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Continuity Midwifery B PG (11317.1)

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


Possible changes to your unit's learning activities and assessment items

For the remainder of 2020, resulting from Australian Government's directives requiring physical distancing and restrictions on movement because of the COVID-19 pandemic, any exams that are required for assessment in a unit will be online exams. Online exams may also use online proctoring to help assure the academic integrity of those exams. Please contact your unit convener with any questions.

While the University has made efforts to ensure that Unit Outlines reflect a unit’s learning activities and assessment items, any changes to Australian Government directives because of the COVID-19 pandemic may require changes to these during the semester to ensure the safety and well being of students and staff. These changes will not be updated in the published unit outline, but will be communicated to you via your unit’s UCLearn(Canvas) teaching site. Any changes made will continue to meet the unit’s learning outcomes, as described in the Unit Outline.


Using a woman-centred, primary health care approach, this unit continues to draw on midwifery, medical, pharmacological and other theory and research to assist the student in the development of midwifery competence to support women during pregnancy, labour and early parenting. This unit continues to assist the student to form useful midwifery relationships with women during their childbearing experience in a continuity of care model. The student will build on capabilities developed in Continuity Midwifery A PG with an emphasis on wellness and complexity in midwifery work.

This unit is co-taught with 11303 Continuity Midwifery B and 11306 Continuity Midwifery B G.

Learning Outcomes

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

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

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

3. Demonstrate satisfactory achievement of the UC Bachelor of Midwifery 'minimum practice requirements';

4. Demonstrate satisfactory achievement of the NMBA National Competency Standards for the Midwife;

5. Exhibit 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 on-campus interactive workshops, seminars and guest speakers per week.


11313 Continuity Midwifery A PG.


Must be enrolled in HLM001 Master of Midwifery Practice.

Assumed Knowledge


Incompatible Units

11303 Continuity Midwifery B and 11306 Continuity Midwifery B G.

Equivalent Units


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