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NS4993 - Midwifery Capstone

Credit points: 9
Year: 2023
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

In this subject students will apply their personal philosophy of midwifery in the provision of comprehensive woman centred care. The subject will have a particular emphasis on maternity care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and families, and rural and remote midwifery practice. Extended clinical experience will enable students to consolidate clinical skills and integrate theoretical knowledge essential to practice as a graduate midwife.

Learning Outcomes

  • plan and critically evaluate midwifery care in partnership with women;
  • demonstrate safe, appropriate, responsive and reflective quality midwifery care for women and their babies in any setting;
  • apply the NMBA (2018) Midwife Standards for Practice in the provision of midwifery care;
  • apply principles of woman centred care in the provision and application of evidence-based midwifery practice for women and their babies;
  • engage in and reflect on therapeutic and inter-professional relationships in the provision of collaborative midwifery care.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Examination (centrally administered) - (50%) - Individual
  • Oral > Presentation 1 - (20%) - Group
  • Participation > Class participation - (%) - Individual
  • Written > Reflection/reflective task 1 - (30%) - Individual
  • Performance/Practice/Product > Portfolio - (%) - Individual
  • Performance/Practice/Product > Professional placement performance - (%) - Individual.

Special Assessment Requirements

Passing requirements: complete and submit all assessment items; participate in all scheduled workshop classes; achieve a cumulative score of at least 50% after the application of any penalties such as late penalties; achieve a satisfactory grade for the portfolio assessment task and PEP; achieve at least 50% for the examination. Examinations may be scheduled outside regular university examination period.

Prerequisites: NS3991 AND NS3228 AND NS3229


Townsville, Study Period 1, Mixed attendance
Census Date 23-Mar-2023
Non-standard start/end 09-Jan-2023 to 16-Jun-2023
Face to face teaching (As per Nursing and Midwifery Year Planner)
Coordinator: Mrs Helen Coxhead, Mrs Michelle McElroy
Lecturers: Mrs Helen Coxhead, Dr Natalie Lloyd, Mrs Michelle McElroy.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 9 credit point subject is approximately 390 hours.

  • 50 hours specialised - Lectures, tutorials and clinical skills workshops
  • 320 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.