The Bachelor of Midwifery at the University of Newcastle focusses on hands on learning, offering practical experience in the workplace.

Bachelor of Midwifery

Practical Experience

Practical ExperienceWhen you study midwifery at the University of Newcastle, you will have the opportunity to obtain approximately 1,100 hours of clinical experience in a maternity service environment.

There are two forms of clinical practice:

Clinical Placement in a Hospital

You will spend approximately 600 hours (over the three year period) in an allocated hospital in one of the following health facilities: Taree, Scone, Muswellbrook, Singleton, Maitland, John Hunter and Belmont, Port Macquarie, Kempsey, Newcastle Private, Gosford Public or Gosford Private where you will have hands-on experience with women during:

  • the antenatal period
  • labour and birthing
  • the postnatal period

Continuity of Care relationships with childbearing women

During your midwifery degree, you will also participate in 20 relationship-based, continuity of care experiences with childbearing women. Each relationship equates to approximately 20 hours of interactions. You will have a real-world experience, as an on-call clinician for these women.  The hours for this component of clinical experiences totals approximately 400 hours over the three years.

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