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Midwifery student in training

Master of Midwifery

Masters by Coursework (Graduate Entry)

MG-MIDW

Course
Master of Midwifery
Duration
2 years full-time
Credit
400
Location
Curtin Perth

Outline

Gain a rewarding career in women’s health, caring for mothers and babies through pregnancy, birth and beyond.

Highly ranked course

Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide.

 

 

Professional recognition

This course is accredited by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council and approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

Work experience

You’ll undertake 1000+ hours of supervised clinical practice.

The two-year Master of Midwifery program teaches the skills you need to become a registered midwife.

Midwives are registered health professionals trained to support and care for women during pregnancy, labour and birth. They work in clinics, hospitals, community practices, birthing centres or in the home.

There are several pathways to becoming a registered midwife. This pathway is suitable if you have completed a bachelor degree with a high course-weighted average.

Course content blends evidence-based theory with more than 1000 hours of supervised clinical practice, and covers physical, biological, psychological and social sciences.

You’ll learn to work as a professional midwife in real settings, using your midwifery skills over the whole childbirth continuum, conducting antenatal appointments, advising and educating women and their partners, providing full labour care and comprehensive postnatal support.

In your theory learning, you’ll critically analyse scientific literature and health standards, and evaluate clinical and diagnostic data. This gives you a broad understanding of midwifery practice, and helps you make informed decisions, recognise warning signs and provide safe and effective care.

Throughout the course you’ll develop your cultural awareness and your communication and leadership skills, giving you the confidence to work in interprofessional healthcare teams, establish relationships with women and their families, and gain an understanding of the midwifery profession.

You’ll become knowledgeable on topics such as reproductive health and nutrition, mental health, and breastfeeding, and will be able to provide families with the evidence they need to make informed choices.

When you graduate, you can apply for registration as a midwife with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

Why study

  • Learn on-the-job through 1000+ hours of supervised clinical practice
  • Evidence-based theory and critical analyses help you make informed decisions
  • You’ll develop cultural awareness and your communication and leadership skills
  • You’ll be confident in providing information based on the best available evidence to families and the community

Professional recognition

This course is accredited by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council and approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. Graduates are eligible to apply for registration as a midwife with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

Career information

Careers:

  • Midwife

Industries:

  • Healthcare
  • Social assistance
  • Education and training

Future growth: Very strong
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Oct 2020

 

 

What you'll learn

  • actively support culturally safe, values-led care for all women and babies through the development of personal and professional skills for cultural competence
  • appraise reflectively, critically and with initiative to apply midwifery knowledge and skills within dynamic and complex midwifery contexts
  • distinguish the importance of skilled professional midwifery care for women and babies in an international context
  • critically analyse scientific literature and health standards; synthesise and integrate into woman centred-care; engage with health and scientific information when seeking, evaluating and using data related to midwifery care and clinical decision-making
  • demonstrate proficiency and make informed decisions on therapeutic interventions by utilising current technology to inform midwifery practice for the delivery of safe and effective care
  • communicate effectively, to meet the woman’s needs, establish collegial relationships with interprofessional teams and promote midwifery within the community in the broader contexts of primary healthcare and public health policy
  • analyse and practice the values intrinsic to midwifery practice; demonstrate critical reflection and the ability to enhance the development of self and others; demonstrate leadership skills
  • examine current midwifery health legislation; work in an autonomous accountability framework within the scope of ethical and legal midwifery practice as a member of interprofessional teams
  • appraise and access opportunities for lifelong learning and enhance personal knowledge and skills to further contribute to the midwifery profession

Admission criteria

All applicants must hold a recognised Bachelor’s degree or graduate degree with a high course weighted average (greater than 70 percent). It is essential that applicants have successfully completed a research unit and a human biology related unit at tertiary level. Domestic students who have not completed tertiary units in the above mentioned areas will be able to study these unit(s) through the Health Sciences Graduate Entry Foundation course. Curtin University requires all students to demonstrate competency in English.

Please refer to the following for further information https://howtoapply.curtin.edu.au/.

It is a condition of enrolment that applicants are screened for, and immunised against contracting a number of infectious illnesses prior to the commencement of the clinical placement. Further information on Health Screening for students in the Faculty of Health Sciences can be obtained by visiting the website https://study.curtin.edu.au/applying/fieldwork-statements/.

Screening and vaccination costs are the responsibility of the student.

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing7.0
Speaking7.0
Reading7.0
Listening7.0
Overall band score7.0

Please refer to English language requirements for Nursing and Midwifery courses for detailed information on how to meet English proficiency for this course.

Advanced standing

At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.

You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

If this applies to you, you can apply for credit for recognised learning (CRL), which means your previous study is recognised and matched against a similar unit in your intended Curtin course.

A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.

Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:

Email: crl@curtin.edu.au

Tel: 1300 222 888

CRL search

Fees & charges

Australian and New Zealand student indicative fees

Fee year: 2021

Student typeCost
Commonwealth supported $4,500*
Domestic $24,000*

Fees are indicative first year only and are subject to passage of legislation.

*The indicative first-year fee is calculated on 200 credit points, which is the typical full-time study load per year, however some courses require additional study to be completed, in which case the fee will be higher than that shown.

This fee is a guide only. It may vary depending on the units you choose and does not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks – visit other fees and charges for more information. For more information on fees and to determine your eligibility for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP, please visit fee basics or the Study Assist website

If you’re not an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen, please see information for international students.

Fees are indicative only.

* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 200 credits. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).

Use the Fee Calculator for an estimate of individual unit fees. There may also be some additional costs. For more information, see other fees and charges.

Location

For start dates, please view the academic calendar.

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2021

Semester 1
  • On Campus
Semester 2
  • On Campus

2022

Semester 1
  • On Campus
Semester 2
  • On Campus

2023

Semester 1
  • On Campus
Semester 2
  • On Campus

2024

Semester 1
  • On Campus
Semester 2
  • On Campus

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  • Curtin course code: MG-MIDW
  • Last updated on: April 23, 2021