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MID8001 Preparation for Midwifery Practice

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Sciences
School or Department : Nursing and Midwifery


Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in the following Program: MMID


The partnership between mother and midwife forms a central focus of this course which builds upon students' previous knowledge and experience of primary health care, interpersonal counselling and adult learning and teaching skills. The ethical basis of the partnership will be introduced. The course also examines a number of issues that are commonly associated with non-institutional birth settings including safety, partnership formation, complimentary therapies and water birth. The student midwife will be facilitated to become more self-knowing, self-nurturing and self-expressive as a basis for being able to maintain partnerships with childbearing women. The student will also learn how to provide midwifery care and support for well women from pre-conception through pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2011 External