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Master of Midwifery
Masters by Coursework (Graduate Entry)
- Master of Midwifery
Duration of the course with a full-time study load. Studying part-time will extend the duration of your course.
- 2 years full-time
A full-time study load usually consists of 200 credits (approximately eight units) per year, with 100 credits (approximately four units) in each semester.
- Curtin Perth
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.
This course is accredited by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council and approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
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.
- 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
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.
- Social assistance
- Education and training
Future growth: Very strong
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
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)|
|Overall band score||7.0|
Please refer to English language requirements for Nursing and Midwifery courses for detailed information on how to meet English proficiency for this course.
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- Last updated on: January 19, 2021