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NS5214 - Professional Midwifery Care

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Nursing, Midwifery & Nutrition

Available to Midwifery students and registered midwives only.

Modules of study within this subject include: midwifery and women in a multicultural society; ethico-legal discussions for midwifery practice; continuing professional development; theory for advanced clinical midwifery practice; domestic violence and the role of the midwife.

Learning Outcomes

  • apply theoretical concepts to specific advanced midwifery skills;
  • compare and contrast the various methods and models of midwifery care;
  • demonstrate an understanding of the issues surrounding domestic violence in the childbearing years;
  • discuss the role of the midwife for women experiencing domestic violence;
  • foster a multi-disciplinary team approach to self and peer education and clinical research;
  • identify relationships between ethical, legal and professional behaviours in midwifery practice;
  • practice to the full extent of the midwifes role as a practitioner, according to state and statutory requirements.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations;
  • The ability to define and to solve problems in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments, and to reason and deploy evidence clearly and logically;
  • The ability to deploy critically evaluated information to practical ends;
  • The ability to find and access information using appropriate media and technologies;
  • The ability to evaluate that information;
  • An understanding of the economic, legal, ethical, social and cultural issues involved in the use of information;
  • The ability to select and organise information and to communicate it accurately, cogently, coherently, creatively and ethically;
  • The acquisition of coherent and disciplined sets of skills, knowledge, values and professional ethics from at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to reflect on and evaluate learning, and to learn independently in a self directed manner;
  • The ability to manage future career and personal development;
  • The ability to read complex and demanding texts accurately, critically and insightfully;
  • The ability to speak and write clearly, coherently and creatively;
  • The ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
  • The ability to lead, manage and contribute effectively to teams;
  • The ability to work with people of different gender, age, ethnicity, culture, religion and political persuasion;
  • The ability to work individually and independently;
  • The ability to select and use appropriate tools and technologies;
  • The ability to use online technologies effectively and ethically.


Study Period 2, External
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturer: Dr Lea Budden.
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: assignments.

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.