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NS1003 - Introduction to Midwifery Practice

Credit points: 3
Year: 2019
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;
  • explain how primary health care principles are integral to consumer engagement and midwifery practice;
  • discuss the concept of evidence based midwifery practice and how this informs national and international midwifery priorities;
  • establish foundational skills to support professional practice.
Prerequisites: NS1771 AND HS1111 AND BM1011 AND NS1881
Corequisites: NS2015


Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 29-Aug-2019
Coordinator: Dr Marie McAuliffe, Miss Natalie Cusens
Lecturers: Dr Marie McAuliffe, Miss Natalie Cusens, Mrs Michelle McElroy.
Workload expectations:
  • 10 hours lectures
  • 40 hours tutorials
  • 80 hours professional Experience
Assessment: presentations (20%); assignments (30%); essay (50%); pep: amsat tool [pass/fail] (%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Students must complete and submit all items of assessment
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.