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NS1003 - Introduction to Midwifery

Credit points: 03
Year: 2018
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

This subject will orientate students to the midwifery profession and the underpinning philosophy of midwifery care. Professional experience placement will introduce the student to the professional role of the midwife in practice.

Learning Outcomes

  • examine how events in history have influenced the development of the midwifery profession;
  • describe the primary role of the midwife in the context of the healthcare team;
  • outline the roles of professional and statutory authorities in the regulation of midwifery and other health professionals;
  • discuss the concept of evidence based midwifery practice;
  • establish a professional portfolio to support personal and professional development.
Prerequisites: NS1771 AND HS1111
Corequisites: NS2015


Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 23-Aug-2018
Coordinator: Dr Marie McAuliffe, Miss Natalie Cusens
Lecturers: Dr Marie McAuliffe, Miss Natalie Cusens.
Contact hours:
  • 10 hours lectures
  • 40 hours tutorials
  • 80 hours professional experience
Assessment: assignments; professional portfolio (pass/fail) (%); pep: amsat tool (pass/fail) (%).
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.