery practice;

    4. Analyse and explain the law as it applies to complex midwifery practice; and

    5. Apply ethical theories and principles in resolving complex midwifery dilemmas.

    Contact Hours

    Six hours of seminars, intensives, tutorials and flexible learning on-campus per week.

    Prerequisites

    None.

    Corequisites

    Enrolment in HLM001 Master of Midwifery Practice.

    Assumed Knowledge

    None.

    Incompatible Units

    7951 Ethics and Law for Health Professionals AND 11302 Frameworks for Midwifery.

    Equivalent Units

    None.


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