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NS4772 - Transition to Practice (Midwifery)

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

This subject brings together the key concepts of woman centred midwifery care, primary health care and collaborative care to demonstrate application of the NMBA (2018) Midwife standards for practice across the woman's reproductive and sexual health continuum. The content is designed to promote development of the student's professional identity and philosophy for transition to practice as a graduate midwife.

Learning Outcomes

  • integrate knowledge from professional studies in preparation for the professional role;
  • critically evaluate own preparedness for practice against the National Registration Standards for the Midwife;
  • articulate and address individual learning needs to facilitate the transition to professional practice;
  • demonstrate the accumulation and application of knowledge, skills and experiences necessary to meet the NMBA registration requirements for the midwife.

Subject Assessment

  • Invigilated > Presentations - (50%)
  • Non-Invigilated > Essays - (50%)
  • Professional portfolio (Pass/Fail) - (%)
  • OSCE/Viva: episiotomy (Pass/Fail) - (%)
  • PEP (Pass/Fail) - (%).

Special Assessment Requirements

Examinations may be scheduled outside the regular university examination period- refer to the NM Year Planner. Pass requirements: complete and submit all assessment items; attend 100% of clinical workshops; achieve a Pass for episiotomy OSCE/Viva; achieve a satisfactory grade for PEP; achieve a satisfactory grade for the professional portfolio, complete all clinical experiences required for midwifery registration; achieve a cumulative score of at least 50% for the subject.

Prerequisites: NS4993


Townsville, Study Period 2, Mixed attendance
Census Date 27-Aug-2020
Face to face teaching 02-Nov-2020 to 06-Nov-2020
Coordinator: Mrs Helen Coxhead, Dr Marie McAuliffe
Lecturers: Mrs Helen Coxhead, Dr Marie McAuliffe.
Workload expectations:
  • 2 hours lectures
  • 18 hours presentations
  • 10 hours online lectures
  • 20 hours online collaboration sessions
  • 80 hours professional Experience
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.