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Program Code40143

Program handbook

Description

The online program is organised into trimesters to allow busy midwives who have multiple roles and competing responsibilities to study at times suitable to them.

From 2019, a face to face offering of the Master of Midwifery Studies will be available at Callaghan Campus.


Program learning outcomes

On successful completion of the program students will have:

  • Demonstrated comprehensive and well founded knowledge of the discipline of midwifery studies.
  • Displayed effective written and/or oral communication skills within a multidisciplinary team environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply advanced knowledge in midwifery studies.
  • Demonstrated comprehensive knowledge in the midwifery care of childbearing Indigenous women.
  • Demonstrated an understanding of research methodology and its application to research questions in midwifery studies and other health related areas.
  • Demonstrated professional self-efficacy and leadership.
  • Demonstrated cultural competency and safety.
  • Displayed respect for the community and environment.

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Program code40143
AQF level

Level 9 Masters Degree (Coursework)

Locations and UAC codes
Mode of delivery
  • Face to Face
  • Online
Duration
  • Australian students - 1 year full-time or part-time equivalent.
  • International students - 1 year full-time.
Term typeTrimesters
Fees
  • International students - AUD39,080 (indicative annual fee, 2021)
    Indicative annual fees are based on a full year full time load (80 units) Find out more about fees
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CRICOS Code098482M

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Admission information

Admission requirements

Domestic Applicants

Applicants must be a registered midwife with:

  • Honours; or
  • A postgraduate qualification; or
  • A minimum of one year's experience as documented in a professional curriculum vitae.

International Applicants

Applicants must be a registered midwife or a registered nurse working in a maternity environment in their own country, with a minimum of one year's experience as documented in a professional curriculum vitae.

Minimum English language proficiency requirements

All Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the University’s English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy here.


Credit transfer

If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution, or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to the new program, visit the University's credit website for more information on applying for credit.


Academic requirements for program completion

Total units required

80 units

Program duration

1 year full-time or part-time equivalent up to 4 years maximum.

International students studying this program on campus are required to enrol full time to comply with their student visa requirements and complete their study in the standard minimum program duration. International students requiring enrolment advice should review the program plan corresponding to the semester and year of commencement and can contact their Program Advisor at ProgramAdvice@newcastle.edu.au

Program requirements

Qualification for the award requires the completion of 80 units of course work. All students must undertake 40 units of core courses. 

Students may undertake 40 units in one of 5 specialisations:

  • Midwifery Primary Care
  • Clinical Education
  • Research; or
  • Leadership and Management (offered on part time basis only).

Students not wishing to undertake a specialisations must complete 40 units of directed courses from the General Directed Course list. 


Program plans

Download a program plan from the list below for the year/term that you commenced or transitioned into this program.

The Program Plan provides information on the structure and rules of your program. Used in conjunction with your Program Handbook, it is designed to be used as an enrolment guide.

You can track your progress by ticking off the courses you have completed and plan your current and future enrolment.


Transition arrangements

The following description outlines the approved transition arrangements for students who commenced in the Master of Midwifery Studies (Family and Health) specialisation prior to 2021.

HLSC6106 Foundations in Family Studies will be offered for the final time in Trimester 1 2021. Students who have not completed this course and wish to must enrol in this course in Trimester 1 2021.

The following courses will not be offered after 2020:

  • HLSC6107 Family Diversity
  • HLSC6112 Father-Infant Attachment and Co-Parenting: Theory and Intervention
  • HLSC6126 Engaging Fathers in Family Work
  • MEDI6160 Clinical Assessment of Drug/Alcohol Use
  • NURS6025 Perinatal, infant and Young Child Mental Health (22 weeks gestation to 11 years)
  • NURS6815 Care of the Unwell Newborn

For students currently undertaking Family and Health specialisation, the remaining directed courses you must complete can be chosen from the following courses:

  • HLSC6106 Foundations in Family Studies (Trimester 1 2021 ONLY)
  • HPRO6715 Foundations of Health Promotion
  • MEDI6130 Basis of Drug/Alcohol Problems
  • NURS6035 Therapeutic Engagement and Psychosocial Interventions
  • NURS6055 Mental Health Acute Care
  • NURS6801 Primary Health Care

Please contact your Academic Program Advisor with any questions or concerns.


