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MID8076 Sustaining Midwifery Partnerships

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Health, Nursing and Midwifery


Pre-requisite: MID8001 and be enrolled in Program: MMID

Other requisites

Recommended prior learning: MID8070 or MID8073 or MID8074


This course develops student's knowledge and wisdom in relation to women who, for psycho-social-spiritual-cultural reasons, find childbearing or mothering particularly challenging. Attention is given to the development of advanced interpersonal skills required to build rapport, work in partnership and to sensitively and effectively advocate for women. or assert oneself in situations of conflict. Interprofessional relationships and their influence on the role of the midwife are explored for the purpose of developing ways to strengthen professional partnerships.

Analysis of social determinants of health will form the basis for understanding the complexities of women's health and experiences and the development of primary health care strategies. Factors, such as cultural barriers, disability, poverty, social disadvantage and exclusion, sexual abuse, domestic violence, incarceration, serious mental health problems, infertility, fetal/neonatal death and other complications which have the potential to influence the quality of the midwife-women relationship and maternity care during the childbearing continuum will be explored.

Students will self appraise their developing midwifery practice using the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia 's (NMBA) National Competency Standards for the Midwife. Attendance at the two day residential school (or equivalent activity) is compulsory because the content is perceived to be emotionally challenging, with students benefitting from interaction with women, peers and facilitator.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2014 External