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MAJOR

Midwifery Major (MSc Clinical)

MJRP-MIDWF

TAUGHT BY: School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine

DURATION

Duration of the course with a full-time study load. Studying part-time will extend the duration of your course.

If duration is not available (N/A) the offering may be part of a larger course.

N/A

CREDIT

A full-time study load usually consists of 200 credits (approximately eight units) per year, with 100 credits (approximately four units) in each semester.

300

About offering

This major builds on undergraduate preparation and the extensive clinical midwifery expertise of the student. It enhances the professional development of the expert midwife practitioner through the investigation of varied theoretical perspectives pertinent to midwifery issues. Recognising and building on extensive midwifery practice prepares students as scholars, leaders and change agents within midwifery.

What you'll learn

  • apply discipline knowledge, principles and concepts in accordance with relevant midwifery and other health practice codes, standards and legislation
  • access and critically analyse issues to support advances in midwifery practice and generate innovative solutions
  • extract, interpret and evaluate relevant evidence and scientific literature to inform decision making and optimise outcomes for childbearing women and their families in midwifery settings
  • communicate effectively and engage collaboratively with childbearing women and their families, and the interprofessional health care team; and promote midwifery within the community in the context of public health care policy
  • utilise technology safely and manage information ethically and effectively
  • participate in research and critically appraise research findings and incorporate evidence based knowledge into midwifery practice
  • recognise the importance of skilled midwifery care for childbearing women and babies in an international context and incorporate relevant international evidence/recommendations into midwifery practice
  • incorporate and support culturally safe, non-discriminatory midwifery care for childbearing women, their babies, families and communities; foster understanding of the influences and impacts of diversity, values, beliefs and socio-cultural differences on the health of women and babies
  • demonstrate professional, legal and ethical accountability within the scope of practice midwifery

Advanced standing / credit transfer / recognition of prior learning

Credit for recognised learning (CRL) is the term Curtin uses to describe advanced standing, academic credit or recognition of prior learning.

You may be entitled to credit for recognised learning for formal, non-formal or informal learning.

Formal learning is learning that takes place through a structured program of learning that leads to the full or partial achievement of an officially recognised qualification. Recognised institutions include, but are not limited to, RTO providers and universities. Non-formal learning is adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning or various kinds of work and life experience.

Credit can reduce the amount of study needed to complete a degree.

For further information, please visit our credit for recognised learning webpage or contact our CRL Office on crl@curtin.edu.au or 1300 222 888.

Credit for recognised learning (CRL) is the term Curtin uses to describe advanced standing, academic credit or recognition of prior learning.

You may be entitled to credit for recognised learning for formal, non-formal or informal learning.

Formal learning is learning that takes place through a structured program of learning that leads to the full or partial achievement of an officially recognised qualification. Recognised institutions include, but are not limited to, RTO providers and universities. Non-formal learning is adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning or various kinds of work and life experience.

Credit can reduce the amount of study needed to complete a degree.

For further information, please see our credit for previous study website or contact tne_pathways@curtin.edu.au.

Next steps

This major/stream is part of a larger course. Please visit the course for more information and how to apply.

Where to get further information

Applicants applying with an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma

Find information on how you can apply to study at Curtin with an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma.

Applicants with other international qualifications

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  • The offering information on this website applies only to future students. Current students should refer to faculty handbooks for current or past course information. View courses information disclaimer.

  • Curtin course code: MJRP-MIDWF
  • This offering was last updated on: July 19, 2018