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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
The Master of Midwifery emphasises the close integration of evidence based theory and clinical practice.
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You’ll have access to a range of international study opportunities.
The Master of Midwifery is a two-year graduate entry master program leading to ELIGIBILITY TO APPLY FOR REGISTRATION as a midwife with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. A graduate entry master is a fast and intensive course which allows the applicant to change their career direction quickly.
Midwives work in a variety of settings such as clinics, hospitals, community practices, birthing centres or in the woman’s home. The Master of Midwifery emphasises the close integration of evidence based theory and clinical practice. Theory content is comprehensive and includes the physical, biological, psychological and social sciences.
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
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 at another educational institution, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.
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:
Tel: 1300 222 888
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- Curtin course code: MG-MIDW
- Last updated on: April 3, 2020