Program structure

Students are advised to read their program handbook information in conjunction with the program plans for course sequence/enrolment advice. Please refer to the Program Plan for the year that you commenced, or transitioned into, this program - Program Plans are available above.

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Core Courses

All students must complete the following 40 units of core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
MIDI6520Contemporary Midwifery
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
MIDI6580Midwifery and Cultural Diversity
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
MIDI6591Optimising Childbearing
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
NURS6900Introduction to Research in Health Care
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units

General Directed Courses

Students not wishing to undertake a specialisation must choose their remaining 40 units from the following directed course list

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
BIOS6910Biostatistics A
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
CLAM6001Evaluating, Assessing and Developing Clinical CompetenceNot currently offered10 units
EDUC6042Digitally Supported Learning
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
EDUC6101Web 2.0 and Beyond
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
EPID6410Clinical Epidemiology
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
EPID6420Fundamentals of Epidemiology
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
EPID6600Research Protocol Design
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
GSBS6004Organisational Behaviour and Design
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (UNCIE)
10 units
GSBS6040Human Resource Management
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
MEDI6130Basis of Drug/Alcohol Problems
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
NURS6027Evidence-Based Complementary and Integrated Health
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
NURS6028Health and Substance Misuse
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
NURS6035Therapeutic Engagement and Psychosocial Interventions
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
NURS6055Mental Health Acute Care
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
NURS6620Biophysical and Integrated Clinical Diagnosis
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Callaghan)
20 units
NURS6623Leadership and Management in Practice
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
NURS6624Leading Change in Practice
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
NURS6640Teaching and Learning in the Clinical Context
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
NURS6910Knowledge Translation in Health Care
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
PHAR6701Introduction to Pharmacotherapeutics and Prescribing for Health Care Professionals
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
PHAR6703Pharmacotherapeutics for Midwifery Primary Care
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
PUBH6210Qualitative Methods in Health Research
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
PUBH6305Global Health Systems and Policy
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units

Midwifery Primary Care

Compulsory Courses

Students must complete the following Compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this specialisation

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
NURS6620Biophysical and Integrated Clinical Diagnosis
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Callaghan)
20 units
PHAR6701Introduction to Pharmacotherapeutics and Prescribing for Health Care Professionals
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
PHAR6703Pharmacotherapeutics for Midwifery Primary Care
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units

Clinical Education

Compulsory Courses

Students must complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this specialisation.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
CLAM6001Evaluating, Assessing and Developing Clinical CompetenceNot currently offered10 units
NURS6640Teaching and Learning in the Clinical Context
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
Directed Courses

Students must complete 20 units from the following courses to fulfil the requirements of this specialisation.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
EDUC6036Educational Leadership and ICT
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
EDUC6042Digitally Supported Learning
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
EDUC6101Web 2.0 and Beyond
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
EDUC6240Teaching the Digital Generation
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
NURS6624Leading Change in Practice
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
NURS6910Knowledge Translation in Health Care
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units

Research

Directed Courses

Students must choose 40 units from the following directed courses to fulfil the requirements of this specialisation

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
BIOS6910Biostatistics A
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
EPID6410Clinical Epidemiology
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
EPID6420Fundamentals of Epidemiology
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
EPID6600Research Protocol Design
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
NURS6910Knowledge Translation in Health Care
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
PUBH6210Qualitative Methods in Health Research
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units

Leadership and Management

Directed Courses

Students must choose 40 units from the following directed courses to fulfil the requirements of this specialisation. This specialisation is offered on a part time basis only

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
GSBS6004Organisational Behaviour and Design
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (UNCIE)
10 units
GSBS6040Human Resource Management
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
NURS6623Leadership and Management in Practice
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
NURS6624Leading Change in Practice
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
PUBH6305Global Health Systems and Policy
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units

Additional information

Through the Pathways and Academic Learning Support Centre, students can access a free suite of NUPrep preparation courses as well as Academic Learning Support.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through the Wollotuka Institute.


International students

All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit our International Students website to find out more about the support services available to international students.


Additional support

AccessAbility provides advice and reasonable adjustments to Students with a medical or health condition or disability. If you require adjustments to undertake your program, contact the Student Support Advisors - AccessAbility before semester or early in the semester. They will work with the College or School to ensure that this happens in a timely manner.

Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student's responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. More information is available online.

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.