SPECIAL NOTE: This unit is available for registered midwives wishing to upgrade their qualifications to a Graduate Diploma of Midwifery.
Key Semester Dates
Final WW Date*
* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see Withdrawal dates explained for more information).
Unit census dates currently displaying for 2014 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2014 will be available from the 1st October 2013.
This unit revisits the development of the role, responsibilities and scope of practice of a midwife in contemporary Australia. This unit will examine a broad range of contemporary issues and trends that impact on women within the context of childbearing and midwifery practice. It will introduce you to the historical development of midwifery knowledge and the influence of different philosophies in shaping contemporary midwifery knowledge. The political forces that shape midwifery practice are examined and the midwifery image portrayed to the community is explored in the context of society's expectations of the professional midwife.
FLEXIBLE & ONLINE STUDY OPTIONS Note: Class attendance may still be required
Web dependent - H,L,W Some parts of this unit will be taught online
Resource supported teaching & learning - H,L,W Additional resources are provided for your optional use; e.g. audio taped lectures
About Flexible Study Options
Units are offered in attending mode unless otherwise indicated (that is attendance is required at the campus identified). A unit identified as offered by distance, that is there is no requirement for attendance, is identified with a nominal enrolment campus. A unit offered to both attending students and by distance from the same campus is identified as having both modes of study.
Campus - H Hobart, L Launceston, W Burnie. Study Centre - V Sydney, R Rozelle, P Beauty Point. Distance units may also have a campus identifier of I Isolated, N Interstate, O Overseas. Units delivered in Transnational Education (TNE) Programs have a campus identifier of A Hangzhou, F Fuzhou, G Shanghai, K KDU Malaysia, Q Kuwait or Y Hong Kong.