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NS4005 - Becoming a Midwife

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Nursing, Midwifery & Nutrition (pre 2015)

This subject builds on existing midwifery knowledge and provides students with the opportunity to critically examine pertinent professional and practice issues. Students explore actual and predicted roles and responsibilities of the midwife within the wider socio-political agendas locally, nationally and globally.

Learning Outcomes

  • critically examine the effects of current policy and guidelines on the provision, outcomes and quality of maternity care;
  • use the ANMC Competency Standards for midwifery practice, and its Codes of Ethics, to identify current and future learning needs;
  • prioritise professional responsibilities and duty of care to ensure safe midwifery care;
  • practice midwifery in an accountable manner guided by the ANMC Code of Ethics, Competency Standards and Professional Conduct;
  • critically evaluate research findings and identify "best practice" in midwifery and work collaboratively with others in the development of practice.
Prerequisites: NS4003 AND NS4004 AND HS4005 AND NS4320


Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Workload expectations:
  • 20 hours lectures
  • 10 hours tutorials
  • 20 hours practicals
  • 240 hours professional experience
Assessment: (50%); (50%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Submission of 20 completed Follow-Through Experiences; submission of completed Competency Workbook; submission of Portfolio

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.