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Continuity Midwifery A PG (11313.1)

Level: Postgraduate Level
Credit Points: 6
HECS Bands: 1, 4
Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline: Discipline of Midwifery



    Using a woman-centred, primary health care approach, this unit requires the student to demonstrate an integrated understanding of comprehensive midwifery, medical, pharmacological and other theory and research to support women during pregnancy, labour and early parenting. Students will hone their knowledge of wellness as they move towards competence as a midwife. This unit is designed to assist students to form useful midwifery relationships with women during their childbearing experience in a continuity of care model. It will also help the student to make the transition from nurse to midwife.

    This unit will be co-taught with 11299 Continuity in Midwifery A AND 11305 Continuity in Midwifery A G.

    Learning Outcomes

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

    1. Reflexively apply an integrated and advanced understanding of midwifery, primary health, medical, pharmacological and other theory as it applies to the provision of midwifery care for women and their babies;

    2. Demonstrate increasing competence in midwifery work in both community and hospital settings, across the continuum of care;

    3. Demonstrate nascent leadership of the provision of care under the supervision of a midwife;

    4. Demonstrate progress towards achieving the NMBA National Competency Standards for the Midwife;

    5. Exhibit the beginnings of a transformation in identity, outlook and behaviour that reflects an integrated understanding of the difference between nursing and midwifery philosophies and models of care; and

    6. Reflect on their midwifery practice to identify and respond to learning needs.

    Contact Hours

    Six hours of interactive workshops, seminars and guest speakers on-campus per week.


    11311 Women in Labour and Beyond PG.


    Enrolment in HLM001 Master of Midwifery Practice.

    Assumed Knowledge


    Incompatible Units

    11299 Continuity Midwifery A AND 11305 Continuity in Midwifery A G.

    Equivalent Units


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