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NS5214 - Professional Midwifery Care

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

Professional Midwifery Care is designed to encapsulate aspects of the art and science of midwifery practice through discussion of the socio-historical, cultural and political issues for midwives, ethico-legal concerns, and contemporary professional issues.

Learning Outcomes

  • plan ongoing professional development into the medium term to meet identified learning needs;
  • critically analyse how their reflective practice will influence their professional development over the course of the degree and their careers;
  • critically discuss the social and political forces that influence how midwifery practice in Australia is shaped;
  • critically discuss relationships between ethical, legal and professional behaviours in midwifery practice;
  • critically analyse the full scope of practice of the midwife as a practitioner, according to national and statutory requirements.

Subject Assessment

  • Non-Invigilated > Essays - (50%)
  • Non-Invigilated > Assignments - (50%)
  • ePortfolio [Sat/Unsat] - (%).
Prerequisites: NS5131 AND NS5132


Study Period 2, External
Census Date 27-Aug-2020
Coordinator: Miss Natalie Cusens
Lecturers: Mrs Helen Coxhead, Dr Marie McAuliffe, Miss Natalie Cusens, Mrs Gillian Harris.
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

Study Period 11, External
Census Date 10-Dec-2020
Coordinator: Mrs Helen Coxhead, Dr Marie McAuliffe
Lecturers: Mrs Helen Coxhead, Dr Marie McAuliffe, Mrs Gillian Harris.
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

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.