Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Midwifery encompasses the autonomous and collaborative care of women, families and the community. Midwives are accountable and responsible professionals who provide support, care and advice to women before, during and after childbirth.The degree reflects the philosophy that midwifery is a profession in its own right. It will provide learning opportunities in order to prepare each graduate to function as a safe and competent women-centred midwife able to meet the National Competency Standards for the Midwife of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
The course is highly structured and links midwifery theory and practice with the psychosocial and biophysical sciences, maternal and infant assessment and an evidence-based approach to midwifery practice. Clinical placements will be undertaken for the duration of the course in agencies and hospitals in South Australia. The Continuity of Care experience will require students to provide care for individual women throughout their pregnancy and labour and in the post-natal period. This will require availability to attend appointments and be on-call for births. Clinical placements may include morning, evening, on-call and weekend shifts.
- Midwifery, Human Bioscience.
Standard entry requirements
- Year 12 or equivalent qualifications
- Or mature age entry (STAT)
- Or TAFE/VET qualifications
- Or higher education transfers
- Or completion of a foundation studies program.
This degree is accredited by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council. Graduates of this degree are eligible to apply for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia as registered midwives.
|Campus||Fees||Entry||Mid year intake||Attendance|
|Bedford Park||International: $96,000||
Applicants are advised that midwifery is a profession which places considerable physical and psychological demands on the individual.