This course is designed for midwives to make a contribution demonstrating leadership within the midwifery profession and contemporary maternity services. Midwives will critically examine their role in relation to the provision of primary maternity care and the National Framework for Maternity Services. In doing so, midwives will compare and contrast models of primary maternity care to determine what factors optimise outcomes for the childbearing woman and neonate. Students will undertake development of tool/s applicable to their own facility to measure the outcomes of childbearing women consider important for themselves and their babies. Students will reflect on their individual midwifery practice as a professional strategy to ensure practice is current and evidence informed.
Availability2018 Course Timetables
- Trimester 2 - 2018
This course replaces the following course(s): NURS6520. Students who have successfully completed NURS6520 are not eligible to enrol in MIDI6520.
On successful completion of the course students will be able to:
1. Critically analyse a midwife's professional role in relation to the provision of primary maternity services
2. Critically analyse how the National Framework for Maternity Services informs midwifery primary care services
3. Compare and contrast different models of primary maternity care and determine what optimises outcomes for women and babies
4. Design a workplace tool to measure outcomes for childbearing women according to the International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement (ICHOM) or similar
5. Critically reflect and evaluate individual midwifery practice as a professional strategy to ensure practice is current and evidence informed
This course is comprised of four modules:
Module 1: National Framework for Maternity Services and Midwifery Primary Care
Module 2: Models of Primary Maternity Care and Outcomes for Women and Babies
Module 3: Midwifery Leadership and Designing Woman Centered Outcomes Measures in Primary Maternity Services
Module 4: Midwifery Professional Practice Strategies for Evidence Informed Health Care (e.g. reflection, knowledge translation principles)
Bachelor of Midwifery (or equivalent) or completion of a Graduate Diploma in Midwifery together with current authority to practice as a registered midwife and minimum of one year postgraduate experience.
Online Learning Activity: 10%
Written Assignment: 40%
Online 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Self-Directed 10 hour(s) per Week for Full Term